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.
April 14, 2002 |
The beginning of the end of life as we know it occurred here, on a beaten patch of asphalt out in the vast, flat no man's land of greater Los Angeles. The beginning of the end came unannounced. There was no salute, no blast of trumpets or heavenly choir. It came in the sunken heat of summer at an abandoned drive-in movie theater called the Roadium. The Roadium was graced by a grand arched gate that, in its day, promised entry to whatever secret kingdom Hollywood could conjure.
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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.
August 16, 2013 |
Elvis Presley died 36 years ago today at his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tenn. Thousands of fans who have descended on Memphis for Elvis Week 2013 activities held a candlelight vigil in the singer's memory Thursday night, but the best way to remember him is through his own performances. Here are five that Pop & Hiss suggest for those who want to go beyond the cornerstone hits that established him as the King of Rock 'n' Roll. -- “Tweedle Dee” (live 1955). Presley had yet to burst on the national scene and was still doing traveling shows through the South, such as "Louisiana Hayride.
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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.
January 19, 2005 |
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.