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Las Vegas: An Unconventional History

Episode One: Sin City

Produced by
Amanda Pollak & Stephen Ives

Edited by
Michael Levine & Sari Gilman

Written by
Michelle Ferrari

Directed by
Stephen Ives

Episode Two: American Mecca

Produced by
Amanda Pollak & Stephen Ives

Edited by
Sari Gilman & Michael Levine

Written by
Michelle Ferrari

Directed by
Stephen Ives

Episodes One and Two

Narrated by
Michael Murphy

Music by
Joel Goodman

Coordinating Producer
Cornelia Calder

Associate Producer
Ben Ostrower

Field Producer
Jeff Dupre

Buddy Squires
Andrew Young

Consulting Producer
Eve Morgenstern

Associate Editor
Niharika Desai

Assistant Editor
Judd Blaise

Production Associate
Lindsey Megrue

Martha Corcoran

Additional Research
Jenny Carchman
Lindsey Megrue

Production Controller
Andrew Hall

Sound Recording
John Zecca

Additional Sound Recording
John Haptas

Assistant Camera
Mike Caruzzi
Paul Marbury

John Dwyer
Jim Wise
Magic Hour Lighting & Grip

Additional Assistant Editing
Andrew Jenter
Ben Ostrower

Sound by 701 Sound
Ira Speigel
Marlena Grzaslewicz
Mariusz Glabinski
Chad Birmingham

Helicopter Aerials
Tom Schaus
Sundance Helicopters

Re-Recording Engineer
Peter Waggoner
Sound One

Animation Stand Photographer
Frank Ferrigno

Online Editors
Judd Blaise
Niharika Desai

Online Mastering
Jay Tilin
R!Ot Manhattan

Color Correction
John J. Dowdell III
Company 3

Music Recorded at
Sound on Sound, Castle Oaks & Hi-Fi Productions

Music Mixed at
Hi-Fi Productions

Music Engineer
Joe Arlotta
Tristan Larel
Jason T. Newman

Music Copyist
David Bramfitt

Music Recording
Joe Bonadio, James Englund (Drums)
David Bramfitt (Keyboards)
Joel Goodman (Bass, Keyboards, Guitar)
Leo Huppert (Bass)
Ira Nepus, Randy Aldcroft (Trombone)
Dan Rosengard (Piano)
Larry Saltzman, James Harrah, Greg Herzenach (Guitar)
Brian Scanlon, David Mann (Woodwinds)
Chris Tedesco (Musician Contractor/Trumpet)

Narration Recording
Lou Verrico
Full House Productions

Production Assistants
Michelle Basterrechea
Alisia Brijlall
Ryan Cheresnick
Stephanie Friede
Liz Gilbert
Jaime Iglehart
Dahlia Kozlowsky
Cecilia Lima
Dore Murphy
Elizabeth Parks
Priya Radjev
Anton Sherin
Merritt Symes

Senior Creative Consultants
Marc Cooper
Michael Green
Eugene Moehring
Hal Rothman
Geoffrey C. Ward

Archival Footage
ABCNEWS VideoSource
Archive Films by Getty Images
John E. Allen, Inc.
Becky Binion Behnen
BBC Motion Gallery
Corbis Motion, LLC.
Drew Associates
Fox Movietonews, Inc.
Historic Films Archive, LLC.
Imagebank Films by Getty Images
Industrial Photographics, Inc.
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Luxor Las Vegas
Massachusetts State Lottery
NBC News Archive
NNSA/NSO Nuclear Testing Archive
Sabucat Productions
Siegfried & Roy
Michael P. Selinsky
Streamline Films, Inc.
Third Millenium Films, Inc.
UCLA Film and Television Archive
UNLV Special Collections
U.S. National Archives and Records Admin.
WPA Film Library

AP/Wide World Photos
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
Becky Binion Behnen
BMI Collection, Henderson District Public Libraries
Boulder City Museum and Historical Association
Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum
Frashers Fotos, Pomona Public Library, Pomona, CA
Getty Images
Knepp Productions
Herald Examiner Collection, Los Angeles Public Library
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Las Vegas Sun
Library of Congress
Marie McMillan
Montana Historical Society Archives
Nevada Historical Society
Nevada State Library and Archives
The New York Times
Stanley Paher
Michael P. Selinsky
Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center
Curt Teich Postcard Archives, Lake County Discovery Museum
Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
Dept. of Special Collections, UCLA Library
UNLV Special Collections
Specialized Libraries and Archival Collection, USC
Union Pacific Historical Collection
Vintage Vegas/Patrick Weaver
Wilkerson Archives

Legal Services
James Kendrick
Brown, Raysman, Millstein, Felder and Steiner

Production Accounting
Ed Weisel
Silver, Laski and Weisel


"Ain't That A Kick in the Head"
Written by James Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn
Performed by Dean Martin
Published by Marraville Music Corp.
Courtesy of Capitol Records under license from EMI Film & Television Music

"Alright Okay You Win"
Written by Mayme Watts and Sidney J. Wyche
Performed by Peggy Lee
Published by Melody Lane Publications
Courtesy of Capitol Records Under License From EMI Film & Television Music

"Change Partners"
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Sammy Davis Jr.
Published by Williamson Music
Courtesy of MCA Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises

"Closing Theme (Live -- Sahara Casino)"
Performed by Louis Prima and Keely Smith
Courtesy of Capitol Records Under License From EMI Film & Television Music

"The Good Life"
Written by Sacha Distel and Jack Reardon
Performed by Tony Bennett
Published by Warner Chappell Music
Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment

"Happy Birthday to You"
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
Published by Warner Chappell Music

"Love Me or Leave Me"
Written by Gus Kahn and Walter Donaldson
Performed by Lena Horne
Published by Gilbert Keyes Music, Donaldson Publishing Co. LLC (ASCAP), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
We are grateful for the co-operation of The Kruger Organisation, Inc.
Permission Secured. All Rights Reserved.

Composed by Erroll Garner
Performed by Liberace
Published by Octave Music Publishing Corp.
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises

"Puttin' on the Ritz"
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Liz Antony With The Jerry Conrad Orchestra
Published by Irving Berlin Music Company
Courtesy of Stork Music Productions

"Rags to Riches"
Written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Performed by Tony Bennett
Published by Lakshmi Puja Music and J&J Ross Music
Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Permission Secured. All Rights Reserved.

"Top of the World"
Written by John Bettis and Richard Carpenter
Performed by Ray Conniff
Published by Almo Music Corp. on behalf of itself and Hammer and Nails Music
Courtesy of Columbia Records by arrangement with Song BMG Music Entertainment

Other Music Provided by:
APM Music Library

Insignia Films Directors
John T. Sughrue
Robert A. Wilson

Las Vegas Residents
Michael Averna (Sara Lee Chef)
Bette "Cookie" Citro (Stripclub House Mom)
Colette Diamond & Family (Real Estate Agent)
Mildred "Yvette" Dixon (Bellagio Maid)
Joe Frehner (Wedding Minister)
Josh Kennedy (Dealer)
Anita "Kelly" Pettyjohn & Family (Las Vegas Emigrants)
Natalie Rodriguez (Culinary Training Academy Instructor)
Mary Ann Ward & Darla Richards (Principal & Teacher)
Steve Werk (Cowboy)
Jodi Wetzel (Jubilee Dancer)
Randy (Construction Worker)

Special Thanks
Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial
Honorable Mayor Oscar Goodman
Brian Greenspun
Dr. Carol Harter
Gary Loveman
Wendie Mosca
Rossi Ralenkoter
Don Snyder
Elaine Wynn
Steve Wynn

Gordon Absher
Gordon Adams
Brian Albertson
Alexis Park Resort
Stacy Allsbrook
Arthur Anderson
Kurt Anderson
Tom Axtell
Anna Bailey
Bally's Las Vegas
Becky Binion Behnen
Bellagio Hotel and Casino
Bo Bernhard Ph.D.
Body English at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Boyd Gaming
Ryan Brooks
Caesars Entertainment
Caesars Palace
Hattie Canty
Casino Gaming School
Deke Castleman
Su Kim Chung
Cirque de Soleil
City of Las Vegas
Clark Country School District
Clark County
Staci Columbo
Marc Cooper
Allison Copening
Maureen Crampton
Culinary Training Academy
Pastor Willie Davis
Dean Petersen Elementary
David Demontmollin
Thalia Dondero
Drai's Restaurant
Annie Duke
Pam Egan
Excalibur Las Vegas Resort Hotel and Casino
Vincent Falcone
Flamingo Las Vegas
Forum Shops at Ceasars
Melissa Fox
John Gallagher
Jim Gans
Leland Gantt
Maria Gatti
Charles Geocaris
Rebekah German
Melissa Germano
Hillary Gray
Michael Green
Green Valley Ranch
Danny Greenspun
Greenspun Media Group
Donna Gutkin
Andrea Hackett
Joyce Haldeman
Nancy Hancock
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas
Joe Hasson
Kate Hausbeck
Terrible Herbst
Bruce Hiatt
Robert Hunter Ph.D.
Michael Hyams
Ice Nightclub
Interfaith Hospitality Network
Sasha Jackowich
Marc Jay
Terry Jicinsky
John C. Fremont Elementary School
Lisa Johnson
Bally's Jubilee
Nick Kallos
Peter Kaufman
Lisa Keim
Alissa Kelly
Sean Klimek
Krave Nightclub
Las Vegas Monorail
Las Vegas News Bureau
Las Vegas Wedding Chapel
Gina Lateef
Fluff Lecoque
Davis and Marilyn Leonard
Terry Lindemann
Gary Lite
Steve Lombard
Terry Lovern
Luxor Las Vegas Resort Hotel and Casino
Alicia Malone
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Tracy Marquart
Phyllis McGuire
Peter Michel
Kurt Mische
MGM Grand Hotel and Casino
MGM Mirage
Tom Mikovits
Eugene Moehring
Ben Montoya
Fafie Moore
Patti Moyer
Debbie Munch
John Neeland
Pat Nelson
Nevada Film Office
New York-New York Hotel and Casino
Don Niam
OPM Nightclub
Palms Hotel and Casino
Paris Las Vegas
Gustav Peebles
Jeff Peisch
Diana Pettit
Earnest Phillips II
PM Lounge
Rob Powers
The Problem Gaming Center
Pulte Homes
Ted & Eve Quillin
Maria Ramirez
Denise Randazzo
Schyler Richards
Don Rickles
Riviera Hotel and Casino
Dan Roberts
Monti Rock III
Tina Rogo
Hal Rothman
Kimberly Ryan
Elaine Sanchez
Lisa Sanders
Glenn Schaeffer
Joe Schoenmann
Jeff Schoor
David G. Schwartz
Pastor Jesse Scott
Jim Seagrave
Second Baptist Church
Karen Silveroli
John L. Smith
Tricia Smith
Stacey Solovey
Special Memory Wedding Chapel
Stardust Resort and Casino
Dan Stark
Station Casinos
Striptease Gentleman's Club
Sun City Anthem Community Center
Sunset Station Casino
Anne Cleves Symmes
E. Parry Thomas
Roger Thomas
Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
Tropicana Resort and Casino
UNLV Special Collections
Vegas Voice
The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
Scott Voeller
Todd Walker
Tom Warden
Jes Weinberger
Whiskey Bar
Claytee D. White
Claudine Williams
Margaret Williams
Jim Wise
Wayne Wright
Wynn Resorts

An Insignia Films production for American Experience

© 2005
WGBH Educational Foundation and Goodhue Pictures, Inc.
All rights reserved.

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