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Remembering The Riv

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The high rollers and VIPs were abuzz with sightings of actress Joan Crawford, the official hostess for the grand opening of the Strip’s newest hotel, where Liberace was performing later in the evening with his 23-piece orchestra. On April 20, 1955, the nine-story Côte d’Azur-themed Riviera opened.

That year, two other casinos opened on the Strip, the Dunes, located where the Bellagio sits today, and the Royal Nevada, site of the former Stardust, read more