Due for release June 2008 from Aurum Press Ltd. is the 388 pages book "Elvis: From Memphis to Hollywood" by Alan Fortas and Alanna Nash (ISBN: 1845133226). From the publisher:
"When in June 1968, clad in black leather, a nervous Elvis Presley made his television "Comeback Special", Alan Fortas was one of the five friends asked to be on stage with him.Fortas ultimately spent nearly twelve years working for Elvis, having been asked to join his fraternity of bodyguards and close buddies that came to be known as "The Memphis Mafia" back in 1958.
He lived, travelled and played hard with Elvis during that time, watching Elvis become increasingly disillusioned with the endless stream of movies he was forced to act in, saw him become increasingly reliant on drugs, and witnessed Elvis' colourful sex life.The only other memoir of Elvis that can offer such genuine inside knowledge and intimacy is "Elvis and the Memphis Mafia", by three other members of his bodyguard fraternity, which "Uncut" magazine acclaimed as "the best Elvis book written to date", and which Aurum has already re-published and seen reprint four times.Now it re-issues Alan Fortas' book, which has been out of print for over ten years."
Elvis: From Memphis To HollywoodFebruary 14, 2008 | Book
2kisses&3scarfs wrote on February 15, 2008
Nice to see this great book is being re-issued. This is one of my FAVORITE "Elvis" books. It's a very enjoyable read, written with love and honesty. Alan Fortas was a nice man who died of cancer, but luckily lived long enough to see his book published originally in 1992.
Jumpin Jehosaphat wrote on February 17, 2008
Elvis may have said It helps a person reminisce. Every now and then i'll take out an old photo of Priscilla and me cuttin' our wedding cake and i'll think to myself, Now that was a right fine cake, and then i'' continue munchin' on my 8th bag of potato chips.