Mike Evans Elvis: A Celebration

ISBN 13: 9780789489029

Elvis: A Celebration

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9780789489029: Elvis: A Celebration

The ultimate celebration of the King of Rock 'n' Roll as seen from the archives of the Elvis Presley Estate at Graceland published on the 25th Anniversary of his death. Compiled and written with the full authorization and assistance of the Elvis Presley Estate, and using exclusive material from the official archive at Graceland, Elvis: A Celebration is the ultimate tribute to the King of Rock 'n' Roll on the 25th anniversary of his death. This pictorial record of Elvis's life features over 600 photographs and illustrations, from his early days in Tupelo and Memphis, his rise to superstardom, his career in movies, his television and Vegas performances, and his posthumous ascent to the top rank of the pop-culture pantheon. Loaded with news photographs, memorabilia, and movie stills-many never before published-this is the one book that Elvis fans should not be without!

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About the Author:

Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. conducts the business and manages the assets of the Elvis Presley Trust and estate at Graceland. Mike Evans has been writing about popular music since the 1970s, when he was a regular contributor to the UK's top music weekly newspaper, Melody Maker. He is the author of the much-acclaimed The Art of the Beatles, and since the early 1990s has worked in publishing, where he has commissioned and edited over 60 titles on rock 'n' roll, jazz, and popular culture. Mike lives and works in London, England.

From Booklist:

How tempus does fugit! A mere 25 years ago, on August 16, 1977, what many consider the greatest American disaster between December 7, 1941, and September 11, 2001, transpired: the king--Elvis, that would be--died. A witticism of the time held that it was a good career move on his part. A naughty thing to say, but it proved prophetic of how his popularity continued and even increased after his death. Certainly the publication of Elvis books has not stopped, and publishers still feel they can move a phone-directory-size photo-album like this book at 50 bucks per unit. Given the one-per-page presentation of nearly all the pictures, nary a pictureless page between the introduction and the appendixes, and DK's glossy way with colorplates, the tome doesn't seem overpriced at all. It showcases Elvis looking his best, however--and lordy, if ever a man could, he did--so sleaze-mongers should be steered clear of the book while his legions of faithful fans are ushered into its presence. Ray Olson
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