Not So Quiet On The Set

Producer Robert E. Relyea, a fifty-year veteran of the movie industry and assistant director on Elvis Presley's most iconic film, Jailhouse Rock, wrote his autobiography. The book, co-authored by son Craig Relyea, is entitled "Not So Quiet On The Set"and provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes, first person look into Hollywood’s movie-making landscape during the turbulent pre-and post-Kennedy years in America according to the press-release.

The book also chronicles Relyea’s relationship with Elvis Presley on the set of Jailhouse Rock and Kid Galahad.

Tidbits include:
  • When Relyea rushed Presley from the MGM soundstage to Cedars-Sinai Hospital because the singer had swallowed a tooth cap.
  • A behind-the-scenes look at the famous dance sequence that became Presley's most enduring image on celluloid.
  • How Presley won over the film's veteran cast and crew with his polite manners and sincerity.
  • Relyea's take on Presley's romance with co-star Judy Tyler, who died in a tragic automobile accident shortly after Jailhouse Rock was finished.
  • Having fun with Presley and the Memphis Mafia on the set of Kid Galahad.

The 348-page work includes candid photos of Relyea on the sets of epic films and presents rare insights into the mechanics and politics of film making, defining a dynamic period in motion picture history. The book illustrates how the movie industry really works, but also provides a revealing portrait of Hollywood ’s loss of innocence.

Source: Google / Updated: Sep 4, 2008 
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