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The generosity of Elvis Presley has been well-documented, but no one before has focused on his favorite gift of choice: a shiny new Cadillac. Now, candid and personal interviews with many of the recipients of these automobiles and other extraordinary gifts paint a touching and funny portrait of a man who continues to be cherished by millions. Features Elvis' original drummer, D.J. Fontana; back-up singers Gordon Stoker of the Jordanaires and Myrna Smith of the Sweet Inspirations; personal nurse Marian Cocke; longtime girlfriend Linda Thompson; karate instructor Kang Rhee; Cadillac salesmen Joey Abel and Ernie Barrasso; personal assistant Jerry Schilling with Over 200 photos of Elvis during different periods of his life, including many never before seen from private collections.
200 Cadillacs is an hour-long documentary on the subject of the Elvis Presley's habit of giving away cars to friends--and sometimes complete strangers. Interview subjects (most of them recipients of automotive largesse) include some names familiar to die-hard Presley-watchers: posse member Sonny West, girlfriend Linda Thompson, drummer D.J. Fontana, and many others. There are some good anecdotes offered in the memories, especially stories involving The King handing out Cadillacs to people he happened to see on a dealership lot. But the repetitive observations (Elvis really, really liked giving gifts) and the flat approach make the film feel longer than it is, and a collection of new rock songs--no Elvis music--amounts to padding on the soundtrack. This isn't the worst cash-in on Elvis mythology, but the bummer is that there might be a funny/weird film to make on this subject. And this isn't it. --Robert Horton
every Billionaire and Millionaire in the World should be forced to watch this D.V.D. Elvis got it right the first time around....Share the Wealth. Read morePublished 6 months ago by George S. Webber
a great story on Elvis's generousity , would recommend this dvd to complete your collection A+ A+ what can I say, a must havePublished 15 months ago by Jack L. Wallace
Great look back at the old cars in Elvis's collection. Worth your while to buy.Published on January 7, 2009 by Carole M.