Superfans: May Mann

Superfans of Elvis were people during his lifetime who spent their career promoting him or made a career of promoting Elvis, in the USA and UK.

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May Mann falls for Elvis on the King Creole set.

 

May Mann (born May Vasta Randall) was a syndicated Hollywood columnist and biographer. Her interviews and articles about stars was syndicated to 400 newspapers by King Features, Faucett Publications and General Features for several decades. She also wrote for the New York Herald-Tribune. She was one of Jayne Mansfield‘s closest girl friends, and wrote her biography at Mansfield’s insistence.[1] Author and columnist Molly Ivins collaborated with her to update her book (leading the new wave of books investigating the seamier side of Presley’s life) on Elvis Presley and his manager Colonel Tom Parker.[2]

Girls Girls Girls set – May Mann with Elvis

Flaming Star set: May Mann and Elvis

May Mann was a columnist who later collected her material into books – and had frequent access to Elvis.

 

 

May Mann – Wikipedia

What Happened to May Mann/Rhona? – Discussion on Topix

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May Mann | ElvisBlog

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May Mann on the Blue Hawaii set.

May Mann; Hollywood Columnist and Biographer – latimes

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May Mann; Hollywood Columnist and Biographer

  • May Mann, syndicated Hollywood columnist and biographer who interviewed and wrote about stars for several decades. Her books included “Elvis and the Colonel,” “Jayne Mansfield” and “My Friend Clark” (on actor Clark Gable). She was syndicated to 400 newspapers by King Features, Faucett Publications and General Features. She also wrote for the New York Herald-Tribune before it folded. Miss Mann was noted for her charitable work, especially for producing benefit shows for the Jewish Home for the Aging. She was also active in the Mormon Church. On April 15, 1995 in Los Angeles at an unreported age.

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 Her books are written in a florid style and are arm’s length from his life, however, she did capture that isolation even from other celebrities that Elvis had. being in a category unto himself – not merely star vechicles, but an actual movie Genre his own while singing every genre of music.

 

 

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