Picturing Las Vegas

Picturing Las Vegas

by Linda Chase

Hardcover

$30.00

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.

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POP QUIZ:

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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