Picturing Las Vegas

Picturing Las Vegas

by Linda Chase



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423604884
Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date: 10/01/2009
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 8.78(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.93(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Linda Chase is the author of Surfing Women of the Waves and grew up in Las Vegas. She lives in California.

Read an Excerpt


What do you think of when you hear the name "Tom Jones?"

A: the novel by Henry Fielding

B: the Vegas lounge singer

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

The Two Faces of Vegas 7

Creating a Cut-Rate Babylon 10

Why Vegas Loved the Bomb 32

"No One's Sister Lives in Las Vegas" 52

Black, White, and Green 66

Fast Times at Vegas High 80

What's a Girl Like You

Doing in a Place Like This? 90

Sex, Politics, and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors 104

Bringing Down the House 118

Bread and Circus Circuses 132

How to Eat Like a Vegan 162

The Shock of the New: Art in Las Vegas 178

Epilogue: Is Vegas the City of the Future? 194

Notes 198

Bibliography 204

Index 206

Photo Credits 208

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