City of Las Vegas Honors Iconic Blue Angel Sculpture with New Plaque

According to the plaque, she was originally designed with a belt around around her blue dress with wings on her back and holding a wand in her hand

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Recently the City of Las Vegas officially installed a plaque outlining the history of the iconic Blue Angel. The 15-foot sculpture, designed by Betty Willis, stood watch over the Blue Angel Motel at the corner of Fremont and Eastern from 1957 to 2017 (the motel was demolished in 2015). It was placed in storage until being restored by Hartlauer Signs in 2019.

The angel herself has gone through changes over the years. According to the plaque, she was originally designed with a belt around around her blue dress with wings on her back and holding a wand in her hand. She later got a star added to the end of her wand and a halo over her head, as well as a skin tone change from peach to white and and her hair changing from blonde to gold.

Photo Courtesy of Mayor of Las Vegas via Twitter

The restored sign, which stands at the intersection of Fremont, Eastern, and Charleston, brings her back to her original glory circa 1957.

“The Blue Angel is an iconic symbol of downtown Las Vegas and her preservation ensures that her presence can once again be felt by locals and visitors alike,” the plaque reads.


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