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Author : David Bret
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A comprehensive guide to Elvis' career on film and TV. It analyzes his every celluloid appearance, including 33 films, documentaries, TV appearances, tributes, biopics and retrospectives. Accompanying this study is a biography and a complete filmography.

Elvis Presley

Author : Ben Weisman
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Elvis from Memphis to Hollywood

Author : Alan Fortas
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This work is about the life of the King of Rock-and-Roll through the eyes of a friend and former member of Elvis's Memphis Mafia, Alan Fortas, nephew of Associate Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas, who spent nearly 12 years close to Elvis from 1957 into the late 1960s, and was on-stage with Elvis at his televised 1968 Singer Comeback Special. His fond recollections of the most interesting and turbulent period in Presley's life and career aim to provide personal insight, and historical perspective.

Following That Dream From Elvis to Hollywood

Author : Al Fleming
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Think about it. How likely would it be that Elvis Presley, one of the world's biggest stars, would come to a remote town on the west coast of Florida to make a movie, and by sheer blind luck I would get to meet and work with him? It all seems so improbable....and it was the one big event in my life that would change my future, leading me to Hollywood and a life I could never have dreamed of. I have traveled the world, seen things that most people will never see, met and worked with some of the most famous people in the world and had some wonderful adventures. It has given me a life full of adventure and excitement that I would have never known but for that magic summer of 1961 when my life was given a direction and changed forever. From then until now I have been following that dream, and this is my story.

Elvis in Hollywood

Author : Elizabeth McKeon
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Elvis Presley in Hollywood

Author : Gerry McLafferty
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Author : Alan Fortas
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When in June 1968, clad in black leather, a nervous Elvis Presley made his television “Comeback Special”, Alan Fortas was one of the five friends asked to be on stage with him. Fortas ultimately spent nearly twelve years working for Elvis, having been asked to join his fraternity of bodyguards and close buddies that came to be known as “The Memphis Mafia” back in 1958. He lived, travelled and played hard with Elvis during that time, watching Elvis become increasingly disillusioned with the endless stream of movies he was forced to act in, saw him become increasingly reliant on drugs, and witnessed Elvis’s colourful sex life. The only other memoir of Elvis that can offer such genuine inside knowledge and intimacy is Elvis and the Memphis Mafia, by three other members of his bodyguard fraternity, which Uncut magazine acclaimed as “the best Elvis book written to date”, and which Aurum has already re-published and seen reprint four times. Now it re-issues Alan Fortas’ book, which has been out of print for over ten years. Written in collaboration with Elvis authority Alanna Nash, who also collaborated on Memphis Mafia and wrote the definitive biography of Elvis’s sinister manager, Colonel Tom Parker, it is a must for every Elvis fan.Alan Fortas subsequently worked as an investment banker in Memphis, and died in 1992. Alanna Nash is the acclaimed author of The Colonel, a biography of Colonel Tom Parker (also published by Aurum, 978 1 84513 025 1), and co-author of Elvis and the Memphis Mafia. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

Elvis Through the Ages

Author : Colin Slater and The Hollywood Photo Archive
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From the beginning of his career to his death as the Hollywood icon Elvis Presley sang and enchanted thousands of people. Publicity photos and behind-the-scenes shots from the Hollywood Photo Archives include scores of long been forgotten or abandoned images in neglected studio archives.

Elvis Films FAQ

Author : Paul Simpson
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If Elvis Presley had not wanted to be a movie star, he would never have single-handedly revolutionized popular culture. Yet this aspect of his phenomenal career has been much maligned and misunderstood – partly because the King himself once referred to his 33 movies as a rut he had got stuck in just off Hollywood Boulevard. Elvis Films FAQ explores his best and worst moments as an actor, analyzes the bizarre autobiographical detail that runs through so many of his films, and reflects on what it must be like to be idolized by millions around the world yet have to make a living singing about dogs, chambers of commerce, and fatally naive shrimps. Elvis's Hollywood years are full of mystery, and Elvis Films FAQ covers them all! Which of his own movies did he actually like? What films did he wish he could have made? Why didn't he have an acting coach? When will Quentin Tarantino stop alluding to him in his movies? And was Clambake really the catalyst for his marriage to Priscilla? Elvis Films FAQ explains everything you want to know about the whys and wherefores of the singer-actor's bizarre celluloid odyssey; or, as Elvis said, “I saw the movie and I was the hero of the movie.”

Who Was Elvis Presley

Author : Geoff Edgers
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Put on your blue suede shoes and get ready for another addition to the Who Was…? series! The King could not have come from humbler origins: Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, during the Depression, he grew up with the blues music of the rural South, the gospel music of local churches, and the country-western classics. But he forged a sound all his own—and a look that was all his own, too. With curled lip, swiveling hips, and greased pompadour, Elvis changed popular music forever, ushering in the age of rock and roll. Geoff Edgers’s fascinating biography of this icon of American pop culture includes black and- white illustrations on nearly every spread.

The Tao of Elvis

Author : David H. Rosen
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The Inner Man vs The Mythical King With a scholarÕs mind and an Elvis-fanÕs heart, eminent psychiatrist and Jungian analyst Dr David H. Rosen illuminates both the inner Elvis and the myth of Elvis. Forty-two chapters representing the forty-two years of ElvisÕs life contain perceptive and inspiring quotations from the worldÕs most perceptive thinkers, as well as from the people who knew Elvis best. In a most readable fashion, Rosen unites the varied voices into each chapterÕs theme, such as: ÒSpirit, Soul and Religion,Ó ÒTranscendence & Transformation,Ó ÒDarkness, Sorrow, and Sadness,Ó ÒAlone and Loneliness,Ó and ÒLove.Ó An inspirational, perceptive, personal and truly innovative exploration of Elvis, which includes essays by two New York Times Best-Selling Authors: Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life, contributes a foreword in which he asks pivotal questions about the parallel destinies of Elvis and America. Clarissa Pinkola EstŽs, author of Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, has contributed a free-wheeling afterword passionately expressing how ElvisÕs Òbeautiful flame of lifeÓ rocked the post-war world, and rocks her still. The Tao of Elvis is fully illustrated with Chinese papercut-inspired artwork by Diane Katz, author and illustrator of On All My Holy Mountain: A Modern Fraktur and Apples Dipped in Honey: A Jewish ABC.

The Girls Guide to Elvis

Author : Kim Adelman
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Can’t get enough of the King? A lively romp through all things Presley, this sassy guide covers what you really want to know about the man who continues to leave generations of females “All Shook Up.” “It’s just like being in junior high again. This book offers the scoop on Elvis’s way with women–the wives, the girlfriends, the screaming fans–and leaves plenty of room for ever important hair and wardrobe discussions...[and] films and concert highlights too.”–Time The first book explicitly fashioned for Elvis Presley’s largest fan base, The Girls’ Guide to Elvis offers a fabulously fun look at the man who begged us to love him tender. This kitschy, dishy, gossip-filled guidebook is packed with never-before-seen photographs and tasty tidbits about the King of Rock and Roll and his insatiable appetite for females, finery, and good old down-home food. Discover Elvis’s bedroom do’s and don’ts. Dig into details about his relationships with Priscilla, Ann-Margret, and Nancy Sinatra. Peek at snapshots of Presley on dates with local girls we never even knew about. Delve into his infamous shopping sprees and analyze his predilection for jewel-encrusted jumpsuits. Get the skinny on how Elvis felt about his weight–and even learn to cook low-fat versions of his favorite foods. Plus much, much more. For Elvis fans of all ages--from those who screamed at Elvis the Pelvis in concert to those who know the immortal icon from CDs and DVDs--The Girls’ Guide to Elvis is a must-have keepsake.

The King Mcqueen and the Love Machine

Author : Barbara Leigh
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Contains 55 pictures! From 1970 to 1972, Barbara Leigh and Elvis Presley embarked on a torrid love affair from the moment they locked eyes. At the time, Leigh was a world-class model and actress whose looks and beauty embodied the naturalistic seventies and captured the Kings heart at the same time. Add to this mix an affair with the worlds number one box-office attraction, Steve McQueen, and president of MGM studios and the inspiration for Jacqueline Susans The Love Machine, Jim The Smiling Cobra Aubrey, and you have the decades steamiest love triangle. Leigh herself has a legion of fans in Hollywood and abroad. She is legendary among Presley fans and, over the years, has developed a cult following as she was the original Vampirella, a comic book character created by Forrest J. Ackerman. One of six children, Leigh was born Barbara Ann Kish on November 16, 1946, in Ringgold, Georgia. She was raised in a Miami orphanage since her mother could not afford to raise all six children alone. Married at 14 to her sisters ex-boyfriend, and a mother at 17, she moved to Los Angeles and found work as a doctors assistant. Divorced soon after, Leigh was encouraged by a boyfriend to pose for photos, which led to a successful and glamorous modeling career. That soon led to more than 50 national TV commercials and a burgeoning movie career that boasted 10 films, including the cult classic The Student Nurses, Sam Peckinpahs gentle Junior Bonner and Roger Vadims Pretty Maids All In a Row. By the time she turned 21, Barbara Leigh had already lived several lifetimes worth of experiences. Barbara Leigh resides in Los Angeles, California, but spends a good amount of her time traveling around the country, where she frequently appears as a guest at collectors conventions. Leigh currently is working with Marilyn Grabowski, the west coast editor for Playboy for the last 40 years. In her private time, Ms. Leigh is actively involved with Animal Rescue, a passion she takes very seriously. To reach Barbara Leigh, go to Writer Marshall Terrill resides in Mesa, Arizona, and is the author of five books, including the best-selling biography, Steve McQueen: Portrait Of An American Rebel (Donald I. Fine, 1993) Terrill is currently a reporter for Tribune Newspapers as well as a writing teacher at Mesa and Glendale Community Colleges in Phoenix, Arizona.

Elvis Favorite Director

Author : Michael A. Hoey
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Still the youngest director to ever win an Academy Award (Skippy, 1931); Norman Taurog's career embraces the history of Hollywood, from silent comedies to the Elvis Presley era. During Taurog's fifty-two years in the film business he directed seventy-eight feature films starring everyone from Maurice Chevalier and Carole Lombard, to W.C. Fields and Bing Crosby, to Mickey Rooney and Spencer Tracy (who won an Oscar for his performance as Father Flanagan in Taurog's Boys Town), to Judy Garland, Mario Lanza, Cary Grant, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, and of course his nine films with Elvis Presley. Elvis' Favorite Director is an in-depth study of Hollywood movie-making, seen through the eyes of a talented craftsman and told by a writer who worked closely with Taurog during the last six years and eight films of his career. Michael A. Hoey is a multi-award winning film and television editor, writer, director and producer. He is the son of Dennis Hoey, who played Inspector Lestrade in Universal's Sherlock Holmes series. Hoey began in Hollywood working as a film editor. He later wrote, directed or produced a number of feature films, including the teen comedy Palm Springs Weekend, the cult sci-fi flick The Navy vs. the Night Monsters and two movies starring Elvis Presley, Stay Away, Joe and Live A Little, Love A Little. He was also a contributing writer on four more films starring Elvis. He then transitioned into television where he wrote and directed a number of shows, including a multi-year run on Fame for which he received several awards. He lives in San Clemente, California.

Elvis Goes Hollywood

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Coloring book with scenes from Elvis' 33 films.

Infinite Elvis

Author : Mary Hancock Hinds
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Here, for the first time anywhere, is a precise measurement of a celebrity's impact on American culture. This annotated, highly readable listing details the verified book titles, magazines, dissertations, and significant articles about Elvis Presley. The entries show that Elvis was more than just a popular-culture phenomenon. Besides documentation of his concerts, the food he ate, and posthumous Elvis sightings, here is the proof of Elvis's impact on every aspect of American life: his invention of rock 'n' roll; his spurring of the sexual revolution; his influence on the civil rights movement; how his death changed the media's treatment of celebrities; and how a new religion devoted to Elvis has become part of the mainstream.

Stories of Success from Hollywood Elvis Presley Martha Stewart Oprah Winfrey Walt Disney Biography for Kids 9 12 Junior Scholars Edition Children s United States Biographies

Author : Baby Professor
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It is said that Hollywood is where dreams come true. That is the case for some stars who made it big even though they came from close to nothing. In this ebook, you’ll be reading about the stories of success of Elvis Presley, Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey and Walt Disney. Be inspired by their struggles, determined that they’re going to reach their goals. Start reading today.

Good Rockin Tonight

Author : Joe Esposito
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Elvis's closest confidant, best friend, and road manager tells the intimate story of life with the King, from their army days together until the end--when he found Elvis dead at Graceland--including the parties, women, concerts, tantrums, and comebacks. 40,000 first printing. Tour.

Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies

Author : Thomas Lisanti
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Surfers loathed them, teenagers flocked to them, critics dismissed them, producers banked on them—surf and beach movies. For a short time in the 1960s they were extremely popular with younger audiences—mainly because of the shirtless surfer boys and bikini-clad beach girls, the musical performers, and the wild surfing footage. This lavishly illustrated filmography details 32 sizzling fun-in-the-sun teenage epics from Gidget to the Beach Party movies with Frankie and Annette to The Sweet Ride plus a few offshoots in the snow!) Entries include credits, plot synopses, memorable lines, reviews and awards, and commentary from such as Aron Kincaid of The Girls on the Beach, Susan Hart of The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, Peter Brown of Ride the Wild Surf, Chris Noel of Beach Ball, and Ed Garner of Beach Blanket Bingo. Biographies of actors and leading actresses who made their marks in the genre are included.

Performance and Popular Music

Author : Dr Ian Inglis
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Since the emergence of rock'n'roll in the early 1950s, there have been a number of live musical performances that were not only memorable in themselves, but became hugely influential in the way they shaped the subsequent trajectory and development of popular music. Each, in its own way, introduced new styles, confronted existing practices, shifted accepted definitions, and provided templates for others to follow. Performance and Popular Music explores these processes by focusing on some of the specific occasions when such transformations occurred. An international array of scholars reveal that it is through the (often disruptive) dynamics of performance – and the interaction between performer and audience – that patterns of musical change and innovation can best be recognised. Through multi-disciplinary analyses which consider the history, place and time of each event, the performances are located within their social and professional contexts, and their immediate and long-term musical consequences considered. From the Beatles and Bob Dylan to Michael Jackson and Madonna, from Woodstock and Monterey to Altamont and Live Aid, this book provides an indispensable assessment of the importance of live performance in the practice of popular music, and an essential guide to some of the key moments in its history.