Tuesday, April 26, 2022

April 26 - A Comeback Biography

Plexus Publishing re-issued Jerry Hopkins' 'Elvis: A Biography' as a 416-page paperback. 

Synopsis: Jerry Hopkins's 'Elvis: A Biography' was the first book on popular music to top the U.S. bestseller list, and its sequel was equally popular. Long out of print, both books, along with a wealth of exciting new interviews, are brought together in 'Elvis' to form the most exhaustive account available of the King's life. 

Telling the complete story of Presley's rise and fall, from his poverty-stricken childhood in Tupelo through his musical development and emergence as pop's first superstar to his decline and death, the book explores Presley's singular appeal, his far-reaching influence, and his extraordinary legacy. 

Featuring newly published first-hand interviews with people close to Elvis - including high school teachers, girlfriends, directors, agents, recording engineers, bodyguards, sidemen, karate instructors, medical professionals, and even his personal jeweler - Elvis presents a comprehensive and amazingly intimate look at this cultural icon.

Elvis '68 Comeback: The Story Behind the Special

Steve Binder re-issued his 192-page book 'Elvis '68 Comeback: The Story Behind the Special' with a new foreword by film director Baz Luhrmann.

Synopsis: A chronicle of the comeback performance that marked Elvis Presley’s return from the screen to the stage. 

Take a tour behind the scenes at the NBC television special that relaunched Elvis Presley’s career as a stage musician. Author Steve Binder - who directed the TV special - provides exclusive content that gives fans even more insight into the performance that many see as a high point in the King of Rock’s reign of American music. Elvis ’68 Comeback includes full-color photographs and detailed commentary on the show’s development and production, making this an excellent addition to the shelf of every Elvis fan. 

The book contains a foreword by noted film director Baz Luhrmann, whose film credits includes the 2022 Warner Brothers feature film, Elvis.

Tickle Me Blu-ray

The Australian based movie and film distributer Umbrella Entertainment announced the June 8, 2022 Blu-ray release of Elvis' 'Tickle Me' movie. It comes with 2.0 Mono DTS-HD MA audio, 16:9 aspect ratio and the original theatrical trailer as a bonus. 

SynopsisYou've seen Elvis, but you haven't seen Elvis in Tickle Me on High Definition Blu-ray!

Onetime rodeo standout Lonnie Beale (Elvis Presley) needs a job, so the slick playboy heads to a dude ranch that caters to wealthy women, owned by Vera Radford (Julie Adams). There, Lonnie meets the attractive Pam Meritt (Jocelyn Lane), they fall for each other, and Lonnie discovers Pam's connection to a treasure map that might lead to riches buried in a ghost town. But a misunderstanding involving Lonnie and Vera angers Pam, putting the treasure hunt and their relationship in jeopardy.

(Source: Amazon / Umbrella Entertainment)