Elvis: In the Twilight of Memory

Elvis: In the Twilight of Memory

By: "Juanico, June (Peter Guralnick, intro."

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Biloxi, Mississippi, 1955. When a friend of seventeen-year-old June Juanico invited her along to a concert by an up-and-coming young singer, she hesitated, but finally went. The singer, of course, was Elvis. When his eye caught June's, they both got all shook up. Soon began the most significant of his early relationships -- a summer idyll of romance and playful fun that was to be the last innocent step on the path to self-destruction. Clear-eyed but tender, June gives us the Elvis on the verge of stardom, the country kid with polite manners, a voice that melted hearts, and more sex appeal than anyone could handle. She describes her closeness to Elvis's mother, Gladys, who had hoped June and Elvis would marry, and her rivalry with Colonel Parker, Elvis' handler, who thought marriage would end Elvis' career. And then there were the screaming fans doing anything they could to get a piece of the King. In the end, the self-possessed June began to understand that by belonging to everyone, Elvis could belong to no one; she made up her mind to move on and not look back. Not until now. Featuring many previously unpublished photographs, this fresh and completely disarming memoir gives us an American icon as few would know him, in a time and place bathed in the light of remembered love.

Title: Elvis: In the Twilight of Memory

Author Name: "Juanico, June (Peter Guralnick, intro."

Categories: biography, music,

Publisher: NY, Arcade: 1997

ISBN Number: 1559703938

ISBN Number 13: 9781559703932

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition: FINE

lb: 2.10 lb

Seller ID: 7-0H010

Description: As new with unclipped dust jacket. Faintest softening of spine ends. The summer of 1955 and first love. 319 pages.

Keywords: rock BIO005000     BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY,