ELVIS by THE PRESLEYS: Random House Announce Acquisition of the Unique and Revealing Book on Elvis Presley, as Told by His Ex Wife and Daughter

LONDON, January 20/PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-seven years after his death, Elvis Presley remains one of the worlds most beloved and iconic figures.

For the first time, Elvis the man, husband, father and artist is remembered intimately and honestly by those who knew him best - his ex wife Priscilla, daughter Lisa Marie and other close family members.

CBS, SONY BMG, Random House Publishers and the Elvis Presley Estate have united in a multi-tiered effort to celebrate the life and legacy of Elvis Presley with the television special, a mini-series, a commemorative 2 CD set and a lavish book all coming in May.

Century, an imprint of Random House UK, and Crown, a division of Random House Inc. will publish the book, Elvis By the Presleys in May. Along with interviews with Priscilla and Lisa Marie, taken from the CBS special, the book will include a lavish collection of personal photos, memorabilia, handwritten notes, selections from scrapbooks and previously unseen shots of Graceland from the Elvis archives.

Including deeply personal documents and previously unseen family photographs, this new publication is set to become the definitive book on Elvis. It will reveal stunning new insights into the private dreams and truths of the extraordinary, complex man who became the King of Rock and Roll.

Elvis By The Presleys, the new television special, will be broadcasted on the CBS Television Network on Friday, May 13th. It is expected to be broadcasted in the UK at a date yet to be confirmed.

This landmark programme will broadcast for the first time: a collection of new, intimate interviews with his former wife, Priscilla Beaulieu Presley, and their daughter Lisa Marie Presley; exclusive never-before-seen television performances; photographs from the Presley Estate archives; and Presley family home movies. Priscilla and Lisa Marie speak with unguarded candour about their lives with the legendary Elvis Presley.

The book will be in bookshops in May.

Source: The Random House Group Ltd

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