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December 17, 2005 | Randy Lewis
Whether footage of Elvis Presley presenting a ham to the governor of Washington in 1962 ranks among the cultural milestones of the 20th century is a question probably best left to historians. But Elvis fans can see it for themselves in "Elvis Presley at the Seattle World's Fair," a new DVD including 8-millimeter movie footage of the King behind the scenes during filming of his 1962 feature "It Happened at the World's Fair."
July 21, 1985 | Associated Press
In 1974, talented Jim Presley led his team to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Eleven years later, the 23-year-old player from Pensacola, Fla., is establishing himself in the American League--as the slugging third baseman of the Seattle Mariners. The secret? "Ambition," he quickly responded. "That's the main thing. You've got to have talent but you've got to have drive in you, too."
Just when you thought Elvis had been covered from every possible angle in every manner of book, university professors are taking to print for academic examinations of the Presley phenomenon.
Yes, there will be events in Orange County to mark the anniversary of Elvis' passing. That said, don't expect to find his most devoted fans attending--at least those who have a choice in the matter. So deep is their grief for the 20-years-gone rock 'n' roll icon that they've boarded jets, trains and buses and headed to where it all started and ended--Tupelo and Memphis, Tenn.
December 25, 1988 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, Times Staff Writer
Danny Uwnawich, an Elvis Presley look-alike, was standing outside the house he is building in Northridge recently when a motorist drove by, leaned out his window and shouted, "All right! It's true!" Indeed Elvis lives, at least in spirit. Consider the house Uwnawich has under construction: an estimated $1-million scaled-down facsimile of Presley's famous Graceland mansion.
June 11, 1989 | ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn is pop music critic for The Times.
THREE DAYS AFTER HER former father-in-law, Vernon Presley, died in June of 1979, Priscilla Beaulieu Presley sat in a downtown Memphis office and tried to comprehend the sobering news she had just heard: Without drastic action, everything that Elvis Presley had left their daughter, Lisa Marie, could be lost. Even his beloved home, Graceland. Joseph A. Hanks, the Presley family accountant since 1969, is a conservative, soft-spoken man not given to dramatics. But the facts he had just outlined for Priscilla spoke for themselves: Income was dropping while expenses were rising, and at some point the lines would cross.
March 19, 1997
Cecilia Presley, the granddaughter of legendary filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille, is the newest member of Chapman University's board of trustees. Presley, who lives in Newport Beach, is a general partner of Motion Picture Associates and a director of the Cecil B. DeMille Foundation, which offers arts and other programs to abused children. The USC alumna, who was appointed to the university's board last month, also sits on the advisory board to Chapman's School of Film and Television.
June 4, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hugh Jarrett, 78, a member of Elvis Presley's backup singing group the Jordanaires, died Saturday at an Atlanta hospital from injuries suffered in a March car accident. The Jordanaires formed as a gospel quartet in 1948. Six years later Jarrett, who sang bass, joined the group, which caught Presley's attention after performing on "Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts" TV show and live performances at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. After Presley signed with RCA Records in 1956, the Jordanaires provided vocal backing to the star on tour and on recordings, including such hits as "Don't Be Cruel," "Teddy Bear" and "Don't."
November 9, 1999 | Times staff and wire reports
Real estate developer William Lyon and his son, William H. Lyon, said Monday they completed their tender offer for Presley Cos., acquiring 5.7 million shares of the Newport Beach home builder for $3.7 million, or 65 cents per share. The purchase has given the Lyons an additional 11% of Presley's outstanding shares. The Lyons initially had offered to acquire up to 10.7 million Presley shares. The elder Lyon is chairman of Newport Beach-based Presley and William Lyon Homes.
January 19, 2005 | From Associated Press
Elvis Presley's music lives on -- and continues to set records in Britain -- taking the No. 1 position on the country's singles chart. The weekly singles hit parade -- first started in Britain in 1952 -- reached its 1,000th week Sunday with Presley's rereleased 1959 hit "One Night" claiming the milestone No. 1 position. By storming to No. 1, "One Night" became Presley's 20th No. 1 hit on the British charts -- a record in itself. The Beatles managed 17 No. 1 hits.
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