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Being Elvis

Being Elvis

Elvis Presley is a giant figure in American popular culture, a man whose talent and fame were matched only by his later excesses and tragic end. A godlike entity in the history of rock and roll, this twentieth-century icon with a dazzling voice blended gospel and traditionally black rhythm and blues with country to create a completely new kind of music and new way of expressing male sexuality, which simply blew the doors off a staid and repressed 1950s America. In Being Elvis veteran rock journalist Ray Connolly takes a fresh look at the career of the world's most loved singer, placing him, forty years after his death, not exhaustively in the garish neon lights of Las Vegas but back in his mid-twentieth-century, distinctly southern world. For new and seasoned fans alike, Connolly, who interviewed Elvis in 1969, re-creates a man who sprang from poverty in Tupelo, Mississippi, to unprecedented overnight fame, eclipsing Frank Sinatra and then inspiring the Beatles along the way. Juxtaposing the music, the songs, and the incendiary live concerts with a personal life that would later careen wildly out of control, Connolly demonstrates that Elvis's amphetamine use began as early as his touring days of hysteria in the late 1950s, and that the financial needs that drove him in the beginning would return to plague him at the very end. With a narrative informed by interviews over many years with John Lennon, Bob Dylan, B. B. King, Sam Phillips, and Roy Orbison, among many others, Connolly creates one of the most nuanced and mature portraits of this cultural phenomenon to date. What distinguishes Being Elvis beyond the narrative itself is Connolly's more subtle examinations of white poverty, class aspirations, and the prison that is extreme fame. As we reach the end of this poignant account, Elvis's death at forty-two takes on the hue of a profoundly American tragedy. The creator of an American sound that resonates today, Elvis remains frozen in time, an enduring American i...
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Hoop Skirts and Ponytails

Hoop Skirts and Ponytails

Elvis is waiting outside in a big pink Caddy. Or rather, he would be if the dreams and fantasies of millions of teenage girls could only come true...And like so many other thirteen-year-olds, East End schoolgirl Jacky Hyams has fallen under the spell of the man with the swivel hips and sexy voice, an unforgettable moment in time amidst a tidal wave of social change in Britain: the era of the Fifties teenager. All around her, people are shaking off the memory of the drab austerity years after the Second World War. Ration books are now history. The good times have finally arrived. Families like Jacky's are starting to be tempted by the incredible new household goods in high street shop windows: TVs, fridges, washing machines, electric heaters, now widely available on credit. Wimpy bars and frozen fish fingers are changing the culinary landscape. Even the Prime Minister is telling the country: 'You Never Had it So Good.' Now, for the first time ever, teenagers are being wooed as never before, consumers in their own right, rather than mere mini versions of their elders. It is a dramatic cultural shift that sparks a huge rift between the generations.As bewildered parents struggle to cope with her teenage rebellion against old fashioned attitudes, for Jacky all these tempting changes can only lead her in one direction - an all embracing desire for freedom - and a growing determination to break free of the traditional East End way of life.
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In celebration of Terry O'Neill being awarded a CBE for Services to Photography in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list, ACC Art Books and Iconic Images are proud to release this limited edition box-set containing two of his most acclaimed books and a special 'Bardot with Cigar' stamped and framed print.The two books, Terry O Neill's Opus and Terry O'Neill's Rock 'n' Roll Album - combined - contain more than 650 pages of the greatest photographs covering Terry O'Neill's remarkable career. From David Bowie to Frank Sinatra, Elton John to Elvis Presley, Terence Stamp, Michael Caine, Raquel Welch and every James Bond in-between, these two books are a treasure trove of images from the frontline of film, music, fashion, royalty and sport - uniquely O'Neill.Widely considered one of O'Neill's signature photographs, 'Bardot with Cigar' was taken on the set of Les Petroleuses, aka The Legend of Frenchie King, in Spain 1971. "I was watching Brigitte prepare for the next scene, and the wind kept blowing her hair - I saw the photo I wanted to take before I snapped the camera. I had to wait weeks before the film was developed to know if I got the shot" remembers O'Neill.The 20 x 28cm print is stamped and framed with a deep bevel envelope mount in 50/50 UV Glass and is ready to hang. This is one of Terry O'Neills most celebrated and collected prints and completely sold out in all small format editions.The two books and framed Bardot print come packaged in a stand-alone box and a certificate of authenticity, signed and numbered by Iconic Images.

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