A new documentary DVD (Region free, NTSC) titled 200 Cadillacs will detail one aspect of Elvis Presley's personality that is casually discussed but never explored. Elvis Presley was often generous with family, friends and associates and even total strangers. The King's gift of choice was a shiny new Cadillac. An estimated two hundred of these gems of the road were given away between the years of 1956 and 1977. The production team of Dan Griffin, Rex Fowler and Susan Rod Graham sought out recipients of gifts and captured personal stories of those close to Presley from his early climb to stardom to his death a quarter century ago. The documentary also has a sound track with special recorded tracks.
The production team of Dan Griffin, Rex Fowler and Susan Rod Graham sought out recipients of these gifts and captured personal stories of those close to Presley from his early climb to stardom to his death a quarter century ago.
Presley’s original band-mates, Scotty Moore and DJ Fontana, Gordon Stoker of the Jordanaires, Myrna Smith of the Sweet Inspirations, personal nurse Marian Cocke, hairdresser Larry Geller, girlfriend Linda Thompson, Karate instructor Kang Rhee, Cadillac salesmen, Mrs. Ed parker, and a few surprise participants recount the stories behind the gifts and personal recollections of King of Rock & Roll. Many never before seen personal photographs of Presley are interspersed with the interviews for the film.
Songs specifically written for the project by producer/songwriter Rex Fowler are included with tracks that include the following guest artists: musical legends Levon Helm & Mavis Staples and guitar pioneer Paul Burlison on a fiery duet of “Hound Dog”; Waylon Jennings; “Cowboy” Jack Clement; Billy Lee Riley; from the E Street Band, Garry Tallent; Ben Folds; Carl Perkins; Scotty Moore and DJ Fontana with Keith Richards in the Band. Contributions by noted songwriter Jesse Winchester, as well as Syd Straw, Heather Eatman and the Cucumbers round out the soundtrack CD.
*200 Cadillacs*, the documentary and sound track, will be available soon on DVD (NTSC region free).