Me and a Guy Named Elvis: My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley

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Me and a Guy Named Elvis: My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley

Me and a Guy Named Elvis: My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley

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By the time Warner Bros rolled out their biopic of Elvis in mid-2022, and even though it starred the beloved Tom Hanks as The Colonel, I opted for the depth of a book and the lens of friendship.

A little long winded on the same subjects but you could tell the author really loved to tell these stories. EDIT: Since Tom Hanks is playing him in the movie, Jerry also talks about The Colonel and I had never heard of the Colonel outside of this book. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11. But as Jerry gave as his reason for leaving Elvis a few years before his death: I did not want to be a yes man or an asshole.Jerry Schilling first met Elvis in 1954, went to work for him in the mid-Sixties, even lived at Graceland and stayed close to him right through until 1976.

Even at times when Elvis was unreasonable or selfish, there was a lot of grace extended because of his admiration and love for Elvis. I have a hard time this was the case with the incredible amount of beautiful women that constantly surrounded them. Schilling has the goodswhere 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? stormed into the lounge, walked right up onstage, hoisted his cane like he was going clobber the guy and said, 'If you're going to do it, do it right.Over the next thirteen years Jerry would work for Elvis in various capacities-from bodyguard to photo double to co-executive producer on a karate film. Memphis was also home to WDIA, the first station in the whole country to have a black on-air staff, even though the station itself was white-owned. I especially wanted to read this from one of the guys who was part of the inner circle and who continues to be so involved with the legacy to see how he might spin it and if he would have anything new to tell us. Elvis "stood, eyed John, and said, 'Let's swap pants,' while simultaneously, in expert [Monty] Python fashion, letting his pajama bottoms drop beneath his robe. Me and a Guy Named Elvis : My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley' Paperback by Jerry Schilling, Chuck Crisafulli.



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