Elvis and Me

Author: Priscilla Beaulieu Presley

Publisher: Blackstone Publishing


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 221

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The New York Times bestseller that reveals the intimate story of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, told by the woman who lived it Decades after his death, millions of fans continue to worship Elvis the legend. But very few knew him as Elvis the man. Here in her own words, Priscilla Presley tells the story of their love, revealing the details of their first meeting, their marriage, their affairs, their divorce, and the unbreakable bond that has remained long after his tragic death. A tribute to both the man and the legend, Elvis and Me gives Elvis fans the world over an unprecedented look at the true life of the King of Rock ‘N’ Roll and the woman who loved him.

Elvis, Linda and Me

Author: Jeanne LeMay Dumas

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1600080367

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 142

View: 1214

Elvis, Linda and Me recalls Elviss legendary generosity extended to Dumas in the form of a three-and-a-half-carat yellow-gold cluster diamond ring for, in Elviss words, being a good friend to Linda. Elvis, Linda and Me also recalls his legendary temper and affinity for firearms, recounting one incident when Elviss car wouldnt start and The King responding by pulling out a gun and shooting the car as if it was a villain in one of his western movies!

Elvis and Ginger

Author: Ginger Alden

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110161613X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 1067

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Elvis Presley’s fiancée and last love tells her story and sets the record straight in this deeply personal memoir that reveals what really happened in the final years of the King of Rock n' Roll. Elvis Presley and Graceland were fixtures in Ginger Alden’s life; after all, she was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. But she had no idea that she would play a part in that enduring legacy. For more than three decades Ginger has held the truth of their relationship close to her heart. Now she shares her unique story… In her own words, Ginger details their whirlwind romance—from first kiss to his stunning proposal of marriage. And for the very first time, she talks about the devastating end of it all and the fifty thousand mourners and reporters who descended on Graceland in 1977, exposing Ginger to the reality of living in the spotlight of a short yet immortal life. Above it all, Ginger rescues Elvis from the hearsay, rumors, and tabloid speculations of his final year by shedding a frank yet personal light on a very public legend. From a unique and intimate perspective, she reveals the man—complicated, romantic, fallible, and human—behind the myth, a superstar worshipped by millions and loved by Ginger Alden. INCLUDES PHOTOS

Summary of Ginger Alden's Elvis and Ginger

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 67

View: 5674

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 My family’s history with the U. S. Army began in 1943, when my father was drafted into the army and my mother enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps. In 1955, my sister was born. Elvis Presley was drafted in 1958, and my father spoke with him before he went in. #2 Elvis’s fame reached all the way to the army, where my father met him. My father was given a signed photograph of Elvis, and the two became friends. #3 When I was five years old, I went on a ride with my family to the Memphis Fairgrounds Amusement Park. I remember seeing Elvis shake hands with people and thinking he must be important, because his face looked just like the ones on some record sleeves at home.

Elvis and the Memphis Mafia

Author: Alanna Nash

Publisher: Aurum

ISBN: 1845137590

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 850

View: 2656

A monumental oral biography filled with raucous joy, aching loss and terrible poignancy, Elvis & the Memphis Mafia is the first book to capture the King – the man and the phenomenon – in his full complexity. Through revealing interviews with three of Elvis’s closest friends, who were also his protectors and rescuers, Nash achieves the first true mapping of Elvis’s psyche. Billy Smith – Elvis’s first cousin and the person he reputedly loved most after his own mother – Marty Lacker – best man at his wedding and foreman of the ‘Memphis Mafia’, the King’s handpicked group of gatekeepers and confidants – and Lamar Fike – the touring crew member who accompanied him into the Army – were with Elvis from his teens to his final days and provide unique access to the greatest of all rock and roll legends. The revelations cut through every aspect of Elvis’s life, from the childhood seeds of his drug dependency, through his fear for his mother’s life and his plan to change his identity, to his bizarre self-mutilation. No one who reads this symphonic blending of three proud, ribald, sad and ultimately wistful voices can fail to be profoundly moved.

Elvis Presley

Author: Joel Williamson,Donald Lewis Shaw

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199863172

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 7385

One of the most admired Southern historians of our time paints an intimate portrait of Elvis Presley, set against the rich backdrop of Southern society, that illuminates the zenith of his career, showing how Elvis himself changed—and didn't—and providing a deeper understanding of the man and his times.

Elvis Presley

Author: Spencer Leigh

Publisher: McNidder & Grace

ISBN: 0857161660

Category: Music

Page: 384

View: 3995

Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Elvis death. As well as being the greatest solo star of the 20th century, Elvis Presley's career is full of controversy and Spencer Leigh's new biography ELVIS PRESLEY: CAUGHT IN A TRAP sorts out facts from the fiction. What separated Elvis Presley from his contemporaries, just how important was Colonel Parker, how did he come to reinvent himself for Las Vegas, did he have to die so young, and why does his legend endure. How good a singer was he, how good an actor was he, and was he caught in a trap, perhaps set by Colonel Parker Spencer Leigh has spoken to band members, songwriters, friends, fans and many people who have worked with the King, and he examines the evidence with the scrutiny of a forensic scientist. With a Foreword by RUSSELL WATSON, the 'People's Tenor'.

Images of Elvis Presley in American Culture, 1977-1997

Author: George Plasketes

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781560249108

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

View: 2859

Looks at the barrage of rumors surrounding Elvis's death, including the speculations that he didn't die, and the influence he has on popular culture today

Ordinary Reactions to Extraordinary Events

Author: Ray Broadus Browne,Arthur G. Neal,Arthur B. Neal

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879728342

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 267

View: 2545

The essays in this collection present communities beset by unexpected social and physical events. Some outline immediate responses that soon pass and some that will not go away. Who would have foreseen that Elvis would be a phenomenon apparently as lasting as the faces on Mount Rushmore? Cultural history will not allow us to forget the H. G. Wells account of the Martian attack, nor can we ever forget the continued terror of the Chernobyl explosion. Ordinary Reactions to Extraordinary Events catalogues on the Geiger counter of human emotions societal reactions to events both earthshaking and culture-disturbing.

Elvis Presley's From Elvis in Memphis

Author: Eric Wolfson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501355392

Category: Music

Page: 152

View: 1436

"I had to leave town for a little while--" with these words, Elvis Presley truly came home to rock and roll. A little over a month earlier he had staged rock's first and greatest comeback in a television program, forever known as "The '68 Comeback Special." With this show, he resurrected himself--at the age of 33, no less--from the ashes of a career mired in bad movies and soundtracks. So where to go from here? Like a killer returning to the scene of the crime, Elvis came back home to Memphis, where it had all begun. Eschewing the fancier studios of Nashville and Hollywood, he set up shop at the ramshackle American Sound Studio, run by a maverick named Chips Moman with an in-house backing band now known as "The Memphis Boys," and made the music of his life. The resulting work, From Elvis in Memphis, would be the finest studio album of his career, an explosion of mature confidence and fiery inspiration. It was the sound of Elvis establishing himself as a true rock and roll artist--and proving his status as a legend.