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|TWO NEW PHOTO BOOKS FROM PAUL BELARD
Elvis Express Radio listener and Elvis photo collector, Paul Belard has added 2 new titles to his ever
growing series of Elvis photo style books.
The purpose of Paul Belard's series of books is to eventually release an edition for every month or events
in Elvis Presley's career that can be compiled together by gathering all / if not almost all of the photo's
taken during these moments in his life. And what a series it will be. Here now are those 2 latest book
releases, and a little of what they are about.
Elvis May 1956
catalogs the final week of Elvis' season at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas and then his two week tour
performing shows in 11 states: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska,
Omaha, Iowa, Michigan, and Ohio.
Elvis May 1956 is essentially a photo-book and features hundreds of color and b&w images (many rare)
which form a comprehensive pictorial record of Elvis' life on and off the road in May 1956. As with all of Paul
Belard's releases, it also includes important archival material.
Elvis A Humanitarian,
Elvis' charitable ernature is almost as legendary as Elvis himself. The new book from Paul Belard is just
around the 300 pages.
As stated in the book Preface:
Throughout his career, Elvis performed benefit concerts in support of various causes. He donated to many
charities, some of them every year, other in a more random fashion. He also reached out to friends, family
and total strangers, paying hospital bills, providing financial assistance, or buying cars, house and other
One can only guess at how many people he touched throughout his career, from expensive gifts to tender
and poignant embraces he gave sick or disabled children. The true depth and breadth of his generosity
and community involvement might never be known, but it is all right since it is something he was reluctant to
advertise. Much of what he did was done quietly, without fanfare, except when his notoriety made it
impossible to keep his acts off the public eye.