New Novel Pays Homage to 1955 Las Vegas Moulin Rouge Casino and Dancers
So far, the first few days of December have been fairly productive, with respect to my new novel. I’ve been busy telling specific people about “Lights Out at the Moulin Rouge,” in hopes that they’ll be able to help spread the news about the book. To my utter delight, I was able to locate a contact email for the daughter of one of the original dancers, Mrs. Anna Bailey. Anna and her husband Bill played very prominent roles in the Moulin Rouge’s early history. They later went on to play even more important roles respectively, with regard to black related issues in Las Vegas. If you order a copy of “Lights Out at the Moulin Rouge,” you’ll enjoy reading a little about the young black couple.
Anna celebrated her 90th birthday last September, however her husband Bill has passed on. To be able to reach out to her and her family about this book is truly a privilege for me and I can’t wait to hear back from them. If they agree to speak with me, I’ll be on a quick bus to Las Vegas for a face-to-face, just like my character April in the book!
I foresee “Lights Out at the Moulin Rouge” as being just the first in a long line of future Moulin Rouge stories, hopefully not just my own books, but from other authors. There are too many stories to tell to think of it as competitive. How this incredible iconic place and all its’ magnificent history could have gone unnoticed for so long is hard for me to understand. To my knowledge, there have been no novels, television movies, cable series, big screen films; nothing! There was one episode of CSI: Young Man with a Horn and it was supposed to be based on the Moulin Rouge, but the one hour episode gave very few details and even less facts. It certainly didn’t do the casino and the entertainers any justice. So I want to see more writers pick up this torch and keep passing it.