Here's how I know it's real. I have met the star of the show Richard Rawlins before and we talked about the show. He's a real car hustler (and loves to drink) who makes a living buying someone's broke down car, fixing it up to resell and make a profit off of. He's also a big Elvis fan too, and I asked him do they really restore or fix up the cars in just 10 days and he said yes and sometimes even sooner. There's a camera crew that is at the Gas Monkey Garage shop all day and if work goes into the late nights then they are there till the doors close for the night. There's about 5 people on the film crew. A producer, and 4 camera guys who follow them all over, wherever they go to buy cars. Sometimes out of town.
Richard did admit that they stop the crew sometimes and have them to recreate something that happened that they missed and didn't catch on film. But it's still real.
For instance, you will see him walk up to some stranger's home and knock on the door and the guy will answer and walk out to show him the car, without ever asking what's the camera's for. That is all prepared before he gets there. They edit that part out when people ask about the camera crew. Richard lets customers know that he's bringing a film crew and they have the choice to be on camera or not. That's what happens when you see someones face blurred out. They don't want to be on television. And if a camera crew films them without the consent then that person can sue the production company.
Some get paid to be on for 30 seconds even. One guy got a $10,000 dollar check in the mail for selling his car on the show.
The crew is always filming them, almost year round, with very little breaks to get all they can to put together a full 12-episode season.
Richard told me and another guy that the only time there's actions & cuts is when he or Aron or one of the mechanics is doing an interview with the producer for when he's describing the situation for television audiences. Richard said that there's times when they are asked to be comical and joke around. It sells the show for TV.
Oh and Richard is a wealthy man doing what he does. His networth is said to be around $8 million, thanks in part to Fast 'N Loud's success.
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The question is will her book show the "reality" of her life?
Really real writing that shows a really real reality of real events is a real rarety.
Wrong writing that does not really reflect the real raw relationships in retrospect will not be reality-but a facsimile of real events in the reality she wants us to know.
Work in Progress!
No matter who it is who writes the books they are skewered in making the author look good so I have a hard time believing everything I read. I believe what my senses tell me (I could be wrong too) and shelve or discard the rest. We will never know everything about Elvis for a certainty.
No offence to anyone,but,i don't like her, don't know why,but i don't.
9 months after breaking up with her, Elvis died.
The morning of 16 Aug might have turned out very differently if it was Linda and not Ginger who was with him upstairs at Graceland....
Neither have i Brian,and Diane, i echo what you said.
Elvis liked her enough to keep her around for over 4 years- the longest relationship he ever had after Priscilla. So there was clearly something special about Linda that short-lived affairs such as Joyce Bova or Sheila Ryan did not have.
Linda understood Elvis more than any of his other girlfriends and all of the Memphis Mafia liked her- she is one of the most significant relationships in Elvis' life and it says a lot about her dignity and respect for Elvis that she did not rush out a book post-1977 or do TV and magazine interviews in the immediate aftermath of Elvis' death just to cash in- unlike Ginger Alden.
Last edited by JRtherealJR; 05-26-2013 at 04:29 AM.
As Lamar said- she spent 4 years basically taking care of Elvis. She did so much for Elvis over the years for him- including saving his life and I hate to say it..but cleaning up after him when he had intestinal trouble that she really was like a carer and nurse to him.
So what if she spent his money? She spent it with Elvis' blessing. I would say it's fair recompense for everything she did for him.