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Elvis, Marilyn, and the Space Aliens
Elvis, Marilyn, and the Space Aliens

Elvis, Marilyn, and the Space Aliens

Icons on Screen in Nevada
Robin Holabird
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Elvis, Marilyn, and the Space Aliens

Icons on Screen in Nevada
Robin Holabird
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Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, and space aliens like the Transformers share a surprising connection along with James Bond, Indiana Jones, and Rocky Balboa. These beloved icons played active roles in movie and television projects set in the state of Nevada. Long time state film commissioner and movie reviewer Holabird explores the blending of icons and Nevada, along with her personal experiences of watching movies, talking with famous people, and showing off a diverse range of stunning and iconic locations like Las Vegas, Reno, Lake Tahoe, and Area 51.

Holabird shows how Nevada's flash, flair, and fostering of the forbidden provided magic for singers, sexpots, and strange creatures from other worlds. She also gives readers an insider's look into moviemaking in Nevada by drawing on her extensive experience as a film commissioner. This is a unique take on film history and culture, and Holabird explores eighteen film genres populated by one-of-a-kind characters with ties to Nevada. Along with being a film history of the state of Nevada written by a consummate insider, the book is a fun mixture of research, personal experiences, and analysis about how Nevada became the location of choice for a broad spectrum of well-known films and characters.

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Publisher
University of Nevada Press
Year
2017
ISBN
9780874174656
Topic
History
Subtopic
World History

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