Elvis News Elvis News

Elvis News from around the world

Marilyn and Elvis personal items to be auctioned in June

09 Jun 2009

Personal and professional items that belonged to Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley will be auctioned off at the Planet Hollywood Resort Hotel, Las Vegas on June 26-27 2009. Darren Julien and Martin Nolan of Julien's Auctions show some of the items for sale.

 

Elvis’ Fingerprints Fetch More Than $80,000 At Auction

05 Jan 2009

Elvis Presley's fingerprints have been sold at a London auction house for $81,740.

(September 5, 2008) An application for a gun permit filled in by Elvis Presley and containing his only authenticated set of fingerprints have been sold at a London auction house for $81,740.  The form, for the state of California and requesting permission to carry a Colt 38 revolver and a Beretta 7.6 automatic, was completed by the singer in 1970. It contains not only his confirmation of his sex, hair and eye colour, height, weight and date of birth but a full set of fingerprints from both hands. This document is the only record of the late singer prints known to exist.

elvis-presley-gun-application

Photographs Courtesy of: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP

When Elvis Presley joined pal Tom Jones in shower for a song

05 Dec 2008

London, Nov 23 (ANI): The late King of Rock ‘n’ Roll Elvis Presley is said to have once shocked his pal Welsh singer Tom Jones when he joined him in the shower to make him listen to a song. Presley was a big fan of Jones” and they would always hang out together when on tour in the same city, however when they were in Las Vegas, the King did something that left Jones feeling a little embarrassed.

zam8g

“When we played Vegas together, when he”d finish his shows and I”d still be there, he”d come to my shows. He”d always be there,” the Daily Express quoted him as telling U.K. chatshow host Graham Norton.

“Sometimes he”d walk on the stage. The strangest thing is I”d be in the middle of a song and then suddenly everyone would go ”ahhh”, and I”d be thinking, what’’s happened?!

“Then one night, I”ve come off stage and Elvis is in the dressing room. He said, ‘Tom, I”ve got a song for you’ and I said, ‘Ok great, but I gotta get in the shower’, I”ve perspired so much.

“So I”m in the shower, and the water’’s coming down and then I hear (Elvis singing). I was thinking I”m going bloody mad here, because I can hear Elvis Presley singing in the shower! Then I opened my eyes and he’’s leaning over the door!” he added.

40th Anniversary of Elvis' 1968 TV Special

03 Dec 2008
PRESS RELEASE

Elvis' Groundbreaking '68 Comeback Special Celebrates 40th Anniversary

History Behind Television Event Chronicled in Exhibit at Graceland in Memphis


Last update: 7:00 a.m. EST Dec. 2, 2008
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec 02, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- --Original Special with Bonus Footage Available on DVD and 4-CD Set Featuring 20 Never-before-Released Songs

December 3, 2008 marks the 40th anniversary of the original airing of Elvis Presley's 1968 career-changing "Comeback" television special on the NBC television network. The iconic special features Elvis at his best with some of the richest moments in music history ever filmed for television. This ground-breaking special still has a contemporary feel and Elvis' informal jam sessions in front of a small audience are regarded as a forerunner of the "unplugged" concept.

"It was a performance that fans and critics could not ignore, filled with passion and that aura of rock and roll that only Elvis had," said Kevin Kern, Director of Public Relations for Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. "It's one of the many anticipated celebrations here at Graceland and from fans all over the world."
The anniversary celebration for the '68 Special began in March of 2008 with a new exhibit at Graceland titled, "Elvis '68 Special." Included in the exhibit are some of Elvis' wardrobe items worn in the special, such as his black leather wristband, a jacket seen in the night club scene and later worn by Elvis during a rare meeting with President Nixon. There are also other items related to the show, such as tickets to the show taped on NBC's Burbank studio and Elvis' personal scripts for the special containing his handwritten notes. One of the highlights of the exhibit is the white suit seen in the closing number, when Elvis performs "If I Can Dream." The suit was also seen in the stunning video duet between Elvis and Celine Dion as part of the 2007 Idol Gives Back special.

The exhibit area, located at the Graceland Crossing shopping plaza across from Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion in Memphis, also includes a new '68 Special-themed retail store stocked with officially licensed merchandise related to the special. Fans can also celebrate the anniversary anywhere in the world on December 3rd with special '68 Special content on Elvis.com. Fans can also celebrate the iconic special with the Elvis: 68 Comeback Special - Deluxe Edition DVD Set, Elvis: 68 Comeback Special - Single Disc DVD and Elvis: The Complete '68 Comeback Special CD Set.

'68 Special fun facts:
-- It was directed by Steve Binder and produced by Binder and Bones Howe.
-- At 6:00 pm, on June 27, Elvis took to the stage for four one-hour live shows being taped at NBC's Burbank studios.
-- Sponsored by The Singer Company, the special aired on the NBC television network.
-- The broadcast aired on December 3, 1968, and was rebroadcast the following summer.
-- The show was the highest-rated television special of the year and was seen by 42% of the viewing audience.
-- It was the first one-man TV special to appear on commercial American television.
-- "If I Can Dream," released a month before the special, sold over 800,000 units in its initial release.
-- The album from the special sold more than 500,000 in its original chart run.

To learn more about the anniversary of the '68 Special, visit www.elvis.com or to order the anniversary DVDs and CDs please visit wwws.shopelvis.com.
About Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) is based in Memphis, with additional offices in Los Angeles. In addition to Graceland and its related attractions in Memphis, including the Heartbreak Hotel, EPE is aggressively involved in a worldwide licensing program, merchandising, music publishing, and television, film, video and Internet projects. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.elvis.com. EPE is a subsidiary of CKX, Inc. ( www.ckx.com), a publicly traded company listed on the NASDAQ Global Market(R) under the ticker symbol CKXE.

SOURCE: Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Elvis Presley Enterprises 
David Beckwith/Carlos Munguia
323-845-9836

Welcome Page

30 Aug 2008

Welcome to ElvisToday your one-stop portal and on-line community for Elvis Presley related News, Views, Content, Information, Autographs and Memorabilia.


Signature Memorabilia
Signature Memorabilia - your destination for investment grade Autographs, Historical Manuscripts, Documents and Memorabilia.

The Jungle Room
The Jungle Room - for all your technology consulting, education and Web development needs.

Follow Us on Twitter
Find us on Facebook