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Elvis World Paperback – August, 1992

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From Publishers Weekly

According to PW , "the husband-and-wife authors here enthusiastically examine the Presley phenomenon. This album, with more than 250 color and black-and-white pictures, presents the screaming teenage fans, the pink Cadillac, the fluff movies, song lyrics, the 'audacious' Graceland, wife Priscilla beneath a towering hairdo and, of course, Presley in all his mutations."
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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YA Elvis Presley fans are going to love this book. They will find coverage of everything from Elvis' life to the proliferation of memora bilia that never seems to end. A look at the transition in his song lyrics during his career and a filmography are included. The Sterns make the point that these quickly-made films (sometimes three per year) prevented Elvis from focusing completely on his music. Other material found in the book includes annotated listings of museums, catalogs, and books (including cookbooks) centering around Elvis, as well as his favorite stores, car dealers, and restaurants. Not to be missed is the list of groceries that had to be in his pantry at all times and the recipe for his favorite snack. This book is not a deep, psychological study of a legendary figure but is instead a view of a perform er's life and impact on the culture of his time. It is a handsome volume with ex tensive use of color photography on glossy paper. Barbara Weathers, Du chesne Academy, Houston
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Harpercollins (August 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060972904
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060972905
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 9.2 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,126,912 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Whizzkid58® on November 13, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This book, published on the 10th anniversary of Elvis' "death" is a great pictorial overview of his life and career. Bound in a shiny gold cover with a clear plastic dust jacket adorned with musical notes (ala Graceland's famous gates), it is a handsome edition to any Elvis book collection. Inside are hundreds of pictures, both black and white and vivid color. Many of these pics are very rare and provide insight in to not only Elvis but the era that he lived. I received my copy as a birthday present upon its' initial release and I have cherished it ever since. I see that there is an abundance of copies available here at Amazon and pretty cheap too. If you're an Elvis fan grab one of them, you won't be sorry you did!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Oceanfront HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on April 14, 2014
Format: Hardcover
I received this book as a gift from the authors some 20 years ago. I had forgotten all about it until I happen to come across it today, when I noticed I had some "hidden" reviews from 1999 ( I have no idea why they are "hidden").

I use to read all of the Stern's work some 20 years ago, and just happened to come upon this wonderful couples books again just today. Their Elvis book was one of the very best I have ever read.

It discusses all sorts of things Elvis in a sort of summary of his life. The book dives into his history and the effects of Cornel Parker and making movies on his career. The book also has many lyrics to his songs and lots of pictures.
It summarizes his movies, gifts and his grocery lists.

If you are an Elvis fan, you will love this book and wonder how you ever missed it. Highly recommend!
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By wogan TOP 500 REVIEWER on February 18, 2014
Format: Hardcover
This is a book Elvis fans would love. It has lots of pictures for those who are his fans forever. It goes to all of the places Elvis knew - Hollywood, Germany and of course Graceland. His favorite foods are examined, and his clothes.

We read tales of seeing him in concert, the effect he had on people around him, the amazing behavior of his fans and the fact his image and music is still recognized around the world. The tenor of the times he lived in is explained- the ones who called him evil, the reactions of the media and disc jockeys that reassured their audiences he wasn't black. No white person had ever sung like him before.

It is acknowledged that his movies hurt his music and the hold Colonel Parker seemed to have over him. Some lyrics of his songs are given, as well as summaries of his movies and the many gifts he gave to people and addresses of places he worked and shopped at as well as his grocery lists. This is a summary of his life, but most of all this is a photo album of his past.

No matter if you were or are a fan of Elvis he is a part of American life, if you love music or just modern history this book would be of interest. However if you love Elvis, this is the book for you.
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