May 11, 1997
"Blue Caribbean: In Search of Elvis," a cruise-ship conference marking the 20th anniversary of the rock 'n' roll king's death, sets sail Aug. 17 from Tampa, Fla., for a week in the Caribbean. On board will be El Vez, the Mexican Elvis performance artist; former Presley co-star Julie Parrish; his former hairdresser; Douglas Laurence, who produced three Presley films; and University of Mississipi Prof.
June 18, 1986
Five bidders have offered $500,000 for an unedited, four-hour videotape of Elvis Presley's final concert tour, according to the agent handling the one-of-a-kind tape. "We are in the process of negotiating and qualifying the five bidders," agent Tyler Kjar said Tuesday when contacted by The Times, adding that there was also a prospect of a sixth bidder.
September 22, 2005 |
"All Shook Up," the musical that uses the songs of Elvis Presley, will shake no more on Broadway. The show, which has been struggling at the box office for much of its run, will close Sunday after 213 performances. The musical stars Cheyenne Jackson as a hip-swiveling, guitar-playing stranger who stirs up a small town. But it did last longer than the Broadway musical celebrating the life and music of John Lennon. "Lennon" will close Saturday after a 49-performance run.
December 17, 2005 |
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 |
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."
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August 17, 1997 |
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.
August 15, 1997 |
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.
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December 25, 1988 |
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.
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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.
November 9, 1999 |
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.