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?
Me and a Guy Named Elvis Me and a Guy Named Elvis is worth a read just for such nuggets as Elvis' Dr. Strangelove fanaticism and his nicknaming of Ann...Me and a Guy Named ElvisNonfictionJerry Schilling Me and a Guy Named Elvis is worth a read just for such nuggets as Elvis' Dr. Strangelove fanaticism and his nicknaming of Ann...2006-08-11Gotham
Genre: Nonfiction; Author: Jerry Schilling; Status: In Season; Publisher: Gotham
Posted August 11 2006 — 12:00 AM EDT
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