Thursday, October 28, 2021

October 28 - 8mm Elvis - The Home Cinema Years

8mm Elvis fan Vince Wright is working on the first book titled '8mm Elvis - The Home Cinema Years' documenting Elvis' 8mm catalog. The release-date hasn't been set yet.  

From his website: As an Elvis fan and an 8mm fan I was always disappointed about the lack of info that was out there in the Elvis 8mm world. All that we had was a list here and there and the same old pics. We need it all in one place .

As an Elvis fan working at Derann Film Services a million years ago I became obsessed with Elvis on 8mm and bought whatever my wage would allow. Later in life I put an advert in the Records Collector and the rarities rolled in. My dream was to own a book just about 8mm Elvis, and that dream is nearly here!

The upcoming book should cover all the artwork, catalogues, flyers, adverts, 8mm memories and footage from fans and dealers and more. 

The author is still looking for additional content, so if you think you can help him please visit his >>> 8mm Elvis website.

Little People, Big Dreams

Frances Lincoln Children's Books announced the May 17, 2022 release of the hardcover children's book 'Elvis' in their 'Little People, BIG DREAMS' series. The book, written for children between 4 and 7 years old, was written by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara and illustrated by Ana Albero.

Description: In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling 'Little People, Big Dreams' series, discover the life of Elvis, the King of Rock 'n' Roll.

Elvis was born into poverty in North Mississippi, a place where opportunities were a rare thing to see. Still, he felt that someday, somehow, something amazing would happen. When he sang in a school talent show, he realized that singing was all he wanted to do with his life.

He had just finished high school when he plucked up the courage and walked through the doors of Sun Studios, ready to record his first song. After this came hit after hit, and he popularized a new genre of music that mixed all kinds of different styles. That genre was Rock 'n' Roll, and it would take the world by storm!

All the great artists that came after him still look up to little Elvis, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, the unique and irreplaceable artist who changed the course of music history. This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the music legend’s life.

​Little People, big Dreams is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.

White Christmas

The Magic of Vinyl label announced the November 26, 2021 release of the white colored LP 'Elvis Christmas'. This LP was previously released in 2017 by the V180 record label. 

Side A: Santa Claus Is Back In Town - White Christmas - Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) - I´ll BE Home For Christmas - Blue Christmas - Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me).

Side B: O Little Town Of Bethlehem - Silent Night - (There´ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) - I Believe - Take My Hand, Precious Lord - It Is No Secret (What God Can Do).

Dinner Guest

If you could have any historical figure as part of the ultimate dinner party, who would you bring back to life? As part of their Day of the Dead celebrations, Mexican restaurant Wahaca polled Brits to find out the most popular choice of guests. 

Elvis was ranked at #5, even beating some typical English names like Winston Churchill, David Bowie, William Shakespeare or George Michael.

1. Robin Williams 26%

2. Princess Diana 25%

3. Albert Einstein 21%

4. Freddie Mercury 18%

5. Elvis Presley 16%

The >>> complete list can be found on the FECC Forum.

(Source: 8mm Elvis / Amazon / FECC / Elvis Club Berlin)