Review : King Creole Frame By Frame 400 Page Hardcover Book
Source: Elvis Australia
February 21, 2012 - 8:47:38 PM
Elvis Reviews, Elvis Book Reviews, Elvis Articles, FTD, By David Troedson
'They' say 'don't judge a book by its cover, but you can with King Creole Frame by Frame, it is a fine book and an equally fine start to the FTD, 'Elvis In Hollywood' book series. This release offers anyone interested in the movie a fantastic photographic and written word account. The book is hardcover, it well researched and well presented - and as the fantastic glossy cover indicates - the book is high quality throughout. The work of true Elvis fans, Erik Lorentzen and Pål Granlund and published by the Elvis Follow That Dream Collectors Label.
However for me I conclude that it comes down to how much you like this movie and subsequent ones, as for me there is enough* of 'King Creole' in the recently released, The Elvis Files Volume 2 book [One volume in a comprehensive, 1953-1977 Books series, The Elvis Files] which I rate, along with The King Of Las Vegas as the best of the recent barrage of huge and heavy Elvis books being released. [With Volume 5 looking like trumping this!!!] So if you really love the 'King Creole' Movie and want as many photos and as much information on it as you can get your hands on, here is the book. But if you do not wish to be buying every book released then the The Elvis Files Volume 2 book is by no means a simple overview, it is comprehensive in itself and indeed as stated above, only one of seven books in The Elvis Files 1953-1977 Hardcover Deluxe series.
|Elvis Presley : King Creole.||Red West and Elvis Presley on the set of King Creole.|
|Sammy Davis Jr and Elvis Presley on the set of King Creole.||Kitty Dolan and Elvis Presley on the set of King Creole.|
* There are 68 pages devoted to 'King Creole' in the 528 page 'The Elvis Files Vol. 4', not far off the number of pages that many regular books have in total. However 'King Creole Frame By Frame' does have 437 pages.
Quality Rating : 100%
Importance : Personal Decision
The King Creole : Frame By Frame 400 page hardcover book by FTD is the first volume of an exciting new series called Elvis Presley In Hollywood. Volume two 'Jailhouse Rock' will be released on March 6.
View our exclusive 10 page preview from the King Creole : Frame By Frame 400 Page Hardcover Book.
Elvis In Hollywood Series
This is the first volume of an exciting new series called Elvis Presley In Hollywood. Each book will contain more than 400 pages and, alongside text written by Mike Eder, many hundreds of stunning, previously unpublished photographs that have been carefully selected by Erik and Pål from their extensive collections.
Anyone that purchased the King Of Las Vegas hardcover book [Very last copies available!!!] book by Erik Lorentzen or Fashion For A King [Now sold out!!!] produced by Pål Granlund for FTD will need no convincing that when these two team up to produce two new books you will be getting something very special.
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet.
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.