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Schillings memories of his friendship with Elvis Presley takes readers from late-night parties at Graceland to the bright lights of Hollywood and glittering stages of Vegas. More than anything, this moving and elegantly told memoir resonates with the spirit of true friendship ("The Washington Post").
Commemorating the thirtieth anniversary of Elviss death, an intimate memoir of a friendship with the greatest artist in rock and roll history, taking you from late-night parties at Graceland to the bright lights of Hollywood sets and glittering stages of Vegas.
On a lazy Sunday in 1954, twelve-year-old Jerry Schilling wandered into a Memphis touch football game, only to discover that his team was quarterbacked by a nineteen-year-old Elvis Presley, the local teenager whose first record, Thats All Right, had just received its first play on Memphis radio. The two became fast friends, even as Elvis turned into the worlds biggest star. In 1964, Elvis invited Jerry to work for him as part of his Memphis Mafia, and Jerry soon found himself living with Elvis full-time in a Bel Air mansion and, later, in his own room at Graceland. Over the next thirteen years Jerry would work for Elvis in various capacitiesfrom bodyguard to photo double to co-executive producer on a karate film.
"Me and a Guy Named Elvis" looks at Presley from a friends perspective, offering readers the man rather than the icon. Spanning Elviss meteoric rise to those later troubled years, Jerrys story offers never-before-told stories about life inside Elviss inner circle, and an insightful, emotional recounting of the great times, hard times, and unique times he and Elvis shared. Schillings vivid memories will be priceless to Elviss millions of fans, and his compelling life story will be fascinating to an even wider audience.
About the Author :
Chuck Crisafulli has contributed to Me and a Guy Named Elvis: My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley as an author.
Jerry Schilling has spent forty years in the entertainment industry as an actor, film editor, producer, and manager for such acts as the Beach Boys, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Billy Joel. His credits as a film and television producer include the Disneys "Elvis: The Great Performances"; the ten-hour series "History of Rock n Roll"; A&E biographies of Brian Wilson and Sam Phillips; and the CBS special "Elvis by the Presleys,"
Chuck Crisafulli is a veteran entertainment journalist and the author of several books, most recently "Go to Hell: A Heated History of the Underworld,"
|Title:||Me and a Guy Named Elvis: My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley||Publisher:||Gotham Books|
|Author:||Jerry Schilling, Chuck Crisafulli|
|No. of Pages:||384|
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