Dunes Hotel Las Vegas Women's T-Shirt

Dunes Hotel Las Vegas Women's T-Shirt

  • $19.99

100% Cotton T-Shirt Printed Direct-T-Garment with water based inks Printed and Ships from The United States Original digital design or restoration.

The Dunes opened on May 23, 1955, as a low-rise resort with Hollywood star Vera-Ellen providing the entertainment in the Magic Carpet Review. When the North Tower was added in 1961 it was one of the finest and largest hotels on the Strip. The resort boasted an 18-hole golf course, a rooftop health spa and a 90 ft (27 m) long pool. 

The Hotel's Slogan was "The Miracle in the Desert" On October 27, 1993, the Dunes was demolished in a grand ceremony that involved major fireworks displays and the use of several "cannon blasts" from the English ship 'HMS Britannia' of Treasure Island Hotel and Casino. Over 200,000 people watched its demise. The Dunes sign itself was lit and read "No Vacancy" as if it were still open. Steve Wynn, along with Controlled Demolition, Inc. stood by and said "Captain of the Britannia, are you ready sir? Prepare broadside. Ready! Aim! Fire!" 
Cannon shots from the ship were simulated to coincide with explosions along the Dunes property. The neon sign was destroyed and a fireball fueled by 16,000 liters (4226 gallons) of aviation fuel engulfed the Diamond Tower shortly before explosives brought it down. Everything except the south tower was destroyed "amid a shower of fireworks never before equaled west of the Mississippi." 
 In contrast, the South Tower at The Dunes was demolished 9 months later in July 1994, with no fanfare and minimal media attention. 
 The art from this shirt came from an old matchbook, which featured the fabled Sultan on it. This art was actually completely redrawn by our own Jef Bambas, giving detail to the Sultan where non existed. 
So, rather than calling this a restoration or reproduction, we are calling it an homage shirt as all of the elements in the shirt, including the logo and other text, were redrawn by hand. 
 Printed on our very own DTG (direct-to-garment) printer on 100% ring spun cotton garments, this is a full color design that uses eco-friendly water-based inks for brilliant reproduction and long lasting image. The shirt itself is appropriately enough a color called Sand and comes in mens and ladies styles.

Style:Graphic Tee Model Number:dunes-t-m Brand:Unbranded Manufacture:TeeGeniuses/ArkivaTropika