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AIN’T NO FOUNTAINS HIGH ENOUGH: A daunting jump over Caesars Palace waterworks couldn’t deter Evel Knievel — but the water won, Dec. 31, 1967

Jump-suited fountain-jumper (well, almost-jumper) Evel Knievel’s crazy-man stunt over the Caesars Palace fountains still stands as an extreme sports milestone 51 years later, even though Knievel, his bike and the pavement had an unfortunate rendezvous.

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Vegas on TV

Behind the Camera: ‘The Las Vegas Story’ pitted producer Howard Hughes against controversial screenwriter

On-screen? Intermittently entertaining and ultimately forgettable. Off-screen? Politically polarizing and ultimately historic. Such is the legacy of The Las Vegas Story, a noir-ish 1952 crime …

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BEHIND THE CAMERA: ‘Vegas Vacation’ had Chevy Chase dodging a lawsuit, Wayne Newton softening a ‘sleazebag’ portrait and the Sands making its cinematic swan song

Films can leave legacies — even the critically pilloried ones. Under that definition, think of 1997’s Vegas Vacation as the one that sent the Vacation …

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