Me and a Guy Named Elvis (2006) 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… 2006-08-17 Nonfiction Gotham
Book Review

Me and a Guy Named Elvis (2006)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Aug 17, 2006; Writer: Jerry Schilling; Genre: Nonfiction; Publisher: Gotham

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?

Originally posted Aug 11, 2006 Published in issue #891-892 Aug 18, 2006 Order article reprints