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  • Author:
    Jerry Hopkins
  • ISBN:
    1573061425
  • ISBN13:
    978-1573061421
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  • Publisher:
    Bess Pr Inc (September 24, 2002)
  • Pages:
    96 pages
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    Arts & Literature
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  • Rating:
    4.3
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ELVIS IN HAWAII is a delightful book to look at, but I have reservations about some of the content. Since I'm a fan of both Elvis Presley and Hawaii, I enjoyed seeing the two combined in one book

Ships from and sold by KITSCH. ELVIS IN HAWAII is a delightful book to look at, but I have reservations about some of the content. Since I'm a fan of both Elvis Presley and Hawaii, I enjoyed seeing the two combined in one book. I had read about most of the included topics in other books, but some details here were new to me, and I had little knowledge of Elvis's first visit to Hawaii in 1957 so I found that chapter especially interesting.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. On Elvis' first visit to Hawaii in 1957, fans filled Honolulu Stadium for not one, but two concert performances. That was the beginning of Elvis' enduring relationship with the islands.

Elvis in Hawaii book. It is well known that Elvis loved Hawai'i. Not only did he perform in the. Elvis in Hawai'i guides readers through the King's relationships with the islands in a fully-illustrated story, using over 100 photographs, many previously unpublished and It is well known that Elvis loved Hawai'i. Not only did he perform in the islands in three decades, making movies and performing concerts, this was the King of Rock and Roll's favourite vacation spot.

Jerry Hopkins' book Elvis in Hawaii may answer the question What do you get for the star who has everything? For Elvis Presley who was a regular visitor in Hawaii for almost twenty years it may have been as simple as an undisturbed walk along a sandy shore. Through colorful pictures, some previously unseen, and vintage illustrations, Hopkins elegantly captures two decades of Elvis mania never more distinctive than on the islands which became his second home.

Elvis in Hawai'i guides readers through the King's relationships with the islands in a fully-illustrated story, using over 100 photographs, many previously unpublished and memorabilia from personal collections.

Elisha Gerald Hopkins (November 9, 1935 – June 3, 2018) was an American journalist and author best known for writing the first biographies of Elvis Presley and Jim Morrison of The Doors.

He also penned several other biographies, wrote history and humor, and was a writer-producer for Mike Wallace, Steve Allen and Mort Sahl.

New Hopkins Book About Elvis in Hawaii. Elvis's first biographer, Jerry Hopkins, is back on the Elvis beat in Hawaii.

Read Elvis, by Jerry Hopkins online on Bookmate – Elvis Presley is the single biggest personality in American popular culture. Over three decades after his death in August 1977, he remains the undis. Elvis Presley is the single biggest personality in American popular culture. Over three decades after his death in August 1977, he remains the undisputed king of rock'n'roll.

Elvis Presley is the single biggest personality in American popular culture. He also wrote books and articles about exotic food, sex, travel, hula, and Hawaiian musical instruments

Elvis Presley is the single biggest personality in American popular culture. Jerry Hopkins was born Elisha Gerald Hopkins in Camden, New Jersey on November 9, 1935. He received a bachelor's degree from Washington and Lee University and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. He also wrote books and articles about exotic food, sex, travel, hula, and Hawaiian musical instruments. His memoir, The Ultimate Fish, was published in 2014 and focuses on his relationship with a transgender prostitute. He died of heart failure on June 3, 2018 at the age of 82.

In Elvis in Hawaii, former Hawaii resident and celebrity biographer Jerry Hopkins tells the story of the King of Rock and Roll’s twenty-year love affair with the Hawaiian Islands and its people

In Elvis in Hawaii, former Hawaii resident and celebrity biographer Jerry Hopkins tells the story of the King of Rock and Roll’s twenty-year love affair with the Hawaiian Islands and its people.

Tells the story of the King of Rock and Roll's visits to Hawaii over a twenty-year period, including time spent vacationing, in concerts, and in films.

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ELVIS IN HAWAII is a delightful book to look at, but I have reservations about some of the content. Since I'm a fan of both Elvis Presley and Hawaii, I enjoyed seeing the two combined in one book. I had read about most of the included topics in other books, but some details here were new to me, and I had little knowledge of Elvis's first visit to Hawaii in 1957 so I found that chapter especially interesting. In addition, the book is enjoyable to look at over and over with its wealth of graphics ranging from photos to movie posters to album covers and more. Also, the faint background of flowers and other plants that exists on most pages is also very attractive.

I'm glad that ELVIS IN HAWAII is mostly positive about Elvis, but Hopkins also makes numerous criticisms of Elvis's career, some of which are unjustified. I agree with Hopkins that "Blue Hawaii" is easily the best of Elvis's 3 movies set in Hawaii, although I do think that the songs in "Girls Girls Girls" are considerably better than Hopkins believes they are. Also, I agree with him that the songs in "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" are not worthy, although I would name "Drums of the Islands" as the one exception to that. Hopkins praises the lavish scene at the Polynesian Cultural Center, but not that song that was used in the scene. I do think that Hopkins is overly harsh on Elvis's 1960s movies, and he is also wrong to dismiss the last 3 or 4 years of Elvis's career as nothing but decline, since there were high points there such as the terrific 1974 concert "Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis" and the 1975 studio album "Elvis Today."

Despite the enjoyment I had in reading and looking at ELVIS IN HAWAII there are far too many errors here. Errors I found were: 1) on page vii the photo caption should read "Girls Girls Girls" instead of "Paradise Hawaiian Style"; 2) on page 17 the book says that Elvis only gave one interview while in the Army, yet I have several on CDs; 3) on page 37 the bottom photo should read "Howard McNeer" instead of "John Archer;" 4) on page 43, the book says that the title song to the movie "Girls Girls Girls" "failed to find an audience," yet 2 pages later it says the song was a hit single; 5) on page 64 Elvis recorded the song "I'll Remember You" in 1966 and not in 1964; 6) on page 69 "Thus Spake Zarathustra" was not adapted for the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey" but was from the original score; 7) on page 73 in the chapter about the Aloha from Hawaii concert, Charlie Hodge put the cape on Elvis before the song "Can't Help Falling in Love," not after the song, and that whole sequence of events is wrong; 8) also on page 73, the Aloha from Hawaii concert raised $50,000 more than planned, not $60,000 more (according to a sign in the book as well as other sources); 9) on page 78, the photo caption should read "Left to right - Terri Alden, Elvis, Ginger Alden (according to Ginger's book ELVIS AND GINGER). How many more errors does this book contain, especially in sections I know little about? There is no good excuse for this many errors, and the later hardback edition of this entitled ALOHA ELVIS corrects most of these.

About that hardback version, ALOHA ELVIS, it and ELVIS IN HAWAII (paperback) are very similar but NOT identical. This "paperback" version (which actually has quite a stiff cover) has substantially more information than the hardback and has more and much larger pictures than the hardback. However, due to the number of errors and negative comments in this paperback version that I describe above, I marginally prefer the hardback ALOHA ELVIS version. There are pros and cons to each version, so take your pick (and I review ALOHA ELVIS separately on that page). Both versions can be considered primarily a visual treat due to the wealth of graphics, so both versions succeed on that level.
Yozshujind
Nice, easy readin' by Elvis first true Biographer. This is more a relaxed, conversational reflection on a big part of Elvis Presley's career (and personal life).
Hopkins' objectivity is notable, but this Reviewer feels that JH should revisit Elvis' second filmed visit to the 50th State: "Girls! Girls! Girls!" of course could have stood some intelligent post-production cuts (and adds: a cool Rocker "Plantation Rock" and an exceptionally fine love ballad "I Don't Want To" - supporting a great production number only excerpted in the Trailor - were not included).
Drammatically, it was superior to "Blue Hawaii", in fact, Elvis is remarkably strong in many scenes; I'll concede that the soundtrack isn't as good as the '61 effort, but how can Hopkins say that it had one good song, "Return To Sender"? The title tune is a Coasters classic. It was great that Elvis, in a way, rescued a "lost" hit. "Where Do You Come From?" was the flipside of "Sender", and Presley is all over it. (Another missing song in the movie - it survived merely as a line of dialogue).
Along with many other lost career chances, "Hawaii" does factor in for the Big El. Why not film the '61 Benefit Show? Why not do a proper recording?It would have been Elvis' first live album! Jumping to 1973, why did Elvis (apparently) opt for mellow, middle-of-the-road renditions, when the fans were hungry for the raw Elvis of the 1968 NBC Special?
Ance
This book is a wonderful description of the times and events that Elvis spent on Hawaii. From making three movies "Blue Hawaii", "Girls, Girls,Girls" and "Paradise Hawaiian Style" to his "Aloha from Hawaii" concert. Even the explanation of his involvement of the construction of the U.S.S Arizona Memorial in 1961.

Had it not been for Elvis, there wouldn't be a Memorial for the U.S.S Arizona today. At the time Elvis received great praise and a plaque was placed at the memorial for his efforts. Yet today the plaque is gone, Elvis's contribution to the U.S.S Arizona nearly erased from memory.

The "Aloha from Hawaii" concert was a benefit for a cancer center. We need to remind people that Elvis was not just an entertainer, but he gave so much to needy causes.

The book is filled with pictures, memorabilia and a wealth of inside information on his life.

Elvis in Hawaii is a wonderful glimpse into the amazing time that Elvis spent in paradise.
Kulalas
Great Book!
Mightsinger
Came looking brand new even though it is used.....love it and love Elvis....
GYBYXOH
met our needs no issues!