In the Midst of Cowboys, Crooners, and Gangsters: Recollections of the Las Vegas Glamour Era

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Neon lights, high-rollers, and celebrities behaving badly are some of the images people see when they think of Las Vegas. But before Vegas became known as "Sin City," it was a small town in the desert where everyone knew each other. It was a place not unlike many communities across the country with its homes, churches, schools, and community events. Elaine McNamara's story is not a tell-all about the gangsters and Hollywood stars who have dominated the legends of Las Vegas, nor is it a commentary about the "good...
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Overview


Neon lights, high-rollers, and celebrities behaving badly are some of the images people see when they think of Las Vegas. But before Vegas became known as "Sin City," it was a small town in the desert where everyone knew each other. It was a place not unlike many communities across the country with its homes, churches, schools, and community events. Elaine McNamara's story is not a tell-all about the gangsters and Hollywood stars who have dominated the legends of Las Vegas, nor is it a commentary about the "good old days." Instead, Elaine shares memories and stories of a side of Las Vegas that most visitors never see and what a fabulous city Las Vegas was to grow-up in.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935043300
  • Publisher: Stephens Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,392,609
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.36 (d)

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Elaine loves an adventure and her life has certainly been that. She states it take guts to make it in this world. Elaine believes in giving her all to any endeavor she is involved with whether it be her daily home routines or in the outside world and greets each day with anticipation and enthusiasm.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 A glamorous Job 11

Chapter 2 The Bedridden Future Beauty Queen 15

Chapter 3 Transplanted to the Desert 27

Chapter 4 My New Hometown 32

Chapter 5 A Career Begins 41

Chapter 6 Remembering My Father 48

Chapter 7 Playing Eve in the Garden of Eden 56

Chapter 8 Lions to Lambs 68

Chapter 9 A Brush with Acting 81

Chapter 10 Conventions and More 86

Chapter 11 Off to the Land of Ice 97

Chapter 12 Tearoom Modeling 111

Chapter 13 The End of the Golden Era 119

Acknowledgments 127

About the Author 128

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