How Accurate Is Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’? by Alanna Nash
Our resident Presley expert separates fiction from fact in the box-office smash. (Alanna Nash, AARP, July 7, 2022).
Elvis movie review at WWNY-TV: “Influenced and inspired by the non-fiction book, The Colonel by Alanna Nash, the story focuses a lot on Elvis’ controversial manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks) and their tumultuous, long relationship.”
Being asked to share the NYT Popcast (and with A.O. Scott) is a career millstone! Thank you, Jon Caramanica for inviting me and asking such superb questions!
What ‘Elvis’ Gets Right—And Wrong—About the Real Colonel Tom Parker
(Alanna Nash, Vanity Fair, June, 2022).
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The Colonel at Carmichel’s Bookstore (Louisville, Kentucky)
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Elvis Presley And Colonel Tom Parker Biography Shoots to Bestseller List Following Baz Luhrmann Biopic
(Anna Tingley, Variety, June 28, 2022).
‘Elvis’ Fact or Fiction: Colonel Tom Parker Biographer on What’s Real and What’s Not in Baz Luhrmann Biopic
(Chris Willman, Variety, June 25, 2022).
Fact checking the new ‘Elvis’ movie: Did he really fire Colonel Tom Parker onstage in Las Vegas?
(Marco della Cava, USA Today, June 25-27, 2022).
The Colonel: The inside story of Elvis’ powerful, mysterious manager.
Bestselling author Alanna Nash offers the definitive account of Colonel Tom Parker as a mysterious man living a powerful life as Elvis Presley’s manager. (Ken Sharp, Goldmine, June 23, 2022).
The True History Behind Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’
The new film dramatizes the life and legend of Elvis Presley from the perspective of his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Grant Wong, Smithsonian Magazine, June 23, 2022).
Alanna Nash Interview – 2022
Acclaimed author of several books about Elvis including the recently re-issued, ‘The Colonel: The Extraordinary Story of Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley’ (Interview by Kees Mouwen, Nigel Patterson and Paul Belard. Elvis Information Network, May-June 2022).
Love him or loathe him, Elvis manager Colonel Tom Parker was good for Vegas
(Christopher Lawrence, Las Vegas Review-Journal, June 18, 2022).
Mystery of Colonel Tom Parker – the mastermind behind Elvis Presley’s success
Rock ‘n’ Roll icon Elvis Presley was managed during the height of his career by Colonel Tom Parker, with the talent agent often debated over whether he was a scoundrel or a marketing genius. (Sanjeeta Bains, Daily Mirror, June 20-22, 2022).
Talking Elvis The Podcast Episode 43 “Brand New Day”
A little bit more of my Baz Luhrmann interview, in the June-July issue of AARP the Magazine. Thanks, Tim Appelo! (The Talking Elvis Podcast, June 19, 2022).
The Secrets Behind Elvis Presley’s Relationship with Col. Tom Parker
Host Nate Wilcox asks Alanna to share the fruits of her research into the surprising mysteries of the man born Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk and known to the world as Colonel Tom Parker. (Alanna Parker and host Nate WIlcox, Let it Roll podcast, May 30, 2022. 58 minutes).
Very pleased to say that I interviewed Baz Luhrmann about “Elvis.” Here is part of our exchange. There will be a bit more in the June-July issue of AARP the Magazine. (Thanks to Tim Appelo for the assignment!)
The Strange Love Story of Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley
As ‘Elvis’ arrives in theaters (starring Tom Hanks as Parker), director Baz Luhrmann tells AARP about one of music’s most intense relationships. (Alanna Nash, AARP, May 18, 2022).
Rick Crofts tells it like it is!