May 31, 1987
The Orange County Council on Aging will present its first Golden Age Award to L. C. (Bob) Albertson, president of Presley of Southern California, Irvine, at 7 p.m. Friday at the Irvine Hilton. Albertson is being honored for his "significant contribution to the senior community" and for enhancing the life style of older people, according to Thomas E. Blum and Thomas H. Nielsen, co-chairman of the council.
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.
February 10, 1990
John O'Grady, 68, who with some justification called himself "Hollywood's No. 1 Private Eye." Author of a 1974 autobiography called simply "O'Grady," the private detective in a lengthy and checkered career was a bodyguard for "Deep Throat" star Linda Lovelace, helped Elvis Presley win a paternity suit, helped find the body of theatrical producer Roy Alexander Radin in 1983 and most recently placed an employee on a TV production set where drug use had been alleged.
May 17, 1992 |
For many Orange County executives, 1991 was a year when their pay packages came under greater shareholder scrutiny and corporate boards were cautious in handing out cash bonuses and perks. It mirrored a trend statewide of keeping executive compensation in line with a company's financial performance. Of the top 100 county executives on the list of publicly traded companies, one-third of the officers saw their cash compensation remain unchanged or had it reduced.
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.