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The Elvis Movies

The Elvis Movies

  • Title: The Elvis Movies
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  • ISBN : 9781442230736
  • Format : Hardcover
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  • Page : 281 pages


Elvis Presley s stature as the King of Rock and Roll will never be challenged Between his first RCA hit single in 1956 the number one smash Heartbreak Hotel and his death in 1977, Elvis amassed than 100 hits on the music charts Presley s dominance on the music chart was paralleled only by the singer s motion picture career Between 1956 and 1969, Elvis appeare Elvis Presley s stature as the King of Rock and Roll will never be challenged Between his first RCA hit single in 1956 the number one smash Heartbreak Hotel and his death in 1977, Elvis amassed than 100 hits on the music charts Presley s dominance on the music chart was paralleled only by the singer s motion picture career Between 1956 and 1969, Elvis appeared in than thirty films, further cementing his place as one of the most popular entertainers of the twentieth century While there have been countless books that explore the real Elvis tucked beneath layers of showbiz mythology, such volumes often dismiss his motion picture career as insignificant or overlook his onscreen work entirely In The Elvis Movies, James L Neibaur looks at the thirty one features that Presley made, from Love Me Tender in 1956 to Change of Habit in 1969 Most of these were star vehicles tailor made for his image As Neibaur points out, Elvis had a real interest in being a good actor, but his initial promise was soon thwarted by anti creative decisions that sold a packaged version of the singer Despite lapsing into a predictable formula of lightweight musicals, Elvis Presley s star power ensured that the films became box office successes Neibaur examines each film, providing information about their production and offering assessments about their value in general, as well as their place in the Presley canon Additional details include behind the scenes personnel, costars, DVD availability, and featured hit songs An entertaining and informative look at an often underrated aspect of the singer s career, The Elvis Movies offers readers insight into his films This volume will be a welcome resource to fans of the singer who want to know about the King and his successful ventures on the big screen


Author James L Neibaur




The Elvis Movies Reviews (2)

  • I have been picking up this book, reading a little, and coming back to it later for some time I really enjoyed this book, somewhat surprisingly since honestly, I m not a huge fan of Elvis Presley however, I do enjoy several of his films I actually got the book after getting into a chat with the book [..]

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