Sunday, February 12, 2023

February 12 - Careless Love From the Make-Up Artists

Due for release from the Spanish Libros Del Kultrum on March 6, 2023 is 'Elvis: Ăšltimo Tren A Memphis and Amores Que Matan', an 1,500-page budget double-pack re-issue of Peter Guralnick’s ‘Last Train To Memphis’ and ‘Careless Love'.

Description: It will be a long time before another biography garners such glowing praise as those obtained by this definitive work (the adjective is not, for once, hyperbolic) about the brilliant rise and tremendous decline of a singer already installed in contemporary popular mythology. 

Just two samples taken from the New York Times: "A triumph of biographical art [...] a profound and moving book" (Stephen Wright); "Let's make some noise […] Apart from being the best biography ever written about a rock star, this work is among the most ambitious and crucial biographical adventures dedicated to an icon of American culture of the second half of the 20th century" (Gerard Marzorati).

Even the sullen Bob Dylan has left his lair to join the chorus of apologists: "[Elvis] seems to come out of these pages, you feel how he breathes: this book overrides all others."

After a meticulous investigation, Peter Guralnick confronts the lights and shadows of Elvis to bring us back to the person silenced by his mask and rescue the reality buried under the temple of idolatry. Guralnick does not judge or declare: he limits himself to showing the facts with passionate rigor or pious objectivity, never falling into exhibitionist cruelty or devoted sentimentality. The result is a masterful portrait of the individual and of the society that elevated him to the abysses of the throne.

More Awards

Congratulations to Shane Thomas, Angela Conte, and Louise Coulston on their Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists AwardsAwards wins for Best Period and/or Character Make-Up and Best Period Hair Styling and/or Character Hair Styling in a feature-length motion picture for their work on the 'ELVIS'.

(Source: Amazon Italy / Elvis Movie on Facenook)