March Gaming Colloquium announced

I can finally announce the specifics about this month’s Gaming Research Colloquium talk. Here’s the official announcement:

Please join us on Thursday, March 24, at 12:15 PM, as March Gaming Research Fellow Benjamin Min Han delivers a Gaming Research Colloquium talk entitled “We’re Right Next Door’: Televisual Las Vegas in Cold War America.”

Han, currently a graduate student in cinema studies at New York University, is looking at how television performances helped to shape perceptions of Las Vegas. Since World War II, Las Vegas has evolved into an entertainment capital of the world. While we often associate Las Vegas with gambling and casinos, many foreign ethnic talents arrived in the city to perform in hotels and nightclubs. These talented performers were instrumental in the development of televisual Las Vegas. This talk explores the migration of ethnic talent, and how such prominent Las Vegas entertainment business figures like Jack Entratter and Bill Willard envisioned transforming the city into a primary center of television production from the 1950s to 1970s.

The event is free and open to the public. Those interested in Las Vegas history, entertainment, American studies, and media studies are encouraged to attend.

The talk is being held in UNLV Special Collections’ Reading Room, on the third floor of Lied Library.

View flyer (pdf)

If you don’t want the pdf, here’s a jpg of the flyer:

Benjamin Min Han

This should be a good one.

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