Once again, we celebrate May 4th or Star Wars Day with photos from Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area in California. For years, Star Wars enthusiasts have ventured to the BLM’s Imperial Sand Dunes to visit the filming location of the opening scenes of Return of the Jedi. The Imperial Sand Dunes are the largest dune mass in California. Formed by windblown sands of ancient Lake Cahuilla, the dunes create an out-of-this-world landscape ideal for Hollywood film backdrops and are known as an off-roading mecca.
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Las Vegas, July 1958. Dirty roads, empty lots and billboards in between the new resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, then known as Hwy 91. Photos by Darrell Clayton Crain Jr., scanned and archived by Posthumous DCC.
Stardust’s marquee advertises their grand opening, July 2, 1958.