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The Elvis Echo - The First Elvis Magazine Editor (Video)

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From the collection of Paulette Sansone, one of the first Elvis Presley fan club presidents. Paulette went on to publish the legendary, Elvis Echo magazine. Paulette ran the first all Elvis magazine, first female, made in the USA! Check out Paulette's items for sale and many more to come. VERY RARE STUFF!

Elvis Presley Forever Faithful Fan Club - Original Fan Club President from the 50's (Video)

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Elvis Presley Forever Faithful Fan Club - Original Fan Club President from the 50's The Forever Faithful Elvis Presley Fan Club was started in the 1950's by Paulette who went on to start the very first Elvis Presley Magazine, The Elvis Echo. Both were well known by Elvis himself and he even requested copies be sent to his family and friends!

Elvis Presley 1965 New Year's Eve Party Invitation with Envelope - SOLD

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The invitation measures 6.25 inches by 5.35 inches and folds just below the middle. It reads, "Elvis is having a New Year's eve party at the Manhatten Club (9PM til?) 1459 South Bellvue. It also notes B.Y.O.B. which means bring your own booze! The envelope is still sealed as Paulette opened it at the side. She wrote in ink pen on the envelope, "file- New Year's Invite" There also is a start of a Memphis phone number in ink, "901-" Envelope is a business size measures 9 inches by 4.25 inches. It has clear Memphis Tenn, Dec 29, 1965 United States postal mark. Elvis held his New year's eve parties at this club from 1964 to 1966. Personally, I have NEVER seen one of these invitations EVER! This is a SUPER RARE Elvis Presley item. From the Collection of Paulette Sansone. One of the first Elvis Presley Fan Club presidents in the fifties. Paulette ran the now legendary Elvis Echo. Paulette will include a COA. Click Here to Buy!

Elvis Presley 1960 Christmas Card sent to fan club president

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From the collection of Paulette Sansone, one of the first Elvis Presley fan club presidents. Paulette went on to publish the legendary, Elvis Echo magazine. This green 1960 Christmas card was sent to her from Elvis Presley. There is no envelope. Folded, it measures, 8.5 inches by 5.25 inches. Cover has Santa in a sleigh with reindeer. Graceland in background. "Merry Christmas To All. Elvis" Inside Message reads, " At Christmas, we send warm greetings to you as a friend and we share with you some views of Graceland, our home. The Presley's." The card opens to show five various views of Graceland and the property. Includes a COA from Paulette. Click Here to buy

Elvis Presley G I Blues Promo Hat and letter from Tom Diskin to Fan Club President

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From the collection of Paulette Sansone, one of the very first Elvis Presley Fan Club Presidents. She also published the Legendary Elvis Echo magazine. Paper hat has some staples, a few wrinkles. It measures 11 inches by 5.5 inches. Letter from Tom Diskin was cut at edges and glued into a scrapbook. It is hand signed by Tom Diskin. It measures 5.25 inches by 8.5 inches. Letter is featured on Colonel Parker stationary. It is personally written to Ms. Sansone. The letter informs her, 100 hats are being sent to her fan club members. Paulette includes her actual hat and this letter hand signed by Tom Diskin, and a COA signed by Ms. Sansone. Click here to buy

Mary Tyler Moore Signed Postcard with note to Elvis Presley Fan Club President

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While filming the movie, Labor Pains, Mary Tyler Moore visited a hospital facility. On Christmas day, she returned with gifts for the patients. A colleague of Paulette's told Mary about Paulette and her Elvis magazine. Mary personally signed this autograph for Paulette saying Elvis was a true gentleman and in fact, he sometimes called her Ma'am out of respect! What a good American boy! Truly a one of a kind piece of Elvis history! Click here to buy!

Red West - actor and former Elvis Presley Associate died of a heart attack at age 81

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Red West , friend and bodyguard of Elvis Presley who became a successful film and television actor after ending his association with the singer, died Tuesday night after suffering an aortic aneurysm at Baptist Hospital. He was 81, according to The Commercial Appeal BIM:   Red wrote 11 songs for Elvis including If Everyday Was Like Christmas, Holy Leaves and Christmas Trees, Seeing is Believing, If You Think I Don't Need you (from the Viva las Vegas soundtrack, also starring Ann Margret), If You Talk In Your Sleep, Separate Ways, You'll be Gone, that's Someone You Never Forget (Elvis himself gave Red the title and asked him to write the song about his mother). Red was also co-author of the infamous book, Elvis What Happened with his cousin Sonny West, and another Elvis associate Dave Hebler. The book went on to be a best seller after the death of Elvis Presley. After Red's days with Elvis, he went on to a successful career as an actor. Most recently, he had a

Who should pay for a $15,000 flight for Lisa Marie Presley to promote her father’s legacy in Las Vegas?

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A flight of fancy Who should pay for a $15,000 flight for Lisa Marie Presley to promote her father’s legacy in Las Vegas? Not LMP, for starters. But who was responsible for this air fare was an issue tucked into the court documents in Westgate Las Vegas’ legal filing against Third-party production company Exhibit A Circle LLC.  (Joel Weinshanker.) Westgate won a nearly $2.5 million judgment from Exhibit A Circle, which had been contracted to stage and operate “The Elvis Experience” sage show and “Graceland Presents: Elvis the Exhibition.” The show closed in May 2015 after a two month run; the attraction of Presley memorabilia closed in February 2016 after running for 10 months. In April 2015, Lisa Marie and her mother, Priscilla Presley, appeared at the opening of both the public display of Elvis’ personal items and the production show at International Theater (where “The King” headlined more than 600 sold-out shows).   Westgate sent its private jet to Tennessee to pick up

Score 2 MILLION for Westgate and Elvis Presley artifacts remain hostage!

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Westgate scores 2 Million! 2 million in a legal dispute centered on its ill-fated Elvis Presley attraction and stage show. The production “The Elvis Experience” ran from April to May 2015, while the 28,000-square-foot “Graceland Presents: Elvis the Exhibition” was open from April 2015 to February 2016. The two-team parlay of Elvis attractions was never profitable (hence the untimely closings). The abrupt shuttering of the show and exhibit sparked a messy lawsuit between Westgate and third-party production company Exhibit A Circle LLC, which was contracted to stage the Elvis events. Exhibit A Circle made the decision to shut down both the exhibit and the stage show. As a result, Westgate claimed in court papers that it suffered serious financial losses as Exhibit A Circle was in breach of its 10-year operating contract with the hotel. On June 27, after a lengthy legal back-and-forth, Westgate was awarded about $2.25 million in damages by a federal arbitrator. Still to be determine

Priscilla Presley Addresses Tom Jones Romance Rumor on Good Morning Britain

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Drawing Elvis Presley - Time Lapsed Video

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Materials Used: General's charcoal pencils (HB, 2B), General's Carbon sketch pencil, Blick compressed charcoal sticks, white conte stick, a very small tortillion (blending stump), Q-tips, cotton balls, my trusty Tombo Mono Zero eraser, kneaded eraser, and 18x24" Canson Bristol Smooth paper. BIM: Check out the artist's youtube channel for more artwork! Pretty cool, HUH? Reminds me of Betty Harper's artwork!

Priscilla Presley asks Animal Lovers and Advocates to support the prevention of slaughtering America's wild horses

To ALL my followers and those who are animal advocates, "America’s wild horses are fighting for their lives -... https://t.co/Uv5wAwxr76 — Priscilla Presley (@Cilla_Presley) July 7, 2017 Protect America's horses from mass killing  America's beloved horses are facing multiple threats of slaughter and your U.S. Representative urgently needs to hear from you. Over the past 20 years, the Bureau of Land Management’s failure to properly manage the Wild Horse and Burro Program has led the agency to focus solely on round-up and removal as a primary management strategy for wild horse and burro populations on America’s western rangelands. As a result, the agency now finds itself holding more than 45,000 wild horses and burros in holding facilities. This is the direct result of poor decisions made by government officials, and now the government wants to kill them to save money. To make matters worse, a government spending bill would allow taxpayer dollars to fund slau

Elvis Presley Ann Margret - You're The Boss for Uber reaches # 4 UK Top Shazamed ads (Video)

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The Drum's Shazam chart is based on the number of times each ad has been Shazamed over the past week using the music identification app. Uber is the only newcomer to the chart this week with the help of the king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley's 'You're The Boss' behind the brand's 'Effortless Night' campaign. The one minute short sees a couple out on a first date together being taken to different locations around town showing the accessibility of Uber. Source - The Drum

Garth Brooks gives 89 year old Elvis fan his guitar! (Video)

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Garth Brooks closed his concert run in Lafayette, La., on Saturday (July 1) with a concert that one 89-year-old fan will surely never forget. Mid-show, Brooks noticed an older woman holding up sign that read: “Elvis was my last concert.” The woman was of course referring to Elvis Presley, who died nearly 40 years ago. So, Brooks made a point to meet and introduce himself to the longtime music fan during his fifth and final night at Cajundome. As he walked off the stage and approached the woman, who was seated in the stands, Brooks told her, “I would be happy to play any song that you would like.” Guitar in hand, he started to strum the instrument and sing “If Tomorrow Never Comes.” Taken aback by his attention, the woman teared up. Brooks noticed and begged her not to cry, saying, “Oh god, don’t start crying!” He quickly grabbed the phone of a fan seated beside the elderly woman in order to take a selfie, and when he was done with the song, he gave her his guitar! BIM

NYC Journalist Gabe Pressman passes away (video)

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Elvis fans will recognize Gabe from interviewing Elvis Presley. But for those of us in the NYC area, Gabe was part of our daily life. He was a journalist and today we don't have many of those. Gabe Pressman was someone I grew up watching, a name I trusted, and a person I respected. I last saw him cover the St. Patrick's Day Parade. He is a NY staple, a gem, a true journalist we will never see again. GODSPEED. Pressman died at Mount Sinai Hospital Manhattan on June 23, 2017, aged 93. Pressman amassed many awards for his work, including multiple Emmys and a Peabody Award. He won many of those awards for his coverage of the plight of New York City's homeless population. 11 Emmy Awards 1958: George Polk Award for Television Reporting 1981: Lincoln University's Unity award for "Blacks and the Mayor: How Far Apart?" 1982: New York Press Club's Feature Award for "The Homeless" 1982: New York State Associated Press Broadcasters As

Dana MacKay - Elvis Impersonator Murder Cold Case - VIDEO

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LAS VEGAS - Friends and family of a well-known Elvis tribute artist are hoping detectives will finally be able to close a double homicide case from 1993 . So far, the murders of Dana Mackay and Mary Huffman haven't produced any arrests. The homicides of Mackay, an Elvis performer, and Huffman, a former beauty queen, made national headlines as police explored several possible motives for what looked like a professional hit. MacKay looked like Elvis, sang like Elvis and was widely regarded as the best Elvi of his era. He was the first Elvis tribute artist hired by the long-running "Legends in Concert" show on the Strip, and often took his act on the road, even to other countries. He also played Elvis at age 35 in the film, This Is Elvis. Have a tip? Contact 702-828-3521 Homicide@lvmpd.com

Legionnaires spreads to FIVE cases at Guesthouse at Graceland (Video) UPDATED

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WREG Memphis - The Shelby County Health Department confirmed a fourth case of Legionnaires' disease. Health officials reportedly traced the disease back to The Guest House at Graceland's aquatics facilities. Legionnaires' is caused by a type of bacteria that is found naturally in the environment and is contracted when someone breathes it in. The health department said many people exposed to the bacteria don't become ill. The Health Department has asked if you stayed in at the Guest House between May 15 and June 26 and have experience coughing, shortness of breath, high fever, muscle aches, and headaches to contact SCHD at 901-222-9299. Graceland also released a statement saying their "primary concern is the health and welfare of their guests. The issue does not affect the Graceland attraction and tours in any way.” UPDATE - The department said in a news release Thursday that one more person has contracted the illness. The hotel’s pool and hot tub are

Patrice Evra - French football Player sings Elvis Presley during Monday Motivation Message (Video)

SORRY #elvispresley πŸ•Ί I CAN T HELP LOVING MONDAY WITH YOU πŸ˜‚❤️πŸ”₯😭❤️Deep message to let you know: if you fill yourself with love and happiness you will be amazed how many people's will love you back πŸ™πŸΌ (how many times I have to say don't punch πŸ€› her in throat..πŸ™ˆ if she started smiling πŸ˜πŸ˜…πŸ€£no violence ⛔️on @patrice Instagram )😍and I know even you guys when I πŸ˜‰ you get so weak 🀣🀣 @paulpogba @antogriezmann I love this game haahahahah #ilovethisgame#monday#funny#smile#love#goodvibes#happy#beapanda#united#motivation#laugh A post shared by Patrice Evra (@patrice.evra) on Jul 2, 2017 at 10:18pm PDT Pretty cool!