Two new books were announced with a May 2010 releasedate; "Lansky Brothers: Clothier to the King" and "Images 2".
Lansky Bros., the store with its beginnings on famous Beale Street in Downtown Memphi announce the release of their first book, “Lansky Brothers: Clothier to the King”. The 144-page hardcover book was released at the end of May.
From the pressrelease:
Lansky Bros., the store with its beginnings on famous Beale Street in Downtown Memphis is proud to announce the release of their first book, “Lansky Brothers: Clothier to the King”. The 144-page hardcover book is scheduled to be released at the end of May.
Customers and friends from around the world have been asking the Lansky family for years to see vintage pictures and detailed stories.
The book chronicles nearly sixty-five years of the history of the Lansky’s business in Downtown Memphis with three generations telling its story. Lansky Brothers started with a humble beginning when brothers, Bernard and Guy, purchased a second-hand store on the corner of Beale and Second Street. The shop’s evolution is shown in detail as the photographs and stories span decades and takes us through quite a few fashion cycles. The Lansky family shares in depth how they became the Clothier to the King and details of their most famous customer, Elvis Presley.
The book features never before seen photographs of Elvis in the Lansky store. Lansky Bros. was the store that defined the pink and black colors of the 1950s. And, over the course of the past six decades has changed fashion directions.
Currently, the Lansky presence can be found in the lobby of the famous Peabody Hotel in Downtown Memphis with four different concept shops.
The second volume of the "Images" photo-documenmtary book was announced with a May 2010 release-date. The original release was slated for October 2009.
The hardcover book contains more than 200 images of the greatest entertainer of all time, mainly unpublished. All photos are from the unique collection of Patrick Janssen.
Including: Reflectons of the 50's - Elvis At Sun - Tupelo, Mississippi - The Army Years - Welcome Home Elvis - Wild In The Country - Girls! Girls! Girls! - Viva Las Vegas - Stay Away Joe - The Comeback Special - That's The Way It Is - Madison Square Garden - Aloha From Hawaii - Houston 1974 - Last Vegas Season - and many others.
On the Australian Music DVD chart the compilation DVD "Elvis The King Of Rock And Roll" slippednine places to #32 while the "The King" compilation slipped fourteen to #45.
(Source: Lansky Bros. / EFE Fanclub)