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Ellis Nassour has made a lot of research, and has written an extensive biography about Patsy Cline.

His original bio "Patsy Cline" (to the left below) was published in June 1981 by Leisure Books, and since then it has undergone major changes, and in the middle below you see the 1989 version, and to the right the 1993 version, now titled "Honky Tonk Angel - The Intimate Story of Patsy Cline", and published in Great Britain by Virgin Books and in the United States by St. Martin's Press.




ISBN 1-85227-491-3

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In 1994, Margaret Jones wrote a Patsy Cline biography titled
"Patsy - The life and times of Patsy Cline".

Old cover

New cover
ISBN 0-30680-886-2

In 1995 Mark Bego released the book "I fall to pieces - The music
and the life of Patsy Cline".

ISBN 1-55850-608-X (paperback)

"Patsy Cline - Singing Girl from the Shenendoah Valley" (1996),
written by Stuart E. Brown and Lorraine F. Myers.

"The Real Patsy Cline" by Doug Hall.
This book is based on the video biographies
"The Real Patsy Cline" and "Remembering Patsy".

ISBN 1-55082-213-6 (paperback)

(Thanks, Doug, for mentioning my site in the book!)

"Love Always, Patsy - Patsy Cline's Letters to a Friend".
This book, by Cindy Hazen and Mike Freeman, contains
the letters that Patsy wrote to Treva Miller, the founder
of the first Patsy Cline Fan Club, and eventually Patsy's
close friend and confidante.

ISBN 0-425-17168-X

"Coal Miner's Daughter" is Loretta Lynn's biography
about her own life. The movie with the same name,
starring Sissy Spacek as Loretta, is based on this book,
and Patsy plays an important role in Loretta's life.
The picture to the left shows the March 1980 issue,
and the picture to the right shows the latest issue.
And "Still Woman Enough" is Loretta's second book.

ISBN 0-446-91477-0

ISBN 0-306-80680-0

ISBN 0-7868-6650-0

Songbooks and poems:

ISBN 0-79350-100-8

ISBN 0-89823-171-X

ISBN 0-79357-573-7

Left: "Best of Patsy Cline"; Songbook by Hal Leonard (38 songs), 1991.
Center: "On the road to Patsy Cline"; Poems by John Reinhard, 1996.
Right: "Original keys for singers"; Songbook by Hal Leonard (27 songs), 1999.

Phil Hunter's booklet "Crazy Over Patsy"

All of the copies of this limited edition have been sold.

Besides the many different biographies about Patsy Cline,
there are two documentaries on video that are also very interesting,
"The Real Patsy Cline" (1986) and "Remembering Patsy" (1993),
pictured below. Both videos are shown with alternate covers.

In March 2001 a new DVD, "Legends of Country", was released,
containing two documentaries, "The Real Patsy Cline" and
"You're Lookin' at Country" (about Loretta Lynn).

ASIN: B000059HB6

And, of course, the movie about Patsy's life, "Sweet Dreams",
released in 1985 and starring Jessica Lange as Patsy and
Ed Harris as Charlie. The movie was re-released on video in
late December, 1998. When the movie was first released, in 1985,
there was also a book released, with the same name, in conjunction
with the movie. Author's credit is given to George Vecsey and
Leonore Fleisher, but it is really nothing more than an enhanced
version of the movie's script, which was written by Robert Getchell.

The video (USA)
(original 1985 cover)
ISBN 1-55803-574-5

The video (USA)
(new 1998 cover)
ISBN 1-55803-574-5

The video

The book
ISBN 0-312-90340-5