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The Elvis Files Vol. 5 1969-1970 is bigger and better than ever, weighing in at massive 3.7kg [8 pounds] with 560 pages and 1600 photos. There are lots of unseen/unpublished amazing photos of Elvis Presley with over 200 newly discovered photos published here for the first time. As with the previous volumes in this Elvis Files series [7 books in total] all the 'Elvis events' in the time period of 1969-1970 are shown with full infomation. Also included are all the recording sessions (Both Film & Studio), interviews, the movies, everything from 1969-1970. Size: 25cm (10") x 30cm (12") Glossy & Hardcover. The Elvis Files Volume 5 takes us through two years of Elvis' life, at a time when he arguably never looked better with some amazing photos, historic events and articles and much more as outlined here. View Photo Preview.

We have a new limited stock of the following deleted FTD CD’s available. They will come in with the new FTD titles of the June releases. Out In Hollywood, Long Lonely Highway, 6363 Sunset, Memphis Sessions, Fame And Fortune, Nashville Marathon, Studio B and So High.

FTD will release G.I. Blues FTD 2 CD Special Edition Classic Album [Vol. 1], in the classic album series this month. It is now time for the first volume of 'G.I. Blues' material. As always in a 7" inch digi pack format with booklet. However, this time without the In-and-Outtakes section, which will be featured in Volume 2, in order to summarize all the G.I. BLUES recordings. A lot of effort (and money) has gone into making these the best sounding 'G.I. Blues' recordings ever. So this will be a very special and the ultimate release!!!

TIME magazine has named Elvis' pompadour as one of 'The 10 Most Iconic Hairstyles' in a recent look at the hairdos that inspired 'envy and imitation' over the past century. TIME writes, 'Elvis' rockabilly hairdo, along with his gyrating hips, captivated a nation and inspired countless imitations by young men hoping for that bad-boy look'.

The Wall Street Journal is crediting Elvis for giving Hawaiian shirts a boost in popularity in a recent article about designers trying new patterns. In an article titled 'When Designers Meddle With Hawaiian Shirts', the Wall Street Journal says, 'The shirts got a celebrity boost after Elvis Presley sported one of designer Alfred Shanheen's Hawaiian shirts on the cover of the Blue Hawaii movie soundtrack album'.

The key figures in opening Graceland to the public recently sat down with the Associated Press to talk about preserving the legacy of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. In an exclusive interview, Priscilla Presley and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. CEO Jack Soden talked about opening Graceland to the public and the success they've seen since the first day in 1982.

Boxcar Enterprises will release its long awaited book, Graceland Through The Years 1957-1977 on the 9th of July. This release has a strictly LIMITED EDITION RELEASE of only 2000 Copies worldwide. The hardback book measuring 12 x 10 inches and weighs over 3 Kilo's and is bound with a hardcover cardboard sleeve slipcase precisely like their previous sold out outing of 'The Final Curtain' from last year. The book contains 450 pages and includes over 1000 photos many of which are never before published with informative text (including Graceland’s pre history before Elvis' time), original purchase documents, receipts, blueprints and much much more. It is the most comprehensive book on Graceland to date covering Elvis’ time at his residence.