The Death And Resurrection Of Elvis Presley

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ISBN: 9781780236377ISBN: 9781780236377Ted Harrison veröffentlicht das 256 Seiten starke Buch "The Death And Resurrection Of Elvis Presley" am 15.08.2016 bei "Reaktion Books", welches mit folgenden Worten angekündigt wird:

"There is no other way to put it: Elvis is the King. Note the present tense: even though Elvis (supposedly) died nearly forty years ago, he has lived on in our hearts, as a sound, as an image, and as an especially vigorous personality. In fact, it’s safe to say no other celebrity has done so quite as well. The Death and Resurrection of Elvis Presley is the story of that afterlife, of Elvis after he left the building. Walking the eccentrically carpeted rooms of Graceland, bidding into stratospheric sums on his auctioned relics, and mingling among the some 200,000 impersonators of his likeness, Ted Harrison offers nothing less than the ultimate Elvis tribute.

Harrison begins, of course, in pilgrimage: to Graceland. He shows how Elvis’s estate was pillaged nearly to ruin by his manager but was saved through the deft business acumen and financial vision of his divorced wife, one Priscilla Presley. If Graceland seems holy, that’s because it is: Harrison unveils in Elvis’s allure a deeply spiritual dimension, showing how Elvis fans, over the decades, have anointed their idol with Christ-like qualities. Through Elvis’s extravagance, Harrison raises fascinating links between money and faith, and through Elvis’s life, he shows how the King actually fulfilled a host of roles ranging from hero to martyr to saint. Underpinning the whole story is Elvis’s extraordinary charisma and—lest we forget—his astonishing musical genius.

Fascinating, colorful, and deeply informative, this book is a must-have for any fan, anyone who was ever lucky enough to see Elvis alive or who hopes they might still be able to."

Quelle: UChicago.Edu

Elvis On Television: 1956 - 1960

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"Boxcar Enterprises" veröffentlicht das limitierte und 400 Seiten starke Buch "Elvis On Television (1956 - 1960) zum 20.06.2016.

Ankündigung:
"From his first national introduction on the Dorsey Brothers ‘Stage Show’ in January 1956, through his appearances on other TV shows hosted by famous celebrities such as Milton Berle, Steve Allen and Ed Sullivan (including the infamous ‘from the waist up’ show in January 1957), this book goes well behind the scenes of each show documenting his arrival, the rehearsals and the shows themselves, all the way through to Elvis’ post-army appearance on The Frank Sinatra-Timex Show in May 1960. It was to be his last television appearance for eight years.

Supported by a fully comprehensive text, (by Gordon Minto) collected here are scores of historical documents, memorabilia and hundreds of rare photographs - many of which have never before been published. This book will captivate the reader throughout, and is the most detailed document on the history of Elvis on Television from 1956-60."

Quelle: ElvisDayByDay.Com

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Let's Rock!: How 1950s America Created Elvis And The Rock And Roll Craze

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ISBN: 1442269367ISBN: 1442269367Richard Aquila veröffentlicht am 16.11.2016 bei "Rowman & Littlefield" das 789g schwere und 340 Seiten starke Buch "Let's Rock!: How 1950s America Created Elvis And The Rock And Roll Craze".

Ankündigung des Verlages:
"Rock & roll became one of the most important cultural developments in post-World War II America. Yet, its origins are shrouded in myth and legend. Let's Rock! reclaims the lost history of rock & roll. Based on years of research, as well as interviews with Dion, Bo Diddley, and other rock & roll pioneers, the book offers new information and fresh perspectives about Elvis, the rise of rock & roll, and 1950s America.

Like a vast oral history project, the music yields insights about 1950s America. Rock & roll is intertwined with the rise of a post-World War II youth culture, the emergence of African Americans in society, the growth of consumer culture, technological change, the expansion of mass media, and the rise of a Cold War culture that endorsed traditional values to guard against Communism. The book demonstrates that early rock & roll was not as rebellious as common wisdom has it.

The new sound reflected the conservatism and conformity of the 1950s as much as it did the era's conflict. Rock & roll supported centrist politics, traditional values, and mainstream attitudes toward race, gender, class, and ethnicity. The musical evidence proves that most teenagers of the 1950s were not that different from their parents and grandparents when it came to basic beliefs, interests, and pastimes. Young and old alike were preoccupied by the same concerns, tensions, and insecurities. Rock & roll reveals that America’s Cold War culture was much more broadly-based than previously thought."

Quelle: RowMan.Com

Elvis' Humor: Girls, Guns & Guitars

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ISBN: 1501072250ISBN: 1501072250Steven Bo Keeley veröffentlichte am 22.04.2016 sein 410 Seiten starkes Buch "Elvis' Humor: Girls, Guns & Guitars" bei "CreateSpace Independent".

Ankündigung des Verlages:
"This is a biography of Elvis's top 290 comic moments. The King of rock and roll is for the first time revealed as the King of humor. Girls, guns, guitars, morgues, one-way mirrors, fleets of gifts, duping the U.S. President, chimpanzee sex, charade assassins, and water pistol fights are the deepest insights into the real Elvis. Presley had a thoughtful, comprehensive sense of humor, as detailed in the first chapter 'The Psychology of Elvis' Humor’. The best comic moments of his life follow.

What Others Say about Elvis Presley’s Humor: “I wish we had a full-length documentary of the way we all carried on at these locations. It would be a heck of a comedy.” – Sonny West (bodyguard)

“Elvis, as much as anybody I’ve ever known in my life, loved to laugh. His whole life was built around trying to find humor in things.” - Ronnie Tutt (drummer)

“Whether it was a whoopee cushion placed on one of the guy’s chairs or dried red peppers poured on someone’s eggs, there was always a prank ready to be played.” - Peggy Lipton (model, girlfriend)

“Elvis was an impulsive guy. And when you mix impulse, temper, and pills, you’re going to have some interesting situations.” – Marty Lacker (Memphis Mafia)

“Elvis had no parameters. He moved the lines of behavior wherever he wanted them and if he went too far, he moved them out farther.” - Lamar Fike (stage lighting, MM)"

Quelle: CreateSpace.Com

Gold Standard Series: Elvis At The Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show Tupelo

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Erik Lorentzen kündigte eine neue Serie namens "Gold Standard Series" an und das Erste aus dieser Reihe wird den Titel "Elvis At The Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show Tupelo" tragen.

Wie der Titel verrät wird das Buch beide Auftritte in Tupelo aus dem 1956 in Word bzw. Bild behandeln und ist für den 26.09.2016 (60th Anniversary) geplant.

Quelle: EssentialElvis.Uk

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