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Elvis Presley's stature as the "King of Rock and Roll" will never be challenged. Between his first RCA hit single in 1956--the number-one smash "Heartbreak Hotel"--and his death in 1977, Elvis amassed more than 100 hits on the music charts. Presley's dominance on the music chart was paralleled only by the singer's motion picture career. Between 1956 and 1969, Elvis appeare Elvis Presley's stature as the "King of Rock and Roll" will never be challenged. Between his first RCA hit single in 1956--the number-one smash "Heartbreak Hotel"--and his death in 1977, Elvis amassed more than 100 hits on the music charts. Presley's dominance on the music chart was paralleled only by the singer's motion picture career. Between 1956 and 1969, Elvis appeared in more than thirty films, further cementing his place as one of the most popular entertainers of the twentieth century. While there have been countless books that explore the real Elvis tucked beneath layers of showbiz mythology, such volumes often dismiss his motion picture career as insignificant or overlook his onscreen work entirely. In The Elvis Movies, James L. Neibaur looks at the thirty-one features that Presley made, from Love Me Tender in 1956 to Change of Habit in 1969. Most of these were star vehicles tailor-made for his image. As Neibaur points out, Elvis had a real interest in being a good actor, but his initial promise was soon thwarted by anti-creative decisions that sold a packaged version of the singer. Despite lapsing into a predictable formula of lightweight musicals, Elvis Presley's star power ensured that the films became box office successes. Neibaur examines each film, providing information about their production and offering assessments about their value in general, as well as their place in the Presley canon. Additional details include behind-the-scenes personnel, costars, DVD availability, and featured hit songs. An entertaining and informative look at an often underrated aspect of the singer's career, The Elvis Movies offers readers insight into his films. This volume will be a welcome resource to fans of the singer who want to know more about the King and his successful ventures on the big screen.


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Elvis Presley's stature as the "King of Rock and Roll" will never be challenged. Between his first RCA hit single in 1956--the number-one smash "Heartbreak Hotel"--and his death in 1977, Elvis amassed more than 100 hits on the music charts. Presley's dominance on the music chart was paralleled only by the singer's motion picture career. Between 1956 and 1969, Elvis appeare Elvis Presley's stature as the "King of Rock and Roll" will never be challenged. Between his first RCA hit single in 1956--the number-one smash "Heartbreak Hotel"--and his death in 1977, Elvis amassed more than 100 hits on the music charts. Presley's dominance on the music chart was paralleled only by the singer's motion picture career. Between 1956 and 1969, Elvis appeared in more than thirty films, further cementing his place as one of the most popular entertainers of the twentieth century. While there have been countless books that explore the real Elvis tucked beneath layers of showbiz mythology, such volumes often dismiss his motion picture career as insignificant or overlook his onscreen work entirely. In The Elvis Movies, James L. Neibaur looks at the thirty-one features that Presley made, from Love Me Tender in 1956 to Change of Habit in 1969. Most of these were star vehicles tailor-made for his image. As Neibaur points out, Elvis had a real interest in being a good actor, but his initial promise was soon thwarted by anti-creative decisions that sold a packaged version of the singer. Despite lapsing into a predictable formula of lightweight musicals, Elvis Presley's star power ensured that the films became box office successes. Neibaur examines each film, providing information about their production and offering assessments about their value in general, as well as their place in the Presley canon. Additional details include behind-the-scenes personnel, costars, DVD availability, and featured hit songs. An entertaining and informative look at an often underrated aspect of the singer's career, The Elvis Movies offers readers insight into his films. This volume will be a welcome resource to fans of the singer who want to know more about the King and his successful ventures on the big screen.

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    I have been picking up this book, reading a little, and coming back to it later for some time. I really enjoyed this book, somewhat surprisingly since honestly, I'm not a huge fan of Elvis Presley; however, I do enjoy several of his films. I actually got the book after getting into a chat with the book's author on Facebook. This book covers each of Elvis' movies, gives the pertinent data, (director, cast list, dates filmed, date the film was released, newspaper reviews, etc.) and so you can read I have been picking up this book, reading a little, and coming back to it later for some time. I really enjoyed this book, somewhat surprisingly since honestly, I'm not a huge fan of Elvis Presley; however, I do enjoy several of his films. I actually got the book after getting into a chat with the book's author on Facebook. This book covers each of Elvis' movies, gives the pertinent data, (director, cast list, dates filmed, date the film was released, newspaper reviews, etc.) and so you can read a few of the movie descriptions and pick it up again later. Elvis was univerally liked by his co-stars and they shared his frustration about not getting to do more serious, non-singing roles. However, he let his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, call the shots instead of putting his foot down at Parker's not having Elvis' best interests at heart. James Neibaur has done Elvis proud here and presented his body of work in a way that made the book enjoyable to go through. I was really amazed at how many films Elvis had done-- sometimes as many as three in a year. **#73 of 120 books pledged to read/review during 2016**

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