Life Of Elvis – New Movie In The Works

A  Rick Stanley (Elvis’ step brother) mentioned a new movie in the works

Starring Johnny Depp in the lead role Produced By Clint Eastwood

As I find out more I will be adding to this post so lease keep checking back, I have great respect for Mr. Depp and Mr. Eastwood so I think this film sounds promising.
I hope it will focus on the positive side of Elvis, we all knew he was human and not perfect. Elvis was so much more than the most fantastic entertainer the world has ever seen, Im just hoping this movie will reveal more about Elvis that people should know.

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Elvis Presley’s Manager Amazing Video Of Col. Tom Parkers Office in Madison

Man would I Love to get to check all this out first hand!!!

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Elvis Presley – Rave Review From Rolling Stone

The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll continues to wow critics! Rolling Stone is raving over the upcoming release “Elvis is Back, Legacy Edition” The magazine gives the album a whopping 4.5 out of 4 stars, saying “it might be the the king’s greatest non compilation LP: wildly varied material, revelatory singing, impeccable stereo sound.”

Elvis Presley began recording “Elvis Is Back!” in Nashville on March 20th, 1960 after returning from his two-year stint in the military. A half-century later, “Elvis Is Back” is now coupled with 1961’s “Something For Everybody.”

Along with one dozen hit single sides recorded and charted over roughly the same period of time, the deluxe “Elvis is Back, Legacy Edition” will be available at all physical and digital retail outlets starting March 1, 2011.

Pre-order your copy today on ShopElvis.com and take advantage of several special deals, including discounts on select T-shirts and a coupon to save 10% on your next ShopElvis purchase. Find out more about these special offers!

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Elvis Presley – Today in History Jan. 17th 1971- Highway 51 South in Memphis, TN, was renamed Elvis Presley Blvd.

Highway 51 South in Memphis, TN, was renamed Elvis Presley Blvd.

  • Purchase was made with a $10,000 down payment, the trade of the Audubon Drive house at $55,000 and $37,500 in financing, for a total of $102,500
  • Front gates were installed on April 22, 1957 by John Dillars of Memphis Doors, Inc.
  • It was already sold to the YMCA for $35,000, so Elvis upped his offer to an impossible-to-refuse $102,500
  • It’s 12 miles south of downtown Memphis
  • His parents had a vegetable garden and chicken coop on the property
  • Highway 51 South was changed to Elvis Presley Blvd. in 1971
  • Brick smokehouse on property served as Elvis’ pistol shooting range
  • Elvis’ first home on Audubon Drive was sold on ebay.com in 2006 for $905,000
  • Billionaire Robert Sillerman purchased 85 percent of Elvis Presley Enterprises, including Graceland, for $114 million in 2007

Dr. Thomas Moore and his wife, Ruth Brown Moore, built Graceland in 1939 as their personal residence. Mrs. Brown Moore inherited the land from her Aunt Grace, the property’s namesake.

  • The two-story Classical Revival style home sits on 13.5 acres perched at the top of an oak-covered hill overlooking the Mississippi River.
  • Graceland opened for tours on June 7, 1982 and hosts more than 600,000 annual visitors, designating it one of the five most visited U.S home tours.

  • The National Register of Historic Places included Graceland in 1991. The U.S. Secretary of the Interior declared it a National Historic Landmark in March 2006.
  • The Meditation Garden serves as the final resting place for Elvis, his parents Gladys and Vernon, and his paternal grandmother, Minnie May.Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis’ sole child, sold an 85 percent interest in Elvis Presley Enterprises in 2005 to CKX Inc. She retained 15 percent and exclusive personal ownership of the mansion, grounds and Elvis’ personal effects.

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    Elvis Presley – 50 Yrs Ago – January 18, 1961 – Elvis signs a five year contract with movie producer Hal Wallis to make one picture a year.

    Elvis and Hal Wallis on the set of Roustabout

    Hal Wallis Movies Starring

    Elvis Presley. ; Loving You 1957, King Creole 1958, G.I. Blues 1960,Blue Hawaii 1961,Girls! Girls! Girls! 1962,Fun In Acapulco 1963,Viva Las Vegas 1964, Roustabout 1964, Paradise Hawaiian Style 1966 and his last eith Elvis -Easy Come, Easy Go in 1967.

    Part 1 of 10 Loving You

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    The Song Loving You

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    King Creole part 1 of 11

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    King Creole The Song

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    G. I. Blues part 1 of 10

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    G.I. Blues The Song

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    Blue Hawaii Trailer

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    Blue Hawaii The Song

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    Girls! Girls! Girls! part 1 of 10

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    Fun In Acapulco part 1 of 10

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    Viva Las Vegas

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    Roustabout part 1 of 10

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    Paradise Hawaiian Style part 1 of 9

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    Paradise Hawaiian Style Song

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    Easy Come, Easy Go!  part 1 of 9

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    Elvis Presley – The Man And His Love Of Motorcycles

    Elvis could stroll to the garage and decide which motorbike to fire up for a ride. He had a choice. A vintage Harley Pan-head or a Honda Dream, or perhaps a Triumph bike. Most likely it would be his favorite Harley-Davidson Dresser. “Most loved bike Elvis owned was the Harley Dessert. They were police-type bikes. Bigger and close to the ground just what Elvis loved,” says Ron Elliot, the proprietor of Super Cycle, a Memphis motorbike shop that took care of all Elvis motorcycle business.

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    Elvis Presley – Random Pictures of The King

    Will Be Adding More Very Soon……….Check Back!

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    Elvis Presley – “One Of the Ten Most Outstanding Men In The Nation” Award

    40 Yrs Ago Jan. 16th 1971 Elvis received One Of The Ten Most Outstanding Men In The Nation Award…

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    Facts About the Ten Outstanding Young Men Awards:

    - Other famous names in history who have received the Jaycees award for Ten Outstanding Young Men include: John F. Kennedy, Leonard Bernstein, Orson Welles, Jesse Jackson and Henry Kissinger, just to name a few.

    – Future United States President, George Bush, who was the current United Nations ambassador-appointee at the time, was the keynote speaker at the Jaycees luncheon on Saturday, January 16, 1971.

    – In the 1980s, eligibility for the award was opened up to women, whereas it had previously only been awarded to men.

    – After the Jaycees awards luncheon, Elvis hosted a reception at Graceland for award winners and Jaycee officials, featuring informal tours of the mansion given by Elvis himself.

    – The Ten Outstanding Young Men award is widely considered to be the award Elvis personally treasured the most of any he received during his lifetime, and the only one that Elvis carried with him on almost all of his subsequent travels.

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    Elvis Presley – Aloha Via Satellite – 38 Years Ago Today

    Aloha from Hawaii is a music concert that was headlined by Elvis Presley, and was broadcast live via satellite on January 14, 1973. It was the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer in television history. The concert took place at the International Convention Center Arena in Honolulu (now known as the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena) and aired in over 40 countries across Asia and Europe (who received the telecast the next day, also in primetime). Despite the satellite innovation, the United States did not air the concert until April 4, 1973 (the concert took place the same day as Super Bowl VII). The show was the most expensive entertainment special at the time, costing $2.5 million.

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    On July 8 1972, inspired by a recent visit made by U.S. President Richard Nixon to China a few months earlier, Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker, announced that there would be a worldwide satellite broadcast from Hawaii to allow the whole world the chance to see a Presley concert “since it is impossible for us to play in every major city”. Parker initially stated that it would take place in either October or November 1972 but this date was changed to early 1973 after MGM showed concern about it clashing with the release of their documentary film Elvis On Tour. As the show had already been planned prior to this upset, the original shows, now set for November, would still go ahead but without being filmed.

    Parker held another press conference on September 4 1972 in Las Vegas to confirm that the concert, now titled Aloha From Hawaii, would be broadcast on January 14 1973. The press were told that an audience of 1 billion was expected to tune in to see the “first entertainment special to be broadcast live around the world”,although Parker had not taken into account the fact that many countries, including parts of Europe and America, would not see the concert live due to the time of the broadcast. Two weeks after the Las Vegas press conference Parker received a letter from Honolulu Advertiser columnist Eddie Sherman. Sherman had read in news accounts that there was to be no charge for admittance to the concerts, instead a donation for charity was required. He suggested to Parker that, as Presley had recorded and was still performing the song I’ll Remember You written by Kui Lee, the donations could go to the Kui Lee Cancer Fund that had been set up following the death of the song writer in 1966.Seeing the chance to publicize Presley’s charitable nature once again, Parker eagerly agreed.

    Producer-director Marty Pasetta  approached Parker with ideas about the broadcast, including a runway that led out from the stage so Presley could get closer to his audience. Parker insisted that the ideas were useless, and that Presley would agree that they were useless. Pasetta, however, decided to approach Presley about the ideas anyway and was pleasantly surprised to find that he would be happy to do whatever Pasetta felt was best for the show.

    Presley performed three shows over November 17 and 18 in Honolulu, the dates originally planned for the satellite broadcast  and gave a press conference on November 20 to promote the satellite special. He also announced officially that it would now be in aide of the Kui Lee Cancer Fund.

    Presley arrived in Hawaii again on January 9 1973 to begin rehearsals. He had lost twenty-five pounds for the show and was confident after news that his record sales were increasing and Elvis on Tour had been nominated for a Golden Globe. Rehearsals were held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village while the main set was being constructed. Although there were several technical problems, the rehearsals were an overall success.

    Presley taped a January 12 rehearsal concert as a fail-safe in case anything went wrong with the satellite during the actual broadcast – however, nothing went wrong during the January 14 broadcast. For both shows, Presley was dressed in a white “American Eagle” jumpsuit designed by Bill Belew. The broadcast was directed by Marty Pasetta who was then in charge of directing the Oscar ceremonies.

    Audience tickets for the January 14 concert and its January 12 pre-broadcast rehearsal show carried no price. Each audience member was asked to pay whatever he or she could afford. The performance and concert merchandise sales raised $75,000 for the Kui Lee Cancer Fund in Hawaii.

    Presley performed a vast array of old and recent hits like “Steamroller Blues”, “See See Rider”, “Early Morning Rain”, “Burning Love”, “Blue Suede Shoes”, “A Big Hunk O Love”, “Suspicious Minds”, and “Can’t Help Falling In Love”. He showed his vocal range and strength with ballads like the Beatles “Something”, “I’m So Lonesome I could Cry”, “It’s Over”, “Welcome to my World”, “I’ll Remember You” and especially during “What Now My Love”. After the concert had finished and the audience had left, Presley recorded five songs on stage to be aired during the American airing of the show.

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    Elvis Presley – Forever Young And Beautiful

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