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The Girls' Guide to Elvis

Written By: Kim Adelman
  • ID Book : 076791189X
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Genre : Humor
  • Reads : 592
  • Supported Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • eFile : the-girls-guide-to-elvis.pdf

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Can’t get enough of the King? A lively romp through all things Presley, this sassy guide covers what you really want to know about the man who continues to leave generations of females “All Shook Up.” “It’s just like being in junior high again. This book offers the scoop on Elvis’s way with women–the wives, the girlfriends, the screaming fans–and leaves plenty of room for ever important hair and wardrobe discussions...[and] films and concert highlights too.”–Time The first book explicitly fashioned for Elvis Presley’s largest fan base, The Girls’ Guide to Elvis offers a fabulously fun look at the man who begged us to love him tender. This kitschy, dishy, gossip-filled guidebook is packed with never-before-seen photographs and tasty tidbits about the King of Rock and Roll and his insatiable appetite for females, finery, and good old down-home food. Discover Elvis’s bedroom do’s and don’ts. Dig into details about his relationships with Priscilla, Ann-Margret, and Nancy Sinatra. Peek at snapshots of Presley on dates with local girls we never even knew about. Delve into his infamous shopping sprees and analyze his predilection for jewel-encrusted jumpsuits. Get the skinny on how Elvis felt about his weight–and even learn to cook low-fat versions of his favorite foods. Plus much, much more. For Elvis fans of all ages--from those who screamed at Elvis the Pelvis in concert to those who know the immortal icon from CDs and DVDs--The Girls’ Guide to Elvis is a must-have keepsake.

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  • Isbn : 1350107689
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : History
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  • File Pdf: inventing-elvis.pdf

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  • Isbn : 1101099399
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Humor
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  • File Pdf: grits.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • File Pdf: a-practical-guide-to-fostering-law.pdf

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Isbn : 0762469773
  • Pages : 160
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  • File Pdf: christmas-with-elvis.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • File Pdf: the-official-razzie-movie-guide.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • File Pdf: a-study-guide-for-chris-abani-s-graceland.pdf

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  • File Pdf: elvis-films-faq.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • File Pdf: the-key-is-love.pdf

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  • File Pdf: turner-classic-movies-presents-leonard-maltin-s-classic-movie-guide.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • File Pdf: global-asian-american-popular-cultures.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • File Pdf: the-elvis-archives.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • File Pdf: handbook-of-the-american-short-story.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • File Pdf: odd-girl-out.pdf

Book Summary:

A sensory portrait of an autistic mind From childhood, Laura James knew she was different. She struggled to cope in a world that often made no sense to her, as though her brain had its own operating system. It wasn't until she reached her forties that she found out why: Suddenly and surprisingly, she was diagnosed with autism. With a touching and searing honesty, Laura challenges everything we think we know about what it means to be autistic. Married with four children and a successful journalist, Laura examines the ways in which autism has shaped her career, her approach to motherhood, and her closest relationships. Laura's upbeat, witty writing offers new insight into the day-to-day struggles of living with autism, as her extreme attention to sensory detail--a common aspect of her autism--is fascinating to observe through her eyes. As Laura grapples with defining her own identity, she also looks at the unique benefits neurodiversity can bring. Lyrical and lush, Odd Girl Out shows how being different doesn't mean being less, and proves that it is never too late for any of us to find our rightful place in the world.

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  • Publisher : McFarland
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  • Pages : 456
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 277
  • File Pdf: hollywood-surf-and-beach-movies.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • Pages : 256
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Book Summary:

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  • File Pdf: last-train-to-memphis.pdf

Book Summary:

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Anime Explosion!

By Patrick Drazen
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  • Publisher : Stone Bridge Press
  • Isbn : 161172550X
  • Pages : 388
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 316
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Book Summary:

"An excellent reference work on the subject."—Library Journal (starred review) For fans, culture watchers, and perplexed outsiders, this expanded edition offers an engaging tour of the anime megaverse, from older artistic traditions to the works of modern creators like Hayao Miyazaki, Katsuhiro Otomo, Satoshi Kon, and CLAMP. Examined are all of anime's major themes, styles, and conventions, plus the familiar tropes of giant robots, samurai, furry beasts, high school heroines, and gay/girl/fanboy love. Concluding are fifteen essays on favorite anime, including Evangelion, Escaflowne, Sailor Moon, Patlabor, and Fullmetal Alchemist. Patrick Drazen is an anime historian who lives in Bloomington–Normal, Illinois.

Rock 'N' Film

By David E. James
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0199387613
  • Pages : 504
  • Category : Art
  • Reads : 536
  • File Pdf: rock-n-film.pdf

Book Summary:

For two decades after the mid-1950s, biracial popular music played a fundamental role in progressive social movements on both sides of the Atlantic. Balancing rock's capacity for utopian popular cultural empowerment with its usefulness for the capitalist media industries, Rock 'N' Film explores how the music's contradictory potentials were reproduced in various kinds of cinema, including major studio productions, minor studios' exploitation projects, independent documentaries, and the avant-garde. These include Rock Around the Clock and other 1950s jukebox musicals; the films Elvis made before being drafted, especially King Creole, as well as the formulaic comedies in which Hollywood abused his genius in the 1960s; early documentaries such as The T.A.M.I. Show that presented James Brown and the Rolling Stones as the core of a black-white, US-UK cultural commonality; A Hard Day's Night that marked the British Invasion; Dont Look Back, Monterey Pop, Woodstock, and other Direct Cinema documentaries about the music of the counterculture; and avant-garde films about the Rolling Stones by Jean-Luc Godard, Kenneth Anger, and Robert Frank. After the turn of the decade, notably Gimme Shelter, in which the Stones appeared to be complicit in the Hells Angels' murder of a young black man, 1960s' music-and films about it-reverted to separate black and white traditions based respectively on soul and country. These produced blaxploitation and Lady Sings the Blues on the one hand, and bigoted representations of Southern culture in Nashville on the other. Ending with the deaths of their stars, both films implied that rock 'n' roll had died or even, as David Bowie proclaimed, that it had committed suicide. But in his documentary about Bowie, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, D.A. Pennebaker triumphantly re-affirmed the community of musicians and fans in glam rock. In analyzing this history, David E. James adapts the methodology of histories of the classic film musical to show how the rock 'n' roll film both displaced and recreated it.

Movies as History

By Marie L. Aquila
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476614652
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 593
  • File Pdf: movies-as-history.pdf

Book Summary:

Popular movies can enhance the study of history. A dominant form of entertainment throughout the 20th century, they can serve as nontraditional primary sources and offer remarkable opportunities to observe attitudes about social concerns, gender or racial issues, politics, and historical events that were current when the movies were made. This book is a topical guide for educators, providing detailed analysis of 35 movies, followed by discussion questions that will help students interpret how each movie’s content and themes reflect the times when it was made. The book covers four main topics: the Great Depression, World War II, the early years of the Cold War, and the changing expectations and images of women in movies from 1930 to 1970. An historical overview chronicles how each topic was treated in movies from that time period. The movies should have wide appeal in grades 7 through 12 and can help students learn to think more critically about the images and messages that appear in popular media today.

How to Honey Boo Boo

By Shannon & Thompson Family,Jennifer Levesque
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0062288512
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Humor
  • Reads : 401
  • File Pdf: how-to-honey-boo-boo.pdf

Book Summary:

From the moment they met Alana Thompson, Americans from coast to coast fell under the spell of the pint-size pageant queen and her loud and proud family. Now, in this authorized guide infused with their down-to-earth redneck style, disarming humor, and homespun values, Mama, Sugar Bear, Honey Boo Boo, Pumpkin, Chickadee, and Chubbs show how you, too, can be a "redneckognized" Southern belle and an honorary member of the Shannon/Thompson clan. How to Honey Boo Boo features everything you need to know: Cookin ' Like Mama: Decorate, diet, barbecue, coupon, and cook like June with recipes for "sketti," roadkill BBQ, lemonade, "marannaise sammich," and more. Fun And Games: From the Redneck Games and June's famous mani-pedis to Christmas in July, relax redneck-style. How To Be A Beautimous Queen: Discover Honey Boo Boo's pageant secrets: makeup and fashion tips and advice on great costumes so you can be a supa star and rock dat stage! Everything But The Kitchen SinK: Hilarious tales, how-tos, DIY projects, and lists of things to do, plus behind-the-scenes stories, family photos, secrets of Glitzy the pampered pet pig, and more! Talk Like Hone Y Boo Boo: A Redneckopedia with essential vocabulary like "redneckognize," "vajiggle-jaggle," "old man glue," and more. Oh Yeah or No Way? Do you know a "forklift foot" from a "neck crust"? Test your Honey Boo Boo knowledge with fun quizzes on the Honey Boo Boo way of life.

Madness in Anglophone Caribbean Literature

By Bénédicte Ledent,Evelyn O'Callaghan,Daria Tunca
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3319981803
  • Pages : 220
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 438
  • File Pdf: madness-in-anglophone-caribbean-literature.pdf

Book Summary:

This collection takes as its starting point the ubiquitous representation of various forms of mental illness, breakdown and psychopathology in Caribbean writing, and the fact that this topic has been relatively neglected in criticism, especially in Anglophone texts, apart from the scholarship devoted to Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea (1966). The contributions to this volume demonstrate that much remains to be done in rethinking the trope of “madness” across Caribbean literature by local and diaspora writers. This book asks how focusing on literary manifestations of apparent mental aberration can extend our understanding of Caribbean narrative and culture, and can help us to interrogate the norms that have been used to categorize art from the region, as well as the boundaries between notions of rationality, transcendence and insanity across cultures.

Elvis and Nixon

By Jonathan Lowy
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Isbn : 0451499190
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 603
  • File Pdf: elvis-and-nixon.pdf

Book Summary:

A darkly comic, fictional trip through 1970s Americana with Richard Nixon and Elvis Presley riding shotgun. On December 21st, 1970 a drug-addled Elvis Presley showed up unannounced at the entrance gate of the White House with a handwritten request to meet with President Nixon. Elvis lamented the Beatles as a “real force for anti-American spirit” and assured the commander-in-chief, “I’m on your side.” With aides watching and flashbulbs popping, Nixon presented Elvis with an FBI Special Narcotics Agent badge; an ecstatic Elvis put his arms around the President, pulling him in for a spontaneous embrace. It was a surreal – yet undeniably real – moment in history. But the stranger-than-fiction story doesn't end, or begin, there… Against the backdrop of that historical meeting, Jonathan Lowy weaves a vivid web of stories about the eccentric cast of characters whose lives were forever changed by the encounter. Some of the stories are fact, some are fiction, but all are unforgettable. We meet a colonel, who spends his tormented days at the Pentagon trying to develop the right PR spin on the My Lai massacre; an eager-beaver policy wonk, who cooks up feel-good White House programs to distract the public from the war; and a disabled black veteran, whose act of protest in a Rose Garden ceremony sets off a spectacular chain of events. In the middle of the fray stand Richard Nixon - his integrity and presidency becoming more precarious by the day - and Elvis Presley - desperately searching for what he's lost along the way to stardom. Impossible to put down and peopled with a memorable cast of characters, Elvis and Nixon is a sleek, incisive exploration of America at a crucial tipping point.

Don't Stop Believin'

By Erin Balser,Suzanne Gardner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ECW Press
  • Isbn : 1554908949
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 284
  • File Pdf: don-t-stop-believin.pdf

Book Summary:

"Don't Stop Believin' pays tribute to the glorious mash-up of music, comedy, drama and social commentary that has put Glee and its band of misfits in the spotlight"--Page 4 of cover.

Scary Monsters

By Mark Duffett,Jon Hackett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Isbn : 1501313398
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 861
  • File Pdf: scary-monsters.pdf

Book Summary:

Popular music and masculinity have rarely been examined through the lens of research into monstrosity. The discourses associated with rock and pop, however, actually include more 'monsters' than might at first be imagined. Attention to such individuals and cultures can say things about the operation of genre and gender, myth and meaning. Indeed, monstrosity has recently become a growing focus of cultural theory. This is in part because monsters raise shared concerns about transgression, subjectivity, agency, and community. Attention to monstrosity evokes both the spectre of projection (which invokes familial trauma and psychoanalysis) and shared anxieties (that in turn reflect ideologies and beliefs). By pursuing a series of insightful case studies, Scary Monsters considers different aspects of the connection between music, gender and monstrosity. Its argument is that attention to monstrosity provides a unique perspective on the study of masculinity in popular music culture.

Flowers For Elvis

By Julia Schuster
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BelleBooks
  • Isbn : 1935661361
  • Pages : 248
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 723
  • File Pdf: flowers-for-elvis.pdf

Book Summary:

Flowers For Elvis is quirky Southern fiction with a literary edge, surprising humor and an uplifting spirit. In 1956, Olivia and her twin sister are born to a nun in an old auto parts store turned convent in rural Mississippi. Little Olivia doesn't survive the day, but her spunky spirit hangs around and takes on the role of ethereal watchdog over her twin. When the Reverend Mother-and holy guilt-convince the nun's sister (a young pregnant newlywed) to secretly raise the baby as the twin of her own soon-to-be-born child, Olivia realizes the urgency of her presence and support. Not only is her aunt a fanatical Elvis fan, she's a renegade Southern belle, bent on self-indulgence and desperate to safeguard her multitude of sins. Without revealing which girl is her twin until the end, Olivia takes the reader on a flower strewn tour of misguided love and maternal betrayal which culminates at Elvis' funeral, where they finally discover the truth of their parentage and unravel the generations of secrets that shadowed their lives.

Elvis O Mito

By Ely Damasceno
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Clube de Autores
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 587
  • File Pdf: elvis-o-mito.pdf

Book Summary:

Esta é a biografia de Elvis Aaron Presley nasceu em 8 de janeiro de 1935, na cidade de East Tupelo (Mississipi – Estados Unidos). Foi e é até hoje um dos mais populares cantores de Rock’n and Roll de todos os tempos. É considerado por muitos o pai deste ritmo musical. Nesta obra estão compilados dados biográficos dos fatos mais importantes que marcaram a vida, a carreira e a morte do Rei do Roick and Roll em 1977. Este livro é um trabalho de muita pesquisa, ao longo dos anos, com levantamento feito por muitos profissionais de imprensa, historiadores e pesquisadores do mundo da música, reunidos e compilados cronologicamente por este autor, que acima de tudo, é fã incondicional do maior artista que o mundo da música já viu. A marca Elvis Presley fatura hoje, 38 anos depois de sua morte mais de US$ 250 milhões de dólares ao ano. Ricamente ilustrado a cores, esta é uma obra para colecionador.

Michael Curtiz

By Alan K. Rode
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Isbn : 0813173965
  • Pages : 712
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 291
  • File Pdf: michael-curtiz.pdf

Book Summary:

Academy Award--winning director Michael Curtiz (1886--1962) -- whose best-known films include Casablanca (1942), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), Mildred Pierce (1945) and White Christmas (1954) -- was in many ways the anti-auteur. During his unprecedented twenty-seven year tenure at Warner Bros., he directed swashbuckling adventures, westerns, musicals, war epics, romances, historical dramas, horror films, tearjerkers, melodramas, comedies, and film noir masterpieces. The director's staggering output of 180 films surpasses that of the legendary John Ford and exceeds the combined total of films directed by George Cukor, Victor Fleming, and Howard Hawks. In the first biography of this colorful, instinctual artist, Alan K. Rode illuminates the life and work of one of the film industry's most complex figures. He begins by exploring the director's early life and career in his native Hungary, revealing how Curtiz shaped the earliest days of silent cinema in Europe as he acted in, produced, and directed scores of films before immigrating to the United States in 1926. In Hollywood, Curtiz earned a reputation for his explosive tantrums, his difficulty communicating in English, and his disregard for the well-being of others. However, few directors elicited more memorable portrayals from their casts, and ten different actors delivered Oscar-nominated performances under his direction. In addition to his study of the director's remarkable legacy, Rode investigates Curtiz's dramatic personal life, discussing his enduring creative partnership with his wife, screenwriter Bess Meredyth, as well as his numerous affairs and children born of his extramarital relationships. This meticulously researched biography provides a nuanced understanding of one of the most talented filmmakers of Hollywood's golden age.

Elvis Memories

By Michael Freedland
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Biteback Publishing
  • Isbn : 1849545642
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 809
  • File Pdf: elvis-memories.pdf

Book Summary:

The man, the music, the mythology - everyone knows Elvis, right? From the swinging hips and tempestuous love life to the peanut butter and banana sandwiches. But how do the iconic snapshots and the snippets of rumour match up with the truth about the man behind the legend? Michael Freedland's Elvis Memories sets out to answer precisely that question - and succeeds in grand style, giving us a rare and privileged glimpse into the intimate recollections of the people who really knew him. On a journey that spans the United States, Freedland introduces us to Presley's friends, family and followers, taking in the kids who competed against him in childhood talent shows, the members of the 'Memphis Mafia' who went everywhere with him and the maid who prepared those infamous sandwiches and watched him line up the girls he wanted to take to his bed. Thirty-five years after the death of the man we still call 'The King', Elvis Memories offers a unique chance to see the real Elvis Presley through the eyes of those who shared his life.

Drive-in Dream Girls

By Tom Lisanti
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 0786493429
  • Pages : 360
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 374
  • File Pdf: drive-in-dream-girls.pdf

Book Summary:

During the 1960s, a bushel of B–movies were produced and aimed at the predominantly teenage drive-in movie audience. At first teens couldn’t get enough of the bikini-clad beauties dancing on the beach or being wooed by Elvis Presley, but by 1966 young audiences became more interested in the mini-skirted, go-go boot wearing, independent-minded gals of spy spoofs, hot rod movies and biker flicks. Profiled herein are fifty sexy, young actresses that teenage girls envied and teenage boys desired including Quinn O’Hara, Melody Patterson, Hilarie Thompson, Donna Loren, Pat Priest, Meredith MacRae, Arlene Martel, Cynthia Pepper, and Beverly Washburn. Some like Sue Ane Langdon, Juliet Prowse, Marlyn Mason, and Carole Wells, appeared in major studio productions while others, such as Regina Carrol, Susan Hart, Angelique Pettyjohn and Suzie Kaye were relegated to drive-in movies only. Each biography contains a complete filmography. Some also include the actresses’ candid comments and anecdotes about their films, the people they worked with, and their feelings about acting. A list of web sites that provide further information is also included.

The Hong Kong Filmography, 1977Ð1997

By John Charles
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 147660262X
  • Pages : 397
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 374
  • File Pdf: the-hong-kong-filmography-1977Ð1997.pdf

Book Summary:

Thanks to the successes of directors and actors like John Woo, Jackie Chan, and Chow Yun-Fat, the cinema of Hong Kong is wildly popular worldwide, and there is much more to this diverse film culture than most Western audiences realize. Beyond martial arts and comedy, Hong Kong films are a celebration of the grand diversity and pageantry of moviemaking—covering action, comedy, horror, eroticism, mythology, historical drama, modern romances, and experimental films. Information on 1,100 films produced in British Hong Kong from 1977 to 1997 is included here.

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