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What typeface was used for the Las Vegas type in this famous sign?
I think this was hand lettered.
Magnesium Condensed is similar.
David, there is a fair bit written about this sign already on Typophile.
You'll find a pretty good insight in this thread.
There' also a post about half way down this thread by Stuart Sandler, who seems to know a lot about Las Vegas signage.
I also pulled out this link, which has an interview with Betty Willis, the original designer of the sign:
Betty Willis interview