Audio slideshow: History of Vegas in neon

There is perhaps no city in the world more renowned for its neon than Las Vegas. But as times change, and as casinos and hotels come and go, many of Vegas' classic neon signs are in danger of disappearing.

The Las Vegas Neon Museum is working to collect and restore the city's old signage, much of which is now on display in the museum's so-called Boneyard. Take a journey through the city's past with historian Michael Green and the museum's Danielle Kelly.

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Pictures by Jeff Baird, Getty Images and courtesy of Las Vegas News Bureau.

Slideshow production by Cordelia Hebblethwaite. Publication date 10 September 2011. Audio first broadcast on BBC World Service.

Music: Buck Owens, Big in Vegas; Jimmy Reed, Baby What do you Want?; Sammy Davis Jr, Hey There.


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