Erik Lorentzen is previously the author of the critical acclaimed book 'Elvis - The King Of Las Vegas' and also the stunning seven-volume series THE ELVIS FILES, truly unlike any Elvis book series that you have seen before. The seven Elvis Files volume 1-7 are a very ambitious project by Erik Lorentzen that will carefully document almost every single day of Elvis' life from 1954 to 1977, covering everything from what he wore on stage, to who he met, rare interviews, candid photos and newly discovered images.
'King Creole: Frame by Frame' Out Now: The new 400-page hardcover book from FTD by authors Erik Lorentzen and Pål Granlund is now released. This is the first volume of an exciting new series from Elvis Files' producer Erik Lorentzen combined with FTD called "Elvis Presley In Hollywood". The second volume will be 'Jailhouse Rock : Frame By Frame' to be released early March.
Each book will contain more than 400 pages and, alongside text written by Mike Eder, many hundreds of stunning, previously unpublished photographs that have been carefully selected by Erik and Pål from their extensive private collections.
Lorentzen also notes that his 'King Creole' book will not repeat any of the images that appeared in the recent FTD book and that the large selection of new unpublished photos come from new collections that they have recently bought, each containing thousands of 'new' Elvis photos!
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Taken from the King Creole, Frame By Frame Book..
Producers Hal Wallis and Paul Nathan, were two more of the Paramount Pictures mainstays with King Creole being their best project with Elvis by a fairly wide margin. With Loving You being one of Elvis’ most worthy musicals, and King Creole being a first-rate dramatic role, one has to wonder why they never again gave Elvis a feature that gave him a challenge.
To be fair their sixties Elvis projects (at least until Easy Come, Easy Go) had excellent scenery and big budgets. Perhaps G.I. Blues and Blue Hawaii are excusable being that Elvis was in the army, loved Hawaii, and was given some reasonable songs. Yet even those have cringe worthy moments, most notably in the novelty songs Elvis had to sing. Wallis once commented that the Elvis movies have him the money to make higher budget epics such as Beckett, but the fifties movies there was no reason that they couldn’t make something commercial that was also something that Elvis could be proud of.
Director Michael Curtiz has a reputation for being difficult to work with, but Elvis seemed to thrive under his discipline. Noted for trying to express emotion through angles and wordless expression, Curtiz’ direction brings out subtle nuances in Elvis that were often missing later on.
January 1959 Movieland and TV Times magazine has some interesting quotes from the director that illuminate why he was able to the best out of his young star. “At first, Elvis was so respectful that I secretly suspected he was putting on an act.... but the closer I got to him, the more it struck me that he was a genuine and sincere actor who was the victim of his own publicity snowball.
“Elvis was the first one on the set at 7:30 in the morning, with all his lines learned, always within earshot of the camera so he never had to be called twice. He’s an actor. Yes, he has much to learn, but you can always tell about young people...which ones are going to learn, which ones are going to be tops for a while, then die.
“He came to work, and he wasn’t a weakling who needed a crew of yes-men He didn’t want anyone to tell him he was good...unless he was!
The Elvis Presley I got to know and like, was an amazingly restless, ever-searching young man – pliable, absorbing, with a bounce like a rubber ball. In a way, I found he possessed much the same qualities which Gary Cooper and John Wayne showed when they first started in pictures – with one notable exception. They capitalized, and still capitalize, on an element of awkwardness, while Elvis is agile and resilient, with a smoothness you’d expect only in a veteran.”
And two from the 'Jailhouse Rock Frame By Frame' book -
The Seven-Volume ELVIS FILES series and proposed publishing dates are:
The Elvis Files Vol. 2: 1957-1959, (November 2010)
The Elvis Files Vol. 3: 1960-1964, (April 2010)
The Elvis Files Vol. 4: 1965-1968, (August 2011)
The Elvis Files Vol. 5: 1969-1970, ? 2012
The Elvis Files Vol. 1: 1953-1956, ? 2012
The Elvis Files Vol. 6: 1971-1973,
The Elvis Files Vol. 7: 1974-1977
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- Erik Lorentzen
It seems that the CHEAPEST price for most fans to buy these books is on-line direct through the author’s website. The sheer weight of the book means that it is costly to post.
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Preview by Piers Beagley.
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