(1997/Batsford) Paperaback, 24,6 x 18,4 x 1,6 cm, English, 192 pages, b/w and color illustrations. - An illustrated reference handbook for all Elvis fans, containing complete information on Elvis´s film career, including synopses, credits, music and background information of all kinds. Braun distinguishes between the good and the bad in the vast repertoire of movies and movie soundtracks, providing a user´s guide as well as an encylopedia. With information on books, fanzines, fan organizations and Elvis sites in Memphis, this study of ´´The King´´ on film should be a useful addition to the library of any fan.
(2002/EVENTactiv) Paperback, 22x22.5 cm, 162 pages, b/w & color photobook from September 1970 with comments - Neuware aus Lagerbestand. ´´Dieses Buch ist den Millionen Fans gewidmet, die Elvis Presley nicht vergessen haben, den Jungen, der sang wie kein anderer und der zum ,,König des Rock’n ’Roll´´ wurde. Und all meinen Freunden, die die Idee dieses Buches so viele Jahre unterstützten: Hier ist es!´´ ´´September 1970. Unvergessliche Augenblicke, auf immer ins Gedächtnis eingebrannt: ELVIS PRESLEY LIVE auf der Bühne! Schlank, sexy, hinreissend charmant - darauf aus, das Publikum wieder zu gewinnen, das er verloren glaubte, als er seinem Einberufungsbefehl der US Armee nach Deutschland folgen musste....´´ Ein tolles Buch vom Fan für Fans! (mit deutschem Kommentar über die St.Louis, Detroit und Miami Shows)
Taschenbuch - 128 Seiten - Omnibus Press - Englisch I SAID, ´WHAT´D I DO? WHAT´D I DO?´ HE SAID, ´WELL, WHATEVER IT WAS, GO BACK AND DO IT AGAIN!´ An exclusive account of the extraordinary life of Elvis Aron Presley, 1935-1977 The Elvis Archives details the undisputed facts of Elvis´ life and career and is illustrated with over 100 rare and exclusive photographs. Written and compiled by British fan club president Todd Slaughter with international Elvis expert Anne E. Nixon, The Elvis Archives presents the documentary truth about Elvis, a truth that has so often been forgotten amid the deluge of hero-worship, criticism and myth-making of the past 30 years. ... It was very different back in 1935 on that cold January day —the 8th, a Tuesday — when Gladys Love Presley, aged 22, gave Nirth to identical twins in the tiny house on Old Saltillo Road built by Vernon Presley, his father, and his brother Vester. Vernon was four years younger than his wife, and they´d only moved into their new home the previous month. Sadness mingled with joy; the first child, Jessie Garon, was stillborn. Happily, Elvis Aaron survived and was given love in abundance. There may have been dreadful poverty and hardship in East Tupelo in the Depression-hit Thirties, but love cost nothing, and Tupelo´s child grew up secure in the heart of his family, and in a church-minded, close-knit community that sang its heart out in praise of God. The music the boy heard in the First Assembly of God church was to influence and shape his future. A quote in early fanzines, attributed to Gladys, told how the church singing affected her young son: ´´When Elvis was about two years old, he´d slide off my lap, run down the aisle, and stand looking up at the choir and try to sing with them. He was too little to know the words, but he could carry the tune.´´ As he grew older, Elvis sang at church revivals with his parents, a favourite song being, ´I Won´t Have To Cross The Jordan Alone´. ´´Even then,´´ Gladys reportedly said, ´´he couldn´t stand still when he sang.´´ Interestingly, the only Grammys that Elvis ever won were for gospel music (in 1967 for the album How Great Thou Art, in 1972 for the album He Touched Me, and in 1974 for a live performance of `How Great Thou Art´). In 2001, Elvis was inducted posthumously into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, whose previous inductees included Mahalia Jackson and Billy Graham. The pastor of the First Assembly of God church in East Tupelo was Frank Smith, who used a guitar and sang to get his message across to his congregation, and who encouraged young Elvis in his singing. Many years after Elvis became famous, it became known that Vernon Presley had done time in Parchman Penitentiary in Mississippi. With two others, he´d forged a cheque, and in June 1938, began his three-year incarceration, but was released in less than a year. The loss of the main family breadwinner meant that Gladys and Elvis had to leave their home and move in with relatives. On Vernon´s release, the family lived in a succession of homes. Gladys, a skilled needlewoman, did her bit to help the family finances, and Vernon found what work he could. In the autumn of 1941, six-year-old Elvis began to attend East Tupelo Consolidated School on Lake Street, also known as Lawhon Elementary School. One of his classmates was Becky Martin, who recalled that pupils were required to learn the names of the American presidents and the capital cities of each state, as well as the Gettysburg Address, the one that contains the oft-quoted words, ´´... government of the people, for the people, by the people´´, which Abraham Lincoln gave in 1862. Like Elvis, Becky Martin enjoyed singing. Before classes at Lawhon School, Becky said that there´d be a chapel service, and Elvis. would sometimes sing ´God Bless My Daddy´, or say a prayer. It was, some sources say, Elvis´s 5th grade teacher, Mrs Oleta Grimes, who taught Elvis to sing ´Old Shep´, a touching ballad about a boy and his faithful dog. She certainly had plenty of faith in the quiet child, and in 1945, when he was ten years old, it was Mrs Grimes who entered the shy lad into the Children´s Day contest at the annual Mississippi-Alabama fair at the Tupelo Fairgrounds on October 3...
(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
Taschenbuch - 250 Seiten - Omnibus Press ´´Before there was Elvis, there was nothing:´´ — John Lennon In Elvis, the definitive work on the man and his career, noted music critic Dave Marsh delves into every_ aspect of Presley´s life and art. Presley embodies the heart of American pop culture and Marsh looks at the music — from its roots in gospel and country to its revitalization of those forms. With compassion and penetrating insight, Marsh examines Elvis´s trajectory—from poor country boy to superstar, from faded has-been to his triumphant comeback, and to his ultimate decline and tragic end. Elvis is a richly illustrated tribute to the legend that Presley´s life became and the heroism of the man who lived it. ´´Handsome...an intelligent and generous appreciation...critical and sympathetic´´ —New York Times Book Review ´´A beautiful book...exceptionally well written´´ — Philadelphia Inquirer ´´Opens new avenues of thought on Elvis´s work...should not be missed.´´ — Baltimore Sun
(1996/Hyperion) First Edition (15.000 printed), Paperback, English, 22.5 x 15 cm, 480 pages plus 8 pages of b/w photos.(Bear Family Records) - A psychological investigation into the life of Elvis Aaron Presley reveals the psychic trauma fueling Elvis´s rise to superstardom and his subsequent fall into strange obsessions, behaviors, and addictions. STARTLING REVELATIONS FROM - THE INNER ELVIS When Elvis was considering plastic surgery on his nose and an intestinal bypass oper-ation, he made his friends go through the surgeries first to see how their bodies react-ed to them. Elvis may have slept with Priscilla Presley only once—when they conceived Lisa Marie—because he had an aversion to sleeping with women once they´d had a child. Elvis had many strange food obsessions—he wouldn´t let anyone touch or breathe on his food before he ate and wouldn´t let Lisa Marie have a bite of food from his plate. Elvis and his mother, Gladys, had a lethally enmeshed relationship, one that would stunt Elvis´s relationships with women for the rest of his life. Contrary to what the press was told, Elvis did everything to avoid being drafted. Elvis´s parents both had drinking problems, and his father often beat his mother. Elvis was so concerned about this that it was hard for him to leave his mother alone with Vernon. Elvis coerced President Nixon into giving him a Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs badge, which he wanted so he could transport guns and pills across state and international borders. The Inner Elvis is a unique and inspired look at the complicated, captivating, and vulnera-ble human being behind the Elvis Presley legend—one that will shock and surprise even those readers who thought they already knew everything there was to know about the king. PETER WHITMER received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Miami. He has a consulting practice, and has taught psychology at the University of California and the University of Miami. He is the author of Aquarius Revisited and When the Going Gets Weird: A Biography of Hunter S. Thompson. He lives in Princeton, Massachusetts.
160 pages/Seiten - 29x24.5 cm - Hardcover/gebunden: Dieses ist die legendäre Sammlung von Fotografien einer Freundin von Elvis, die während seiner Stationierung in Deutschland entstanden sind. Nicht alle entsprechen heutigen technischen Standard, aber das Buch ist dennoch ein grossartiges und faszinierendes Zeitdokument. Im Gegensatz zur U.S.-Ausgabe - Bestell-Nr. 0016 131 - ist diese britische Fassung auf Hochglanzpapier gedruckt und hat einen etwas anderen Umschlag. Enthält eine kostenlose CD (frühe Aufnahmen und seltene Interviews). ´´Obwohl das Leben von Elvis Presley mit Kontroversen gefüllt war und die Fans weiterhin über die Entwicklung seines Musikstils diskutieren und über seine persönliche Extravaganz nachdenken, ist es allgemein anerkannt, dass die Zeit zwischen 1958 und 1960, als er in die US-Armee eingezogen wurde und nach Deutschland versetzt wurde, sowohl für seine Karriere als auch für sein Privatleben ein entscheidender Wendepunkt war. Es ist auch die am wenigsten dokumentierte Zeit seines Lebens. PRIVATE ELVIS verwendet eine Vielzahl von Fotos, die noch nie zuvor gesehen wurden und die teilweise nur in Zeitungen dieser Zeit veröffentlicht wurden, kombiniert mit Zeitzeugenberichten, die helfen, seine Bewegungen zu dokumentieren. PRIVATE ELVIS ist die einzige genaue Studie über diese Rocklegende als Soldat. Das Buch erzählt die Geschichte von Presleys zwei Jahren in der Armee vom Trauma des Todes seiner Mutter nur drei Wochen vor seiner Abreise nach Deutschland, über den Medienzirkus seiner Ankunft und die ständige Aufmerksamkeit der Presse während seines Aufenthalts, seine ersten Experimente mit Drogen, die Mädchen, mit denen er in Berührung kam und war, und seine ersten Begegnungen mit seiner zukünftigen Frau Priscilla, bis hin zu seiner triumphalen Rückkehr nach Amerika und einer völligen Richtungsänderung in seiner Karriere. Mit neuen Beweisen zu Presleys angeblicher Affäre mit der Schauspielerin Vera Tschechowa und einem ganzen Katalog von Fotos aus der Privatsammlung eines bisher unbekannten deutschen Mädchens, mit dem Presley eine Beziehung eingegangen ist, zeigt PRIVATE ELVIS die intime Seite eines Mannes, der seine Familie und Freunde in Deutschland um sich versammelt hat, um seine Einsamkeit und Heimweh zu bekämpfen. Durch Interviews mit Besuchern des für sich und seinen Vater, seine Großmutter und sein Umfeld in Bad Nauheim gemieteten Hauses Presley werden die oft bizarren Ereignisse, die sich ereignet haben, ebenso wie seine Nachtclubausflüge in München und seine beiden wenig bekannten Besuche in Paris im Detail erzählt.´´
Gebundene Ausgabe - 368 Seiten - Gotham - 2006 ´´This book kept me up late into the night as I turned the pages, reliving every situation and every story as if I were there all over again, until I finished. Jerry Schilling´s words brought tears to my eyes, making me smile and nod as it filled my head with things I had forgotten but thankfully he remembered. Jerry tells his story with the freshness and purity of a man who truly loved his friend. Me and a Guy Named Elvis is not only authentic, honest, and truly moving—it is a marvel.´´ —PRISCILLA PRESLEY ´´Jerry had the keys to the kingdom, the keys to the King´s houses, to the King´s cars, to the heart of what made Elvis a King in the first place. Here he unlocks every door and his own heart to boot. In this book, Jerry Schilling brings grace to Graceland.´´ —BONO ´´Jerry Schilling has captured the beauty of my father´s spirit in a way that has never been done before. I will admit that I was nervous to read another book on this subject, especially by a friend (there are not many wl)o remain in my life from this time period, as Jerry does), but this book is by far my favorite. It is a captivating, well-written, and un-crucifying account of many historic moments that shows the real birth and evolution of rock and roll and how it bridged the racial divide. Jerry tells his story of a young boy growing up poor with no real family before fate changed his life during one Sunday afternoon game of football—and he tells it with humility, honesty, and dignity.´´ —LISA MARIE PRESLEY ´´What Jerry Schilling has written in Me and a Guy Named Elvis is an account of one man´s experience, a personal memoir that, while it places its narrator squarely in the midst of historic events, never claims credit for those events in the way that so many self-serving memoirs are inclined to do. It is a balanced treatment of a complex subject. . . . What I think distin-guishes the book most of all, though, is its emotional honesty, the generosity of spirit with which Jerry seeks to emulate his friend and mentor.´´ —from the Foreword by PETER GURALNICK, author of Last Train to Memphis and Careless Love