Update: The Airplanes and The King Hardcover Book

By: Elvis Australia
Source: Erik Lorenzen / Elvis Day By Day
June 25, 2022

The Elvis Files team finally announced that after 6 months of delays due to paper-shortage, Carlos Varrenti's book, in collaboration with Robert van Beek, 'The Airplanes & The King' was sent to the printers today. The bindery will also be ready in a maximum of two weeks from today.

They stated: 'Our apologies for the long wait, but in the end you will be amazed by the quality of The Airplanes & The King book work and that may ease the suffering a little. The Elvis Files team wish you a lot of reading pleasure'.

The English version is expanded to an amazing 400 pages with ja lot of unreleased material from Elvis Files' vaults and printed as a high quality hardback book.

'The Airplanes & The King' by Carlos Varrenti, English version is an expanded 400-page High quality Hardback book with a lot of unreleased material from Elvis Files' vaults! Printed and distributed by The Elvis Files Team.

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'The Airplanes & The King' by Carlos Varrenti, English version.

The author notes, 'As an Aeronautical Engineer, and a huge Elvis Presley fan, I have always wanted to write a book on Planes and the King. Since my first visit to Graceland back in 2001, I have been extremely intrigued by Elvis' history with his aircraft and his link to aeronautics in general. In my life every little detail, every short paragraph in a book, every video, every photograph, every little note or information related to Elvis and his planes, was always marked and kept in my personal archive. In 2021 all this information, along with some unique Elvis stories, has now been beautifully arranged in this glorious book, for every Elvis fan'.

On April 17, 1975 Elvis bought a Convair 880 Jet, recently taken out of service by Delta Airlines, for the then-substantial sum of $250,000. After refurbishing, the total exceeded $600,000.

He immediately rechristened it the Lisa Marie.

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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.