Known the world over as the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley still holds an enduring influence on our society that reaches across borders and puts everyone in the world on a first name basis with him. Echoes of Elvis, originally a Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery exhibit of the same name, examines how Elvis' story and widespread fame fit into the greater framework of American culture. Each chapter explores a different aspect of his life to determine and explain his cultural legacy.
|Publisher:||Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
E. Warren Perry, Jr. is writer, researcher, and independent curator at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.
Table of ContentsForeword
Chapter 1. The Medieval Elvis: The Minstrel Becomes the King
Stephen K. Wright
Chapter 2. Elvis, Memphis, and the Birth of Rock ’n’ Roll
Roy C. Brewer
Chapter 3. Elvis and the U.S. Army: A Glimpse of the Artist through His Official Military Record
Mark C. Russell
Chapter 4. King of the World: Elvis Images in Translation
Tanya A. Jung
Chapter 5. After Elvis: The Cultural Legacy of the King of Rock ’n’ Roll
E. Warren Perry, Jr.