Inventing Monte Carlo

Inventing Monte Carlo

  • Date:
    Tuesday, March 12, 2013
  • Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
  • Campus:
    University Park Campus
  • Venue:
    Social Sciences Building (SOS)
  • Room:
    250
  • Cost:
    Free with RSVP
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Summary:

This paper traces the history of Monte Carlo while considering how the casino's management capitalized on the power of visual culture.

Description:

 

MARK BRAUDE

Graduate Student, Department of History

Anne Friedberg Memorial Award Recipient

 

The founders of the world’s first modern full-scale casino-resort originally built and promoted Monte Carlo not as a gambling town, but as a curative health spa. This paper traces the history of Monte Carlo, founded in 1863, while considering how the casino’s management capitalized on the power of visual culture to create an image of their resort as a center of cosmopolitan glamour, sophistication, and leisure.

 

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  • Troy Gunderson
  • USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies
  • University of Southern California
  • University Park Campus
  • AHF 108
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0371