17 May '11, 10pm

Once a favourite with stars, it'll soon be just a memory: Elvis Presley played the slot machines here as he film...

LAS VEGAS - The Sahara hotel and casino made its name over six decades in Sin City as a playground and stage for some of the biggest names in showbiz - including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sonny & Cher. Elvis Presley played the slot machines here as he filmed Viva Las Vegas and the Beatles stayed while in town to perform a concert. Elizabeth Taylor used to sun herself by the swimming pool. The Sahara, the sixth resort to open on the Las Vegas Strip in 1952, even featured in the original Ocean's Eleven heist film, released in 1960 and starring Sinatra, Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. On Monday, the famed 1,700-room destination's towering, Moroccan-themed marquis sent a final message to patrons: "Thanks for the memories." Padlocks and chains were wrapped around the Sahara's S-shaped handles on the glass doors. Before officials shut the doors, visitors snapped pictures, drank ...

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I was watching at Robert Shiller's video on housing bubbles around the world. What strike me is the similarities in price ...