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The Elvis Movies (Hardback)
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The Elvis Movies (Hardback)

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Hardback 296 Pages / Published: 04/04/2014
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In addition to his phenomenal career as a singer, Elvis Presley was also a box office star, from his first film, Love Me Tender, to his final feature, Change of Habit, playing opposite Mary Tyler Moore as a nun. A film-by-film look at the 31 features starring the king of rock `n roll, this definitive study provides a wealth of information about each production, including interviews with people involved with Presley, reviews, marketing strategies, box office successes and failures, and how well each film holds up over time. DVD availability is also included.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442230736
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 562 g
Dimensions: 236 x 160 x 26 mm


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Neibaur reveals a side of Elvis Presley's career that is often overlooked, and does so in a way that is sure to change the mind of anyone who dismisses it as unimportant in film history. This book, with its numerous interviews, behind-the-scenes info, and Neibaur's added insight, will both inform and delight both longtime Elvis fans and those who are only just discovering his brilliance. * Examiner.com *
Neibaurs book is well written. . . .[H]e makes the history of Elvis Presley's film career comprehensible. . . .A very readable book, a wonderful addition to the other, is very recent publications on the film career of Elvis Presley. * The Memphis Flash *
Throughout the 1950s and 1960s Elvis Presley starred in over thirty movies with most dismissed as lighthearted vehicles to help sell the accompanying soundtrack albums. . . .However, they were a major part of Elvis' career and have often been overlooked in print with very few books examining his movie career. Fortunately that has now been corrected with the publication of James L. Neibaur's latest book, The Elvis Movies. Neibaur, a film historian, is well qualified to write such a book as his previous work has included studies of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harry Langdon, among others. In The Elvis Movies he offers in-depth and critical discussions about each movie starting with Love Me Tender in 1956 and ending with Change Of Habit in 1969. . . .Besides the details of each film (producers, directors, actors, actresses, songs, box office gross etc) Neibaur examines the impact the movies had on Elvis's career and popular culture at the time. By including chapters on The Rise of Elvis Presley, Elvis In The Army, The Comeback Special and The Final Years Neibaur also tracks the evolution of Elvis's career and personal life. The book is also illustrated with movie stills, posters and trade ads which help illustrate the story. . . .The Elvis Movies reveals an often overlooked aspect of Elvis Presley's career in a way that should change the mind of those who dismiss it as unimportant in the history of film and is highly recommended. * Peter Lewry - Official Blog *

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