By The Presley's Update
is a press release from CBS announcing the television special
ELVIS BY THE PRESLEYS along with a mention of the ELVIS mini-series.
programs will be seen outside the USA at some point. Information
about non-USA airings and DVD and CD releases for both programs
and the companion book for "Elvis By The Presleys" will be
posted as it becomes available.
BY THE PRESLEYS, a new entertainment special that will feature
a collection of new, intimate interviews with his former wife,
Priscilla Beaulieu Presley, and their daughter, Lisa Marie
Presley, will be broadcast Friday, May 13 (8:00-10:00 PM,
ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Exclusive never-before-seen
television performances, photographs from the Presley Estate
archives and Presley family home movies will be broadcast
for the first time.
SONY BMG, Crown Publishers and the Elvis Presley Estate unite
in a multi-tiered effort to celebrate the life and legacy
of Elvis Presley with the television special, a mini-series,
a commemorative two CD set and a lavish book all coming in
the month of May.
the special, Priscilla and Lisa Marie speak with unguarded
candor about their lives with the legendary Elvis Presley
and offer an intimate look at their family and private life.
Rare interviews with Elvis' first cousin, Patsy Presley Geranen,
and Priscilla's parents, Ann and Paul Beaulieu, are also featured.
Vintage, never-before-seen performance footage will be interwoven
with photographs from the Presley Estate archives and press
coverage of Elvis over the years.
home movies of the Presley family illustrate and illuminate
his story with vivid detail, honest insight and great warmth.
Different aspects of Elvis' life, including his tours, his time
in Hollywood and his home life, are depicted with the insight
that only his family can bring. His career ups and downs, his
kindness and generosity and his human frailties are all brought
to light as well as a reflection on his place in entertainment
history and his enduring legacy.
Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc., will publish a
book, also titled Elvis by the Presleys. Along with interviews
with Priscilla and Lisa Marie, taken from the CBS special, the
book will include a lavish collection of personal photos, memorabilia,
handwritten notes, selections from scrapbooks and previously
unseen shots of Graceland from the Elvis archives. It will be
in stores on May 3.
to the special, SONY BMG Strategic Marketing Group will
release a two CD soundtrack collection in May.
soundtrack will include tracks from the special, Elvis'
favorites and family picks by Priscilla and Lisa Marie
as well as rare, previously unreleased cuts and outtakes.
on CBS in May is ELVIS, the previously announced new four-hour
mini-series starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the title role
which will be broadcast Sunday, May 8 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)
and Wednesday, May 11 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).
fact-based drama, about the life of Elvis Presley, is being
produced with the full cooperation and participation of the
Elvis Presley Estate. His electrifying yet tumultuous story
- from his humble beginnings to his meteoric rise to fame
- will be told and Presley's master recordings will be heard
in a biographical film for the first time.
BY THE PRESLEYS is being produced by Red-Eye Flight Productions.
David Saltz ("Elvis Lives"), Osmond Kilkenny ("Elvis Lives")
and Susan Zirinsky ("48 Hours") are the executive producers.
Scott Lochmus ("Venus & Vegas") is the producer; Elisabeth
Harris ("Elvis Lives") is the coordinating producer. Rob Klug
("9/11") is the director.
3; Book, "Elvis by the Presleys" (Crown)
3; 2-CD, "Elvis by the Presleys" (SONY BMG)
8; 4-hour mini-series, "ELVIS" (Pt.1) (CBS)
11; 4-hour mini-series, "ELVIS" (Pt.2) (CBS)
13; 2-hour TV Special; "Elvis by the Presleys" (CBS)