For more than 70 years, the Las Vegas News Bureau has captured the sights and sounds of the world’s leading destination like nobody else, promoting Las Vegas by documenting unforgettable images on film. From the Rat Pack to Muhammad Ali to Celine Dion and U.S. presidents, the News Bureau’s images have appeared in media outlets across the globe.
Originally founded in 1947, the News Bureau serves as a resource for national and international news organizations and plays a key role in marketing Las Vegas as a division of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. The Bureau works with news agencies to maximize exposure of events by capturing photos and video of special events, entertainment, attractions, and hotels in Las Vegas, as well as the Southern Nevada destinations of Laughlin, Mesquite and Boulder City.
While its primary function is documenting and distributing images to the news media, the News Bureau shares its archival photo and film collection with the public through year-round community exhibitions (see schedule below). An active preservation program safeguards this rich and living archive of Las Vegas history for future generations.
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THE LVCVA PRESENTS EXHIBITIONS FROM THE LAS VEGAS NEWS BUREAU ARCHIVES
The Las Vegas News Bureau, part of the , invites you to join us in celebrating 70 years of documenting unforgettable images on film. Over the years, we have accumulated a unique collection of photographs and video of some of Las Vegas' most famous entertainers, hotels, events and the ever-evolving skyline. We share this collection with the community via exhibitions throughout the Las Vegas area. Additional exhibitions are announced throughout the year.
LAS VEGAS LINEUP
"Las Vegas Lineup" is an interactive exhibit where the community can help identify and preserve their history. The gallery exhibit will have panels of photos from the Las Vegas News Bureau and Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas. Community members can fill out ballots to help identify the people and in some cases the locations and dates.
Nevada State Museum
309 S Valley View Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89107
August 5, 2018 - September 2018
DEAN MARTIN: THE KING OF COOL
Elvis Presley once told Deana Martin, "They call me the King of Rock and Roll, but your dad is the King of Cool." From his solo career to his appearances with the Rat Pack, and his infamous celebrity Roasts, Dean Martin made the Las Vegas stage home. Known for his smooth and effortless style, Martin has become a timeless Las Vegas icon. The Las Vegas News Bureau celebrates the "King of Cool" Dean Martin with photographs from our archives.
Clark County Library
1401 E Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV (702) 507-3400
July 3, 2018 - September 4, 2018
300 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89101
July 11, 2018 - August 21, 2018
LES FOLIES BERGERE: Entertaining Las Vegas One Rhinestone at a Time
Les Folies Bergere is a collaborative exhibition with the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas. It contains two costumes from the show along with vivid pictures from the Las Vegas News Bureau’s photograph collection.
West Charleston Library
6301 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV (702) 507-3940
June 5, 2018 - August 12, 2018
THE GOLDEN AGE OF GLAM
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Harmon Corridor, 2nd Floor
3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109