(2009/MEMPHIS EXPLORATIONS) Hardcover, 22x29 cm, 106 pages of rare color photos. Introduction I met Judy about five years ago even though we grew up in the same town and have much in common — not the least of which is a love for Elvis. While shopping one day at Nordstrom, where Judy works, a saleswoman noticed my Elvis purse and asked me, ´´Do you know Judy up in petites? She´s an Elvis fan too.´´ Curious, I went up the escalator, looking for a woman who might be my age or older. I put my pink ´´Love Me Tender´´ bag on the counter and asked, ´´Are you Judy? I hear you´re an Elvis fan. So am I.´´ Within minutes, Judy´s warmth and effervescent personality encircled me like a hug and I realized she was no average Elvis fan. We traded Elvis milestones like Elvis fans do when they meet for the first time: How many times did you see him perform in concert? How many times have you been to Graceland? When did you first love Elvis? And then came the bombshell — the revelations that trumped anything I had to offer in my modest Elvis life: Judy not only met Elvis, she kissed him four times, sat ringside for the iconic ´´68 Comeback Special,´´ and was one of those famous ´´superfans´´ who author Jerry Hopkins profiled in his 1971 Elvis biography. And then, almost as an afterthought, she mentioned her photographs. After regaining my composure I realized Judy was what we call in´the newspaper business ´´a good story.´´ I suggested our local newspaper, where I worked at the time, profile Judy in the arts and entertainment section. There she was, in full color, with a big smile on her face, telling her story and talking about her photos. The newspaper reprinted an image of Elvis with his arm around Judy. And here we are today; the book you are holding is the result of that serendipitous meeting at Nordstrom. This book took a lot of coaxing. Judy never gave up her devotion to Elvis, but after he died she moved on with her life, as many of us did. She married a wonderful man named Doug and raised two children. She became an All-Star saleswoman at Nordstrom. And she kept her most precious candids and concert photos tucked away in scrapbooks, hidden at a friend´s house for safekeeping. Although Judy is a member of that small network of Elvis fans who shared candid moments with him in the 60s and 70s, it´s not in her nature to talk about herself. But you´ll soon discover this book has much to offer. Judy´s stories take you back to the time when Elvis was at his peak. She shares hilarious stories about camping out at Graceland, waiting for any chance to see Elvis. She talks about the signed condolence card she got from Elvis and Priscilla when Judy´s mother was killed. And then there are the photographs — some of the most recognizable images in the Elvis world — and not until now is Judy getting the credit she deserves for taking them. Judy taught herself how to take photos so she could keep for a lifetime her memories of Elvis. And now she shares them with you, and even more importantly, puts the images together with the real stories behind them. You´re in for a treat. Carla T. Savalli February 2009
English, Hardbound/Gebunden mit Schutzumschlag, 22.5x28 cm, 608 Seiten/pages, 2.8 kg ! über 600 Fotos aus den Graceland Archiven mit kurzen Kommentaren - Ein Monster Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the 20th century. He introduced the beat to everything, music, language, clothes, it´s a whole new social revolution´´ - Leonard Bernstein OK, so that was going too far. The man who conducted the New York Philharmonic and composed the music for West Side Story should have known better. Elvis simply didn´t ´introduce the beat to everything: but he was the first to acknowledge the roots of his music in blues, gospel, country, and all the other rhythmically based popular music that America had created through the first half of the 20th century. Likewise, the jive-talk language and sharp clothes that were adopted by Elvis and other early rock´n´rollers - and soon taken up by the newly identified generation of ´´teenagers´´ - weren´t invented overnight, but had their basis in the be-bop slang and zoot-suit fashions of big city jazz musicians in the 1940s. Having said that, Bernstein was right about Elvis being an incalculable cultural force. It´s hard now to appreciate the total impact Elvis had on what we loosely call popular culture, that melting pot of music, art, literature, attitudes, and manners that found its most vital catalyst and instigator for change in the America of the last century. And, like Louis Armstrong, Jackson Pollock, Scott Fitzgerald, cowboy films and boogie woogie, Elvis and his music were uniquely American; it just wouldn´t have happened, couldn´t have happened, anywhere else. In that media-driven century that has so recently come to a close, the century of the photograph, motion pictures, and television as well as records and radio, image was all important. The visual record of people and events that burned onto the mass consciousness was more potent than newsprint, more memorable even than the intimate voices of radio pioneers who gave us history as it happened over the airwaves. When his music exploded on an unsuspecting world in the early weeks of 1956, the first impression most people got of Elvis Presley, other than the almost hypnotic atmosphere of ´´Heartbreak Hotel´´, were the black-and-white photographs of the ´´Hillbilly Cat´´ in action. And in many ways the still camera, creating innumerable images frozen for all time, was the medium that defined Elvis as icon throughout the rest of his life. From the image that for millions was the first glimpse of Elvis, mouth open, legs apart it was clear that here was something different. Was he playing that guitar, or making love to it? Those trousers looked like they were going to split at any moment! Was he singing, or shouting? Was this a musical performance or some act of defiant celebration? Actually it was both — when that picture swiftly found its way around the world, the lines were drawn. Things were never going to be the same again. The early television appearances, beamed coast to coast across a stunned-into-silence America, certainly upset a lot of adult folk, and got the youngters on their toes, but these were mere flickering box-in-the-corner images compared to the real thing. Curiously, the combination of the records themselves and an increasing flood of photographs was far more potent propaganda for the rock´n´roll revolution. RCA Records soon caught on to this. Every new signing to the label would have the obligatory picture session for publicity purposes, but from the start they sensed that this kid from Tennessee looked different. The first time he hit their studios in New York City, there was a photoshoot that revealed the strange beauty of the guy, looking into that big black microphone like a million females would want him to look at them. From Arkansas to Australia. bedroom walls were soon covered with that look. Wallpaper manufacturers, along with big band crooners, righteous preachers, teachers, and parents, held up their hands in horror. Compared to TV, still in its infancy, the films were a different matter. Here was a chance for the mass of people, in and outside the US, to see him move for the first time. But his first film, Love Me Tender, was in truth something of an anti-climax as far as seeing the real Elvis was concerned. He played his part convincingly, and brought tears to the eyes of fans when he died at the end, but it was a never-ending chronicle of photographs that recorded the phenomenon that was
Gebundene Ausgabe - 48 Seiten - Smithmark,U.S. - Englisch ELVIS THE KING OF ROCK & ROLL GREER LAWRENCE With over 90 illustrations A look at the astonishing life and legend of the King of Rock and Roll, with dazzling photographs and illustrations that chronicle his amazing career and the indelible mark he left on the world. This delightful little volume tracks the King from his boy-hood and early radio work, to stardom, movie roles, and Army days, Graceland, family matters, comeback tours and concerts, to Las Vegas, and his untimely death in 1977. But the immortal spirit of Elvis Presley lives on—remembered and celebrated in myriad shrines, collectibles, arti-facts, and by imitators of his unique style.
Verlag: CUMBERLAND HOUSE PUBLISHING - Seitenzahl: 244 - 2004 - Englisch - Abmessung: 158mm x 152mm x 24mm Gewicht: 336g ISBN-13: 9781581823943 Elvis Presley spoke to a whole generation of people through his music. Whether it was a ballad, a gospel hymn, or pure rock´n´roll, when he sang, people listened. However, there was more to Elvis than his music and movies. Throughout his career he was questioned by mobs of adoring fans and interviewed by thousands of inquisitive reporters. Repeatedly he was asked personal questions about his life, ranging from love and marriage to his musical style, from his religious beliefs to his family. He answered them all in a polite and forthright way. Elvis Speaks is a collection of Elvis´s words -- what he said on a variety of topics such as loneliness, performing in front of live audiences, how he felt about his fans, how he felt about being drafted into the army, music, love, and religion. The words are pure Elvis. They come from the heart and reflect the man behind the entertainer and beyond the gates of Graceland, the Cadillacs, the gold records, and the money. Elvis Speaks tells of a man who loved to entertain people and found heartache and happiness in a career that spanned nearly three decades.
(Virgin) Gebunden m.Schutzumschlag, 26x24 cm, Englisch, 288 Seiten, 1,4kg. Hunderte Fotos, komplette Diskografie plus alphabetischer Titellistung mit Angaben auf welcher Single/LP/Cassette das Lied zu finden ist, komplette Filmografie (wichtige Fakten, alle Lieder), viel Insider Info (David Stanley (der Sohn von Vernon Presley´s zweiter Frau, lebte seit seinem dritten Lebensjahr auf Graceland) in einer gelungenen Chronologie der Ereignisse. Eine absolute Empfehlung für Elvis Fans und Einsteiger. From Tupelo to Graceland, an intimate day-by-day chronology of his entire life More than 100 exclusive first-person anecdotes from his stepbrother and his oldest friend More than 300 rare personal photographs, letters and private documents Complete information on every song and every movie Revealing bios of the 50 people who knew him best His favorite movies, foods, friends, leading ladies An experts-only Elvis trivia quiz
Taschenbuch - 224 Seiten - Virgin Books - 2004 - Englisch Are you ready for the ultimate book of Elvis facts and trivia? Everything you ever wanted to know about the king of rock´n´roll is here: the songs; the girls; the food; the cars; the movies; the lifestyle and the Elvis Effect. Discover the true meaning of what it meant, and still means, to be Elvis Presley. Bob lyan once said that ´Hearing Elvis´s voice for the first time was like busting out of jail.´ Elvis was a connoisseur of clothes:1 like ´em as flashy as you can get ´em.´ By 1956 he owned 40 suits and 27 pairs of shoes In the 1960s, Elvis was spending $500 a week on groceries. He also had Pepsi delivered to Graceland by the truckload. A huge contrast to his poor early days, when squirrel would occasionally grace his family´s table. On 14 January 1973 Elvis performed his live spectacular Aloha from Hawaii via satellite; the first live global show ever broadcast. Over one billion people watched the show, more than watched Neil Armstrong walk on the moon.
Taschenbuch - 176 Seiten - Collector´s Guide Publishing - 1994 - Englisch The Hitchhiker´s Guide To Elvis By Mick Farren Elvis Presley...modern history has never seen a culture more obsessed with an individual than we are with Elvis. The entertainer died nearly twenty years ago, yet his spirit persistently endures—some may even say he´s more popular today. Why? Writer Mick Farren journeys through the bizarre world of Elvis, which he has dubbed the ´´Elvis Universe,´´ by constructing an exhaustive A to Z encyclopedia of everything and everyone relevant to The King. With over 340 entries and 90 photos, The Hitchhiker´s Guide To Elvis is virtually unparalleled in its scope: • For collectors, Elvis memorabilia is covered in-depth, featuring everything from Elvis cologne to Elvis toothpick holders, with complete information on availability • Nearly every theory regarding Elvis´ death is explained and examined • The women in Elvis´ life—his wife Priscilla and daughter Lisa Marie, the dozens of women who claim to have had affairs with him, the women he met in Hollywood—they´re all thoroughly discussed • His worshippers are looked at, from the famous and not-so-famous impersonators to other everyday people affected and influenced by Elvis • Elvis´ presence in the mass media is examined, with a complete look at the films, books, and TV series made about The King • Rare items, like an actual prescription written by the infamous Dr. Nick, and an almost illegible letter written by Elvis to President Nixon, are presented • The book begins with a fascinating essay by Mick Farren to introduce us to the Elvis Universe • And much, much more... The Hitchhiker´s Guide To Elvis is a must for any Elvis fan, and an entertaining, accessible tool for those just getting started.
Taschenbuch - O´Sullivan Woodside & Co - First Edition - 1980 - Englisch WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF PRESLEYANA To the eyes of the whole world our cover is unmistakably Elvis, and what a tribute to the man that it is not even necessary to see his face to know that! We´d like to extend our thanks many times over to the photographer, Phil Gelormine, a true Elvis fan of the first rank (and publisher of Elvis World), for the use of this magnificent on-stage shot! We´re very happy with the photographic content of Presleyana, not just for the quality of the photos of the King that came to us from such divergent sources as Dave Kent of the Louisiana Hayride and Collector´s Bookstore of Hollywood (many of which we´ve run full page), but for the fact that we are able to show fans many dozens of the rarest Elvis records, some never before published and many so rare as to be thought not to exist or only rumored so until now! WHAT CAME BEFORE This book sets the Elvisstandard for all time. The onlublication to even compare with it was the widely distributed Complete Elvis magazine. 7´. C.L.E´ was not a price guide, however, and its principle photographic content was a thorough representation of the covers of all commercial Elvis Presley picture sleeves for singles and jackets for EPs and albums. Even though T.C.E. was also a Jellyroll product, we had no quality control over its production and some of the typical problems that result from having a staff of uninformed layout people found their way into print. We still hope to issue an updated and far more ´´complete´´ Complete Elvis because of the mass market audience that can be reached, but to the readers of Presleyana, what you´ll find in the pages of this book is without precedent! COMING OF AGE This is a book that will come to mean more and more to you, as you familiarize yourself with it. This is a book that will settle arguments, end confusion, correct misconceptions and add to the knowledge of anyone who owns a copy. If it could ever be said before, now collecting Elvis Presley records has come of age! A few collectors may be surprised by the quadruple price structure. The spread—that is, what collectors will pay for a record in ´´good´´ average used condition compared to what they will put out for a record in ´´mint´´ unplayed condition—is constantly expanding. The ´´spread´´ is spreading. Five or six years ago it was obvious the difference meant less, as the standard of double (a range, for example, of $10 to $20, versus a range today of $10 to $40) prevailed. As prices have arisen, however, and big money has often come into the picture, it was inevitable that collectors who weren´t so particular before would increasingly demand perfection as protection to their investment. This is as logical as it was inevitable. NOT PEAKED OUT We can look for the prices asked and realized (not always the same thing) to increase on Elvis records, as the demand shows no signs of having peaked out. And we probably can assume records will follow the path of coins and some other collectibles that will zero in, eventually, on price spreads of ten times difference between ´´good´´ and ´´mint´´. That is why, to the uninitiated—and that includes the swap meet dealer and the thrift shop owner—we advise you not to look only at the right-hand column of our prices and tell yourself that´s what your records are worth. In almost all cases you´ll be wrong. Prices do not start at ´´mint´´ and work down, according to defects. They start at the average condition usually found, which is ´´good,´´ and work up, if their condition warrants. Stated in another way, collectors do not pay less for a record in lesser condition—they think of themselves as being willing to pay more (perhaps than they think it´s really worth) if it´s in top, ´´near mint´´ condition. As an aside to new collectors or investors, this growing spread has good aspects to it from whatever your viewpoint. If you´re just interested in the music, in many cases as the ´´spread´´ widens and the value of ´´mint´´ goes up, the price of ´´good´´ does not go up. So, as you fill holes in your collection, taking inflation into consideration, you might be able to pick up some records ´´cheaper´´ in the future (in ´´good,´´ remember) than you can today. On the other hand, if investment is a factor in your determination and you buy only ´´fine´´ to ´´mint´´, that´s where your future profit will be, even though you have to lay out more money now. If, on the
Gebundene Ausgabe - 224 Seiten - Virgin Books - 1997 - Englisch English, Hardback/Gebunden mit Schutzumschlag, 25x30 cm, 224 pages/ Seiten, fantastic collection of mostly rare b&w and color photos from various sources - many in full page size Published to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of Elvis´s death, this stunning album has the exclusive en sement of the Official Elvis Presley FanClub, Using her privileged access to the Official Fan Club archive, which holds one of the best collections of Elvis photographs in the world, Julie Mundy has compiled the definitive pictorial biography of the greatest recording artist the world has ever known. Julie´s authoritative, illuminating text accompanies over 300 rare photographs showing Elvis in the recording studio, on film sets, with his family and at large with his fans. Beautifully designed and complete with the Fan Club stamp of authenticity, this is the essential Elvis portrait for fans the world over. Introduction All Shook Up Elvis made his first appearance in the UK chart in May 1956. His first gold record Heartbreak Hotel started it all. It paved the way for popular music today and started a fan phenomena, unrivalled by any other artist. The Official Elvis Presley Fan Club of Great Britain was established in August 1957 when Elvis was enjoying chart success with his first UK No.1 single All Shook Lip. Originally founded in London´s Mayfair by Jeanne Saword and Dug Surtees the club cost the equivalent of 55p to join, for which members received five bi-monthly magazines, two journals and free glossy black and white photographs. The Official Elvis Presley Fan Club of Great Britain and the Commonwealth was first registered with the British Board of Trade in 1957 and was re-registered by Albert Hand Publications Limited in 1961. Albert Hand had been publisher of the hugely successful Elvis Monthly since 1960 and when Dug and Jeanne went their own way in early 1962, Albert took over as Fan Club Secretary. The new publication was entitled Elvis Express and membership was the equivalent of a mere 27´/2p. The fan club was the first official fan club outside of the USA which enjoyed the blessing of Elvis and the Colonel and in 1967 the club was re-assigned to its new Secretary Todd Slaughter, again with official endorsement. Todd Slaughter excelled in his role as Fan Club Secretary for 28 years. In 1972 the club began organising trips to the United States so that fans could see, and a lucky few meet, their idol. Todd´s outstanding work with the media earned the club recognition world-wide, building its fan-base to one of Elvis´ largest. In November 1994 Todd underwent heart transplant surgery and although making an excellent recovery resigned as club secretary in December 1995. Stepping into the role of Fan Club Secretary was not easy. I didn´t really know who Elvis was until his untimely death in August 1977, when I was only eight. In the years that followed, Elvis films were prime time television viewing, captivating a whole new generation of fans, including myself. This still continues today as people turn away from contemporary music in the nineties and go back to the origins of popular music. Backed with our original members and future generations of fans, the Official Elvis Presley Fan Club continues to live up to its reputation as the most respected fan organisation in the world. Julie Mundy