Press in Honolulu has published a new book by Jerry Hopkins. The author, a
twenty-year veteran of Rolling
is known to the Elvis world with his previous publications Elvis
: A Biography
( 1972 ) and the sequel Elvis
: The Final Years ( 1980 ). This is a 8 ½” x 11” size book with 96 pages
and comes in a flexibind format.
new book features over 100 photographs ( several unpublished ) and focus on
Elvis relationship with Hawai’i. The book contains as well some interesting
memorabilia from the personal collections of Tom Moffatt, DeSoto Brown and
Eddie Sherman amongst others.
book is divided in seven chapters. It starts with Elvis’ first visit in
Hawai’i in 1957 where Elvis
performed two shows on November 10th and ends with his last
vacation there in March 1977. The most interesting pictures are from Elvis’
first two visits and several were unknown to my eyes. I was hoping to see some
photographs of the November 1957 shows but none were included though. Yet
there are still some personal anecdotes that gives some insight into the
King's adventures in his favorite vacation spot.
in Hawai’i is
an interesting book for regrouping a lot of informations on one aspect of
Elvis life. His love for Hawai’i is well known by all the fans around the
world. However the book would had been a bit more complete if other vacations
would had been documented as well, for instance the ones from May 1968 and
1972. A few shots of the three Honolulu November ’72 performances could had
been welcomed too.
Overall this book is recommended to the fans who wants to have a document on Elvis relationship with the famed Pacific Islands, and moreover to the ones who aren’t too familiar with Elvis In Hawai’i.
Elvis In Hawai’i by Jerry Hopkins is now available via Bess Press website at www.besspress.com .
sure to read our Concert Reviews related to
Elvis' first visit in Hawai'i.