Tarzan has left the building. Article by Steven Price.
This is not the title of a new book, but there seems to be quite some discussion about
the book "Tarzan Presley" by Nigel Cox, released in 2004 ...
"Why can't Nigel Cox's novel Tarzan Presley, in which pop icons Tarzan and Elvis
are one and the same, be sold overseas?"
When Nigel Cox was writing his novel Tarzan Presley, a whimsical re-imagining of the
Tarzan myth in which Tarzan grows up in the wilds of the Wairarapa and goes on to
become the King of Rock'n'roll, he felt a prickle of concern. Copyright. "Could be
an issue, Nigel," he thought. "But what was I going to do, write a letter to … whom,
I couldn't imagine … saying, 'I think I might be going to write a book in which a
character from one of your books might appear, though in radically changed form – is that okay?'"
Essential Elvis Interviews compiled by Andrew Hearn.
The interview book, which had a working title of "Elvis Talk", is now called "Essential Elvis Interviews".
According to the lastest issue of Essential Elvis magazine, there are two reasons for the last-minute change:
'Firstly, we've been recently been informed that our good friend Trevor Cajiao is working on a second volume
of his own book Talking Elvis
from 1997. In an effort not to confuse the two books, we made a decision
to chose a title that's not so familiar. Secondly, as it's such a great book, we wanted to incorporate the
name of our magazine in the title. We are also proud to announce that guitarist John Wilkinson has written
Inside Graceland: Elvis' Maid Remembers by Nancy Rooks and Jim Cox.
A new book entitled "Inside Graceland: Elvis' Maid Remembers" is due for release soon.
The book is written by Nancy Rooks and Jim Cox. The book tells the story of what it was
like to work for Elvis, and to be at Graceland from 1967 through 1977 and beyond.
Suzanne Leigh (Paradise, Hawaiian Style) is busy working
on a new book, tentatively called Conversations With Elvis. It will be a collection of stories
from celebrities about their interaction with Elvis.
Late spring of 2005 from J.A.T. Publishing comes Elvis: The Documentaries. Joseph Tunzi has put together a
beautiful 125-page photo journal that will take you into Elvis Presley's two acclaimed documentaries,
including That's The Way It Is, and Golden Globe winner Elvis On Tour.
In 1970, Elvis Presley was in the middle of the greatest musical comeback any entertainer ever experienced.
The most exciting aspect of his returnwas his triumphant Las Vegas return to the concert stage. He decided
that a film chronicling his live performances would be a way to convey where he was at today and entertain
those who could not come out to see him. The resulting film was That's The Way It Is, a movie Elvis called
his best in a decade.
In April, 1972, Elvis took off on his fourth tour of the 70's and the cameras went with him. The concerts
and the film that resulted, Elvis On Tour, were rapturously received. Elvis On Tour remains the only time
Elvis publicly reflected on his life and it was awarded the Golden Globe for best documentary of 1972.
Elvis: The Documentaries takes you behind the scenes during the making of these seminal films. With new facts on their
production and over 135 unpublished photographs, Elvis: The Documentaries is an essential addition to everyone's
Elvis library. You will see Elvis during rehearsals, in the studio, and onstage entertaining his friends and fans.
J.A.T. Publishing has again created a book that will be both beautiful and informative. All J.A.T. products are
strictly limited editions so order your copy today. Elvis: The Documentaries is an outstanding book
that showsyou why Elvis was proud to have made these films.
Graceland's Table: Recipes and Meal Memories Fit for the King of Rock and Roll by Ellen Rolfes.
Food Elvis loved to eat, food fans would cook for Elvis if they could and food
celebrating everything Elvis – including Colonel Parkerhouse Rolls, Love Me Chicken
Tenders and Blue Suede Berry Pie!
Graceland’s Table is the first cookbook to be written with the full cooperation of
Elvis Presley Enterprises. In addition to recipes for Elvis’s favorite foods, the
book will include photographs of Elvis at home and full-color food photos taken in
Graceland for the book.
The 175 recipes in Graceland’s Table will come from two sources: EPE’s archives of
Elvis’s favorite recipes and Elvis’s fans. The recipes from the fans will be solicited
through EPE’s electronic newsletter, its catalog, and the more than 400 fan clubs. Fans
will submit a recipe they would have like to cook for Elvis should they have been invited
to Graceland for a meal and to explain the reason for their choice. Fans will also be asked
to submit recipes linked to a particular song or movie title or person in Elvis’s life
(e.g. Love Me Chicken Tenders, Colonel Parkerhouse Rolls, Blue Suede Berry Pie. Twelve
recipes will come from EPE and over 150 from the fans.
The book will also have 35 B&W photos of Elvis and Graceland and 20 full-color food
photos, trivia, and stories by those who knew Elvis such as Joe Esposito, member of the
Memphis Mafia, Patty Perry, the only female member of the Memphis Mafia, and Marian
Cocke, Elvis's nurse.
Elvis by the Presleys by Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie Presley, edited by David Ritz
"The most important and revealing book ever on Elvis Presley - by his wife and daughter.
Twenty seven years after his death, Elvis Presley remains one of the world's most beloved and iconic figures.
There has been an impressive array of bestselling Elvis books over the years, but there has never been a
book like this. Now, for the first time, Elvis, the man, husband father and artist, is remembered
intimately and honestly by his ex wife Priscilla, daughter Lisa Marie and other close family members.
Including deeply personal documents and previously unseen family photographs, this lavishly illustrated
book will also feature new interviews with family and friends by celebrated Rolling Stone founder,
David Dalton. From personal diary entries to unearthed artefacts, Elvis by the Presleys is set to
become a publishing phenomenon and will come closer than any other book in revealing the private
dreams and truths of the extraordinary and complex man, who became the king of Rock and Roll."
(imprint of Random House Publishers), hardcover, 242 pages, ISBN: 0-307-23741-9 (US Edition). Pub Date: May 2005.
The book that comes with the exhibition "Elvis in Deutschland" (November 21st 2004 – February 27th.
2005 in Bonn - Germany) will be published in the series "Zeitgeschichte(n)" by the
"Stiftung Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland". It contains a lot of information
and memorabilia on Elvis stay in Germany.
All Cooked Up: Recipes and Memories from Elvis' Friends and Family by
Donna Presley Early, Edie Hand, Darcy Bonfils.
The title first announced for this book was "Are You Still Hungry Tonight? More Of Elvis' and
Friends' Favorite Recipes", but
it has now been changed to reflect the difference with the book with a similar title,
released in 1995:
Are You Hungry Tonight? Elvis' Favorite Recipes
by Brenda Arlene Butler.
Release date: October 2005
(imprint of Random House Publishers), hardback, 288 pages, ISBN 0517227134.
Warman's Elvis Field Guide by Paul Kennedy (Editor).
Announced some time ago, now the cover is available.
"The King is back. Collectors and fans will love this handy new reference of
everything Elvis, with 300 classic photographs, a complete up-to-date price guide
to Elvis collectibles including every record he ever made and an array of other
fascinating information. No other guide to Elvis collectibles offers this much
information in such a convenient size and affordable price."
Untold Gold The Stories Behind Elvis's #1 Hits by Ace Collins.
This book was announced some time ago, but now some more info is
available from the publisher:
"The stories behind some of the most popular singles in history.
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."
"Ace Collins is the author of many “behind the songs” books, including
Hymns That Have Inspired America; Songs Sung Red, White, and Blue; and
The Stories Behind the Traditions of Christmas. His best-remembered
nonfiction work is Lassie: A Dog’s Life, which was the basis for a
PBS special and an ABC primetime Christmas special. Collins has
appeared on such television shows as CBS This Morning, CNN,
Entertainment Tonight, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News,
and The Today Show. He has written magazine features for more
than 100 publications and has won the Angel Award of Excellence
for the nation’s best inspirational magazine feature. He is also
a three-time winner of the Golden Quill Award. He is the feature
writer for Texas Music Magazine and the editor of World Evangelism."
Like A Prince From Another Planet from Three Stars Inc. in Luxemburg.
Here is the cover art for the upcoming book Like A Prince From Another
Planet from Three Stars inc. in Luxemburg. The books will be a 72 page
full colour photo book. Including many rare and unpublished pictures of
Elvis in the 1970's.
The book will be available from February 1, 2005.
Elvis - Behind The Image - Welcome To His World - The Book Volume 2 by Bud Glass
In 2003 Bud Glass and Praytome Publishing released "
Elvis: Behind The Image" - The Book.
The DVD with the same title was already released when the book came out but contrary to the rumours,
the book did not contain snapshots from the concerts to be seen on DVD. The book, because of its style,
layout and content, became quickly the queen of candid books. While the interviews on DVD try to bring
a little light into the private life style of our man, the book continues to do so with its great pictures.
Today Praytome Publishing is proud to be able to announce the follow up to the first volume:
"Elvis - Behind The Image - Welcome To His World - The Book Volume 2". The ideas for releasing
the second volume were already revealed to Elvis Books a year ago
A new high quality hardcover book full of colour candids to feast your eyes on. Bud Glass has
compiled more interesting stories about Elvis, taken directly from the diary of Sandi Miller.
Again Russ Howe shares his collection with rare and unique Elvis pictures you've never seen before.
While Volume 1 had the "California Homes" as a special highlight be surprised what Volume 2 will come up with!
Healthy Life, Great Looks, Healthy Hair! by Larry Geller
On Saturday 15th January, Larry Geller held an authograph session for his new book in the
Elvis Matters Shop in Turnhout, Belgium.
I took one book from my collection to the session, but unfortunately forgot to take the other one
from the shelf ...
Larry is author of three books on Elvis:
If I Can Dream (released in several languages,
here you see the Dutch version),
Elvis' Search for God (with Jesse Stearn) and
Elvis Spiritual Journey.
Elvis Aaron Presley - A Candle In The Wind by Bill Burk
Bill Burk's new book will be titled "Elvis Aaron Presley - A Candle In The Wind".
This new A4 size 100 pages coffee table book will mostly be a photo book with rare pictures
Bill has been saving up for several years now. But it will contain several stories too;
stories about Elvis and girlfriends, Elvis and police, Elvis and black entertainers,
Elvis and co-stars, Elvis and the Memphis Mafia ... and the centrepiece, the untold stories.
The very first story in the book, which Bill got in August 1987, will be
"the most unusual story of an Elvis concert you will ever read" as Bill Burk
told us. He aims for a release in late February 2005, but realistically it could slip to March 2005.
Dewey and Elvis: The Life and Times of a Rock 'n' Roll Deejay by Louis Cantor
The Red, Hot and Blue deejay who helped legitimize race music and introduce Elvis Presley to the world.
It all started in 1949 when Memphis's own WDIA became the first radio station in the country to
switch to all-black programming. After WDIA went off the air, WHBQ decided to capture some
of their newly discovered black audience by putting "Daddy-O-Dewey" Phillips--the most popular
white deejay in the mid-South-- on a new show, Red, Hot and Blue. Although the show originally
aired for just fifteen minutes a night, its impact was immeasurable.
While Elvis and Sun Records were still virtually unknown--and two full years before Alan Freed
famously "discovered" rock 'n' roll--Dewey Phillips was playing Howlin' Wolf, B. B. King, and
Muddy Waters. Phillips is part of rock 'n' roll history for being the first major disc jockey to
play Elvis Presley (and subsequently to conduct the first live, on-air interview with Elvis).
Louis Cantor argues, however, for an expanded understanding of Phillips's role in turning a huge
white audience on to previously forbidden race music. Phillips's zeal for rhythm and blues
legitimized the sound and set the stage for both Elvis's subsequent success and the rock 'n'
roll revolution of the 1950s.
Using personal interviews, documentary sources, and the oral history collections at the
Center for Southern Folklore and the University of Memphis, Cantor presents a very personal
view of the disc jockey while arguing for his place as an essential part of rock 'n' roll
history. Loaded with anecdotes and insights about key figures, including Elvis's close friend
George Klein and Sun Records's Sam Phillips, Dewey and Elvis will be irresistible to anyone
interested in Elvis, the Memphis music scene, or the history of rock 'n' roll.