ELVIS AARON PRESLEY

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This has never happened before in the last 13 years.

 

Sometimes there are some delays, but at the moment we are behind with the printing of the last two books and magazine number 37, big time.

 

The fault is not with us but with the printer and bindery. Paper is scarce and costs have increased by a factor of two. Unbelievable but true.

 

We are very sad about this especially for our customers who have already placed their order since December. Our deep and heartfelt apologies for this.

 

The Airplanes & The King along with magazine number 37 are the first in line to be printed. Hopefully within the next two weeks. We will keep you posted and again our apologies on behalf of the entire team.

COMING THIS SUMMER ─ MORE INFO SOON.

A stunning 2-book 800-page project by Erik Lorentzen and Robert van Beek

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But first . . . . these two fabulous books and TEF magazine 37

These two amazing and highly collectible books are scheduled:

The Airplanes & The King by Carlos Varrenti (SOON PRINTED)

 

...And Then There Was Elvis by Elaine Christan (SOON PRINTED right after Carlos' book)

ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY

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The Airplanes & The King by Carlos Varrenti (Los Aviones Y El Rey). Never before has this stage in Elvis' life been detailed, till now!

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The Elvis Files is the first and proud to present an insight look into Carlos Varrenti's upcoming book: ELVIS PRESLEY The Airplanes & The King with much detailed and technical information and many-many stunning photos of the aircrafts Elvis traveled on.

Brought to you by KJ Consulting, ─ Carlos Varrenti and Robert van Beek

“The Airplanes & The King”

Elvis' aeronautical journey

by Carlos Varrenti

Carlos and Robert teamed up to take a closer look at a never-before-documented side of Elvis and his passion for airplanes. This fascinating storyline runs like a thread through the King’s life and career.

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1955 till 1977 ─ Elvis in Aviation

 

“As an Aeronautical Engineer, and a huge Elvis Presley fan, I have always wanted to write a book on Planes and the King. Since my first visit to Graceland, back in 2001, I have been extremely intrigued by Elvis' history with his aircraft and his link to aeronautics in general. Observing the imposing flying machines exhibited at Graceland as testimonies to the greatness of the Artist of the Century, led me to think at the time that there was more behind his story. And there is! It was like this that, for several years now, every little detail, every short paragraph in a book, every video, every photograph, every little note or information related to Elvis and his planes, was always marked and kept in my personal archive. After several years of accumulating material, I have decided to entrust myself to this company, putting into words what I was able to compile of my two great passions: Elvis Presley and Aeronautics.”

 

This humble research work is intended for any fan of the King who wants to learn more about this hidden and enigmatic aeronautical facet of Elvis; as well as, for any aviation lover who is intrigued by the singer's bond with the exciting world of aeronautics.

 

Ing. Aer. Carlos Varrenti December 17, 2020.

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Earlier this year, a childhood dream came true with a Spanish-language book entitled "Los Aviones Y El Rey" by Carlos Varrenti. This fantastic reference book is now available in English. The original had 198 pages and has grown BIG to a good 400.

 

Hundreds of pages of information about Elvis and his planes. The book, characterized by many technical details of the planes that Elvis has flown supported by many fascinating stories and anecdotes from Elvis' (fellow) musicians, his inner circle, friends and family. Every single detail you can think of, accompanied with countless photos from 1956 to 1977, you’ll find in this publication.

 

Many photos have never appeared in print before, a real treat for the collectors. A light-hearted and well-thought over book that will not collect dust in your bookcase ‘cause there is always something interesting to read ─ again.

 

This topic has never been covered before and is unique in its appearance. Thousands of books have been published about Elvis Presley, the phenomenon, but no one has touched upon the subject of airplanes . . . . until now. A gem that belongs on every self-respecting Presley fan's bookshelf.

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"The Airplane & The King" Use the BUY NOW button and order your copy today! 

The book is a guide for every Elvis fan. With hundreds of photos and anecdotes you will be flown into the aviation world of Elvis as you have never experienced it before. An A to Z trip with all the flight dates that Elvis has flown in his 22 year adult career. A complete technical overview of all the aircrafts, personal ones and rented. Take a seat, buckle up and come fly with us. An unforgettable flight through the skies.

 

order your copy at: www.theelvisfiles.com €115,- including worldwide shipping.

the first 100 copies come with a personal "thank you" card from Carlos Varrenti

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"...AND THEN THERE WAS ELVIS" a visual written memoir through the eyes of super-fan Virginia Coons

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Next month, in addition to The Airplanes & The King, another book will be published by KJ Consulting under the title:

...AND THEN THERE WAS ELVIS

 

Virginia Coons was a super-SUPER-fan. Her interest started with Elvis’ breakthrough in the mid-fities and continued to her very last day. She has met Elvis multiple times and was the direct link between America and England (Europe). She maintained contacts and ensured that the latest releases of LPs and 45s found their way overseas. She not only had contact with Elvis but with everyone close to him including Priscilla, Col. Parker's office and RCA. There are so many fun-to-read stories its incredible.

 

Virginia has hundreds of memories now curated by her daughter ─ Elaine Christan ─ in a 400 page hardback book. Many personal stories summarized in a beautiful book with many high resolution photos, personal candids etc . . . made available by MEGA collector Erik Lorentzen. Erik's photo collection is known worldwide and sky high.

 

Elaine translated her mother's journey into writing, so many beautiful stories brought together in one book. Anyone who reads The Elvis Files magazine will be familiar the way Virginia remembered Elvis and penned her memories.

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...AND THEN THERE WAS ELVIS: Use the BUY NOW button and order your copy today! 

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PHOTO FOLIO SOFTCOVER BOOKLETS

OUT NOW (and shipped)!

 

After the highly acclaimed trilogy EVIS ON TOUR 1972-2022, there are already a number of books waiting to be printed.

 

TEF team goes a step further. Not 1 softcover with 150 pages of excellent photos, but 5 pieces in large format ─ 25x30 cm. The standard KJ Consulting format in the quality you are used to. Hundreds of unseen photos in superb quality in every book. Printed on high-gloss paper, as always. Here you see an almost complete TV show or concert in pictures.

Always Elvis on our minds . . .

 

Erik & the ever helpful TEF team

ELVIS; The Gospel & Bordello Sequence NBC TV Special June 28, 1968. The return of Elvis to TV in 1968 with photos that failed the sponsor's approval. Too offensive for puritan America! He helped bring the pop world from illusion to reality. He was the catalyst for making youth pop into a medium alive with sexuality and urgency.

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ELVIS; Opening Night Las Vegas July 31, 1969. Many fans know this series of photos from the interweb but here you will see previously unpublished shots of Elvis on stage. He performed at the International in a 2,000-seat room and every show was a sell-out. He was a bigger smash than any other high powered Las Vegas attraction.

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ELVIS; Las Vegas Season 2 at The International Hotel in Las Vegas. January 26 ─ February 23, 1970. Elvis on and off stage in super quality.

"I've never seen anything like it," said Emilio, the obviously delighted maitre d' at the International and an 18-year veteran of Vegas showrooms. "The phones ring all day and people begin lining up at 10 a.m. for reservations. It was very exciting. I think anybody would be excited. And there's prestige involved, which gives you a good feeling.

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ELVIS; One Night in Boston, November 10, 1971. You have never seen such high quality photos before.

Elvis Presley walked on stage. A huge cheer arose from the audience. Here was the King of Rock and Roll. Embodied in this man’s life was the whole story of a musical and cultural revolution. The crowd ate this up. He actually looked like a king.

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ELVIS; Anaheim Convention Center, November 30, 1976. Every picture tells a story. Elvis had lost quite a bit of weight for this tour and the photos show this. His mood was good and so were the shows. A lot of interaction with the audience beautifully captured in this book.

 

All photographs and text accompanied by Elaine Christan. 

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You can order these magnificent books separately . . . or, get a discount for all five as one order! 5 Superb softcover photo booklets for only €238,- including WW shipping.

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Use the "buy now" button for all five booklets

. . . or place your order at our on-line shop

OUT NOW ─ ELVIS ON TOUR:
1973 best documentary film.

"My daddy had seen a lot of people who played guitars and stuff and didn't work. So he told me, you should make up your mind about either playing guitar or being an electrician. I never saw a guitar player that was worth a damn."  ─ Elvis Presley, opening lines of Elvis On Tour.

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The beautiful 400-page ELVIS PORTRAITS 1953-1977 had just been been shipped to all our loyal customers and wholesale parties when Erik was already working on a new publication behind the scenes. '72 ELVIS ON TOUR . . . ─ A 3-book edition of approximately 1200 pages with double the amount of photos. Many previously unpublished. Who else but Erik Lorentzen, in collaboration with Jerry Luckenbach, can start something like this! Weeks have already passed to put all the possible material in this series of biopsies.

 

The April, June and November concerts are extensively presented with lots, lots of text to accompany the shows that Elvis performed. 1972 ─ A grueling year for Presley.

 

Not only the photos with newspaper reports, but also ─ for the first time EVER ─ all the studio, the rehearsals and recordings of this series of concerts from 1972 are discussed in detail with many rare and unseen photos with accompanying text. No other publisher can beat this, never done before. Hard cover, glossy paper, weighs 9 kgs and is for pre-order NOW. Little money for such an extensive publication.

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use the "Buy Now" button or send an email to Erik Lorentzen

ON TOUR - HFPA Best Documentary Film 197

Elvis on Tour, Elvis’ final film, shot in 1972 proved to be a critical success by winning the 1973 Golden Globe Award for Best Documentary, making it the only Elvis film to win an award of any kind.

 

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association presented this award for Best Documentary Film at the 1973 ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The MGM film was a musical documentary directed by Robert Abel and Pierre Adidge. It provided a behind-the-scenes perspective on Elvis on a 15-city U.S. tour, as well as footage from his legendary live performances.

 

Erik Lorentzen ─ in collaboration with Jerry Luckenbach (Elvis Summer Festival TTWIwas Vol.1-2-3 / 4-5) has been able to get his hands on more than 1000 unseen and unpublished photos from the 1972 April, June and November tours.

 

Unique in this 1200 page edition is that for the first time the complete and very extensive information of all shows and sessions (live / studio / masters / dubs and overdubs) Tons of  newspaper  reviews from every performance is described and documented. Dates, times, places, producers, musicians, footnotes . . . etc, the list is miles long. We promise a COMPLETE historical film ─ audiobiography presented in a DeLuxe 3-book edition.

 

As 2022 “On Tour” marks its 50th anniversary:

we celebrate ELVIS ON TOUR 1972-2022 this Summer. A very well researched and groundbraking publication by Erik Lorentzen and Jerry Luckenbach ─ ELVIS ON TOUR 1972-2022 is the first and only monumental reference work for decades. A 3-book publication, over 1200 pages with more than 1000 unseen photos. This is Elvis extravaganza.

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by Lorentzen / Luckenbach

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           Some people snap their fingers . . ,

                    and some people sway back and forth . . .

 I JUST SORTA DO 'EM ALL TOGETHER, I GUESS.

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On the brink of becoming an artistic phenomenon:

Elvis Presley

On July 5, 1954, Elvis Presley, chock full of nerves and not exactly sure of what would transpire, ventured inside Sun Studio for his first official recording session with producer Sam Phillips, guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black.

After trying various songs with middling results, Phillips was ready to end the session, but Presley serendipitously began playing Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup’s “That’s All Right” on his acoustic guitar, fusing the bluesy number into a heretofore unexplored musical genre that ultimately became rock ’n’ roll.

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