Found Film: Las Vegas Nevada Fremont Street 1952 8mm Home Movie

This is a home movie of a drive around the streets of Las Vegas Nevada in 1952. The movie starts on Fremont Street and ends at the Texaco Fire Chief Station.

Thank you Vintage Las Vegas for a list of all the sites with time stamps!

0:05 Fremont St – Golden Nugget, Pioneer Club
0:15 Wee Kirk O’ The Heather (still in business)
0:21 Orchid Florist & Wedding Chapel – 514 S 5th (Las Vegas Blvd)
0:25 Thunderbird Hotel (where Fontainebleau/Drew site is)
0:35 Last Frontier Texaco Fire Chief stn. (empty lot across from Encore)

I want to thank Wayne Stevenson Thomas for sending me this Las Vegas Home Movie along with 11 others. He saved them at a charity shop he was part of running and gifted them to me. I can’t thank him enough.

They came from the estate of a Petroleum Geologist in San Antonio Texas. He was a real asset to the city of San Antonio. Stepping in and helping fund the symphony orchestra when the San Antonio Symphony went under for a while. He also worked to get an opera company founded in San Antonio. When he died his collections went to a thrift store and they were unable to find someone who wanted them.

Wayne reached out on youtube and they are now part of Forgotten Now Found. I will post a link to all of the films here as I work to digitize them. Thanks again Wayne for saving them!

Other Films From this Collection

8mm Kodak Kodachrome Box

How did you digitize this film?

We are losing more history every day. The longer you wait to digitize that home movie of your grandparents at prom or your mom’s first car the more it degrades. I use the Wolverine 8mm and Super 8 Film Reel Converter Scanner to digitize what you see here.

Wolverine 8mm and Super 8 Film Reel Converter Scanner

Wolverine 8mm Super 8 Film Converter Scanner

It is easy to set up and operate and stores the files onto an SD card so you can quickly transfer files to your PC. If you have more than 10 films to scan this is definitely going to be cheaper than paying for someone to do it for you, and you’ll have the results quickly about 30 minutes scan time per standard 8mm reel.

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One thought on “Found Film: Las Vegas Nevada Fremont Street 1952 8mm Home Movie

  1. Hoping someone can direct me in processing old photo negatives or if u know of a company I could send them to for processing. Please advise. Thank you.

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