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Back in May, book publisher, The Lyons Press issued a press release announcing a brand new book release due out in September and entitled 'Elvis Through The Ages -
Images From The Hollywood Photo Archives'
by Boze Hadleigh (Author), Colin Slater and The Hollywood Photo Archive (Compiler).

In the press release the book promises Elvis fans the following...
Publicity photos and behind-the-scenes shots from the Hollywood Photo Archives include scores of long been forgotten or abandoned images in neglected studio archives.
This book collects 100 of the rarest of the rare, seldom previously seen images of his career. For the Elvis fans who think that they have seen it all, this book will provide a new lens
on a beloved American
.

Now then, along with our friends over at EIN, we noticed that one of the pictures featured on the cover was not even Elvis. It was a photo of Shawn Klush and this needed to be
pointed out with immediate effect. And so both EIN and EER contacted the publisher to point out their terrible, amateur, insulting screw up.

EIN got a reply and a few days later, we also got one. The replies were exactly the same and presented below for you.
"Lyons Press Editorial staff are aware of your complaint. While the photo in question was meant to be that of an impersonator, to alleviate any confusion the editors have elected to
replace it.  Please rest assured that when the book publishes this September, it WILL have a photo of the REAL Elvis on it.  Once the new cover is completed, it will be
uploaded to our database, from which it will feed out to all online retailers. Thank you again for your time."

We did not believe for a single minute that the inclusion of the IMP on the cover was intended, it doesn't fit in with the whole premise of the book. After all, the publisher clearly states
that the book features "Images From The Hollywood Photo Archives", so would this book only be focusing on the Hollywood years? Or will it include the 1970's live moments? Well
we can let you know we now have the answers.

Ok, so, the book promises that there will be
"100 of the rarest of the rare, seldom previously seen images of his career. For the Elvis fans who THINK that they have seen it all".

Now if this lives up to it's promises, this is going to possibly be the book of the year?

Well, the book is now out and I have been lucky enough to b
rowse through it thanks to a friend, and you'll never guess what? THERE IS NO CHANGE TO THE COVER, the IMP
remains, but does the contents deliver what they promised?

"Publicity photos and behind-the-scenes shots from the Hollywood Photo Archives include scores of long been forgotten or abandoned images. For the Elvis fans who think that
they have seen it all, this book will provide a new lens on a beloved American icon."

"Behind The Scene Shots", "Abandoned images" what treats are awaiting the fan that opens this book? NOTHING! Well, I say nothing, of course there are the usual treats of great
pictures of Elvis, but there is nothing to get excited about. It fact, the contents of this book do not feature any of the descriptions used in the pre-release promotional gumpf issued
by 'Lyon Press'.

'Elvis Through The Ages - Images From The Hollywood Photo Archives' by Boze Hadleigh (Author), Colin Slater and The Hollywood Photo Archive (Compiler) and published
by Lyon Press is a around 120 pages and features around 100 images, NONE of which are
“100 of the rarest of the rare”. ALL of the photos in this book are standard images,
including film posters and lobby cards, some being in utterly diabolical quality.

So, the 100 odd images included in the book are truly nothing fans haven't seen umpteen times before. Then what about the text, the factual information inside? This issue only
makes the book a whole lot worse....

You'll see from the photos at the top of this page, these people cannot even get Elvis' first album right, one of the most important album covers in music history and they even balls
that up.  The photo they say is the one used, is actually taken on December 16, 1956, during Elvis' final performance on the 'Louisiana Hayride '.

And that is just for starters, I could go on but I think you get the idea that this book delivers NOTHING that it promised!  


Oh and about that picture of the IMPersonator Shawn Klush being used on the front. When EER and EIN first contacted Lyon Press to point out their error, we were told the
inclusion of the IMP was meant to be? In fact their actual words were, "
the photo in question was meant to be that of an impersonator".  IF this is indeed true, why then does this
very same image of the IMP (Shawn Klush), given a full colour page and given the following description, "On Stage, Elvis liked to move and strike poses inspired by Karate."

As
I already said, I was very lucky to have been able to browse through this book from a friend. But I am sorry to say that we were not all that lucky. Our good pals at EIN actually
parted with cash for this book that, for as far as I'm concerned the publisher should send them their money back with interest.

Originating Source -
Various

HAVE YOUR SAY:  We love to hear from you, our fellow Elvis fans to hear your opinion on this our any other Elvis related subject.  
Email your comments and or requests to our show at
eer-desk@ntlworld.com"
NEW BOOK 'ELVIS THROUGH THE AGES', ERRORS AFTER ERRORS
Back in May, book publisher, The Lyons Press issued a press release announcing a brand new book release due out in September and entitled 'Elvis Through The Ages -
Images From The Hollywood Photo Archives'
by Boze Hadleigh (Author), Colin Slater and The Hollywood Photo Archive (Compiler).

In the press release the book promises Elvis fans the following...
Publicity photos and behind-the-scenes shots from the Hollywood Photo Archives include scores of long been forgotten or abandoned images in neglected studio archives.
This book collects 100 of the rarest of the rare, seldom previously seen images of his career. For the Elvis fans who think that they have seen it all, this book will provide a new lens
on a beloved American
.

Now then, along with our friends over at EIN, we noticed that one of the pictures featured on the cover was not even Elvis. It was a photo of Shawn Klush and this needed to be
pointed out with immediate effect. And so both EIN and EER contacted the publisher to point out their terrible, amateur, insulting screw up.

EIN got a reply and a few days later, we also got one. The replies were exactly the same and presented below for you.
"Lyons Press Editorial staff are aware of your complaint. While the photo in question was meant to be that of an impersonator, to alleviate any confusion the editors have elected to
replace it.  Please rest assured that when the book publishes this September, it WILL have a photo of the REAL Elvis on it.  Once the new cover is completed, it will be
uploaded to our database, from which it will feed out to all online retailers. Thank you again for your time."

We did not believe for a single minute that the inclusion of the IMP on the cover was intended, it doesn't fit in with the whole premise of the book. After all, the publisher clearly states
that the book features "Images From The Hollywood Photo Archives", so would this book only be focusing on the Hollywood years? Or will it include the 1970's live moments? Well
we can let you know we now have the answers.

Ok, so, the book promises that there will be
"100 of the rarest of the rare, seldom previously seen images of his career. For the Elvis fans who THINK that they have seen it all".

Now if this lives up to it's promises, this is going to possibly be the book of the year?

Well, the book is now out and I have been lucky enough to browse through it thanks to a friend, and you'll never guess what? THERE IS NO CHANGE TO THE COVER, the IMP
remains, but does the contents deliver what they promised?

"Publicity photos and behind-the-scenes shots from the Hollywood Photo Archives include scores of long been forgotten or abandoned images. For the Elvis fans who think that
they have seen it all, this book will provide a new lens on a beloved American icon."

"Behind The Scene Shots", "Abandoned images" what treats are awaiting the fan that opens this book? NOTHING! Well, I say nothing, of course there are the usual treats of great
pictures of Elvis, but there is nothing to get excited about. It fact, the contents of this book do not feature any of the descriptions used in the pre-release promotional gumpf issued
by 'Lyon Press'.

'Elvis Through The Ages - Images From The Hollywood Photo Archives' by Boze Hadleigh (Author), Colin Slater and The Hollywood Photo Archive (Compiler) and published
by Lyon Press is a around 120 pages and features around 100 images, NONE of which are
“100 of the rarest of the rare”. ALL of the photos in this book are standard images,
including film posters and lobby cards, some being in utterly diabolical quality.

So, the 100 odd images included in the book are truly nothing fans haven't seen umpteen times before. Then what about the text, the factual information inside? This issue only
makes the book a whole lot worse....

You'll see from the photos at the top of this page, these people cannot even get Elvis' first album right, one of the most important album covers in music history and they even balls
that up.  The photo they say is the one used, is actually taken on December 16, 1956, during Elvis' final performance on the 'Louisiana Hayride '.

And that is just for starters, I could go on but I think you get the idea that this book delivers NOTHING that it promised!  

Oh and about that picture of the IMPersonator Shawn Klush being used on the front. When EER and EIN first contacted Lyon Press to point out their error, we were told the
inclusion of the IMP was meant to be? In fact their actual words were, "
the photo in question was meant to be that of an impersonator".  IF this is indeed true, why then does this
very same image of the IMP (Shawn Klush), given a full colour page and given the following description, "On Stage, Elvis liked to move and strike poses inspired by Karate."

As I already said, I was very lucky to have been able to browse through this book from a friend. But I am sorry to say that we were not all that lucky. Our good pals at EIN actually
parted with cash for this book that, for as far as I'm concerned the publisher should send them their money back with interest.

Originating Source - Various

HAVE YOUR SAY:  We love to hear from you, our fellow Elvis fans to hear your opinion on this our any other Elvis related subject.  
Email your comments and or requests to our show at
eer-desk@ntlworld.com"