1960s Vegas Recreated for New TV Show
The new drama ‘Vegas’ from CBS takes viewers back to the Savoy casino in the 1960s.
The show is complete in its transportation back to the 1960s with vintage cars, the Vegas strip complete with the Golden Nugget, the Tumbleweed Club and a store boasting “All Day Bingo!”
Best of all viewers can visit this fantastic set at Santa Clarita Studios where they are busy filming at the moment.
The show’s production designer, Carey Meyer, said that everything on the street had to be specially engineered. She said “each pole of those facades goes into the ground 15 feet, because the wind load up here is just tremendous.”
Vegas, inspired by a true story, is about a Chicago mobster sent to run the recently opened Savoy who clashes with the local sheriff intent on preventing corruption spreading through the town.
The Executive Producer, Greg Walker, described the set as “a hoot” and said that it’s amazing to walk out there and see the extras in their outfits “and those cars and the facades.”
Walker said that the show appealed to him as he hadn’t seen anyone cover the Vegas idea before.
It looks like it’s going to be a great show so be sure not to miss the pilot this week.