The conventional wisdom is that Las Vegas destroyed Elvis Presley, launching him on a downward spiral of drugs, boredom, erratic stage behavior, and eventually his fatal overdose. But ELVIS FANS KNOW BETTER, and so does our guest today.
Elvis In Vegas is a book written for the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s first groundbreaking Las Vegas show. It is the story of how Vegas saved Elvis and Elvis saved Vegas – in the greatest musical comeback of all time. It is a classic comeback tale set against the backdrop of Las Vegas’s golden age! ELVIS IN VEGAS is a feel-good story for the ages. We are honored to interview the author of this great book, Richard Zoglin.
Richard Zoglin is an accomplished American Journalist as well as a contributing editor and theater critic for Time magazine. He is also the author of two previous books — Hope: Entertainer of the Century and Comedy at the Edge: How Stand-up in the 1970s Changed America.
Read a full review of the book Elvis in Vegas written by our head author Janet Bostic HERE