Showgirls Collection

Published by University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University Libraries

The Las Vegas Showgirl, and the shows which exemplified them, have a history all their own. From the distinct theatrical traditions of burlesque, vaudeville, dance and music halls, the French cancan, comic opera and operetta, Broadway, speakeasies and nightclubs, and movies, came a cosmopolitan adult entertainment popular in New York, Hollywood, Paris, Miami Beach, Rio, and ultimately Las Vegas, where it seemed to become a permanent fixture of this town's almost timeless firmament of entertainment. The drawings exhibited here illustrate the shows and productions that epitomize Las Vegas.

Group portrait of Jean Devlyn Dancers

Group portrait of Jean Devlyn Dancers
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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