Elvis

A King in the Making
Author: Alfred Wertheimer,Peter Guralnick
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 078583303X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
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In 1956, a twenty-one-year-old Elvis Presley was at the beginning of his remarkable and unparalleled career and photographer Alfred Wertheimer was asked by Presley’s new label, RCA Victor, to photograph the rising star. With unimpeded access to the young performer, Wertheimer was able to capture the unguarded and everyday moments in Elvis' life during that crucial year, a year that took him from Tupelo, Mississippi to the silver screen, and to the verge of international stardom and his crowning as "The King of Rock 'n' Roll.” As Alfred Wertheimer photographed Elvis during 1956, and again in 1958, he created classic images that are spontaneous, unrehearsed and completely without artifice. Wertheimer’s photographs of Elvis are extraordinary and he appears almost ethereal, whether reading a newspaper while waiting for a cab, or washing his hands during one of his many train trips. After 1958 and Elvis’ induction into the army, the world seemingly forgot about Wertheimer’s magical photographs - for nineteen years - until Aug 16, 1977, the day Elvis died and Time Magazine called. “The phone hasn’t really stopped ringing in the last thirty years,” observes Wertheimer. Many of the photographs in this visual treasury are previously unpublished and some have become almost as famous as the man himself.

Last Train to Memphis - Elvis Presley - Sein Aufstieg 1935-1958


Author: Peter Guralnick
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783865430960
Category:
Page: 642
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Elvis: My Best Man

Radio Days, Rock 'n' Roll Nights, and My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley
Author: George Klein,Chuck Crisafulli
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 9780307452764
Category: Music
Page: 320
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When George Klein was an eighth grader at Humes High, he couldn’t have known how important the new kid with the guitar—the boy named Elvis—would later become in his life. But from the first time GK (as he was nicknamed by Elvis) heard this kid sing, he knew that Elvis Presley was someone extraordinary. During Elvis’s rise to fame and throughout the wild swirl of his remarkable life, Klein was a steady presence and one of Elvis’s closest and most loyal friends until his untimely death in 1977. In Elvis: My Best Man, a heartfelt, entertaining, and long-awaited contribution to our understanding of Elvis Presley and the early days of rock ’n’ roll, George Klein writes with great affection for the friend he knew—about who the King of Rock ’n’ Roll really was and how he acted when the stage lights were off. This fascinating chronicle of boundary-breaking and music-making through one of the most intriguing and dynamic stretches of American history overflows with insights and anecdotes from someone who was in the middle of it all. From the good times at Graceland to hanging out with Hollywood stars to butting heads with Elvis’s iron-handed manager, Colonel Tom Parker, to making sure that Elvis’s legacy is fittingly honored, GK was a true friend of the King and a trailblazer in the music industry in his own right. From the Hardcover edition.

The Seeker King

A Spiritual Biography of Elvis Presley
Author: Gary Tillery
Publisher: Quest Books
ISBN: 0835630862
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 216
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A woman in the audience once handed Elvis a crown saying, “You’re the King.” “No, honey,” Elvis replied. “There is only one king — Jesus Christ. I’m just a singer.” Gary Tillery presents a coherent view of Elvis’s thoughts through such anecdotes and other recorded facts. We learn, for instance, that Elvis read thousands of books on religion; that his crisis over making bimbo movies like Girl Happy led him to writers such as Gurdjieff, Krishnamurti, and Helena Blavatsky; and that, while driving in Arizona, an epiphany he had inspired him to learn Hindu practice. Elvis came to believe that the Christ shines in everyone and that God wanted him to use his light to uplift people. And so he did. Elvis’s excesses were as legendary as his generosity, yet, despite his lethal reliance on drugs, he remained ever spiritually curious. When he died, he was reading A Scientific Search for the Face of Jesus. This intimate, objective portrait inspires new admiration for the flawed but exceptional man who said, “All I want is to know and experience God. I’m a searcher, that’s what I’m all about.”

A Short History of Las Vegas


Author: Barbara Land,Myrick Land
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780874175646
Category: History
Page: 266
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Today's Las Vegas Welcomes 35 million visitors a year and reigns as the world's premier gaming city. But it is much more than a gambling paradise. In A Short History of Las Vagas, Barbara and Myrick Land reveal a fascinating history beyond the mobsters, casinos, and showgirls. The Lands present a complete story, beginning with southern Nevada's indigenous peoples and the earliest explorers to the first pioneers to settle in the area; from the importance of the railroad and the construction of Hoover Dam to the arrival of the Mob after World War II; from the first isolated resorts to appear in the dusty desert to the upscale, extravagant theme resorts of today. Las Vegas-and its history-is full of surprises. The second edition of this lively history includes details of the latest developments and describes the growing anticipation surrounding the Las Vegas centennial celebration in 2005. New chapters focus on the recent implosions of famous old structures and the construction of glamorous now developments headline-making mergers and multibillion-dollar deals involving famous Strip properties; and a concluding look at what life is like for the nearly two million residents who call La

Elvis in Hawaiʻi


Author: Jerry Hopkins
Publisher: Bess Press
ISBN: 9781573061421
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 88
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Tells the story of the King of Rock and Roll's visits to Hawaii over a twenty-year period, including time spent vacationing, in concerts, and in films.

GraceLand

Roman
Author: Chris Abani
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406521799
Category:
Page: 451
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Untold Gold

The Stories Behind Elvis's #1 Hits
Author: Ace Collins
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1569765073
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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The stories behind the luck, inspiration, and timing that brought hits like "Heartbreak Hotel," "Don't Be Cruel," "In the Ghetto," and "A Little Less Conversation" to life are told in this look at some of the world's most popular hits. Fans will be given the inside story of how these and other of the best known rock songs were written, why they were recorded, and how they became hits. Along the way, they will meet and get to know the men and women who wrote songs for the "King," follow the route these songs took to Elvis, and understand how he reshaped the songs to fit his vision. The author spent countless hours interviewing songwriters, digging through dusty charts, and listening to demos in order to uncover the great stories he tells here. Each song in this book is a commentary on where the world was and what was making it tick, making these songs as much a glimpse into the life of America as into the life of Elvis.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 12: Music
Author: Bill C. Malone
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469616661
Category: Reference
Page: 448
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Southern music has flourished as a meeting ground for the traditions of West African and European peoples in the region, leading to the evolution of various traditional folk genres, bluegrass, country, jazz, gospel, rock, blues, and southern hip-hop. This much-anticipated volume in The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates an essential element of southern life and makes available for the first time a stand-alone reference to the music and music makers of the American South. With nearly double the number of entries devoted to music in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 30 thematic essays, covering topics such as ragtime, zydeco, folk music festivals, minstrelsy, rockabilly, white and black gospel traditions, and southern rock. And it features 174 topical and biographical entries, focusing on artists and musical outlets. From Mahalia Jackson to R.E.M., from Doc Watson to OutKast, this volume considers a diverse array of topics, drawing on the best historical and contemporary scholarship on southern music. It is a book for all southerners and for all serious music lovers, wherever they live.

Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies

The First Wave, 1959–1969
Author: Thomas Lisanti
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476601429
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 456
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Surfers loathed them, teenagers flocked to them, critics dismissed them, producers banked on them—surf and beach movies. For a short time in the 1960s they were extremely popular with younger audiences—mainly because of the shirtless surfer boys and bikini-clad beach girls, the musical performers, and the wild surfing footage. This lavishly illustrated filmography details 32 sizzling fun-in-the-sun teenage epics from Gidget to the Beach Party movies with Frankie and Annette to The Sweet Ride plus a few offshoots in the snow!) Entries include credits, plot synopses, memorable lines, reviews and awards, and commentary from such as Aron Kincaid of The Girls on the Beach, Susan Hart of The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, Peter Brown of Ride the Wild Surf, Chris Noel of Beach Ball, and Ed Garner of Beach Blanket Bingo. Biographies of actors and leading actresses who made their marks in the genre are included.

The Late Show - Writings on Film


Author: Brian W. Fairbanks
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1411633903
Category:
Page: 142
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"Fleeing the mobsters he has double crossed, Harry Fabian runs through a virtual obstacle course of London's back streets and alleys during a night in which the shadows seem to grow darker with his every footstep. The night itself seems to be his stalker, its shadows enveloping him like a closing coffin lid."So begins "The Shadows of Film Noir," Brian W. Fairbanks' perceptive analysis of the genre, one of the highlights of a collection that also includes knowledgable profiles of film giants like John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Richard Widmark and even Elliott Gould, as well as a memorable lament for the movie palaces that have fallen victim to the multiplex in our fast food styled culture.THE LATE SHOW: WRITINGS ON FILM celebrates the glory days of cinema in witty prose from a writer with a "real talent for extracting the essence of a given subject and articulating it in a meaningful way."

Drugs in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law [3 volumes]


Author: Nancy E. Marion,Willard M. Oliver
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610695968
Category: Political Science
Page: 1163
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Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades

Elvis In Texas

The Undiscovered King 1954-1958
Author: Stanley Oberst,Lori Torrance
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: 1461732824
Category: Music
Page: 232
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Elvis Presley and his two faithful sidekicks tore up Texas highways, crisscrossing the state, always late for their next high school hop, car dealership opening, or Lion's Club fund raiser.

The Story of Maple Leaf Gardens

100 Memories at Church and Carlton
Author: Lance Hornby
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
ISBN: 9781582610153
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 119
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The oldest and most famous arena in the National Hockey League has a history as rich as the team that called it home for 67 years. Here are 100 memorable people and events in Gardens lore: founder Conn Smythe, the great Leaf players and teams, the Beatles, Sinatra, rock concerts, wrestling, boxing, the first NBA game, circuses, ice shows, and orators. Includes fascinating trivia about the Gardens and a list of every event staged there since 1931.

Elvis Films FAQ

All That's Left to Know About the King of Rock 'n' Roll in Hollywood
Author: Paul Simpson
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1480366897
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 400
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(FAQ). If Elvis Presley had not wanted to be a movie star, he would never have single-handedly revolutionized popular culture. Yet this aspect of his phenomenal career has been much maligned and misunderstood partly because the King himself once referred to his 33 movies as a rut he had got stuck in just off Hollywood Boulevard. Elvis Films FAQ explores his best and worst moments as an actor, analyzes the bizarre autobiographical detail that runs through so many of his films, and reflects on what it must be like to be idolized by millions around the world yet have to make a living singing about dogs, chambers of commerce, and fatally naive shrimps. Elvis's Hollywood years are full of mystery, and Elvis Films FAQ covers them all! Which of his own movies did he actually like? What films did he wish he could have made? Why didn't he have an acting coach? When will Quentin Tarantino stop alluding to him in his movies? And was Clambake really the catalyst for his marriage to Priscilla? Elvis Films FAQ explains everything you want to know about the whys and wherefores of the singer-actor's bizarre celluloid odyssey; or, as Elvis said, "I saw the movie and I was the hero of the movie."

Hound Dog


Author: Richard Blandford
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446485374
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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Call him Elvis. The premier Elvis impersonator in the whole of the Cambridgeshire region. He's fat and bald and old; partial to cocaine, often found selling skunk to the local teenagers; he masturbates five or six times a day, and he hates Elvis Presley. Elvis has been married three times, but never for very long. Being Elvis provides a useful entry into the beds of Cambridgeshire's bored housewives. Elvis's life starts to go wrong when his backing singers, Gay Elvis and Fat Elvis, mutiny and have to be replaced by Buddy Holly, a postman with bladder problems. Then Eddie calls, offering the biggest gig yet of Elvis's career. Eddie, a dubious business man who 'looked after' Elvis on one of his stints in prison, wants him to perform at the birthday party of vicious gangster Johnny Brooks, who just happens to be married to Elvis's third ex-wife. Without question the best Elvis-impersonator novel you'll ever read, Hound Dog is very very funny and really quite sad.

The Mystery in Las Vegas Teacher's Guide


Author: Carole Marsh
Publisher: Gallopade International
ISBN: 0635081911
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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The corresponding Teacher's Guide is a page-by-page supplementary resource that gives you additional activities to enhance the student's learning opportunities by using cross-curricular materials including discussion questions, reproducible vocabulary, science, geography and math activities. Each Teacher's Guide turns you into the expert-we've done all the research for you! This comprehensive resource enhances the many dramatic learning opportunities students can gain from reading this mystery by Carole Marsh. The supplementary Teacher's Guide includes: ¥ A chapter guide of additional information, trivia, historical facts, and more to help teachers be "Experts!" ¥ Activity ideas that make the book come dramatically to life for young readers! ¥ The author's additional comments and thoughts about the subject ¥ Some reproducible activities ¥ Great out-of-the-box ideas for activities.

Der König auf Camelot


Author: T. H. White
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608109706
Category: Fiction
Page: 800
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T. H. Whites »Der König auf Camelot« ist die umfassendste und eigenständigste Nachschöpfung der unsterblichen Artuslegende. Sie nannten ihn »die Warze«, und wie eine lästige Warze wurde der kleine Art von seinem Vetter Kay auch behandelt. Kay, der Sohn des Hauses, wurde in allen ritterlichen Fertigkeiten unterrichtet. Art hingegen hatte nur den uralten Zauberer Merlin zum Lehrer. Doch nicht Kay gelang es, das sagenumwobene Schwert aus dem Stein zu ziehen, sondern Art, dem künftigen König der Tafelrunde. Als viel später König Arthurs Frau Guinevra eine Liebschaft mit dem tapferen Ritter Lancelot eingeht und der intrigante Sir Mordred nach Arthurs Thron trachtet, nimmt das Schicksal seinen Lauf.

Can't Buy Me Love

The Beatles, Britain, and America
Author: Jonathan Gould
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349408394
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 672
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Jonathan Gould's Can't Buy Me Love is more than just a book on the Beatles; it's a stunning recreation of the 1960s in England and America through the prism of the world's most iconic band. The Beatles, perhaps more than any act before or since, were a quintessential product of their time, and Gould brilliantly blends cultural history, musical analysis and group biography to show the unique part they played in the shaping of post-war Britain and America. Gould examines the influence of R&B, rockabilly, skiffle and Motown as the Fab Four forged a sound of their own; he illuminates the mercurial relationship the most productive and lucrative in recording music history between John Lennon and Paul McCartney; he critiques the songs they played and the movies they made, and their impact on competing bands and musicians, as well as on fashion, hairstyles, and humour; and he shows how events on both sides of the Atlantic created exactly the right cultural climate for the biggest music phenomenon of 20th century. Beautifully written, insightful, and wonderfully evocative, this is a magisterial biography by a popular historian of the very first rank.

An Army of Phantoms

American Movies and the Making of the Cold War
Author: J. Hoberman
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595587276
Category: Social Science
Page: 432
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An Army of Phantoms is a major new work of history and film criticism from the highly regarded critic J. Hoberman. Here he applies the same dynamic synergy of American politics and American popular culture to the Cold War’s first decade that he brought to the 1960s in the critically acclaimed The Dream Life. The years between 1946 and 1956 brought U.S. dominance over Europe and a new war in Asia, as well as the birth of the civil rights movement and the stirrings of a new youth culture. The period saw the movie industry purged of its political left while the rise of ideological action hero John Wayne came to dominate theaters. Analyzing movies and media events, Hoberman has organized a pageant of cavalry Westerns, apocalyptic sci-fi flicks, and biblical spectaculars wherein Cecil B. DeMille rubs shoulders with Douglas MacArthur, atomic tests are shown on live TV, God talks on the radio, and Joe McCarthy is bracketed with Marilyn Monroe. Here is a history of film that is also, to paraphrase Jean-Luc Godard, about the film of history. Essential reading for film and history buffs, An Army of Phantoms recasts a crucial era in the light of the silver screen.