In 1955, one Las Vegas pleasure palace took a risk.
Come see the beginning of something new.
Come see a young dancer find destiny and love.
Come see a casino change the city, and the world.
Come see opening night at The Moulin Rouge.
Originally appeared in Pulphouse #7.
An Excerpt from Moulin Rouge:
“Once The Boys see her, they’re gonna love her!”
“Annalee, this here’s Mr. Schwarz,” Hank said. “He wants a word with you.”
“Miss Annalee, I’m pleased to meet you,” the new guy said, sticking his hand out like I was folks.
“I represent the talent acquisition office of the Moulin Rouge. Not the one in Paris, the new casino and hotel opening in Las Vegas this summer.”
I would fly to Vegas on a TWA airliner, can you imagine?