From Bugsy Siegel to the Rat Pack, Wayne Newton, Vegas showgirls, cassinos of epic proportions and light shows that would make the heavens blush, Las Vegas is the most raucous, sinfully fun city in the world. Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the city, LAS VEGAS documents the rollercoaster-ride history of this most outrageous playground - from the Mormom missionaries who came to the area for the natural springs, the mobsters who ruled the city through the 50s, eccentric millionaires buying up casinos like penny candy, monumental gambles, atomic blasts, to the tourists of today looking for fun that can only be found there.
Michelle Ferrari is an award-winning documentary writer and winner of the 1998 Sundance Film Festival Award. Stephen Ives is one of America's leading documentary film-makers. His landmark series, The West, was one of the most praised documentaries in recent history.