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Me and a Guy Named Elvis

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Me and a Guy Named Elvis

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
67530
publisher:
Gotham
genre:
Nonfiction

We gave it a B

Me and a Guy Named Elvis is worth a read just for such nuggets as Elvis’ Dr. Strangelove fanaticism and his nicknaming of Ann-Margret as ”Ammo.” Jerry Schilling’s account of decades as part of Presley’s ”Memphis Mafia” entourage is fond yet unsentimental. He doesn’t shy away from what he saw of Presley’s descent into prescription-drug abuse, but places the man in a context of social class and artistry both achieved and thwarted. Schilling has the goods — where else can you read about the King giving karate lessons to Liza Minnelli in a hotel room while Chubby Checker and porn star Linda Lovelace looked on?

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