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Gaming Research Talk May 27 Explores "The Promise of Gangster Glamour"

By Deborah Millett on May 11, 2010 10:02 AM | Permalink
Please join us Thursday May 27, at 12:15 p.m., as May Gaming Research Fellow Laura Cook Kenna delivers a Gaming Research Colloquium talk entitled "The Promise of Gangster Glamour: Sinatra, Vegas, and the Allure of Excess." 

Kenna, a visiting professor in American Studies at George Washington University, is studying how, in the 1950s and 60s, both Vegas and Sinatra linked the conspicuous display of excess with a promise that tourists could be participants--not just onlookers--in their glamorous realm. 

UNLV Special Collections Reading Room, on the third floor of Lied Library.

Those interested in popular culture, Las Vegas history, and casino entertainment are encouraged to attend.  The event is free and open to the public.

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