Chicken ranch: a legal brothel in Nevada

United States, 1982

Film
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A documentary film about the best known legalised brothel in America, the Chicken Ranch in Las Vegas. The film observes the day to day lives of the women who work in the brothel. Their average age is 21 and their earnings are split 50/50 with the house.

Credits

production company

Churchill Films

Central Independent Television (UK)

producer

Nicholas Broomfield

co-director

Nicholas Broomfield

Sandi Sissel

Duration

01:16:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1982

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

015991

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Women - Interviews

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Prostitutes - Personal narratives

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Nevada

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → United States - Social life and customs

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Prostitutes

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Prostitution

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women - Employment

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Prostitutes - Personal narratives

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

People → Prostitutes - Personal narratives

People → Women - Interviews

Places → Nevada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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