370 pages book "Elvis: Frame By Frame" by Bill Bram. The book will only be available through the author's website.
Release date April 12, 2008.
About the book:
Hundreds of books have been published since Elvis Presley�s death yet none have seriously documented the making of his films. Elvis spent more than half of his career making films, yet this critical time period has been essentially ignored by most biographers.
This book investigates the making of nine of his films, in the words of those that worked on and co-starred in them. The author spared no expense to locate and interview hundreds of people who worked on Elvis's films, including co-stars, movie crew members, dancers, extras and stuntmen. Anecdotes and fascinating behind the scene accounts will be the central focus.
A large portion of the book will consist of direct quotations from the interviewees, edited to create an interesting narrative of each film. It is a running commentary on Elvis�s films. In addition the book will contain information obtained directly from the movie files. Decades old questions regarding particular scenes and songs, believed to have been filmed, will be addressed and answered.
Readers will find chapters on King Creole, Kid Galahad, Roustabout, Double Trouble, and Live A Little, Love A Little among others. The book concludes with a fascinating chapter on the Elvis movie that should have been: A Star Is Born.
Rare behind the scene movie photographs will be interspersed through out the book, never published, and obtained by the author. In addition, the author scouted and found dozens of locations, in and around Los Angeles, used in Elvis�s films.
Elvis: Frame By Frame will be the first book to present a detailed account into the making of Elvis�s films. Most importantly, the book offers a new perspective and understanding of the most fascinating entertainer of our time.
About the author
The author, Bill Bram, has spent the last thirty years watching and reading everything available on the subject of Elvis�s films. His interest in Elvis movies began in 1975 when he would rush home from Junior High School, to catch �Elvis Movie Week� on the 4:30 P.M. movie. Like millions of others, he learned about Elvis through his films.
In 1986 he researched and prepared an article on the film Follow That Dream. He located the primary movie locations utilized in the film, located people in Florida who participated in the movie project and ran ads in local Florida papers to find more people. His dream for a book on the making of Elvis�s films was born at this time.
He has contributed to such books as: Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley by Peter Guralnick, Elvis: His Life from A to Z by Fred Worth and Steve Tamerius and All Shook Up by Lee Cotton. In addition he has contributed to such Elvis publications as Elvis: The Man & His Music.
With words of encouragement from authors like Peter Guralnick, Larry Geller, Phil Gelormine/Elvis World, Ken Sharp and his best friend, Colt Daniel, he was determined to do a complete and as thorough a job as possible on his dream project, Elvis: Frame By Frame.
Posted: 11th. April 2008