New Book Coming Soon
Upcoming book-release; Channeling Elvis: How Television Saved the King of Rock 'n' Roll by Allen Wiener. The book will be published in October. (Illustration photo – NOT the actual cover art)
En ny bok, skrevet av Allen Wiener, vil bli publisert kommende oktober; Channeling Elvis: How Television Saved the King of Rock 'n' Roll. (Illustrasjonsbilde – ikke det aktuelle bokomslaget)
From the Publishers: Based on more than a decade of research, dozens of fresh interviews, and careful review of hours of television and other footage, this book focuses on Elvis' TV career and the role it played in creating, sustaining, and reviving his unrivaled popularity. Only television captured the full arc of the King's career, from his initial steps on the national stage and highly anticipated return from the U.S. Army, to his resurrection in the wake of some lame recordings and lousy movies, renewed acclaim as a concert artist, and premature, self-inflicted 1977 exit. Television captured it all. And Elvis Presley's TV appearances also provided us with the most extensive visual record of this incredible man doing what he loved best: performing live. Elvis Presley was a virtual unknown when, in 1956, he strutted his stuff in front of a national television audience for the very first time. By year’s end, following a dozen TV appearances, he was an international superstar. Over the next two decades, Elvis turned to TV whenever his career required a boost or a complete makeover. Channeling Elvis: How Television Saved the King of Rock 'n' Roll takes a close-up look at his 20-year career through the unique lens of television. Featuring the insights and observations of some of his closest associates, Channeling Elvis: How Television Saved the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll places the reader behind the camera as well as in front of the small screen to explore one of the most fascinating and revealing aspects of a legendary career.