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Elvis for dummies

Author: Susan Doll
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Pub., ©2009.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A thorough and comprehensive introduction to the Graceland rock-and-roll icon includes coverage of his major life events while exploring his music and movies to examine his lasting influence on the performing arts and popular culture.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Elvis Presley; Elvis Presley; Elvis Presley
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Doll
ISBN: 9780470472026 0470472022
OCLC Number: 298776030
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 364 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Part I: From Rockabilly to Rock 'n' Roll. Chapter 1: Introducing Elvis Presley. Chapter 2: Walking a Mile in His Shoes: Examining Elvis's Early Years. Chapter 3: Touring As the Hillbilly Cat and the Blue Moon Boys. Chapter 4: Shocking America: Elvis Becomes a National Sensation. Chapter 5: What's the Ruckus About: The Impact of Elvis the Pelvis. Part II: From Hot-Headed Rebel to Hollywood Leading Man. Chapter 6: Taming the Rebel: Elvis Goes to Hollywood. Chapter 7: Reinventing His Image: Elvis Becomes the Leading Man. Chapter 8: Sinking to a Low Point in Hollywood. Chapter 9: Looking Beyond the Presley Travelogue. Chapter 10: Defending Elvis's Movies: They're Not That Bad. Part III: From the Las Vegas Stage to the End of the Road. Chapter 11: Making the Comeback of a Lifetime. Chapter 12: Viva Las Vegas: Returning to Live Performances. Chapter 13: Savoring Elvis in Concert. Chapter 14: Enjoying a Professional Peak. Chapter 15: Fading Away. Part IV: From the King of Rock 'n' Roll to American Cultural Icon. Chapter 16: In the Aftermath of Death. Chapter 17: Examining the Jokes, Stereotypes, and Negative Influences. Chapter 18: Appreciating Elvis as a Cultural and Historical Figure. Chapter 19: Visiting the Sites: The Elvis Tourist. Chapter 20: Understanding Elvis Today. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 21: Ten Best Elvis Songs. Chapter 22: Ten Best Elvis Albums. Chapter 23: Ten Best Elvis Moments. Chapter 24: Ten Best Elvis-Related Movies. Appendix: Cast of Characters. Index.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Responsibility: by Susan Doll.
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