The Grit beneath the Glitter: Tales from the Real Las Vegas

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Contents
Hal Rothman and Mike Davis Introduction: The Many Faces of Las Vegas1
PART I IMAGE AND REALITY
Norman M. Klein Scripting Las Vegas: Noir Naïfs, Junking Up, and the New Strip17
Francisco Menendez Las Vegas of the Mind: Shooting Movies in and about Nevada30
Peter Goin Discordant Infrastructure59
PART II NUTS AND BOLTS
Eugene Moehring Growth, Services, and the Political Economy of Gambling in Las Vegas, 1970–200073
Jay Brigham Lighting Las Vegas: Electricity and the City of Glitz99
Jon Christensen Build It and the Water Will Come115
Robert E. Parker The Social Costs of Rapid Urbanization in Southern Nevada126

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