Noel Coward

Gragg interviewed by the BBC

Posted by on October 6, 2015

Dr. Larry Gragg, Curators’ Teaching Professor of history and political science, was interviewed for the BBC World Service show Witness for its episode “Noel Coward Plays Vegas” on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Coward, the famed English playwright, singer and actor, performed at the Desert Inn in Las Vegas in 1955. Gragg provided background on organized crime in Las Vegas, Coward’s preparation for his performances and the importance of entertainment in attracting gamblers to casinos.

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