New "Pop Up" Book About Elvis Presley's Graceland

Following is press release from Quirk Books: Graceland Revealed! The glory of Elvis Presley’s beloved Graceland is celebrated in a new book, GRACELAND: An Interactive Pop-Up Tour (Quirk Books, $40), created by Chuck Murphy with a Foreword by Priscilla Presley, scheduled to hit bookstores in November 2006. (It will also be available at QuirkBooks.com at Shop Elvis and in the gift shops at Graceland.) Published in cooperation with and officially licensed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Graceland: An Interactive Pop-Up Tour is a fully llustrated pop-up tribute to one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. This keepsake collectible offers an all-access tour of Graceland through the ingenious design of pop-up master Chuck Murphy. The book contains nine different pop-up spreads dedicated to most popular aspects of the famous Mansion, including: the Music Room, Television Room, Jungle Room, Trophy Room, Kitchen, and Meditation Garden. Each two-page spread features full-color photographs, illustrations, interactive elements, and informative commentary on Elvis’s life in and out of Graceland. Readers can flip through a photo album, browse Elvis’s record collection, change channels on the television, or peek inside the refrigerator. Elvis Presley bought Graceland in 1957, and lived there until his death in August 1977. Graceland was opened to the public in 1982 and currently serves as a museum, drawing hundreds of thousand of visitors every year. On March 27, 2006, Graceland was designated a National Historic Landmark. Author Chuck Murphy is one of the most celebrated paper engineers in the country, with more than 60 books to his credit. He’s also a huge Elvis fan, and is available for media interviews. Priscilla Presley is an actress, author, and businesswoman; she has been instrumental in the development of Graceland since it opened its doors to the public in 1982. GRACELAND: An Interactive Pop-Up Tour By Chuck Murphy Foreword by Priscilla Presley Published by Quirk Books Hardback, $40 ISBN: 1-59474-132-8 Publication Date: November 2006
Source: EPE - Elvis Presley Enterprises / Updated: Sep 9, 2006 
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Elvisy (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 3, 2006report abuse
Hey Steve, I disagree with you when you say Elvis fans seem tacky or lack in sophistication. Who the heck is anyone to sit on judgement!Just remember no one on this planet alive can get away with anything like this.... but Elvis! And as for any other music icon, as John Lennon did say" before Elvis there was nothing!" and I think after Elvis there isnt still anyone to compare with him!As for lacking anything,you seem to generalize things! Don't forget we don't mind being called anything but one thing is for sure, we do know what music is all about and it does take a great deal to please us after the King!
Casey (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 18, 2006report abuse
$40 seems quite steep for this!
PTCJones (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 14, 2006report abuse
I just saw a pop-up book on Amazon for $6. When you think books like A Life In Music, Day By Day are around the same price. All you get are 9 pictures, that's over 4 bucks a picture.
cathyreno (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 12, 2006report abuse
forty dollars a bit steep for my price range, but when it comes to items like that they'll be snapped up. T C B
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 11, 2006report abuse
Part of the problem of why Elvis fans are seen as tacky & lacking in sophistication. Can you imagine Bob Dylan or another important musical icon with a product like this?
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 11, 2006report abuse
I might buy it. If I can find it somewhere at half-price or less.
June (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 10, 2006report abuse
This was introduced to us during Elvis Week, at the Fan club President's Event...and I was very excited since I own a pop-up book from the '80's and it is a favourite of mine. It looked amazing to me and I will definately buy it.
Devon (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 9, 2006report abuse
I dont think so, please tell me this is a joke!!!
PTCJones (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 9, 2006report abuse
Hate to be disrepectful, but if EPE has anything to do with it, it's probably going to be extremely tacky. I can just imagine the book along side the gold plastic sunglasses, salt and pepper shakers, children's concert suits and pompadours and what a bargain price! I thought the biography of Priscilla at the end of this article was absolutely fascinating.

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