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A hotbed for celebrity performances and sightings since it opened in 1955, the iconic Riviera has seen, throughout the years, Marlene Dietrich, Ginger Rogers, the Carpenters and Liberace (who cut the ribbon at its opening) perform. Built for the modest sum of $10 million, at nine stories tall it was the first high-rise casino on the Strip. The Riv was a popular spot for filming movies as well—scenes from the original “Oceans Eleven,” “Casino,” “Vegas Vacation” and “The Hangover” were all shot there. The Riviera closes its doors on May 4, but you still have a chance to win your share of $500,000 in the Classic Cash Giveaway— check with the Riviera Rewards Center for details. Its closing marks the end of an era in Las Vegas history. We salute you, Riv, thanks for the memories! 702.734.5110