\"It all began the day my mother picked up up at Breezy Point Farms and introduced us to our 'new daddy', Vernon Presley. Mom and Vernon then packed our bags, put us in a black Lincoln limousine, and we started on the long drive from Virginia to Memphis, Tennessee. Mom made a big fuss over us and, along the way, she and Vernon told us about the mansion that was to be our home. Vernon talked even more about his son, Elvis, who was a famous singer and entertainer.... \"When we walked in Elvis had his back to us, and for an instant we were scared... But when he turned to meet us he laughed. He immediately lifted the three of us up in one embrace and said to Vernon, \"Daddy, I've always wanted a little brother. And now I have three.\" Billy Stanley, age seven, 1960.
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Poor Elvis. Twelve years after his death the insatiable pop-culture craving for gossip and anecdotes about his life remains unabated. At last count, the most recent Subject Guide to Books in Print listed over 60 Elvis titles written by biographers, friends, lovers, psychics, and family members. This latest addition to the burgeoning bibliography of Presleyana is Stanley's story of his 17 years (1960-77) as Elvis's stepbrother and, later, personal aide. Stanley collaborated with his brothers and mother in 1979 on Elvis, We Love You Tender ( LJ 1/15/80) and not much has changed since. Elvis's manifold affairs, drug abuse, religious mysticism, and generosity have been well documented and Stanley, who states up front that his "love for Elvis was unconditional," has few new revelations. The style is often clunky and awkward. Marginally recommended wherever Elvis fans are legion.
- Barry Miller, Austin P.L., Tex.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descripción St Martins Pr, 1989. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. New York : St. Martin¿s Press, 1989. 1st Printing with full number line.Stated 1st edition.Story of Billy Stanley, Elvis' step-brother, and his memoir of life with Presley. In 1960, the author's mother, Dee, married Vernon Presley, Elvis's widowed father. Eventually, Billy became Elvis's personal aide, at Elvis's beck and call, on tour and at home. Billy knew many of the intimate episodes of the 1960s & '70s, and shows how the pressure of global renown conflicted with the fundamental American values, that made up Elvis. Description: xvi, 296 p. ,  p. Of plates : ill. ; 24 cm. Subjects: Presley, Elvis, 1935-1977. Stanley, Billy. Rock musicians --United States --Biography. An exceptional copy; fine in an equally fine dw. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Literally as new. Nº de ref. de la librería 001279
Descripción St Martins Pr, 1989. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX031203329X
Descripción St Martins Pr, 1989. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M031203329X
Descripción St Martins Pr, 1989. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P11031203329X