March 29 - Elvis Now In Person

Due for release later this year from Erik Lorentzen in the “Gold Standard Series” is the 400-page book “Elvis Now In Person”. 

It contains 400-pages packed with rare and unseen shots taken during the period of July 31st and August 28th 1969. It will include photographs from the construction of the International Hotel, the famous press conference and the shows themselves.

Elvis At The Movies

Released by the Big 3 budget-label is the 3 CD set "Elvis At The Movies - 60 Essential Recordings".

Synopsis:
Rock 'n' Roll sensation Elvis Presley was not content in producing just singles and LPs for his fans, he wanted the whole world to see him perform so he carved out a new career in Hollywood, making a series of memorable films that always contained him singing a selection of his songs. Here we present 60 fine examples, including many that became huge hits for "The King".

L'Age D'or Du Rock N'Roll

Released is the triple budget DVD set "L'Age D'or Du Rock N'Roll" featuring performances by Rock 'n' Roll legends Eddy Mitchell, Johnny Hallyday and Elvis Presley.

Elvis Through the Ages

Due for release September 2019 is the book “Elvis Through the Ages: Images from the Hollywood Photo Archive” by Colin Slater.

Synopsis:
From the beginning of his career to his death as the Hollywood icon Elvis Presley sang and enchanted thousands of people. Publicity photos and behind-the-scenes shots from the Hollywood Photo Archives include scores of long been forgotten or abandoned images in neglected studio archives. This book collects 100 of the rarest of the rare, seldom previously seen images of his career. For the Elvis fans who think that they have seen it all, this book will provide a new lens on a beloved American icon.

Tom Hanks to Play Elvis Presley’s Manager 

Tom Hanks is in negotiations to play Elvis Presley’s iconic manager Colonel Tom Parker in Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Warner Bros. biopic about the legendary musician. 

While Luhrmann always envisioned a star for Parker’s part, he wants a newcomer for the role of Presley. The director has begun meeting with talent for the part. Luhrmann hopes to get the pic into production sometime this year.

Country Music

Film maker Ken Burns made an 8 episode documentary on Country Music that will be broadcasted on PBS starting later this year. In episode 4 we see Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Sam Philips.

James Burton's Son Ill


James Burton's only son has had health problems, a consequence of his 2016  heart attack. Jeff Burton was flown to the specialized Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville earlier this week, and the situation is critical. James Burton calls on his Facebook page for prayers for his son to get well.

(Source: FECC / Elvis Shop London / Amazon / Variety / Elvis Matters).