Take a trip through the bright lights and blazing colours of Sin City with this coffee-table homage to the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas. Writer Jennifer Worthington explores its humble beginnings in the Mojave Desert, through to its rise to fame as the premier playground of the Rat Pack. Capturing the seductive allure of the legendary gambling paradise, it’s filled with sumptuous shots of the starlets, showgirls and scandal-makers that have helped propel it to international infamy.
Initially a one-horse outpost in the middle of the desert, Las Vegas has become the symbol of entertainment of our twenty-first-century world. The history of this strange city is a fabulous mix between reality and dreams. Its heroes are Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Howard Hughes. Its scenes are casinos, extravagant hotels, gigantic boxing rings, or spectacular sets for cult films, like Casino, Ocean’s Eleven, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Sin City attracts millions of people each year, thousands of couples, and makes both fortunes and ruins.
Frank Sinatra with Elvis Presley
This book chronicles the rise of this special desert oasis and the way it became the ultimate dream destination. A selected guide completes the volume with information on the best hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, bars, spas, and sports and entertainment venues…everything that makes Vegas a truly amazing place.