New Book Features Showgirls of Las Vegas

Local author releases new book featuring stunning collection of vintage images
 
 
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Feb. 5, 2013 - PRLog -- New to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Showgirls of Las Vegas by local author Lisa Gioia-Acres. This pictorial history boasts more than 200 vintage images and provides readers with a unique opportunity to reconnect with the history that shaped their community.

Little girls all over the world may hope to grow up to become a princess but few ever realize the dream. For those who grow up to become showgirls, they go far beyond that dream, becoming goddess-like objects of men's desire and the epitome of feminine beauty, elegance and class. As soon as resort casinos began to dot the dusty Las Vegas landscape, major stars, extravagant show productions and beautiful women helped promote the city to become the ultimate adult playground.

In the early 1950s when women began to dance and parade on the stages of Las Vegas, the showgirl persona evolved from the seductive burlesque-style performance art to the elegant productions modeled after those staged in France with women dripping in furs and feathers or in nothing more than a G-string and rhinestones. The over-the-top Las Vegas productions may have faded into obscurity leaving but one show, Bally's Jubilee, as the longest running showgirl show on the Las Vegas Strip, but the iconic showgirl will forever represent Las Vegas in all of its glitz and glory.

Highlights of Showgirls of Las Vegas include:
•   The Showgirl Arrives
•   It’s Showtime
•   Ponies, Mannequins, Bluebells, and Nudes

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.

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