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Schmelvis : searching for the king's Jewish roots

Author: Max WallaceEvan BeloffLewis CohenMila Aung-ThwinAri A CohenAll authors
Publisher: Montreal, Quebec : Diversus, 2002.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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It's a little-known fact that Elvis Presley-the most Christian icon of American pop culture-was the direct descendent of Jews. This book provides a behind-the-scenes account of the authors' search, from Israel to Graceland, to find the true Jewish roots of the King. With the help of a Hasidic Jewish Elvis impersonator, Dan Hartel, who performs at senior citizens' homes under the stage name "Schmelvis," and an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Humor
Named Person: Elvis Presley; Elvis Presley; Elvis Presley
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Max Wallace; Evan Beloff; Lewis Cohen; Mila Aung-Thwin; Ari A Cohen; National Film Board of Canada.; Diversus (Firm)
OCLC Number: 77741950
Credits: Exec. producer, Ari A. Cohen ; editor/co-director, Lewis Cohen ; photography, Mila Aung-Thwin.
Description: 1 videocassette (76 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Responsibility: CBC ; written and directed by Max Wallace ; produced by Evan Beloff and Max Wallace.

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It's a little-known fact that Elvis Presley-the most Christian icon of American pop culture-was the direct descendent of Jews. This book provides a behind-the-scenes account of the authors' search, from Israel to Graceland, to find the true Jewish roots of the King. With the help of a Hasidic Jewish Elvis impersonator, Dan Hartel, who performs at senior citizens' homes under the stage name "Schmelvis," and an eccentric Orthodox rabbi named Reuben Poupko, the authors trace Elvis's Jewish roots all the way to Israel.

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