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That Old Black Magic
That Old Black Magic

AIR DATE: November 19, 2010

Las Vegas entertainment icon Louis Prima would have turned 100 on December 7.

Author Tom Clavin chronicles Louis Prima's success and life along with his wife Keely Smith's in Las Vegas and how the couple influenced entertainment on the strip in his book That Old Black Magic: Louis Prima, Keely Smith, and the Golden Age of Las Vegas.

We talk with Tom Clavin about the book and Prima's life in the spotlight in Las Vegas.

Tom Clavin, author
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    Why isn't there a museum that celebrates Las Vegas' history, all of it; not just the mob history. I mean the entertainers, the music, the architecture; the chef's. Listening to the interview about Louie Prima it makes me realize how fabulous it is and it's all being lost.
    Gaye FreedmanDec 7, 2010 11:01:53 AM
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