Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Vanity Fair discovers ROCKIN'
One of the really fun parts about being an author is learning about which national publications pick up on your book. The November 2006 issue of VANITY FAIR (on page 156 - "books to flip for") includes one of the great photos from ROCKIN', that being Elvis waxing the pink Cadillac in the driveway at the family's Lamar Street home, in Memphis (before Elvis bought Graceland). This is the Cadillac which Elvis would later give to Gladys, his mother, who for years proudly told one and all it was "her" car, even though she couldn't drive. Today you can see it at the Graceland Car Museum, across the street from the mansion. There are many great Elvis shots in ROCKIN', almost all previously un-published! Some came from the "All The King's Things" archive, curated by Rockin' Robin Rosaaen, about whom you'll read more in this blog in the days ahead.