Vegas on TV

Behind the Camera: Viva Las Vegas’ 55th anniversary

Race car driver Lucky Jackson (Elvis Presley), in town for the “Vegas Grand Prix,” woos fetching swimming instructor Rusty Martin (Ann-Margret); toils as a waiter and enters a talent contest to earn money for a new car engine; and fends off a rival racer, Count Elmo Mancini (Cesare Danova), who also sets his romantic sights on Rusty.

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Vegas on TV

Behind the camera: Lucky You

Aspiring Vegas lounge warbler (Drew Barrymore) meets poker stud (Eric Bana) with a problematic relationship with his World Series of Poker-winning papa (Robert Duvall).

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Vegas on TV

BEHIND THE CAMERA: ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ traded Bruce Willis for George Clooney (and his keg of Guinness), missed out on Bill Murray and made stars of the Bellagio fountains

Vegas personified? Ocean’s Eleven. Simple as that. Vegas purists will, naturally, always prefer the 1960 Rat Packer original — with the numeral in the title …

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