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King Of The Hilton

August 27, 2014 | Book

Anne E. Nixon made her memories of the trips to Vegas into a book: King Of The Hilton. Itis a book about Elvis Presley in Las Vegas, seen through the eyes of someone who was there.

After many requests from fans, respected Elvis writer and researcher Anne E Nixon, (author of Ten Years After and The Elvis Archives, is for the first time publishing her detailed show reports from the Vegas years.

Anne attended 40 Elvis Presley shows from 1972-1976, and wrote copious notes on each performance. A few of her show reports were printed in books and magazines at the time, but only now has she opened the vaults and every show she attended is given in-depth coverage.

With the help of  Richard Harvey, she has written a text-rich 300 page A5 sized softback book that will delight all fans of Vegas-era Elvis.  King of the Hilton is an affectionate, and sometimes poignant diary that takes the reader right back to the Hilton Hotel in the seventies, when Elvis reigned supreme.

Crammed with show anecdotes, complete set-lists, musician/celebrity/jumpsuit checklists, and verbatim Elvis dialogue - the authors had access to previously uncirculated private audio - and loaded with never before published facts about the Hilton scene during those heady days. All of this delivered at a fan-friendly price.

Inside this handsome book you’ll find:

  • Complete first hand reports of every show of the final Vegas season in December ‘76.
  • The famous 1974 ‘Desert Storm’ closing show as seen from a front booth.
  • Over 100 illustrations including Hilton artefacts.
  • The '74 monologues.
  • Cancelled! The 1975 season.
  • In-depth appendix of songs, suits and show times.
  • Closing Night '73 'Monkey' show, exactly what happened on-stage .
  • Each edition of this limited print run publication will be signed and numbered.
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TheMemphisFan wrote on August 27, 2014
Looks like a fun-filled & interesting book to own!
DekeR wrote on August 27, 2014
Looks interesting.
Natha wrote on August 28, 2014
Might be an interesting book. For me it is always more interesting to read how people in the audience experienced the show than an 'opinion' or 'analysis' of others about a concert on the basis of hearsay or opinion.
Gorse wrote on August 29, 2014
Always rated her commentary on the DVD Return To Splendour as top class. A real fan who delivers information in a sensible manner without unnecessary bias and frenzy.