Due for release April 12, 2008 is the 370 pages book "Elvis: Frame By Frame" by Bill Bram. The book will only be available through the author's website.
From the press release:
Elvis: Frame By Frame - Just Published - To be available and ready to ship starting April 12!
Hundreds of books have been published since Elvis Presley’s death yet none have seriously documented the making of his films. Elvis spent more than half of his career making films, yet this critical time period has been essentially ignored by most biographers. This book investigates the making of nine of his films, in the words of those that worked on and co-starred in them.
The author spared no expense to locate and interview hundreds of people who worked on Elvis's films, including co-stars, movie crew members, dancers, extras and stuntmen. Anecdotes and fascinating behind the scene accounts is the central focus. A large portion of the book consists of direct quotations from the interviewees, edited to create an interesting narrative of each film. It is a running commentary on Elvis’s films.
In addition the book contains information obtained directly from the movie files. Decades old questions regarding particular scenes and songs, believed to have been filmed, will be addressed and answered. Readers will find chapters on King Creole, Kid Galahad, Roustabout, Easy Come Easy Go, Double Trouble, Clambake, Live A Little, Love A Little, The Trouble With Girls and Change Of Habit. The book concludes with a fascinating chapter on the Elvis movie that should have been: A Star Is Born.
Ten pages of rare black and white photographs or movie documentation will be interspersed through out the book, never published, and obtained by the author. In addition, the author scouted and found many locations, in and around Los Angeles, used in Elvis’s films. Several location photos will be included in the book as well. Elvis: Frame By Frame will be the first book to present a detailed account into the making of Elvis’s films. Most importantly, the book offers a new perspective and understanding of the most fascinating entertainer of our time.