Not too long ago FTD/ Flaming Star did another book release, this time handling Elvis' last movie, the one with the weird hair: Change of Habit.
As usual the lay-out is very tasteful. Text and pictures are well spread over the pages, paragraphing makes the text very readable and the font choice is easy on the eye.
The main part of the books exists of pictures, pictures and pictures. Over 400 and most of them were new to me. Most are in black and white, but there are some great full colour ones too. Besides the basic info on the movie and a complete chapters on Rubberneckin' and other songs, the book consists of mainly interviews. New ones, but also some taken from magazines in 1969. The director, Billy Graham, is interviewed but also other people involved in the movie, like actress Jane Elliot. It gives a nice view on working with Elvis from different angles.
At the end of the book there is room preserved for memorabilia regarding the movie and some candids from the time the movie was shot (March/April 1969).
The CD with the book is basicly the Let's Be Friends album (the CD also has the print of the vinyl label, like in the classic album series). Bonus tracks are the two 'other' songs from the movie, Rubberneckin' and Let Us Pray. The Mary Tyler Moore interview is fun to hear once, but her pots and pans are not that interesting to hear about them over and over again. Ah well, it is hard to get the CD out of the book when it's shelved anyway and I think most of us have the songs elsewhere too...
The movie was too late to save Elvis' movie career, but this book on it is certainly a worthy addition to my bookshelf!