Moulin Rouge's brief, shining moment to shine once more

LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
May 19, 2013
BY JOHN PRZYBYS

For an all too brief time, the Moulin Rouge was an integrated oasis in a segregated Las Vegas.

It catered to an interracial crowd in which black and white patrons gambled and watched shows side by side and where black entertainers played to mixed audiences during a time when even black headliners at Strip resorts were forced to room elsewhere.

On Thursday, the life and times of the Moulin Rouge will be explored during a panel discussion sponsored by the Neon Museum.

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