The Copa girls
We already mentioned the Copa room of the Sands hotel, but we didn’t stress enough how popular it was back in the glory days of Vegas. Like any respected hotel at the days, it had its own first-class showgirls.
This photo captures the Copa Girls posing for the camera at the Sands hotel in 1955. Showgirls, in the Sands hotel and anywhere else, were out on a pedestal – they weren’t expected to hang out on the Strip and accompany random men, on the contrary – they were to be looked at, but never touched.