Something For The Girls

By LexFeb 25, 2014
Something For The Girls

The latest co-production between Flaming Star and FTD is a book by Pal Granlund and David English about Elvis’ second movie, Loving You.


The design is stunning. The balance between text and (mainly black and white) pictures is perfect. The layout is tasteful and easy on the eye.


To be honest I was thinking something like “what another book on Loving You, Inside … by Ger Rijff & Chris Giles is enough!”. Well, this issue proofs that even I can be wrong.

There is so much background information gathered here that makes the picture complete (forgive me the pun). It is brought in a clear, logical way, starting with the 1956 screen test, signing the movie contract, arriving in Hollywood, the recording sessions until the premiere and soundtracks. There is even a complete production overview of the movie. Next to the author’s own work there are several articles from magazines in 1957.

The pictures are many stills from the movie, but also publicity shots and memorabilia. And let’s be honest, even for a straight guy there is nothing wrong with looking at Elvis in 1956/57. The CD is nothing special, although it is always nice to see Nipper again.


This must be the definitive work regarding Loving You. A real piece of art by Pal and David!

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Lou A (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 10, 2014report abuse
I got my copy a short while back and can vouch that it's an excellant book . It'll take me a monthe to get totally through this book!
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 4, 2014report abuse
Marty was talking about the Flaming Star MAGAZINE, not about the book "Something For The Girls". Very great book btw ! Always El.
You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 4, 2014report abuse
Ah so book is in Swedish!!!! so if i bought the book i would only be looking at the pictures!
marty (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2014report abuse
I've always enjoyed the Flaming Star magazine and have a few in my collection. Always top quality with stunning pictures. I am half Swedish with basic knowledge of the language, so I could read and understand a little bit of the text!

I agree with Lex that this much be the definite Loving You book. Top quality for anyone interested in this kind of books. I got mine last week and I am still goingthrough the early chapters! A bit expensive but worth having in my collection. Well done to Pal and David.
Smile:-) (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2014report abuse
The quality and the ammount of original photographic material coming from Flaming Star over the years (both in books and the magazine) is impressive! And it is getting better every year. It's mindblowing! Regarding the magazine I wish they could produce a yearbook or a "best of" compilation in English for all the international readers:-)
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2014report abuse
Spot on Lex ! Always El.

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