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Elvis – A Generous Heart

By ElvisNews.com / KeesNov 27, 2007

Most fans know Elvis was a person who shared his wealth with strangers on the street giving away cars and houses, but also to people in need without anybody knowing about it.

Design

The package looks nice. When I would find it in a store I would expect the movie to be about love due to the use of the red colour and the heart. But you can call Elvis’ generosity “love”, so the theme matches.

Content

The documentary takes a long time to get started due to the three biography and career chapters that introduces the main theme of this documentary; Elvis’ generosity (the fourth chapter). But once it gets started it shows many stories on how Elvis shared his wealth publicly and silently. The documentary tells the background on some of Elvis favourite gifts, jewellery and cars (about two hundred Cadillacs during his lifetime, there is a documentary on this subject alone). Elvis’ jeweller Lowell Hays and his friend George Klein are the main persons to be interviewed. The reason behind Elvis generosity is addressed briefly too.

Elvis’ poor upbringing, the death of his stillborn brother and sharing personality may very well have been the reasons why he wanted to share his wealth, or as he said it according to George Klein: “What is fame and fortune when you can’t share it with your friends.” He enjoyed the look in people’s eyes when he surprised them (so eventually he might have given away those cars for his own pleasure :-)). I wonder how some of his (so called) friends returned the favour; the documentary doesn’t go into that. This documentary itself runs a bit too long, at one point it are all the same kind of stories. I do wonder what’s the truth behind these stories of which not too many are new to my ears and eyes. It is nice to see that Elvis’ generosity still continues today through Presley Place.

Conclusion

This documentary tells the story of Elvis’ life and career, unfortunately without any Elvis music. But it correctly tells the story and with the additional generosity theme the casual viewer will see another picture than the standard “drugs abuse” documentary we have seen so many times. So let’s hope it is a success.

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Reactions

mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 14, 2007report abuse
The thing with storys is what is true what is half true and what is just made up,things like the presley place are a good thing however,and its really hard to know why he gave what to whom,that gets into the judging part of things and im not going to attempt that!
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 3, 2007report abuse
who is this paulfromfrance ? is he on the right site ?
elviskid80 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 30, 2007report abuse
To PaulFromFrance Dont Be Rediculas Are You Jealuos That Elvis Never Gave You Anything Learn The Facts Before You Talk
PaulFromFrance (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 28, 2007report abuse
Buying jewelry or a Cadillac to perfect strangers to see their reaction is certainly not an act of generosity. This is an act from someone with a big ego. Elvis could be generous in some ways, but quite often he did mainly those things for himself and his self-satisfaction. About his friends, I think somewhere in his mind, he bougth their friendship with gifts, even if he didn't knew it clearly.
elviskid80 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 27, 2007report abuse
I Bought This As Soon As I Saw It And It Is The Best Documentry I've Ever Seen On The Generosity Of Elvis Presley. It Is Truly Moving Too Watch G K Talk About Elvis In Such A Tender Way. I Love This Dvd 10 Points For This Release. You Can Purchase This Dvd At Walmart For Only $9.97 And Its Worth Every Penny.T.C.B

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