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The Resource Elvis in Vegas : how the King reinvented the Las Vegas show, Richard Zoglin

Elvis in Vegas : how the King reinvented the Las Vegas show, Richard Zoglin

Label
Elvis in Vegas : how the King reinvented the Las Vegas show
Title
Elvis in Vegas
Title remainder
how the King reinvented the Las Vegas show
Statement of responsibility
Richard Zoglin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Elvis's 1969 opening night in Vegas was his first time back on a live stage in more than eight years. His career had gone sour--bad movies, and mediocre pop songs that no longer made the charts. He'd been dismissed by most critics as over the hill. But in Vegas he played the biggest showroom in the biggest hotel in the city, drawing more people for his four-week engagement than any other show in Vegas history. His performance got rave reviews, "Suspicious Minds" gave him his first number-one hit in seven years, and Elvis became Vegas's biggest star. Over the next seven years, he performed more than 600 shows there, and sold out every one. Las Vegas was changed too. The intimate night-club-style shows of the Rat Pack, who made Vegas the nation's premier live-entertainment center in the 1950s and '60s, catered largely to well-heeled older gamblers. Elvis brought a new kind of experience: an over-the-top, rock-concert-like extravaganza. He set a new bar for Vegas performers, with the biggest salary, the biggest musical production, and the biggest promotion campaign the city had ever seen. In doing so, he opened the door to a new generation of pop/rock performers, and brought a new audience to Vegas--a mass audience from Middle America that Vegas depends on for its success to this day
  • 1969. Elvis's career had gone sour: bad movies, and mediocre pop songs that no longer made the charts. But in Vegas he played the biggest showroom in the biggest hotel in the city, drawing more people for his four-week engagement than any other show in Vegas history. Over the next seven years he performed more than 600 shows there, and sold out every one. Las Vegas was changed too, from the intimate night-club-style shows of the Rat Pack to Elvis's over-the-top, rock-concert-like extravaganzas. Zoglin shows how Elvis brought a new generation of performers-- and a new audience-- to Vegas. -- adapted from jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zoglin, Richard
Dewey number
  • 782.42/166092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.P96
LC item number
Z65 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presley, Elvis
  • Popular music
  • Las Vegas (Nev.)
Label
Elvis in Vegas : how the King reinvented the Las Vegas show, Richard Zoglin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-279), discography, and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Vegas meets Elvis -- How Vegas happened -- The cool guys -- The entertainment capital -- Changes (Elvis rising) -- Comeback (Elvis reborn) -- Aftermath (Elvis forever)
Control code
ocn1078960034
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
v, 296 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501151194
Lccn
2018057437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits (black and white)
Label
Elvis in Vegas : how the King reinvented the Las Vegas show, Richard Zoglin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-279), discography, and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Vegas meets Elvis -- How Vegas happened -- The cool guys -- The entertainment capital -- Changes (Elvis rising) -- Comeback (Elvis reborn) -- Aftermath (Elvis forever)
Control code
ocn1078960034
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
v, 296 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501151194
Lccn
2018057437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits (black and white)

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