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The best Elvis magazines?

Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:37 pm

Hi everybody, having noticed the big deal over the 100th issue of "Elvis: Man and his music" magazine, I am curious to know if Elvis magazines are still very popular with fans, considering we can get everything on the internet. Personally I still like the feel of a magazine and flicking through one and just generally enjoying something read off paper. However, I haven't ever collected any Elvis magazine in years so could fans and collectors here maybe state which they think are the best Elvis magazines and maybe make a top 10 list of the most popular and interesting to subscribe to. Thanks :D

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Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:45 pm

The best mag for me was The Man And His Music. But I don't read them anymore. Too many repeats for me in all mags. I read now Elvis on eBooks! :smt007

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Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:20 pm

Nothings better than physically having a mag in your hands and having a collection of them on your shelf. All this lastest in technology ebooks etc,its just not the same. And as for the best mag, EMM is by far the best mag around!

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Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:45 pm

I get EMM, EssentialElvis and the new Elvis files mag

and on a side note, my Aloha book came from EE......quick, and solid packing

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Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:17 pm

I have hundreds of Elvis Magazines that I have been collecting since the 1970s,I have even put together alot of the original 1950s Mags,that are my Faves.I have been collecting Elvis since I was 8 years old and have saved everything I have ever bought or received as a gift,even News paper Clippings.

So as to the best Elvis magazines,there have been many over the years,but as of today's new Elvis Magazines,they are few and far between to find them.For years I could go to just about any Magazine Rack and there was always at least 1 or 2 new all Elvis Mags out monthly.

Now I cant even find one on the Mag Racks now,not even a mag with some Elvis in it,it sucks now.They just are no where to find in stores anymore,except from some Elvis Fan Club that publishes their own version.Or at the Graceland Mall and Elvis Souvenirs next to the Mall,they sell tons of old ones and some new sometimes,but you need to go to Memphis to get them.

You can buy some old Elvis Magazines here > http://www.elvis-history-blog.com/elvis-magazines-1.html And if you do some hunting on line :)

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Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:07 pm

Share pictures of your collection Clay! We would love to see it!

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Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:21 pm

Here's one, based out of California.......nice glossy photos.

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Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:35 am

its funny....i always saw that last picture in this reversed version....no one ever used it right in an magazine or in an article or wherever...

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Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:45 am

TCB-FAN wrote:Here's one, based out of California.......nice glossy photos.

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To me, this is my favorite magazine. I wasn't going to share my opinion simply because I know alot of people swear by TMATM. It's a pity that the Elvis Magazine has ended it's 20+ year run! Had alot of great pictures and stories they shared through the years! Hope Darwin does well in his recovery as well!

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Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:10 pm

First In Line wrote:
TCB-FAN wrote:Here's one, based out of California.......nice glossy photos.

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To me, this is my favorite magazine. I wasn't going to share my opinion simply because I know alot of people swear by TMATM. It's a pity that the Elvis Magazine has ended it's 20+ year run! Had alot of great pictures and stories they shared through the years! Hope Darwin does well in his recovery as well!



When did they stop publishing and why ? I always thought they had a large subscriber base and plenty of sponsors.

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Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:28 pm

I think the last issue was published back this last Winter. Darwin is battling cancer right now, I'm assuming that's why the magazine stopped. Marian Cocke says he's doing well though

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Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:02 pm

I still wonder if what i have somewhere in attic is worth anything.

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Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:28 pm

First In Line wrote:
TCB-FAN wrote:Here's one, based out of California.......nice glossy photos.

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To me, this is my favorite magazine. I wasn't going to share my opinion simply because I know alot of people swear by TMATM. It's a pity that the Elvis Magazine has ended it's 20+ year run! Had alot of great pictures and stories they shared through the years! Hope Darwin does well in his recovery as well!


I subscribed to this magazine for about 2 to 3 years and even though it was nicely laid out and glossy pages etc, I never ever saw one picture in there that I hadn't already seen multiple times before. What was the source of their photo 'library'?

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Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:51 pm

Here are a few quality magazines from around the world over the decades;
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This is "Elvis a legendary performer" mag, issue no. 2 from 1979. This was published in Norway and the ones I have are all written in English!!! Does anyone know how long this mag lasted?

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A very renowned mag, published in Michigan. This is the December '69 issue.

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And this one is the Fan Club magazine of Sweden. This edition is from Dec 2001. Very nicely laid out with plenty of colour throughout.
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Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:57 pm

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This is a very nice mag from Germany. It is printed on glossy paper and contains very detailed reviews of the latest FTD-CDs, articles about certain events (the "Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite" special will be featured in the next issue) and many other things. GOLDEN BOY ELVIS (named after a famous German Elvis-record) is published quarterly by Helmut Radermacher, who also wrote "Das Grosse Elvis Presley Filmbuch", a 600 page book about the King's movies.

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Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:04 pm

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This is GRACELAND, published every two month by the German ELVIS PRESLEY GESELLSCHAFT. It also features the latest FTDs and articles on several topics, but it's much less critical and detailed then GOLDEN BOY ELVIS. But nevertheless it looks fine and is professionally made.

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Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:47 pm

Tony.. wrote:Here are a few quality magazines from around the world over the decades;
MAG NORWAY.jpg

This is "Elvis a legendary performer" mag, issue no. 2 from 1979. This was published in Norway and the ones I have are all written in English!!! Does anyone know how long this mag lasted?

MAG STRICTLY.jpg

A very renowned mag, published in Michigan. This is the December '69 issue.

MAG SWEDEN.jpg

And this one is the Fan Club magazine of Sweden. This edition is from Dec 2001. Very nicely laid out with plenty of colour throughout.

"Elvis a legendary performer" lasted for about two years, I think, through 1980.

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Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:51 pm

moffringa wrote:I still wonder if what i have somewhere in attic is worth anything.


From experience I learned that if you want to buy something people ask top prices but when you want to sell something people want to pay peanuts.

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Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:58 pm

That is why i dislike 90% of the so called Elvis 'fan's who try to make a buck on Elvis when it comes to his merchandise from way back
Do you really need to make money out of everything? is that the sole purpose in life to make money instead of givin' it for free just
because you like the person and personal friendship beats money minded greed and attitude...

I gave a few years ago away 90% of all my cassettes,albums,cd´s,magazines to another Elvis fan who was a friend over 30 years.
Simply because i wanted it, he could use it, and his Elvis collection became bigger after that. One thing he had to sign for was a legal
paper saying that he would not sell the stuff i gave him unless he became broke and lost his job. He signed it and still has all the
stuff i gave him way back.

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Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:13 am

moffringa wrote:... he had to sign for was a legal paper saying that he would not sell the stuff i gave him ....

That's not giving.

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Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:13 am

This Norwegian Magazine is awesome,almost the same size as the FILES mags but picture quality/paper is MUCH better.
This low resolution sample dont do the magazine any justice :|

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