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'Family-Style' Burlesque and Women as Spectators In-Person

This Eadington Fellow Colloquium will look at how Harold Minsky expanded 'family-style' burlesque at the Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas, and the role women spectators played in the style's success.

William R. Eadington Fellow: Samantha Smith, Ph.D. student in history, Michigan State University

Samantha Smith is a Ph.D. student in history at Michigan State University with a specialization in  Women’s and Gender Studies. Their research focuses on the histories of nightlife and entertainment in Chicago and Las Vegas during the twentieth-century. They have an MLIS (with a certificate in Archival and Cultural Heritage Resources and Services) from Dominican University and an MA in Public History from Loyola University Chicago.  

The lecture will also be livestreamed.

The William R. Eadington Fellowship program is sponsored by the UNLV Center for Gaming Research in the University Libraries Special Collections and Archives and funds scholarly research into our collections on gaming and Las Vegas.

Friday, May 27, 2022
3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
Lied Library - Amargosa Room - 1st floor
UNLV Maryland (Main) Campus
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