Most Photographed Sculpture in Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
If you believe its publicist, this is the Most Photographed Sculpture in Las Vegas. It's the cast-from-life bronze posteriors of the Crazy Girls, a semi-nude showgirl revue that's been running in the Riviera Hotel-Casino since 1988 (The show is corny and campy, with an amusing male juggler interspersed for comic relief). Anyone can see the bronze butts for free, at a Riviera entrance right on the Strip sidewalk. Above it is the Crazy Girls' slogan: "No ifs, ands, or.... (empty space)." Bwahahaha...get it?
The sculpture does seem to attract shutterbugs; during the brief time we spent taking photos, several other people came up to do the same thing. So it was less embarrassing for us, sort of. Women usually stand next to the last butt in line, jutting a hip and matching their derrieres to those of the display; the men usually rub, grope, or pretend to bite a butt. Vigorous burnishing of the bottoms imparts good luck in direct proportion to the velocity and friction heat attained -- or so we're told.