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Encyclopedia > Alanna Nash

Alanna Nash (born 1950) is an American journalist and biographer. 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... A journalist is a person who practices journalism, the gathering and dissemination of information about current events, trends, issues and people. ... This article needs cleanup. ...


Alanna Nash holds a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is the author of several acclaimed books. A feature writer for the The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, and USA Weekend, in 1994 Ms. Nash was named the Society of Professional Journalists' National Member of the Year The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is one of the most prestigious schools of journalism in the United States. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Entertainment Weekly is a magazine published by Time Warner in the United States which is dedicated to the world of celebrity and popular culture. ... USA Weekend is a Sunday newspaper supplement published since 1985 by the Gannett Company and distibuted both in Gannett-owned and non-Gannett papers. ... The Society of Professional Journalists is Americas largest organization of journalists. ...


In 1977, her job afforded her the opportunity to become the first journalist authorized to view the remains of Elvis Presley. Although a country music fan, the experience of seeing Presley's bloated appearance vis-à-vis his historic looks, left a lasting impression that almost twenty years later led to her writing a book about the music legend. Elvis Presley Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known as The King of Rock and Roll, or as just simply The King, was an American singer who had an effect on world culture rivaled only by The Beatles and Chuck Berry. ... Country music, once known as country and western music, is a popular musical form developed in the southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, spirituals, and the blues. ...


In 1980, Nash published a biography of singer Dolly Parton and in 1986 she received much critical acclaim for her book on Jessica Savitch titled Golden Girl: The Story of Jessica Savitch. The book was the basis for the 1996 motion picture Up Close & Personal starring Robert Redford and Michelle Pfeiffer. In the 1990s Nash began researching the life of Elvis Presley in order to write a book. Although there were already several hundred Presley books on the market, her 1995 book Elvis Aaron Presley: Revelations from the Memphis Mafia provided what Entertainment Weekly called "stunning allegations." As a result of Nash being able to get the collaboration of employees Marty Lacker, Lamar Fike, and Presley's first cousin Billy Smith who lived and worked with Presley throughout his life, she provided a look at Presley not previously published. The book was praised by many but was also vilified by fans because of its unflattering portrait of the performer. Dolly Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American country singer, songwriter and actress. ... Jessica Beth Savitch (February 1, 1947-October 23, 1983) was an American television news reporter. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as part of... Up Close & Personal is a 1996 American motion picture drama/romance that tells the story of Jessica Savitch who, in the 1970s, became the First Woman Anchor on American television. ... Robert Redford Charles Robert Redford Jr. ... Michelle Pfeiffer on the cover of Newsweek Michelle Pfeiffer (born April 29, 1958) is an American actress and singer. ...


Her research into Presley led to a second book on Colonel Tom Parker. While covering Presley's death, Alanna Nash had seen what most of the throng of reporters there at the time considered as somewhat bizarre decorum by Parker when he came to the funeral dressed in a Hawaiian shirt and baseball cap. For her 1995 book, Nash had interviewed Colonel Parker but her examination into his life kept unfolding with so many twists and turns that it led to six years of exhaustive research including travel to his birthplace in Holland for documents and interviews. Her book, The Colonel: The Extraordinary Story of Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley, was published on July 15, 2003 to extraordinary acclaim with notable publications such as Billboard Magazine calling it a "classic of music industry reporting." Other very positive reviews in the U.S. came from The Washington Post, The New York Review of Books, Variety magazine, Publisher's Weekly and numerous other leading media organizations. In Great Britain, Mojo music magazine said her book was "the most incisive and comprehensive look at the life of the elusive Colonel available" and the respected newspaper, The (London) Observer, lauded the book as "perhaps the most thoroughly researched music book ever written." Colonel Tom Parker was the pseudonym of Andreas Cornelius Dries van Kuijk (b. ... Authentic Aloha shirts are dull in color and are adorned with traditional Hawaiian quilt patterns. ... A baseball cap worn with the bill at the front, shading the eyes A baseball cap is a type of soft cap with a long, stiffened and curved peak and it is worn by men, women and children. ... Holland is the common name in English referring to the Kingdom of the Netherlands (or exclusively its European part)--although this is incorrect from a Dutch perspective. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... The Washington Post logo The Washington Post is the largest and oldest newspaper in Washington, D.C. It gained worldwide fame in the early 1970s for its Watergate investigation by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, which played a major role in the undoing of the Nixon presidency. ... The New York Review of Books (or NYRB) is a biweekly magazine on literature, culture, and current affairs published in New York which takes as its point of departure that the discussion of important books is itself an indispensable literary activity. ... Variety is a daily magazine for the entertainment industry. ... Publishers Weekly is a weekly trade news magazine targeted at publishers, librarians, booksellers, and literary agents. ... Mojo is a popular music magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


For her acclaimed exposé on Colonel Parker, Alanna Nash was voted one of the "Heavy 100 of Country Music" by Esquire magazine and earned the 2004 CMA Media Achievement Award and the 2004 Belmont Book Award. Esquire is a magazine for men owned by the Hearst Corporation. ... CMA may stand for: the US Country Music Association Canadian Medical Association Certified Management Accountant the French airline Compagnie des Messageries A riennes the Christian Motorcyclists Association the Chinese Military Academy This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...



Bibliography:

  • The Colonel: The Extraordinary Story of Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley (2003) – Simon & Schuster, Inc.
  • Behind Closed Doors:Talking with the Legends of Country Music (2003) – Cooper Square Press
  • Elvis Aaron Presley: Revelations from the Memphis Mafia (1995) – Harpercollins - (Contributors: Billy Smith, Marty Lacker, Lamar Fike)
  • Golden Girl: The Story of Jessica Savitch (1988) – E. P. Dutton
  • Dolly: The Biography (1980) – Random House

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External links

  • The author's website: [1] (http://www.colonelparker.com/)
  • Book reviews: [2] (http://www.colonelparker.com/review.htm)

 
 

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