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Fabulous Las Vegas in the '50s: Glitz, Glamour and Games

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Fabulous Las Vegas in the '50s?a treasury of retro Las Vegas, of pre-Rat Pack days, when Liberace's candles flamed, Elvis was a flop and the town was just beginning to earn its reputation as the capital of real-life make-believe. Filled with glamorous visuals that give authentic meaning to the word "kitsch," this must-have collectors' book shows Las Vegas as it was?the town where celebrities, everyday folk, and glamour mixed with glitz, games and sex appeal. See and read about the early days of Sinatra on the Strip, Judy Garland introducing her eleven-year-old daughter Liza to the stage and Ronald Reagan making his Sin City debut performing with a troop of chimps. In these pages readers visit the original Tropicana hotel, the Sahara, the Sands, the Dunes and the Flamingo, as well as numerous spots that existed only in the earliest days of the town. Many rare protographs!

Synopsis:

A treasury of retro Las Vegas of Rat Pack days, when Liberace's candles flamed and Elvis was an opening act. Readers learn how a dusty desert town became the world's favorite playground and entertainment capital. Filled with glamour and intrigue, this collection of anecdotes tells the true story of the town where gangsters and glamour mix — how Sinatra got his break there, why Ann-Margret became a star — the stories only insiders know, plus tourist photos, collectibles and remarkable celebrity photographs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781883318055
Other:
Basten, Fred E.
Author:
Phoenix, Charles
Author:
Basten, Fred E.
Author:
Phoenix
Publisher:
Angel City Press
Location:
Santa Monica, Calif.
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
United States - West - Pacific (General)
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Las vegas (nev.)
Subject:
Celebrities
Subject:
Travel - U.S./West
Subject:
Las Vegas
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Travel - U.S./West
Subject:
Americana-Western States
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
19991031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.16x9.30x.68 in. 1.69 lbs.

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Fabulous Las Vegas in the '50s: Glitz, Glamour and Games
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Product details 128 pages Angel City Press - English 9781883318055 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A treasury of retro Las Vegas of Rat Pack days, when Liberace's candles flamed and Elvis was an opening act. Readers learn how a dusty desert town became the world's favorite playground and entertainment capital. Filled with glamour and intrigue, this collection of anecdotes tells the true story of the town where gangsters and glamour mix — how Sinatra got his break there, why Ann-Margret became a star — the stories only insiders know, plus tourist photos, collectibles and remarkable celebrity photographs.
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