Showing posts from November 11, 2010

Elvis Memorabilia For Sale!

Elvis Personal International Karate Championship Pin given to Tish Henley by Elvis. Appears to be photo(s) of Elvis wearing the pin in 1972 photos. The pin is rather small and details do not pickup well in the pictures. Karate was a significant aspect of Elvis's career. Very unique lapel pin with nice documentation. $1,875 Col. Tom Parker classic wagon letterhead typed and signed, (Mary Diskin), to fellow RCA Recording Artist, Hank Snow. Short letter typed referencing a photo of Elvis and Hank, mailed to Hank as a gift. Photo of Elvis and Hank included. Circa 1958 letter. 1957 Photo of Elvis (in tuxedo) and Hank (in Nudie suit) taken I believe backstage at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. $350 for ensemble. 1956 Elvis Speaks Magazine Signed "Elvis Presley" in pencil across lower part of the front. Found at an estate in the 1980's by person obtained from. $475 1953 Elvis Humes High School Class Photo. ONLY ONE KNOWN TO EXIST. This is a second generat

Happy Veterans Day!

Remember to honor those who have put themselves in harms way  for our country. Always remember, NEVER forget! And if you are a veteran, THANK YOU and GOD bless you!

Thomas Kinkade to Auction Original Hand Sketch During Memphis Visit to Benefit St Jude

New National Thomas Kinkade Tour Format Combines Art Events with Select Charitable Causes The Thomas Kinkade Company today announced that Thomas Kinkade, The Painter of Light™ will visit Memphis, Tenn, for a special art event hosted by The Thomas Kinkade Inspiration Art Gallery on Sunday, Nov 14, 2010 at the Esplanade Memphis Banquet & Conference Complex in Cordova, TN. “We are delighted at the opportunity to support St. Jude in their fight against cancer and other deadly diseases” At the event, Mr. Kinkade will draw an original hand sketch that will be featured in a live auction benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ® . Local gallery owners Tommy & Tammy Ashker will also donate a limited edition canvas to St. Jude. “We are delighted at the opportunity to support St. Jude in their fight against cancer and other deadly diseases,” noted Thomas Kinkade. “We applaud their tireless efforts of St Jude as they continue to find cures and save children.” The event also wi

Aboard The USS Randall With Private Presley

OOIDA President and CEO Jim Johnston enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1956. He was a boilerman and spent four years stationed on four different ships – two troop ships, an ammunition ship and a survey ship. One of those troop ships was the USS Randall. Aboard the Randall, Jim went from Brooklyn to Germany and back, moving GIs. One of those GIs on the Randall at the same time as Jim was U.S. Army Private Elvis Presley, who sailed for Germany in September 1958. Elvis was serving as part of the 3rd Armored Division. Jim says the trans-Atlantic trip took about 10 days. During that time, Elvis might have tried to be regular soldier, but it wasn’t easy. At 23, Pvt. Presley was probably the most famous man alive. “Everybody was getting their pictures taken with him, getting autographs, but I thought I was too cool for that,” Jim recalls. “But I passed him on the stairs one day and he said ‘good morning.’ And the best I could do was kinda stammer.” “Actually I was impressed with Elvis,” says J

Photoplay Editor Dies

Nancy Anderson, longtime West Coast editor of mag Photoplay, died Nov. 4 in Bell Buckle, Tenn., of natural causes. She was 92. After working at a number of newspapers around the South, she moved to Los Angeles in the 1950s with her family. She accepted an editor position with Photoplay Magazine and became known around Hollywood, developing friendships with the likes of John Wayne, Walt Disney and Elvis Presley , for whom she used to bake. After retiring from Photoplay, she wrote a weekly entertainment column for Copley News Service. Survivors include two sons and a daughter, 16 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and a sister. Donations may be made to Henry's Fund at