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What Casinos Looked Like in the 70s

Gaming hotspots really took off in the 1950s and 60s in places like Reno, Monte Carlo, and, of course, Las Vegas. Nevada had an edge because, in 1931, following the Great Depression and construction of the Hoover Dam, Nevada became the only state in the US where casino gambling was legal.Casinos and Vegas are practically synonymous now and the casino culture we know from film and popular culture was invented on that strip in the desert. But what were casinos like 50 years ago?A Trip Down Memory LaneWhen you think of casinos, the Las Vegas Strip is usually

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4 Classic Muscle Cars From the 60s and 70s -- And How To Maintain Them

We all want to step back in time. There is a reason why products from the 50s, 60s, and 70s are considered classics. There are several different categories regarding the age of cars. Cars still in existence that were made between 1919 and 1930 are known as vintage cars, while antique cars are technically cars that are 45 years old or older. Cars actually become classic, by most standards, when they hit 20 years old, but that doesn't necessarily mean that a lot of us regard cars made in 2000 as classics! We still have an association between the classic

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Top TV shows that defined the 70s era

The decade that just passed by witnessed many great changes on the television screen. People saw a major shift from the conventional TV platform to web providers like Netflix, Amazon Prime etc. As a result, a great multitude of people started watching their favourite shows as and when they wanted, often also exploring programs that they would have never discovered otherwise.On the whole, everyone concerned had a better idea about the television ratings, and those ratings in turn influenced the efforts of producers. Today, we see a refreshing variety of TV shows, ranging from alien conspiracies, crime thrillers to

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'Watership Down' Terrified Us As Kids, But Now It's Back With A Brand New Remake

There are a bunch of movies from our childhood that looking back are kind of messed up. Whether it's kids getting turned into blueberries or aliens coming down from outer space only to phone home, we've had to deal with a lot. But there's one movie that confused a lot of kids, and probably scarred even more for life. Watership Down was an animated movie made in 1978, and while a cartoon about rabbits seems like it'd be a great choice for children, the truth is that it was kind of horrific. I believe that my brain has completely blocked

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10 Weebles Playsets From Our Childhoods We Loved To Watch Wobble

There were always toys when you were a kid that seemed to be more important than the rest. There were some that you couldn't go to bed without, there were others that you spent months begging your parents for, and then there were a few that were just staples, readily available where ever you went. No matter which friends house you were at or doctor's office waiting room you were in, there were some that just seemed to be everywhere. Weebles were one of the toys you would be mostly likely to find anywhere that toys were set up for

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James Karen, Legendary Actor Known For 'Poltergeist' And So Much More, Dead At 94

You probably don't know his name, but you definitely know James Karen's face. The prolific character actor, best known for his role as the unscrupulous developer Mr. Teague in 1982's Poltergeist, passed away in his Los Angeles home on Tuesday at the age of 94.MGM/UA Entertainment Co.Over the course of his seven-decade career, Karen racked up over 200 acting credits across movies, television, and even video games. If you watch just about any of the most popular television shows from the 1970s, 80s, or 90s, you're guaranteed to see him pop up sooner or later. Born Jacob

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The Hair-Raising History Of How Trolls Became One Of The Longest-Lasting Toy Trends

I think we can all agree that looking back on our childhoods makes us reevaluate some of our obsessions. Did we need all of those Beanie Babies? Probably not. Did we need every POG available? Probably not. Was Tickle Me Elmo really worth the effort our parents put in? I guess not. But those things were just short little trends that passed by in a few short years. There was another toy, one that's even weirder than a game based on cardboard disks that managed to last for decades, and is making its comeback now: Trolls. Troll dolls seemed like

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Chevy Chase Bashes 'SNL' While Opening Up About His Bad Reputation

Chevy Chase is one of those iconic actors who had their hay day in the eighties, but since then, has seen a huge change in the way the public perceives them. While he was beloved for his Saturday Night Live classics and of course his time as the patriarch of the Griswald family, the actor no longer has the same clout that he used to. He had a brief attempt at a comeback, but if anything, he ended up making everything worse. But now he has spoken with The Washington Post about his career and his controversies, and it really

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John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John Reunite For The 40th Anniversary Of 'Grease'

Watching Grease as a kid was basically like seeing the epitome of idyllic high school situations. The coolest guy in school falls in love with a girl who teaches him how to be a better person, while teaching her how to loosen up. It really defined high school movies forever, and has remained a classic ever since. It's hard to believe that it has been 40 years since the movie came out, but here we are. When Grease came out in 1978, I don't know that anyone expected it to become the mega-hit that it did. John Travolta is still

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John Travolta Re-Enacted His Iconic Dance From 'Grease' And It's Still Electrifyin'

John Travolta is one of those stars that manages to keep on shining after all of these years. His career has been a real roller coaster of amazing highs and almost hilarious lows, but through it all he remains an icon. Travolta has had a pretty busy couple of weeks. He's got a new movie coming out, but because it's also the 40th anniversary of Grease this year, he has been spotted out and about all over the world. Paramount PicturesHe was dancing at a 50 Cent concert, he was commenting on fan theories, and now he has gone onto