Have you read Alanna Nash's book on Colonel Parker ?
I am new on this forum. Have you read this book on Colonel Parker: The Colonel: The Extraordinary Story of Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley? It was written in 2003 and was published by Simon & Schuster.
I have translated this book in French. It is available in Quebec.
Quebec has a lot of Elvis fans. One Elvis impersonator, Martin Fontaine, had done a show called Elvis Story and had more than a million spectators see him in 10 years. He will be starring at the Bell Center in Montreal starting in July.
I was not a fan of Elvis, though I knew how great he was. But since translating this book, I went on Elvis fan forums in Quebec and met wonderful people.
I had some little problems since I used the Colonel as a username. It must have sounded queer. I decide to change it for the one I use here.
I have just bought the DVD ELVIS, 68 Comeback special. Since I know what happen behind the scene on this show, I felt such sorrow for Elvis. This show could have been a stepping stone to a new and more fulfilling career.
So, have you read Nash's book. If so, have you seen the Comeback special also and what are your comments about the two.
Hope to get an answer
Should you or should you not
This book won't change your opinion. It just lets you understand why Elvis did what he did in his life and why others let him down.
This is a sad story. Before I read the book for the first time before I started translating it, I knew very little about the life of Elvis and nothing of the Colonel. After reading and translating it (your reading has to go much deeper in the meanings of the words when you translate), I was filled with so much sorrow. I lived for close to four months with Parker and Elvis. It left me in a state of shock somehow.
How an Elvis fan would react? Well the message posted from Piers EIN says it all.