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Elvis Presley: The Man. The Life. The Legend. [NOOK Book]

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That voice, those eyes, that hair, the cars, the girls...Elvis Presley revolutionized American pop culture when, at the age of twenty-one, he became the world's first modern superstar. A Memphis Beau Brummel even before he found fame, Elvis had a personal style that, like his music, had such a direct impact on his audience that it continues to influence us to this day. Elvis Presley compellingly examines Elvis' life and style to reveal the generous, complex, spiritual man behind the fourteen-carat-gold sunglasses...
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Elvis Presley: The Man. The Life. The Legend.

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Overview

That voice, those eyes, that hair, the cars, the girls...Elvis Presley revolutionized American pop culture when, at the age of twenty-one, he became the world's first modern superstar. A Memphis Beau Brummel even before he found fame, Elvis had a personal style that, like his music, had such a direct impact on his audience that it continues to influence us to this day. Elvis Presley compellingly examines Elvis' life and style to reveal the generous, complex, spiritual man behind the fourteen-carat-gold sunglasses and answers the question, "Why does Elvis matter?"
"Elvis Presley is the greatest cultural force in the twentieth century," proclaimed Leonard Bernstein. By any measure, Presley's life was remarkable. From his modest beginnings in a two-room house to his meteoric rise to international fame, everything about his life -- his outsized talent to his car collection -- clamored for attention. And he got it; even today, Elvis continues to fascinate.
Written with the assistance of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Pamela Clarke Keogh's biography draws on extensive research and interviews with Presley friends and family, among them Priscilla Presley, Joe Esposito, Jerry Schilling, Larry Geller, Bernard Lansky, famed Hollywood photographer Bob Willoughby, and designer Bill Belew. Offered access to the Graceland archives, the author considered thousands of images, selecting more than one hundred color and black-and-white photographs for this book, many of them rarely seen before.
Both a significant biography of the greatest entertainer of our time and a provocative celebration of what Presley means to America today, Elvis Presley introduces the man behind the myth, a very human superstar beloved by millions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439108154
  • Publisher: Atria Books
  • Publication date: 6/24/2008
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 658,367
  • File size: 52 MB
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Meet the Author

Pamela Clarke Keogh is the author of the internationally bestselling biographies Audrey Style and Jackie Style. Educated at Vassar College, she lives in New York City and heads down to Memphis whenever she can. Her website is: www.pamelaclarkekeogh.com.
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Table of Contents

Prelude 1
Memphis Days 8
706 Union Avenue 36
Shakey Town 38
Jessie Garon 56
1956 58
Fool for Love 92
Euro Elvis 94
What Would Jackie Do? 126
Mansion over the Hilltop 128
In the Kitchen with Elvis 148
L.A. Stories 150
The Memphis Mafia 192
Tiger Man 194
Elvis' Closet 222
Midnight Rider 226
Acknowledgments 259
List of Illustrations 262
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    Elvis,Elvis,Elvis

    I love Elvis! Elvis was the king of rock and he was good with the ladies! And have you seen the cover page of this book, it is aamaazzing! He is soooooo hot! All I'm saying is that you should totally read this book because you can learn how he became famous and when his first show was.

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