American Experience: Las Vegas - An Unconventional History

American Experience: Las Vegas - An Unconventional History

Director: Stephen Ives

Cast: Stephen Ives, Michael Murphy

     
 

Ever since it's post-World War II boom Las Vegas has had many identities, in this documentary originally seen on PBS, the city that has been known as everything from "Sin City" to a family-friendly desert oasis is explored in all of it's glittering glory. Few American cities have received as many identity makeovers as Las Vegas, now look beyond the history books to… See more details below

Overview

Ever since it's post-World War II boom Las Vegas has had many identities, in this documentary originally seen on PBS, the city that has been known as everything from "Sin City" to a family-friendly desert oasis is explored in all of it's glittering glory. Few American cities have received as many identity makeovers as Las Vegas, now look beyond the history books to investigate the fascinating story of this gambler's paradise from a new and unique perspective.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/08/2005
UPC:
0841887050777
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Time:
3:00:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Making of Las Vegas: An Unconventional History; Let's Face It: A 1950s Federal Civil Defense Administration film on nuclear testing

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Las Vegas
1. Introduction [1:52]
2. Paradise Found [2:06]
3. The Marriage Culture [11:58]
4. The Syndicate Boom [3:18]
5. Fenced In [11:09]
6. Odds Against Kefauver [2:09]
7. In Vegas, But Not of It [4:14]
8. The Atomic City [3:10]
9. Feathers and Rhinestones [6:29]
10. An Adult Playground [3:37]
11. Levels of Sin [11:06]
12. A Color Line [3:14]
13. The Rat Pack [7:57]
14. Credits [5:48]
1. Introduction [1:52]
2. Sweet Centennial [2:16]
3. A Mobster Metropolis [5:17]
4. Transit Town [4:03]
5. The Eccentric Billionaire [8:04]
6. Embracing the Establishment [2:26]
7. Corporate Vegas [11:46]
8. An Identity Crisis [4:09]
9. The Last Resort [4:18]
10. Reinventing Vegas [3:06]
11. Bet on the Future [3:19]
12. Credits [21:35]

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