In this exhaustive volume, best-selling biographer David Bret covers Elvis Presley's every moment captured on celluloid-the 33 feature films, his controversial early appearances on television, his 1968 comeback and other specials, the biopics, retrospectives, and much, much more. Bret lifts the lid on the mysterious and compelling persona of the man revered by millions as 'The King'. While retracing the footsteps of his formative years he analyses not just the plots to these much-criticised and frequently maligned classics of the screen, tailor-made and scripted to fit the leading man-he also recalls the on-set cat fights with co-stars and studio personnel. He reveals the truth about the powerful hold exercised over Elvis by 'Colonel' Tom Parker. This revolved around his manager preventing a leak about the singer's friendship with a disreputable gay fellow actor from going public, and then using this knowledge as a persistent threat to ensure his protege's loyalty and keep his name out of the gutter press, even though this friendship almost certainly was only platonic. Bret explores and hotly disputes the spiteful and unfounded allegations about his personal life, levelled at Elvis by some members of his step-family after his early death. Above all, the author praises the nature, the charisma and the spellbinding talent of the man who was-and who remains to this day-the supreme lodestar of rock'n'roll and romance, and arguably the finest male entertainer to have ever drawn breath. This sincere, informative tribute is a book that no Elvis fan should be without.