Elvis: Still Taking Care of Business: Memories and Insights About Elvis Presley From His Friend and Bodyguard by Sonny West
Publisher: Triumph Books Entertainment
Elvis: Still Taking Care of Business is arguably the most authentic, no-holds-barred depiction of the greatest entertainer who ever lived. This is the book that the estate doesn't want you to read—it's a balanced, respectful, and insightful look by a true Presley insider and carter member of the infamous Memphis Mafia. Sonny West, Presley's close friend and bodyguard for nearly two decades, provides a firsthand account of the King's lavish spending sprees and many charitable acts, as well as the many affairs Presley conducted with his costars. Among all of Elvis Presley's close associates, no one tells stories that are more entertaining than Sonny West—he can mesmerize audiences for hours with his Elvis tidbits.
Inside Graceland: Elvis' Maid Remembers by Nancy Rooks
Publisher: Xlibris, Corp.
If you wanted a picture of the life of Elvis Presley, who better to paint it for you than someone who worked as his trusted cook and maid at Graceland? Someone whose daily tasks centered around keeping the ́King of Rock & Roll ́ happy, whose every move was designed to please the greatest music legend the entertainment world has ever known. Here is that picture, as painted by Nancy Rooks. Nancy worked for Elvis from 1967 until his untimely death in 1977. Read her stories of what those years were like, of what the routines were at Graceland, and what it meant to be close to Elvis and his family on a daily basis. Read the sad account of her rushing upstairs, after a frantic call from Ginger Alden, and finding him on the bathroom floor. This book presents that picture, one that every Elvis fan will want to see.
Elvis: My Best Man: Radio Days, Rock 'n' Roll Nights, and My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley by George Klein
Through Elvis's rise to fame and the wild swirl of his celebrity, Klein was a steady presence and a loyal friend until Presley's untimely death in 1977. Includes never-before-published photos from Klein's personal collection.
Once Upon a Time: Elvis and Anita by Jonnita Brewer Barrett
Publisher: BrewBar Publishing
Singer Anita Wood was Elvis' steady girlfriend from 1957-1962. This heartfelt memoir by Anita's daughter covers many key moments Elvis and Anita shared together, plus traces Anita's journey in show business.
In 1956, a twenty-one-year-old Elvis Presley was at the beginning of his remarkable and unparalleled career and photographer Alfred Wertheimer was asked by Presley’s new label, RCA Victor, to photograph the rising star. With unimpeded access to the young performer, Wertheimer was able to capture the unguarded and everyday moments in Elvis' life during that crucial year, a year that took him from Tupelo, Mississippi to the silver screen, and to the verge of international stardom and his crowning as "The King of Rock 'n' Roll.” As Alfred Wertheimer photographed Elvis during 1956, and again in 1958, he created classic images that are spontaneous, unrehearsed and completely without artifice. Wertheimer’s photographs of Elvis are extraordinary and he appears almost ethereal, whether reading a newspaper while waiting for a cab, or washing his hands during one of his many train trips. After 1958 and Elvis’ induction into the army, the world seemingly forgot about Wertheimer’s magical photographs - for nineteen years - until Aug 16, 1977, the day Elvis died and Time Magazine called. “The phone hasn’t really stopped ringing in the last thirty years,” observes Wertheimer. Many of the photographs in this visual treasury are previously unpublished and some have become almost as famous as the man himself.
Elvis and Me: The True Story of the Love Between Priscilla Presley and the King of Rock N' Roll by Priscilla Beaulieu Presley
The woman whom Elvis decided to marry when she was an innocent fourteen-year-old girl writes candidly about their twelve years together, about Elvis the husband and father, and about his drug-wracked decline and death. Reissue.
Elvis: The Legend: The Authorized Book from the Graceland® Archives (Y) by Gillian G. Gaar
Publisher: Carlton Books
Journey through the Graceland archives to get an inside look at the King of Rock and Roll. Featuring insightful text from a respected music journalist and Elvis expert, this authorized book explores Presley's personal life as well as his hit albums, movie career, and lasting legacy. Over 150 photographs capture him with friends and family, and display his jewelry, guitars, clothing, letters, and more.
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