Blue Suede Shoes: The Culture of Elvis Hardcover Book
This stunningly photographed collection pairs personal anecdotes from 75 of Elvis' friends, fellow musicians, and fans, with portraits of the people whose lives he touched and the objects and artifacts he left behind. Rediscover the man behind the image through these photographs of the places he lived and recorded, the jewelry and clothing he wore, and even the gifts he chose for friends (plus, uniquely, items that were given to Elvis) and through reading first-hand accounts from those whose experienced his profound generosity. A magnificent gift for fans old and new, Blue Suede Shoes provides a beautiful and insightful look at one of America's most beloved performers.
'The legacy of Elvis lives on through these stunning photos'. (The Life of Luxury Blog, May 9)
About the Author
Thom Gilbert is an award-winning photographer. Thom's work has appeared in numerous publications, including New York Magazine, Interview, Gotham, and LA Confidential.
Kim Novak is an award-winning actress whose illustrious film career includes Pal Joey, Vertigo, The Mirror Crack'd, and a regular role on the television show Falcon Crest. She lives in Sams Valley, Oregon.
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Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD Video with Sound.
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.