New Book Announced

On November 1st Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers will publish a book of 160 pages by Jim Piazza, simply called "The King". The promo talk at Amazon promises the following: From his beginnings in a shotgun shack in Tupelo, Mississippi, to his untimely death at Graceland, Elvis’s life story is stunningly revealed in detail, in words and hundreds of pictures, on a scale that dwarfs anything previously published. Topics include his childhood and early career, his army years, his rise to superstardom, his Hollywood years (in this section each film is explored in detail and illustrated with stills and posters), Elvis in Las Vegas, his many women, and the industry that has sprung up around his image. The lively text by Jim Piazza, author of The Academy Awards and Four- Star Movies, includes lots of inside information, behind-the-scenes gossip, and details every Elvis fan needs and wants. A discography, a chronology, and timelines round out this awe-inspiring overview of our most enduring and influential contemporary entertainer. And the eyepopping package—featuring a leather-like binding studded with rhinestones and gold and a lavish, energetic design saturated with color—will be irresistible to every Elvis aficionado, young or old. Every page is 255 square inches of Elvis! About the Author Jim Piazza is the is the co-author of The Academy Awards and Four-Star Movies. He is a screenwriter and playwright whose personal essays and writings about the media have appeared in The Village Voice and Out magazine, and he has been a script analyst for Columbia, Fox, and Paramount Pictures. He lives in New York City.
Source: Elvis Club Berlin / Updated: Jul 26, 2005 

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Axeman517 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 2, 2005report abuse
Oops...bray1977, sorry that was of course buyep01 who said that.
Axeman517 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 2, 2005report abuse
Bray1977 said "unless you lived with Elvis there are things you do not know about him"...I am willing to bet the author of this book did not live with Elvis, and I doubt there's anything he knows that we don't.
Viva (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 27, 2005report abuse
Ooh how exciting, I've never read his life story before, what a great idea.
buyep01 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 27, 2005report abuse
No bray1977 your not an ass we all say things and then turn around and do the same things I just thought it was great withe the book and FTD thing we are all in the same boat fans of the king.
bray1977 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 27, 2005report abuse
You are entirely correct. I am an ass.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 27, 2005report abuse
At (US) it is much, much cheaper than at the European departments... even included postage.
buyep01 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 27, 2005report abuse
hey bray1977 like you told me its been said many times if you dont want it then dont buy it when I suggested The FTD label should up their quality that is exactly what you told me well now I am telling you I am glad the book is coming out and I cant wait to buy it you dont mind spending $80.00 on a 2 cd mediocre Cd release so why put down the book unless you lived with Elvis there are things you do not know about him. I am glad these great books are still coming out I want to preorder the book right now, of course that is just my opinion.
bray1977 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 26, 2005report abuse
Sounds to me like a nice but expensive package. Can there be anything new in it? Surely not.

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