An illustration of a naked man dressed only in an orange, hooded cape streaking past three slot machines with black text above and below the image on a yellow background.
Castaways was a casino in Las Vegas that was first opened in the 1930’s as the Sans Couci Auto Court before becoming the San Souci Hotel in the 1950's. In 1963, it was purchased and renamed the Castaways Casino and was in operation until 1987, when it was torn down to make way for The Mirage to be built. The act of streaking became popular in the mid-1960s however the term was first coined in 1973. The term streaking was used during a mass nude run at the University of Maryland. Streaking is not the same as nudism as the streaker intends for the audience to notice; it is a way for them to gain attention for something but is different from flashing as it is not intended to shock a victim. The year 1974 saw the peak in pop-cultural significant streaking and a wide range of novelty items were produced to cahs in on the fad including buttons, patches, t-shirts, and more.
Read more about the History of Streaking Buttons on the Busy Beaver blog.