Four Copa Girls perform onstage in "Picture Window" show at the Sands Hotel wearing red dresses with halter-style tops, long, pleated diaphanous skirts and pillbox-style hats, 1962
Photograph of the Copa Girls performing in red dresses and red hats, Las Vegas, 1962

Sands Hotel Public Relations Records

The Sands Hotel Public Relations Records document the history of the Las Vegas casino and hotel from 1952 to 1977. It is comprised primarily of photographs, mostly 8×10 black-and-white prints, color prints, and transparencies. Most were produced by the Las Vegas News Bureau. Also included are newspaper clippings, brochures, press releases, and inter-office memos relating to the advertising and promotion department. Materials also include reels of 16mm film of the Sands opening, various shows and events including Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin’s “Summit Meeting” performances with the Rat Pack, and footage from various television productions filmed at the Sands.