Bright light city by larry gragg is a social history of las vegas from the perspective of media including books movies and other media the book provides a clear perspective for the academic reader who has a background in social history and las vegas. Bright light city las vegas in popular culture cultureamerica larry gragg on free shipping on qualifying offers when elvis crooned bright light city gonna set my soul on fire he voiced and embraced the siren call of a glittering urban utopia that continues to mesmerize millions call it sin city or lost wages. In bright light city larry gragg asks how las vegas became such an appealing destination for american tourists during the twentieth century he answers by surveying depictions of the city in us popular culture assuming that such depictions helped induce people to visit southern nevada or in some cases to stay away. Get this from a library bright light city las vegas in popular culture larry dale gragg gragg considers how popular culture has depicted the city of las vegas and its powerful allure over its first century drawing on hundreds of films television programs novels and articles he . Bright light city las vegas in popular culture lawrence kansas university press of kansas chicago turabian humanities citation style guide gragg larry dale 1950 bright light city las vegas in popular culture lawrence kansas university press of kansas 2013 mla citation style guide gragg larry dale
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