1973 MGM Grand Hotel Casino Las Vegas Grand Opening 2001: A Space Odyssey
Artist: Jones, G.H. (?)
Size (in): 35" x 22"
Size (cm): 89 x 56
Linen backed: No
This vintage original poster was issued on the occasion of the 1973 opening of the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. This original MGM Grand was located on the site of what is today Bally’s on the Las Vegas Strip. The original MGM Grand opened in 1973 and at that time was the largest casino in the world and one of the world’s largest hotels. The MGM Grand sold the original property to Bally’s in the 1980s and moved to its current location farther down the Las Vegas strip.
MGM used actors and imagery from their movies to promote the new flagship hotel and casino that bore the company’s name. This poster features an image seemingly inspired by the MGM classic 2001: A Space Odyssey. The artist’s name appears in the lower right hand corner and looks to be G.H. Jones. This vintage original poster has some creasing to the upper left hand corner and shows some moderate handling wear. Overall condition is very good. Please see our other listings for more posters from this series issued for the grand opening of the original MGM Grand.