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BEHIND THE CAMERA: ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ escaped being a cartoon, gambled its production budget at the tables and earned Johnny Depp praise from Russians

Regarding this flick as one of the great cinematic portraits of Las Vegas confirms one indisputable fact: You’re stoned — which aligns nicely with the …

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AIN’T NO FOUNTAINS HIGH ENOUGH: A daunting jump over Caesars Palace waterworks couldn’t deter Evel Knievel — but the water won, Dec. 31, 1967

Jump-suited fountain-jumper (well, almost-jumper) Evel Knievel’s crazy-man stunt over the Caesars Palace fountains still stands as an extreme sports milestone 51 years later, even though Knievel, his bike and the pavement had an unfortunate rendezvous.

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Behind the Camera

Behind the Camera: ‘The Las Vegas Story’ pitted producer Howard Hughes against controversial screenwriter

On-screen? Intermittently entertaining and ultimately forgettable. Off-screen? Politically polarizing and ultimately historic. Such is the legacy of The Las Vegas Story, a noir-ish 1952 crime …

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