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Elvis Films FAQ

April 11, 2013 | Book

This book Elvis Films FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the King of Rock 'n' Roll in Hollywood by Paul Simpson will be issued on September 17, 2013.

Amazon's book description reads " If Elvis Presley had not wanted to be a movie star, he would never have single-handedly revolutionized popular culture. Yet this aspect of his phenomenal career has been much maligned and misunderstood partly because the King himself once referred to his 33 movies as a rut he had got stuck in just off Hollywood Boulevard. Elvis Films FAQ explores his best and worst moments as an actor, analyzes the bizarre autobiographical detail that runs through so many of his films, and reflects on what it must be like to be idolized by millions around the world yet have to make a living singing about dogs, chambers of commerce, and fatally naive shrimps. Elvis's Hollywood years are full of mystery, and Elvis Films FAQ covers them all! Which of his own movies did he actually like? What films did he wish he could have made? Why didn't he have an acting coach? When will Quentin Tarantino stop alluding to him in his movies? And was Clambake really the catalyst for his marriage to Priscilla? Elvis Films FAQ explains everything you want to know about the whys and wherefores of the singer-actor's bizarre celluloid odyssey; or, as Elvis said, "I saw the movie and I was the hero of the movie.""


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Jerome wrote on April 12, 2013
'Clambake really the catalyst for his marriage to Priscilla?'.. That is correct. After Clambake he thought 'things cannot get any worse, let's get married!'..
Steve Morse wrote on April 19, 2013
Paul Simpson is one of my favourite Elvis writers. His 'Rough Guide' books (I have two editions) are brilliant so I shall have no hesitation in buying this new one.