This week, Ira spoke with Richard Zoglin, author of ELVIS IN VEGAS: How the King Reinvented the Las Vegas Show. In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Zoglin talks about about the history of Las Vegas entertainment and how it evolved over the decades; the decision of Elvis to perform in Las Vegas, which was his first time back on a stage in more than eight years; the trend-setting impact of his show and why he saved Las Vegas entertainment, if not himself; and the legacy of Elvis in the entertainment capital.
Richard Zoglin is a contributing editor and theater critic for Time magazine. He is the author of two previous books — Hope: Entertainer of the Century and Comedy at the Edge: How Stand-up in the 1970s Changed America. Zoglin currently lives in New York City.