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.
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. 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.
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 on the Blue Hawaii set.
May Mann; Hollywood Columnist and Biographer
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.