Being Elvis

Author: Ray Connolly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1474604587

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 493

View: 6665

The perfect companion to Baz Luhrmann's forthcoming biopic Elvis, a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks and Austin Butler. What was it like to be Elvis Presley? What did it feel like when impossible fame made him its prisoner? As the world's first rock star there was no one to tell him what to expect, no one with whom he could share the burden of being himself - of being Elvis. On the outside he was all charm, sex appeal, outrageously confident on stage and stunningly gifted in the recording studio. To his fans he seemed to have it all. He was Elvis. With his voice and style influencing succeeding generations of musicians, he should have been free to sing any song he liked, to star in any film he was offered, and to tour in any country he chose. But he wasn't free. The circumstances of his poor beginnings in the American South, which, as he blended gospel music with black rhythm and blues and white country songs, helped him create rock and roll, had left him with a lifelong vulnerability. Made rich and famous beyond his wildest imaginings when he mortgaged his talent to the machinations of his manager, 'Colonel' Tom Parker, there would be an inevitable price to pay. Though he daydreamed of becoming a serious film actor, instead he grew to despise his own movies and many of the songs he had to sing in them. He could have rebelled. But he didn't. Why? In the Seventies, as the hits rolled in again, and millions of fans saw him in a second career as he sang his way across America, he talked of wanting to tour the world. But he never did. What was stopping him? BEING ELVIS takes a clear-eyed look at the most-loved entertainer ever, and finds an unusual boy with a dazzling talent who grew up to change popular culture; a man who sold a billion records and had more hits than any other singer, but who became trapped by his own frailties in the loneliness of fame.

Intellectual Property

Author: William T. Gallagher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351927167

Category: Law

Page: 648

View: 5383

This book brings together articles by leading international scholars from diverse disciplinary perspectives who focus on the legal, social and cultural dimensions of intellectual properties - including patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and rights of publicity. These articles employ a creatively eclectic approach to the study of intellectual property law and policy viewed through the lenses of traditional doctrinal analysis, historical perspectives, critical cultural study, and empirical examinations of intellectual property in action. The volume also directs critical attention to the significance of intellectual property in contemporary processes of globalization and political economy.

Bold Words

Author: Rajini Srikanth,Esther Yae Iwanaga

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813529660

Category: Fiction

Page: 472

View: 1892

This anthology covers writings by Asian Americans in all genres, from the early twentieth century to the present. Some sixty authors of Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, South Asian, and Southeast Asian American origin are represented, with an equal split between male and female writers. The collection is divided into four sections-memoir, fiction, poetry, and drama-prefaced by an introductory essay from a well-known practitioner of that genre: Meena Alexander on memoir, Gary Pak on fiction, Eileen Tabios on poetry, and Roberta Uno on drama. The selections depict the complex realities and wide range of experiences of Asians in the United States. They illuminate the writers' creative responses to issues as diverse as resistance, aesthetics, biculturalism, sexuality, gender relations, racism, war, diaspora, and family.

Being Elvis

Author: Ray Connolly

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9781474604574

Category: Celebrities

Page: 368

View: 7519

Aking a fresh look at the twentieth-century icon who fundamentally transformed American culture, a veteran rock journalist explores the extravagance and irrationality inherent in the Elvis mythology, offering a thoughtful celebration of an immortal life.

Nightingale Point

Author: Luan Goldie

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008314462

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7467


Elvis Up Close

Author: Rose Clayton,Dick Heard

Publisher: Turner Pub

ISBN: 9781570362095

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 448

View: 3601

Fruit and Nutcase

Author: Jean Ure

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007402163

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 4954

One of the brilliant titles in Jean Ure’s acclaimed series of humorous, delightful and poignant stories written in the form of diaries and letters which make them immediately accessible to children.

Life with Elvis

Author: David Stanley,David Wimbish

Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company

ISBN: 9780800714901

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 223

View: 3914

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Elvis

Author: Frank Coffey

Publisher: Macmillan Distribution

ISBN: 9780028618739

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 348

View: 7906

Places Presley in his times and in musical history, profiles the people in his life, and provides details about his music, his films, his tastes, his death, and other aspects of his legend