Saturday, June 30, 2012

THE REBEL AND THE KING: A New Nick Adams Biography Is Coming This August!

The front and back covers to The Rebel and the King, the brand-new book that documents the friendship between music legend Elvis Presley and Oscar-nominated actor Nick Adams.

Nick Adams' daughter Allyson is set to launch her new book, detailing her father's friendship with one of the world's biggest stars, Elvis Presley. According to the book's official Web site:
Elvis Presley had just exploded on the American scene and was filming his first movie, Love Me Tender, when he introduced himself to Nick Adams on the backlot of 20th Century Fox. Nick was a struggling actor, part of the Rebel Without A Cause gang and showed Elvis the town, introducing him to Natalie Wood. Nick was infamous for writing about his famous friends and now the POSTHUMOUS PUBLICATION of Nick Adams raw, unedited manuscript, The Rebel & The King, details his close friendship and whirlwind eight days in Memphis with Elvis, during the famous singer’s Tupelo Homecoming the summer of 56.
Your humble blogmeister poses with Allyson Adams in November 2009 in Los Angeles, CA.

I interviewed Allyson a few years ago at the time she was working on this project. I was interested to read what she had uncovered about her father. Now, this coming August, everyone will be able to find out for him/herself!

Allyson has also just started to new blog, which can be found here. News about the book will surely be posted in the coming weeks, so keep your eyes peeled!

You can pre-order the book here.

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