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Showgirls of Las Vegas, Nevada (Images of America Series)

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Little girls all over the world may hope to grow up to become a princess, but few ever realize the dream. For those who grow up to become showgirls, they go far beyond, becoming goddess-like objects of men's desire and the epitome of feminine beauty, elegance, and class. As soon as resort casinos began to dot the dusty Las Vegas landscape, major stars, extravagant show productions, and beautiful women helped promote the city to become the ultimate adult playground. In the early 1950s, when women began to dance ...
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Overview


Little girls all over the world may hope to grow up to become a princess, but few ever realize the dream. For those who grow up to become showgirls, they go far beyond, becoming goddess-like objects of men's desire and the epitome of feminine beauty, elegance, and class. As soon as resort casinos began to dot the dusty Las Vegas landscape, major stars, extravagant show productions, and beautiful women helped promote the city to become the ultimate adult playground. In the early 1950s, when women began to dance and parade on the stages of Las Vegas, the showgirl persona evolved from the seductive burlesque-style performance art to the elegant productions modeled after those staged in France, with women dripping in furs and feathers, or in nothing more than a G-string and rhinestones. The over-the-top Las Vegas productions may have faded into obscurity, leaving but one show, Bally's Jubilee, as the longest running showgirl show on the Las Vegas Strip, but the iconic showgirl will forever represent Las Vegas in all of its glitz and glory.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738596532
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 2/25/2013
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 943,300
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author


Author Lisa Gioia-Acres has been a Las Vegas resident since 1987. She teaches history and anthropology and is dedicated to documenting history by collecting life and career stories.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    Great book!

    The pictures and the narration are wonderful.

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