Picturing Las Vegas

Through colorful photogra phs and firsthand narrative detail, Picturing Las Vegas tells the story of a city whose history mirrors that of America itself: a tale of the frontier, of corruption and greed, of beauty and loss and ineffable hope ...

Author: Linda Chase

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423604881

Category: History

Page: 208

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Through colorful photogra phs and firsthand narrative detail, Picturing Las Vegas tells the story of a city whose history mirrors that of America itself: a tale of the frontier, of corruption and greed, of beauty and loss and ineffable hope. From its hardscrabble origins, to the Golden Age of the Rat Pack, to today's mind-blowing theme-park casinos, Las Vegas is the city that has it all. Mobsters. Mormons. Elvis and Wayne Newton, Siegfried and Roy. It's a place where change is the one constant, and where the pursuit of happiness is the only law. In the words of writer Chuck Palahniuk, it's the place that "looks the way you'd imagine heaven must look at night." Linda Chase is the author of Surfing Women of the Waves and grew up in Las Vegas. She lives in California. Explores the fascinating story of Sin City, from its origins as a desert outpost to today's eye-popping fantasyland

Becoming America s Playground

Las Vegas in the 1950s Larry D. Gragg. 2016), Kindle ... “The Las Vegas I
Remember: Interview with Tracy Heberling,” KNPR, Las Vegas, June 20, 2005.
91. ... Linda Chase, Picturing Las Vegas (Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith, 2009), 92–
93. 96.

Author: Larry D. Gragg

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806165855

Category: History

Page: 290

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In 1950 Las Vegas saw a million tourists. In 1960 it attracted ten million. The city entered the fifties as a regional destination where prosperous postwar Americans could enjoy vices largely forbidden elsewhere, and it emerged in the sixties as a national hotspot, the glitzy resort city that lights up the American West today. Becoming America’s Playground chronicles the vice and the toil that gave Las Vegas its worldwide reputation in those transformative years. Las Vegas’s rise was no happy accident. After World War II, vacationing Americans traveled the country in record numbers, making tourism a top industry in such states as California and Florida. The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce saw its chance and developed a plan to capitalize on the town’s burgeoning reputation for leisure. Las Vegas pinned its hopes for the future on Americans’ need for escape. Transforming a vice city financed largely by the mob into a family vacation spot was not easy. Hotel and casino publicists closely monitored media representations of the city and took every opportunity to stage images of good, clean fun for the public—posing even the atomic bomb tests conducted just miles away as an attraction. The racism and sexism common in the rest of the nation in the era prevailed in Las Vegas too. The wild success of Frank Sinatra’s Rat Pack performances at the Sands Hotel in 1960 demonstrated the city’s slow progress toward equality. Women couldn’t work as dealers in Las Vegas until the 1970s, yet they found more opportunities for well-paying jobs there than many American women could find elsewhere. Gragg shows how a place like the Las Vegas Strip—with its glitz and vast wealth and its wildly public consumption of vice—rose to prominence in the 1950s, a decade of Cold War anxiety and civil rights conflict. Becoming America’s Playground brings this pivotal decade in Las Vegas into sharp focus for the first time.

Presleyana VI the Elvis Presley Record CD and Memorabilia Price Guide

1970 (International Hotel: Las Vegas) ... Front has a color picture of Elvis,
wearing a black jacket and scarf and seated in front of a gold background. Has "
Menu" in lower ... Black-and-white with a close-up picture of Elvis holding a

Author: Jerry Osborne

Publisher: Jerry Osborne Enterprises

ISBN: 093211749X

Category: Sound recordings

Page: 344

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The Moving Picture World

that most difficult subject how to deal with crime in the pictures where it must have
a place in dealing with life problems . ... Sometime ago Las Vegas appeared in
the World's advertising columns looking for motion picture companies to locate in




Category: Motion pictures


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Picturing Peter Bogdanovich

Back to Moon Pictures: in addition to distributing They All Laughed, you had other
plans for the company. Films were announced in Variety: Paradise Road—“a
comedy set in contemporary Las Vegas to be shot in black-and-white”—as well
as ...

Author: Peter Tonguette

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813147301

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 246

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In 1971, Newsweek heralded The Last Picture Show as "the most impressive work by a young American director since Citizen Kane." Indeed, few filmmakers rivaled Peter Bogdanovich's popularity over the next decade. Riding the success of What's Up, Doc? (1972) and Paper Moon (1973), Bogdanovich became a bona fide celebrity, making regular appearances in his own movie trailers, occasionally hosting late-night television shows, and publicly advocating for mentors John Ford and Howard Hawks. No director of his era surpassed his ability to capture an audience's imagination. In Picturing Peter Bogdanovich: My Conversations with the New Hollywood Director, journalist and critic Peter Tonguette offers a film-by-film journey through the director's life and work. Beginning with a string of 1970s classics, Tonguette explores well-known films such as Saint Jack (1979), They All Laughed (1981), and Noises Off (1992), as well as the director's work on stage and television. Drawing on interviews conducted over sixteen years, Tonguette pairs his analysis with an extensive, previously unpublished series of Q&As with Bogdanovich. These exclusive interviews reveal behind-the-scenes details about the director's life, work, and future plans. Part memoir, part biography, this book offers a uniquely intimate portrait of one of Hollywood's most underappreciated directors.

Picturing Tropical Nature

In this picture , which emphasizes the forest as a radiant scene bathed in light (
an image with an old lineage , as we ... a Disneyland version of a tropical rain -
forest , or a rain - forest as manufactured in a greenhouse in a Las Vegas hotel ...

Author: Nancy Stepan

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861891464

Category: Photography

Page: 283

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Whether considered a sublime landscape, malignant wilderness, or the endangered site of environmental conflicts, the tropics are, Picturing Tropical Nature argues, largely a construct of American and European imaginations. Nancy Leys Stephan asserts that images of the tropics conveyed through drawings, paintings, photographs, literature, and travel writings are central to what Stepan calls the “tropicalization of nature,” or the often harmful misrepresentation of the tropics and its peoples. She here examines several aspects of such tropicalization as they emerge through the work of nineteenth- and twentieth-century scientists and artists, including Alexander von Humboldt, Alfred Russel Wallace, Louis Agassiz, Sir Patrick Manson, and Margaret Mee. From the earliest photographic attempts to represent tropical hybrid races to depictions of disease in new tropical medicines, Picturing Tropical Nature offers new insight into the convergence of the tropics with European and American science and art. “A brilliant and provocative book . . . the kind of book that carries forward a field in a single stride . . . undoubtedly the finest account of ‘tropicality’ we have.”—Social History of Medicine

Divas Las Vegas

Izzy snorts as a wandering minstrel crosses her path. 'You didn't tell me you ... "I'
m just doing a piece on some Las Vegas attractions, I say vaguely. “Hope I'll be in
there! ... do you mean?' I ask, suddenly picturing a scaly-skinned man with a ...

Author: Belinda Jones

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446474232

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Jamie and Izzy, friends for ever, have a dream: a spangly double wedding in Las Vegas. And, at twenty-seven, they decide they've had enough crap boyfriends and they're ready for crap husbands - all they have to do is find them. So where better than Las Vegas itself, where the air is 70% oxygen and 30% confetti? But as they abandon their increasingly complicated lives in sleepy Devon for the eye-popping brilliance of Las Vegas, their groom-grabbing plan starts to look less than foolproof. And those niggling problems they thought they'd left behind - like Izzy's fiancé and the alarming reappearance of Jamie's first love - just won't go away...

Picturing Cultures

Historical Photographs in Anthropological Inquiry Joanna Cohan Scherer ...
Museum of New Mexico , Arizona Historical Society , Nevada Historical Society ,
University of Nevada - Las Vegas Library , California Historical Society - Los
Angeles ...

Author: Joanna Cohan Scherer

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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Picturing Extraterrestrials

A Preamble to Modernist Apocryphal Portraiture " experiencers , ” as they are
sometimes called . The abduction ... Fear and loathing has left Las Vegas , and
now occupies the entire Republic : You have been warned ! Budd Hopkins , a ...

Author: John Francis Moffitt

Publisher: Prometheus Books


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 595

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No Marketing Blurb

Las Vegas 1991

Author: Jefferson Graham

Publisher: Fodor's

ISBN: 9780679019244

Category: Las Vegas (Nev.)

Page: 183

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Fodor s 92 Las Vegas Reno Tahoe

Author: Jefferson Graham


ISBN: 9780679020561

Category: Las Vegas (Nev.)

Page: 181

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Motion Picture Reviews




Category: Motion pictures


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Picturing Cultural Values in Postmodern America

people ' s revolution has eroded ( " the idea of revolution [ is ] a failure that indeed
characterizes the last decades of our ... of the design of the casinos in Reno and
Las Vegas or the reshuffling of elements of the past in the outlines 4 DOTY.

Author: William G. Doty

Publisher: Oxford Science Publications


Category: History

Page: 252

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Looking to poetry, novels, myths, painting, and cinematic images, this interdisciplinary collection of essays examines cultural significance and value in America's postmodern society.

Las Vegas Playtown U S A

Many families have had to wait nine months for a telephone , and those with an
amiable disposition who finally get one are likely to have printed cards made up ,
in the form of stork announcements , picturing themselves cuddling a telephone ...

Author: Katharine Best



Category: Las Vegas (Nev.)

Page: 178

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Films and Other Materials for Projection

Author: Library of Congress



Category: Filmstrips


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Picturing America

Trauma, Realism, Politics and Identity in American Visual Culture Antje Dallmann
, Reinhard Isensee Philipp Kneis ... set in Las Vegas , was established as one of
the " driest ” examinations in solving a murder mystery on the landscape of ...

Author: Antje Dallmann

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 204

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"The result of three student-based conferences ... held at Humbotdt-Universiteat zu Berlin between 2002-2005"--Introd.

Picturing the Modern Amazon

In a statement he made subsequent to the filming , Gutman said , " Claudia is a
sculptor and . . . felt , as I did , that the effect of ... 25 This influential movie covered
the 1984 Ms . Olympia championship , held at Caesar ' s Palace , Las Vegas .

Author: New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications


Category: Photography

Page: 176

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Pictured in two centuries of images, the hypermuscular and physically strong woman is studied here for the first time as a major player in popular culture and contemporary art. Using the bodybuilder as prototype, a rich variety of authors engage with her particular physicality, and how it resonates with social issues such as female pleasure and gender stereotypes. From the sublime to the gritty, this volume presents modern amazons as a culture with a history, a dazzling and transgressive current phenomenon, and avatars of the future. Packed with illustrations, "Picturing the Modern Amazon" investigates the representation of hypermuscular women in a range of visual sources. Historical images and archival materials dating from the late 1700s through the present century illustrate older notions of female strength, providing a solid base of comparison for the modern materials. Contemporary art explores a diversity of issues surrounding the physically strong woman; artists represented include Matthew Barney, Louise Bourgeois, Nicole Eisenman, Annie Leibovitz, Alison Saar, Andre Serrano, Cindy Sherman, and Nancy Spero. Comic artists address the amazon through comic strips, comic books, and unique art works that focus on muscular female characters and superheros; artists include Robert Crumb, Diane DiMassa, Roberta Gregory, John Howard, and Turtel Onli. Photographs of some of today's top bodybuilding competitors capture the stunning strength and definition of the hypermuscular woman. Co-edited by Joanna Frueh, Laurie Fierstein, and Judith Stein, the volume's contributors are Michael Cunningham, Nathalie Gassel, Leslie Heywood, Irving Lavin, Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, Al Thomas, Jan Todd, Steve Wennerstrom, and Carla Williams. Interviews with noted bodybuilders-both the sport's pioneers and today's top competitors-provide a personal perspective.


I'm starting to wonder where all the food is going, because it can't be possible to
hold eight burritos in your stomach and not ... I hate that I'm worried about her—
she was asking for it— but I keep picturing her back in Las Vegas tied to a chair.

Author: Natalie Whipple

Publisher: Hot Key Books

ISBN: 1471400778

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Fiona is invisible, and her dad - an infamous crime lord - will stop at nothing to control her power. High school is hard when you're invisible. Fiona McClean hates her family, has had to move to a new school and seems to be completely invisible to the boy she likes. So far so normal, right? But Fiona really is invisible. She doesn't even know what colour her own hair is. Born into a world where Cold War anti-radiation pills have caused genetic mutations, Fiona is forced to work for her mind-controlling mobster father as the world's most effective thief. When her father announces she must become a murdering assassin, Fiona and her telekinetic mother make a break for freedom. Running to a small Arizonian town, Fiona finds that playing at 'normal life' with a mother on the edge, a brother she can't trust, and a boy who drives her crazy is as impossible as escaping her father.

Cheapskate s Guide to Las Vegas

The newest discount mall , Belz Factory Outlet World , not far from the Factory
Stores on Las Vegas Boulevard S. , is fully ... that's described as “ purrfect for
hiding their treasures in , ” and a place mat picturing shrimp and sardines that's ...

Author: Connie Emerson

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806518442

Category: Travel

Page: 213

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Over the years the city of San Francisco has become one of America's premier tourist attractions. And with good reason! It offers an enviable climate, a wealth of cultural institutions, superb dining, and shopping for every taste. Yet it is for the traveler with a limited purse that Connie Emerson writes The Cheapskate's Guide to San Francisco. From airline tickets to hotel reservations, Emerson teaches readers how to take the best advantage of "deals". She offers tips on discount shopping as well as restaurants where the food (of every variety) is not overpriced. Readers will be introduced to all major points of interest with an easy-to-understand directional guide. The Cheapskate's Guide to San Francisco is a must for anyone who wants to enjoy a vacation without having a financial breakdown.

Audiovisual Materials

[motion picture] / Agency for You have rights [motion picture] / New York State ...
You are growing day by day [motion picture] / Encyclopaedia Britannica
Educational Corporation ; producers, Hugh and ... Gambling—Nevada—Las
Vegas. 2.

Author: Library of Congress



Category: Audio-visual materials


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