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UNLV Libraries Author Series

Brought to you by the Center for Gaming Research


Author: Larry Gragg
Book: Bright Light City: Las Vegas in Popular Culture
When: Sunday, February 23, 4 - 6 p.m.
Campus Location: Lied Library, Goldfield Room, 3rd Floor

Register for the event

In his book "Bright Light City: Las Vegas in Popular Culture" Larry Gragg invites readers to view Las Vegas in an entirely new way. Gragg considers how popular culture has depicted the city and its allure over its first century. In its earliest days, Las Vegas was promoted by boosters as the last frontier town where cowboys and prospectors enjoyed liquor, women and gambling. More recently, Las Vegas has been depicted as controlled by organized crime, offering non-stop entertainment and luxury. Gragg introduces readers to gangsters like Bugsy Siegle and Tony Spilotro and entertainers like Elvis and Frank Sinatra.

The UNLV Libraries Center for Gaming Research is proud to bring you the UNLV Libraries Author Series, presenting writers from around the world whose work delves into Las Vegas’ past, present and future in a variety of genres. Chat with the authors and learn about their inspirations, research and processes, and connect with other book lovers.

Admission Information:
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

Contact Information:
Name: Angela Ayers
Office: UNLV Libraries
Phone: 702-895-2277