"They were all spectacular, my favorite, the classic one is the Stardust sign. It was 180-200 feet tall and it was as if the heavens opened up and the glitter of the stars was falling on the earth. It was, of course, animated - you had different colors coming on in sequence. It was in that great Electra-jag font which is over in the Neon Boneyard now. It just captured an era and a time in America, as well as Las Vegas."
Alan Hess: “This is a thin shell concrete structure in waves. Basically it looks like a shell, a large elaborate seashell in many ways. It was designed by Paul R. Williams, a very noted architect since the 1920s in Los Angeles. He was also African American, and he rose to the very heights of his profession at a time when African Americans weren’t usually in those positions ... this is not typical of his work, most of his work was beautiful homes for movie stars, lavish and traditional in style. This is ultra-modern, however.”
Brian "Buzz" Leming, sign designer: "Everytime I see someone oogling the sign out there I think, 'I remember that one, we worked real hard on tht one' I was there during the heyday all through the modern technology and I’ll take the heyday any time."
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