The memoirs of Neil Perry Clemans, a 1950s tabloid newspaper photographer, are being published by his daughter. Although the release is several months away, the book will contain a rare contact sheet with Elvis pictures that have never been published, a previously published picture is also included, as well as another unpublished shot of Elvis singing autographs.
The draft promotion for the book states that:
Clemans takes us back to the years immediately following World War II when tabloid journalism and paparazzi antics were on the rise in Los Angeles. Expressing post-War optimism through the eyes of a young army veteran and USC college man ready to take on the world, this upstart Valley Times junior photographer travels the road that led him to become head of the Los Angeles Mirror photo department.
Exposing corruption, sexual escapades in the burbs, knock outs, strippers with hearts of gold, back room politics, the antics and shenanigans behind the news, Hollywood legends in the making and breaking. Marilyn Monroe and Sinatra. Dino, Sammy, Jayne Mansfield and Elvis back from the War and Judy Garland.
The back cover draft features a stunning picture of Elvis in 1960, so a whole contact sheet of the same makes this book very appealing to fans.