Elvis Presley Photos : From the King Creole FTD Book
August 31, 2010
These photos are from the FTD release, the King Creole Hardcover Book + Soundtrack CD.
King Creole is the best photo book released by FTD. It is true to the pre-publicity claim, 'with the majority being previously unpublished and taken by the original still photographers on the set (no freeze-frames).
Did Elvis ever look better than during this time? What ever your opinion, you will agree he sure looks good. You can see he is also keenly interested in the recording process for a movie he would himself consider his best.
He could not be happier with the way his life had turned out.
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David English who complied the King Creole photo pages found in our photo section had this to say about the book, 'I have the new King Creole book in my hands right now. It really is superb, most of the photo's I have never seen before'. 'The first section deals with the Recording Sessions, which puts my topic found in the picture section largely redundant. The second section has photo's by song alongside behind the scenes.
The highlight has shots from the deleted number 'Danny'.
Do yourself a favor, buy the King Creole Hardcover Book + Soundtrack CD.
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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. + Plus Bonus DVD Audio.
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.
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD Video with Sound.