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[Nightlife, entertainment and gambling industry photographs from Lake Tahoe, Palm Springs and other locations].
BANC PIC 2014.061--PIC; BANC PIC 2014.061--NEG box 1; BANC PIC 2014.061--NEG box 2; BANC PIC 2014.061--NEG box 3; ...
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Title:

[Nightlife, entertainment and gambling industry photographs from Lake Tahoe, Palm Springs and other locations]

Abstract:

Images chiefly depict scenes of nightlife in clubs, bars, casinos and other establishments associated with the entertainment, gambling and resort industries of the Lake Tahoe area, Palm Springs, the Salton Sea and other western locations in the 1950s and 1960s. Most images depict customers. Entertainers and employees are also depicted. Among the locations depicted are Circus Circus, Harrah's, Harvey's, Wagon Wheel, Kon-Tiki, Colonial Club, Tahoe Tropics, Crystal Bay Club, Sherman's Candy Bar, Salton Sea Yacht Club, Trivas (Carson City) and Turquoise Room (Portland). Among the entertainers depicted are Duke Ellington, the Mills Brothers, Tony Bennett, Jerry and the Gang, Rudy Grayzell, and possibly Desi Arnaz posing in front of his Palm Springs hotel. Also includes a few photographs of the Palm Springs area. Accompanying notes, written by the unidentified photographer, include a brief memoir of the nascent nightlife and gambling industry in Lake Tahoe and Palm Springs in the 1950s, with emphasis on his freelance working conditions at various establishments; and a few lists of subjects he photographed, some of which are not present in this collection.

Date:

1954 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca -- n-us-nv
Gambling industry -- Nevada -- Photographs
Casinos -- Nevada -- Photographs
Bars (Drinking establishments) -- Nevada -- Photographs
Bars (Drinking establishments) -- California -- Photographs
Nightclubs -- Nevada -- Photographs
Nightclubs -- California -- Photographs
Nightlife -- Nevada -- Photographs
Nightlife -- California -- Photographs
Gambling -- Nevada -- Photographs
Leisure -- California -- Photographs
Leisure -- Nevada -- Photographs
Musicians -- Nevada -- Photographs
Freelance photography -- Nevada
Palm Springs (Calif.) -- Pictorial works

Note:

Title devised by cataloger.
Photographer unknown.
Accompanied by 1 folder (PIC) of hand-written notes.
Includes photographer's original sleeve labels.
NEGATIVES RESTRICTED. Use of negatives only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
Nightlife, entertainment and gambling industry photographs from Lake Tahoe, Palm Springs and other locations, BANC PIC 2014.061, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase; from Dawson's Book Shop; 2014.
Container list available in library.

Type:

graphic
Memoirs.

Physical Description:

photonegative
Approximately 1,400 photographs in 10 boxes : safety film negatives, black and white ; 7 x 10 cm

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2014.061--PIC
BANC PIC 2014.061--NEG box 1
BANC PIC 2014.061--NEG box 2
BANC PIC 2014.061--NEG box 3
BANC PIC 2014.061--NEG box 4
BANC PIC 2014.061--NEG box 5
BANC PIC 2014.061--NEG box 6
BANC PIC 2014.061--NEG box 7
BANC PIC 2014.061--NEG box 8
BANC PIC 2014.061--NEG box 9
BANC PIC 2014.061--NEG box 10
BANC PIC 2014.061

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

NEGATIVES RESTRICTED. Use of negatives only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.