Malibu - Allyson Adams presents "The Rebel and the King"
Diesel, A Bookstore in Malibu welcomes local author Allyson Adams to the store to present The Rebel and the King, a newly-published memoir by her father, Nick Adams, on Sunday, September 9th at 3pm.
Elvis Presley had just exploded on the American scene and was filming his first movie, Love Me Tender, when he introduced himself to Nick Adams on the backlot of 20th Century Fox. Nick was a struggling actor, part of the Rebel Without A Cause gang, and showed Elvis the town, introducing him to Natalie Wood. Nick was infamous for writing about his famous friends, and now the posthumous publication of his raw, unedited manuscript, The Rebel and The King, details his close friendship and whirlwind eight days in Memphis with Elvis, during the famous singer’s Tupelo Homecoming the summer of '56.
Nick Adams's daughter, Allyson Adams, is responsible for the posthumous publishing of this book. As an editor and WaterDancer Press Publisher, she couldn’t let her father’s story go untold. In the book’s foreword she explains: "I have found my father’s story about Elvis to be the last glimpse of innocence before the end of an era. The Rebel and The King is straight from the horse’s mouth, as if Nick and Elvis are speaking from the grave. As soon as I read it, I knew I needed to share it with the world."