Nancy Sinatra playing Las Vegas in 1973, headlining at the Riviera to a VERY quiet, stony audience, but giving it all she's got. Filmed by a Swedish crew for television (I assume), this forgotten special is more than a showcase for our Boots: it's a very telling tale about pop stars, the Vegas scene in the '70s, the grind of performing to unenthusiastic comers, and the indifference which is liable to set in on both sides if the chemistry isn't right. Sinatra is very charming, bitching in the hotel room later about the unappreciative audiences, and Lee Hazlewood is sweet and low-key as her co-star (when she stumbles a little off-stage, he remarks, "Got a hitch in yer get-along? You're not as young as you used to be."). It's a wonderful glimpse into the not-so-distant past.
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