Elvis New FTD and More
Filming Girl Happy
Of all the movies I’ve done, the one people keep asking me about is GIRL HAPPY! The movie is almost 50 years old, but interest in Elvis Presley is still going strong. Over the years, hundreds if not thousand of fans have asked me, “What was it like working with Elvis Presley?” Well, I finally decided to put it all down on paper. If you’re interested, get FILMING GIRL HAPPY – Behind The Scenes with ELVIS. It’s got lots of great Elvis stories, including the time Elvis stuck his tongue in my ear, plus deleted scenes, the original ending, and tons of great candid photos.
The Rebel & the King
The Rebel & The King is a celebratory, first person account written by Academy Award nominated actor, Nick Adams, about his close friendship with Elvis Presley, during their whirlwind eight days in Memphis when Presley returned to Tupelo for his Homecoming Concert in 1956. Posthumously published by Nick Adams’ daughter, Allyson Adams, after she discovered the unedited manuscript in a box of her father’s memorabilia. The book includes facsimile of original text, edited version, 15 photos (some never before seen), and foreword by Allyson Adams. Elvis Presley had just exploded on the American scene and was filming his first movie, Love Me Tender, when he introduced himself to Nick Adams on the backlot of 20th Century Fox. Nick was a struggling actor, part of the Rebel Without A Cause gang and showed Elvis the town, introducing him to Natalie Wood. Nick was infamous for writing about his famous friends, including James Dean, and he and Elvis became fast friends. “I would rather live one day as a lion, than a thousand years as a lamb. And that was the first thing that came to my mind when I sat down to write this story about Elvis.” Nick Adams, 1956
Aloha From Hawaii – Legacy Edition
Performed at the H.I.C. Arena in Honolulu on January 14, 1973, Aloha From Hawaii via Satellite was the first, worldwide live satellite broadcast of a concert – broadcast to over 40 Nations and screened to others several weeks later. The concert debuted in the U.S. TV on NBC on April 4 and the Nielsen ratings had the show at 33.8% of homes and 51% of those watching TV – and in the Far-East, TV viewing records were broken in Japan, Philippines, Australia, Korea and Hong Kong! On Jan 12, a full dress rehearsal took place prior to the main show. Previously issued as “The Alternate Aloha”, this dress rehearsal performance makes up the first 21 tracks of Disc 2 of this Legacy Edition, which has been REMIXED and REMASTERED by Steve Rosenthal and Rob Santos. At the end of the main show on Jan 14, Elvis recorded 5 bonus songs behind closed doors for the US version of the TV show (tracks 23 to 27 Disc 2). Although previously issued, it is the first time all 5 songs have appeared in their rightful place!
This 2-CD Legacy Edition features:
Disc 1 The Original Album (REMASTERED)
Disc 2 The Jan 12 Dress Rehearsal + 5 bonus tracks (REMIXED & REMASTERED)
24 page booklet with rare photos and new liner notes