“Viva Las Vegas” is turning 50, and in typical Vegas fashion, the flashy, if formulaic movie that turned the spotlight on then-sleepy Sin City will be celebrated.
Even five decades later, most everyone knows at least some of the lyrics to the tune written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman and sung by a youthful Elvis Presley, who turned it into Sin City’s unofficial anthem.
Bright light city gonna set my soul
Gonna set my soul on fire
Got a whole lot of money that's ready to burn,
So get those stakes up higher!
The movie “Viva Las Vegas” tells the story of race car driver Lucky Jackson, who needs money to make his...