SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2012
A wonderful friend to our site and to me, Lucilia, shared this video on our blog page. It is so very beautiful and so I want to share it with everyone. A very nice start to the Christmas season. I shall be sending this along to Jesse on a DVD in order that he may enjoy it too…happy times to recall.
Blue Christmas – RARE
Uploaded by catkingpop on Jan 16, 2008
“A MUST watch video!
“This video includes : rare footage of Elvis and his family and some beautiful pics of The Heavenly Beautiful Graceland.”
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2012
Below is a YouTube video of a song which I have never heard before. It is a rare home recording of Elvis singing harmony with others and so his voice is not as prominent.
It is just beautiful…enjoy 🙂
ELVIS PRESLEY-500 MILES……RARE!
Published on Jul 13, 2012 by Elviskingofhearts
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012
Below is the link to a lengthy interview with Lisa Marie…this is a written report rather than a video.
It is interesting, even though much of it we have seen before. There are some really nice photos on display with the interview.
Lisa Marie Presley (Interview)
Organic Music and a Simple Life
December 2012 by Marshall Ward
Speaking of her own life, she spoke these words:
“You see all these celebrities and they’ve got their assistants and a whole crap-load of people surrounding them, but rarely do you get to see the real person or what their genuine intentions are.”
“When I see celebrities with their entourages, I sometimes want to warn them, “Be careful, those people could bury you alive one day!” That’s why I got rid of everyone, everything, and moved to England.”
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012
Two good friends Rigel and Alan shared the following with me and I want to share it with everyone. I like this so much!!
The following admonition from today’s Edgar Cayce Thought for the Day is somewhat in keeping with the philosophy for happiness which Elvis gave many years ago. Take note that neither Elvis nor Mr. Cayce mentioned “material things” in their philosophies about attaining happiness.
“Someone to love, something to do, and something to look forward to.” by Elvis Presley
By Edgar Cayce:
I am so very, very, very thankful to have Jesse in my life to provide such enormous happiness to me.
Below is another very good article about the proposed resolution in congress to make Jan. 8th a federally recognized day to honor Elvis.
I have been trying to get a Email to go through to my congressman for days now…through his web site. Each time I compose my message and click on “submit”, nothing happens. So, finally today, I phoned his office and spoke with a live person.
I hope each of you will persist in your efforts to get this proclamation passed in this session of congress.
U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) represents West Virginia’s 3rd District
No Blue Christmas for True Fans of Elvis Presley
Nov 30, 2012
This Christmas season throughout shopping malls, over radio stations, on millions of smart phones and in countless homes we will be listening to the familiar refrain of Elvis Presley singing, Blue Christmas. In fact, there aren’t many celebrations, from the most reverent to the most whimsical, where the King of Rock and Roll would not fit the bill. It’s time this National icon received his due recognition.
That’s why I am working to enact a measure in the Congress to recognize Mr. Presley’s many accomplishments and contributions. This resolution that will hopefully with be considered soon by the U. S. House of Representatives would express support for annually designating January 8th, his birthday, as Elvis Presley Day.
As the Resolution’s sponsor and my colleague, Larry Kissell (D – N.C. 8th) has said, “The story of Elvis is, in part, the story of the American Dream: Answering the call of our nation and joining our military; lifting himself up from poverty to become a successful entertainer, followed by billions across the globe; giving back to the nation through charity benefits and free concerts.”
Born in Tupelo Mississippi, on January 8, 1935, Elvis’s singing career began in 1954 with the now legendary Sun Records label in Memphis, Tennessee.
Throughout his all too short career, Elvis recorded more than 750 songs. His records sales have topped more than a billion with worldwide distribution. He was featured in the first worldwide television broadcast, Aloha from Hawaii, which was eventually seen by more than a billion people. In all, he received 14 Grammy nominations and three awards from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36.
He died at his Memphis home, ‘‘Graceland’’, on August 16, 1977, yet his legacy only continues to grow. Graceland now welcomes more than 600,000 visitors each year, rivaling the White House as one of America’s most famous homes. In 2006, Interior Secretary Gail Norton designated Graceland as a National Historic Landmark.
According to the National Archives, the most requested item from the Archives is a photograph of Elvis shaking hands with President Nixon during a visit to the White House. And in 1993, the United States Postal Service issued a first class stamp featuring an image of Elvis Presley which became the most popular stamp in United States history.
Elvis Presley remains one of America’s best and most influential cultural ambassadors of all time. His broad interest in all manner and style of song and entertainment has seldom been rivaled. As the resolution points out, “ whereas in a time when the trade deficits of the United States continue to grow, the sustained export of American music and culture is a uniquely American product that can never be replaced by foreign competitors.”
His act was bigger than life. According to the West Virginia Encyclopedia, “Elvis Presley visited Charleston in 1975; his entourage occupied 63 rooms including the penthouse suite.” Less than two years later, he planned to hold a concert in Huntington. Sadly, Elvis passed from us before he could make that appearance, but many in our state still hold on to their cherished tickets for that concert.
But big business, fame and money, all three put aside, it was Elvis’s ability to connect with his audience that will forever reign in the court of public opinion. And in the end, when the bright lights had been dimmed and the throngs returned safely home, those closest to him have relished telling stories of the true Elvis.
They’ve told of a soul who never seemed to tire of gathering round a piano with a few dear friends, like the late gospel quartet bass singer J.D. Sumner who toured with Elvis, to raise a joyous harmony toward Heaven with an endless stream of the old familiar Hymns.
For those of us who still enjoy his gospel and other unique renditions, Christmas can’t ever be too blue listening to the one and only Elvis.
U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) represents West Virginia’s 3rd District
For more information contact: Diane Luensmann (202) 225-3452
BRAVO TO REP. NICK RAHALL!!!!
SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2012
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2012
More on the efforts to declare Jan 8th as a federally recognized Elvis Presley day.
Mississippi congressmen co-author bill for Elvis Presley Day
Submitted by WMCTV Web Staff
Friday, December 7th, 2012, 11:11am
The King of Rock and Roll will get his own holiday, if two Mississippi congressman get their way.
Congressman Alan Nunnelee and Gregg Harper, along with eight other house representatives, have co-authored a bill for an Elvis Presley day.
They want to make Jan. 8 the official day, which also falls on Elvis’ birthday.
The members say there is currently no national holiday to celebrate the birth of an American cultural icon.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2012
Below is an article from the Encyclopedia Britannica showing that Elvis is #1 in another list of accomplishments. Elvis is number ONE in any category being evaluated!!!!!
10 Musical Acts That Scored 10 Number-One Hits
#1: Elvis Presley
Tenth #1*: “It’s Now or Never” (1960)
Elvis helped usher in the rock-and-roll era with the single “Heartbreak Hotel,” which shot to number one in 1956. By the end of the decade, he had become a singular presence on the shifting American musical landscape. In 1960, shortly after returning from his stint in the U.S. Army, the King of Rock and Roll recorded “It’s Now or Never,” a ballad based on the popular Italian tune “O sole mio.” Wedding Elvis’s operatic-style vocals to a snappy backbeat, “It’s Now or Never” appealed to bobby-soxers and adult easy-listening fans alike, in the process becoming one of his most enduring number-one hits. He went on to score four more.
*Count includes Presley’s number ones from the Top 100, a short-lived precursor to the Hot 100.
Here is a link to this article: http://www.britannica.com/list/2/10/1-elvis-presley
MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012
I just came upon an Elvis Christmas album of which I was unaware. From the list of songs, it sounds wonderful!!
I will display the full article below so those who are interested may locate the information for ordering it.
The Wonderful World Of Elvis
Alternate Christmas Tracks
(Godfather Records GR 813)
(70:10): Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees (alternate take 8), Miracle Of The Rosary (alternate take 1), Winter Wonderland (undubbed master), On A Snowy Christmas Night (extended mix), Here Comes Santa Claus (acetate recording), White Christmas (remix), Lady Madonna (informal recording), Merry Christmas Baby (unedited/undubbed master take 1), I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day (alternate take 9), The Wonderful World Of Christmas (unedited complete master), O Come All Ye Faithful (alternate take 2), It Won’t Seem Like Christmas (Without You) (undubbed alternate take 6), The First Noel (remixed version), Silver Bells (alternate take 1), Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem (acetate recording with echo), Santa Claus Is Back In Town (remix), I’ve Got Confidence (alternate take 1), If I Get Home On Christmas Day (extended mix), The Wonderful World Of Christmas (extended mix), I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day (country version), If Everyday Was Like Christmas (alternate take 2), I’ll Be Home For Christmas (acetate recording with echo), Fools Rush In (unedited/undubbed master take 24), Listen To The Bells (informal recording), Johnny B Goode/O Holy Night (informal recording), The Wonderful World Of Christmas (vocal overdub)
Elvis Presley had a profound yet pure faith in Christ and his religious convictions were sincere. He wore a cross, a star of David, and the Hebrew letter chi. He explained his jewelry choice, saying: “I don’t want to miss out on heaven due to a technicality.” Peter Guralnick writes in Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley (Little, Brown; 1994) that he began singing at a very young age in the Assembly Of God church in Tupelo, Mississippi.
During his career he recorded many hymns, spiritual songs and carols which rank among his best selling music. According the liner notes that accompany this release, “Elvis’ Christmas albums are some of the best selling of all the festive releases from the firmament of rock equaled only by Phil Spector’s legendary production for the same genre. It has to be said though that Elvis paved the way in testing out the genre for it’s eventual success and the fact that we see most artists dip their toe in the water and give it a try.
“As a man of occasional faith and gospel, Presley would not have been more pleased to have lent his name to this endeavor, in fact he took to it with gusto and it was this power that put most radio stations and regular citizens in a flap on the arrival of his first festive album – At this early stage Elvis was still the enemy of the norm . The mixture of golden Christmas standards, gospel tracks and newer Leiber & Stoller songs perfectly represented the full Elvis experience a situation that left some traditionalists aghast.”
The notes continue with detailed information about the recording sessions. Suffice it to say that they span the length of his career and are all in excellent sound quality. The breadth of his recordings are also commendable, ranging from traditional Christmas carols to a recording of the “Ave Maria” to “secular” Christmas songs. He even makes an attempt at The Beatles’ “Lady Madonna.”
The beauty and purity of Elvis’ voice lends deep conviction to the numbers. The Wonderful World Of Elvis is another great Elvis production on the Godfather appropriate for the coming holidays.
Rating: 10.0/10 (3 votes cast)
Elvis Presley – The Wonderful World Of Elvis (Godfather Records GR 813), 10.0 out of 10 based on 3 ratings
Here is the link to this article:
OOPS!!!! I just now saw the following notice on the above web site…so we may have difficulty locating this album:
“Thank you all for supporting our efforts. It should go without saying but Collectors Music Reviews is NOT a catalog. Nothing here is for sale nor do we know where to get them. This is merely an academic discussion.”
After some extensive searching, I have only been able to determine that this is a bootleg CD. I have found numerous mentions of it on various sites, but no where to actually buy it. I did see that the price is $28.00. I am so sorry to have started what now seems to be a wild goose chase.
I personally love the out takes and recordings from the sessions which are behind the scenes and previously unreleased. However, I see that there are some harsh comments written by the fans on various forums, etc.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012
Below is the title and link to an article in the Memphis Commercial Appeal about the on-going effort for congress to declare Jan. 8th as Elvis Presley Day. Unfortunately this article is marked copyrighted and cannot be reproduced so I cannot display the actual article here. Therefore, below is the link to the article. Let’s all do all we can to bring this to the attention of our congressmen and ask them to vote for this resolution. I tried for days to send an Email message to my congressman through his web site and, for some reason, it would not go through. So, I finally phoned his office and spoke with a live person who promised that he would bring it to the congressman’s attention. I told him that this is VERY important to me and to many other people as well.
Congress asked to designate ‘Elvis Day’
By Bartholomew Sullivan
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Posted December 12, 2012 at 6:16 p.m.
I just came across this very well written and informative blog post and want to share it with everyone. I think you will enjoy very much reading this person’s take on the movie career of Elvis.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Elvis Presley in LIVE A LITTLE, LOVE A LITTLE (WITH A SPECIAL GUEST CONTRIBUTION FROM SHEILA O’MALLEY)
Anyone who has followed Moon in the Gutter for even a small amount of time knows how much I love and value Elvis Presley, so it’s probably not a surprise that I am including his work as an actor on this list. I do hope my choice of performance perhaps is a little surprising as I know that his roles in such dramas as King Creole (1958), Flaming Star and Wild in the Country (both 1960) might indeed be more expected. When thinking about Elvis on the screen though, perhaps the things that mean the most to me are his warmth and humor and these two qualities were never more apparent than they were in his role as photographer Greg Nolan in Norman Taurog’s fantastic chaotic comedy Live a Little, Love a Little…a film which showed Elvis could have been a modern-day Cary Grant had anyone at the time been wise enough to notice.
Watching Elvis today in Live a Little, Love a Little will prove an eye opening experience for anyone who has long accepted the myth that this great man couldn’t act and that all of his films fell under one certain formula. Taurog’s ingenious film not only breaks the ‘formula’, that had began to fail around 1966 and 1967 with such dreck as Paradise Hawaiian Style, but it smashes it to pieces and it offers Elvis, a wonderfully gifted comedian, the most flexible and engaging role of his career. As Nolan, Presley is ferociously funny, incredibly natural and unbelievably sexy…it’s one of the great comedic performances from the sixties and the real ‘tragedy’ of Elvis Presley’s film career is that hardly anyone seemed to notice just how incredibly funny and charming this man was on the screen.
The time has come for a serious reevaluation of Elvis Presley’s undeniable abilities as an actor and his film career in general. Today I am pleased to offer an amazing guest-commentary from another writer who agrees with me on this fact, the amazing Sheila O’Malley. Some of you might remember this chat Sheila and I had regarding Elvis’ film career over at her essential Sheila Variations, which I was so honored to take part in. Sheila’s writing has been a constant source of inspiration for me and I think her many articles on Elvis are absolutely essential for not only fans of the man but anyone interested in American culture in general. I am thrilled and honored to offer up this brand new piece that Sheila has written regarding Live a Little, Love a Little and one of modern cinema’s most undervalued great actors.
-Jeremy Richey, 2012-
-Sheila O’Malley on Elvis Presley in Live a Little, Love a Little–
Great American character actress Mildred Dunnock tells a story about the first days of shooting Love Me Tender (1956), which was 21-year-old Elvis Presley’s film debut. He played one of Dunnock’s sons. He was totally green as an actor. In one scene, Dunnock had to bark at him, “Put that gun down!” The first time they shot it, her tone of command so threw him (and he was, famously, a boy who did what his Mama told him to do) that he put the gun down, although the scene actually called for him to ignore her order and race out the door. They cut, and director Robert Webb said, “Why on earth did you put the gun down?” And Elvis said, guileless, “Well … she told me to.” This anecdote has been used to mock Elvis’ ineptness as an actor, but Dunnock had another take: “For the first time in the whole thing he had heard me, and he believed me. Before, he’d just been thinking what he was doing and how he was going to do it. I think it’s a funny story. I also think it’s a story about a beginner who had one of the essentials of acting, which is to believe.”
This is an extraordinary statement from a woman who knew what she was talking about when it came to acting. Extraordinary because Elvis’ gifts as an actor have not just been dismissed, but barely acknowledged.
One film you never hear anything about is Live a Little, Love a Little (1968), directed by Norman Taurog, a prolific director who had been around since the 1930s, and directed most of the Elvis formula pics that made Elvis and Colonel Parker so much money in the 1960s. By 1968, Elvis was nearing the end of his movie contract, and he was starting to look forward to live performing again. His movies were no longer drawing the audience they had in the early 1960s, and so Live a Little, Love a Little came and went. It is a forgotten film., and what a pity, because it is a stylish, madcap, ridiculous romp, featuring one of Elvis’ funniest performances.
In Live a Little, Love a Little, Elvis plays Greg Nolan, a photographer who finds himself in the crosshairs of a crazy dame named Bernice (or is it Alice?) (played by Michele Carey) who decides that she will have him, come hell or high water. She drugs him to keep him captive in her beach house. When he wakes up, he has been fired, and also has lost his apartment. Greg then begins a madcap race to get another job, all while trying to ditch the insistent unflappable Bernice. The mood here is reminiscent of the great screwballs of the 1930s, where poor elegant Cary Grant loses his mind trying to maintain his dignity in the face of the adorable onslaught of Irene Dunne or Katharine Hepburn.
The Elvis formula pics like Blue Hawaii, Girl Happy, It Happened at the World’s Fair took place in what I call “Elvis Land”, with stunning locations but no recognizable real-world issues. The only reason to see many of them is Elvis. With Live a Little, Love a Little, the formula loosens quite a bit. The psychedelic grooviness of the 1960s is allowed some room to express itself (there’s a wacky dream sequence), and, startlingly, there are only a couple of songs, one being the unforgettable “A Little Less Conversation”.
What makes this performance unique in Elvis’ career is that he is allowed to be cranky in the face of some dame chasing after him. He plays a normal man, in other words, who happens to look like Elvis Presley. In most of his films, he is pursued by no less than three women (the Elvis formula pics loved the triangulation of Elvis), and he is open to all of them, which causes much mayhem along the way. But here, he is a solitary man, a workaholic, and he feels nothing for this broad in the bathing suit who has kidnapped him. He just wants to get away. This is a normal reaction. His crankiness is what makes the performance so funny. Watch his facial expressions in the sequence where she has shoved a thermometer in his mouth to check his temperature (she gasps when she sees the reading: “98.6!!!” Elvis barks, “Oh, come ON, that’s NORMAL!”), as she babbles on to him about her life and her wacko philosophies. He is undone by this woman. What a refreshing change in Elvis’ movie career, where Elvis(TM) wasn’t undone by anything. He’s hilarious when he feels trapped and annoyed. He runs up and down staircases, he hides behind newspapers in crowded elevators, and at one point he mutters to himself out of the corner of his mouth, a la W.C. Fields, “Ya miserable kid.” In the Elvis Formula Pics that dominated in the early to mid 1960s, Elvis was rarely allowed the opportunity to play anything remotely human. He played his own image and myth, and he did that better than anyone, being, as he was, sui generis. But it’s such a joy to see him tossed into a chaotic situation, involving demanding bosses, impatient clients, chilly secretaries, a ditzy-eyed dame, and a giant slobbering dog. He is harassed by them all.
It was 1968. Elvis was a new father. In the summer of that year, he had filmed a TV special for NBC which would air close to Christmastime, and is now known as his “comeback special”. He was in his absolute prime. Elvis was always a good-looking man, but here he is almost otherworldly in his beauty. But it’s not a vain performance. Half the time, he is in a terricloth robe, unshaven, chasing Bernice around her house, shouting up the stairs at her like a lunatic. He is forced to eat dog food at one point. Of course he is, deep down, strangely drawn to this weird woman who can’t stop pursuing him, but at the same time he just wants her to leave him alone.
What an interesting dynamic: To allow the biggest sex symbol in the world to show annoyance at being pursued by a woman. Elvis was always a good sport about the throngs of women who chased him, from his earliest days performing on the Louisiana Hayride out of Shreveport, Louisiana, where he first started making his name. His car was repeatedly demolished. His clothes were torn off. Women would dress up as maids and try to storm the barricades of the hotels where he stayed. His mother worried that the girls would kill him, but he always knew they just wanted to get close to him, it was okay, they didn’t mean any harm. In Live a Little, Love a Little, Elvis is allowed to be annoyed by the fact that women pursued him with a single-mindedness bordering on mania. He is allowed to have some feelings about the fact that nobody, ever, left him alone.
One of the things that Elvis brought to all of his roles was a sense of ease and openness before the camera. Mildred Dunnock saw it in 1956. This young man had the rare ability to believe. The camera picks up honesty and cannot abide phoniness. Elvis never lied, and Elvis was never phony. This was true in King Creole and it was true in Girls! Girls! Girls!. Elvis “showed up” with his honesty intact, regardless of the absurdity of the material. You never feel like he is slumming. This was one of his aces in the hole as a singer and performer, and it is there in his acting roles as well. In Live a Little, Love a Little, he gives a wonderful comedic and realistic performance which is essentially forgotten.
You can’t understand how good Elvis Presley was onscreen, how funny, how human, how real, if you haven’t seen Live a Little, Love a Little.
Posted by Jeremy Richey at 6:17 PM 0 comments
Labels: 31 Performances Ripe for Rediscovery, Elvis Presley, Live a Little Love a Little, Sheila O’Malley, Writing on Film
Here is the link to this very nice blog site:
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012
I am sharing one of my all-time favorite Christmas cards as my greeting to everyone visiting the site this Christmas season and into the New Year. This is a vintage card from way back in 1988. I have had this card for so very long…but this year, I am sending it to Jesse.
I do wish every visitor to this site a most joyous, blessed and Merry Christmas…also, a most happy and prosperous New Year.
My dear friend Susan sent this YouTube video to me recently. Also, my good friend M J sent me an audio cassette of this same greeting and song from Elvis. I believe this was released in 1982. It is truly beautiful…enjoy :-))
Elvis Presley – Silent Night (With Message From Elvis)
Uploaded by SUNtoRCA on Dec 2, 2010
I just came upon the following YouTube video which is so very accurate and poignant in it’s words of compassion and understanding for Elvis…the man and the human being. Yes, Elvis is gone…but Jesse, the man, is still with us to this very day. I thank God for you Elvis/Jesse. You light up my life.
I could not have written truer words myself…this is exactly what has always been in my mind and heart. Bless this author for putting these words to paper. Also, bless the creator of this video for putting those lovely words to music and photos.
Elvis Presley the man
Uploaded on Feb 9, 2010 by issyx91
“I think this poem was so beautifully written, so I made a video of it.
The poem is not by me, but by somebody with the name Maria. Maria, if you see this, I hope you don’t mind me using it. I couldn’t find a way to contact you to ask you for your permission. If you don’t want me to use it, just send me a message.”
A very good friend phoned me today to tell me that he had heard a very touching account about Elvis on the Elvis Sirius radio show a few days ago. It fits in so perfectly with the words in this video. Interestingly, they said that the last ever show that Elvis performed in Las Vegas was on Dec. 12, 1976. After that show, Rex Humbard had gone back to Elvis’s dressing room to visit and have prayer. Rex Humbard said that Elvis began crying, sobbing actually, and said that his life was empty and held no meaning for him. This took place around the same time that Elvis wrote those very sad words on the hotel stationary…those which he tossed into the trash and which were later fished out and salvaged by someone. One of those notes is the “letter” about which Wayne Newton wrote and recorded his song about Elvis titled “The Letter”. So, that was definitely a very sad time in Elvis’s life. It just breaks my heart to know that he had no one to trust to whom he could open up in those lonely and sad days…that he did not know who he could turn to. You will recall that Jesse wrote in his book that he had originally planned to fake his death in 1976 but chickened out. It is so very easy to see that he could not have continued to live in the sadness and misery which he was enduring. He most certainly would have died if he had not found a way to escape; to save himself; to reinvent himself as Jesse and give life to Jesse.
Jesse said that the last two years of his life, as Elvis, were misery.
Below is a video of Wayne Newton’s song based upon Elvis’s note:
The (Elvis) Letter Help me Lord
Uploaded by veronique99
Below is the link to my site page dedicated to the topic of Wayne’s song and Elvis’s notes:
On that page you may see copies of Elvis’s handwritten notes as well as typed transcripts of them. Also, you may see and hear more from Wayne Newton about this song, etc.
SENT TO JESSE THRU THIS POINT ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2012
A reminder from Edgar Cayce about why we are all here…
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2012
This is a sweet song and video to enjoy during this Christmas time…
Published on Dec 9, 2012 by laury etta
Elvis Presley -On A Snowy Christmas Night – Recorded May 16, 1971
This is one of my very favorite Christmas songs…love the sweet words.
Elvis Presley – If I Get Home On Christmas Day
Uploaded on Dec 4, 2007 by MemphisRocksReturned
The below Edgar Cayce Thought for the Day perfectly describes the manner in which Elvis lived his life before 1977…he gave, gave, gave, and gave…publicly and privately. His lifestyle as Jesse does not afford him the same opportunities, but he is still just as caring and generous. What a perfect example for us all to follow.
A friend sent the following link to me. This is an excellent assortment of photos of Elvis with President Nixon during his visit to the White House.
I have the book showing the photos taken at that meeting…but this is the first time that I have seen all of them displayed on the Internet.
I love these photos so very much…a truly historic moment in time.
‘On December 21, 1970, Elvis Presley paid a visit to President Richard M. Nixon at the White House. The meeting was initiated by Presley, who wrote Nixon a six-page letter requesting a visit and suggesting that he be made a “Federal Agent-at-Large” in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.’
Thank you to The National Archive
Here is the link to this web site:
SENT TO JESSE THRU THIS POINT ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2012
Here is an article about the box set which Jesse requested recently and enjoyed very much…saying that he had never seen some of the footage on the DVD before.
Elvis Presley: Prince From Another Planet
by James Kelly
One would think all the Elvis Presley material in the world has been released, but when something new crops up, it’s an opportunity to enhance and repackage older material. In 1972, Presley played four historic shows at Madison Square Garden, his first NYC appearances since 1957. One show was previously released on CD, but now we have two of the shows, plus an unusual DVD containing 20 minutes of rare 8mm footage shot by a fan from close range. What’s odd is that the scattered footage is synched with the entire hour-long concert, and pops on the screen at random intervals. Nevertheless, Presley looks amazing in Technicolor, and sounds fantastic. Bonus features include an excellent documentary regarding these legendary concerts. “Prince? Nope, he’s the KING!” (4 out of 5 stars)
Here is the link to this article:
I have started a new page for the remainder of December.
Below is the link to the next page of Current News and Events