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1954 - Miss Atomic Test, Las VegasAbove-ground nuclear testing was a major public attraction during the late 1950s, and hotels capitalized on the craze by hosting nuclear bomb watch parties, which usually included the dubbing of a chorus girl as Miss Atomic Bomb. Merlin was the last and most famous of the Miss Atomic Bomb girls... inspiration for The Vegas band 'The Killers' song, Miss Atomic Bomb!!!
Atomic Bomb Testing Near Las Vegas in 1953...TV usually did not even sign on until late afternoon but when they tested the Nuclear Bombs in the Nevada Desert, they showed it on TV in the morning live.