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How does Didion describe the act of marriage in Las Vegas Whatis your personal opinion of the Vegas wedding What is theauthors Write a full paragraphTo be married in Las Vegas Clark Countys Nevada a bride mustswear that she is eighteen or has parental permission and abridegroom that he is twenty-one or has parental permissionSomeone must put up five dollars for the license Sundaysandholidays fifteen dollars The Clark County Courthouseissues marriage licenses at any time of the day or night exceptbetween noon and one in the afternoon between eight and nine inthe evening and between four and five in the morning Nothingelse is required The State of Nevada alone among the UnitedStates demands neither a premarital blood test nor a waitingperiod before or after the issuance of a marriage licenseDriving in across the Mojave from Los Angeles one sees thesigns way out on the desert looming up from that moonscape ofrattlesnakes and mesquite even before the Las Vegas lightsappear like a mirage on the horizon GETTING MARRIED FreeLicense Information First Strip Exit Perhaps the Las Vegaswedding industry achieved its peakoperational efficiencybetween 900 pm and midnight of August 26 1965 an otherwiseunremarkable Thursday which happened to be by Presidentialorder the last day on which anyone could improve his draftstatus merely by getting married One hundred and seventy-onecouples were pronounced man and wife in the name of ClarkCounty and the State of Nevada that night sixty-seven of themby a single justice of the peace Mr James A Brennan MrBrennan did one wedding at the Dunes and the other sixty-six inhis office and charged each couple eight dollars One bridelent her veil to six others I got it down from five to threeminutes Mr Brennan said later of his feat I couldvemarried themen massbut theyre people not cattle Peopleexpect morewhen they get marriedWhat people who get married in Las Vegas actually doexpect--what in the largest sense their expectations are--strikes one as a curious and self-contradictory business LasVegas is
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