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Author Richard Zoglin: “Elvis in Vegas: How the King Reinvented the Las Vegas Show”
Monday, July 22, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In his book about Elvis Presley’s milestone July 31, 1969, show at the International hotel in Las Vegas, the author challenges the conventional wisdom that Las Vegas destroyed Elvis Presley, launching him on a downward spiral of drugs, boredom, erratic stage behavior, and eventually his fatal overdose. Zoglin, a theater critic for Time magazine, argues the concert is where Presley resurrected his career, reinvented himself as a performer and changed the nature of Vegas entertainment.