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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.
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 | 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.
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.
March 15, 1996 | DEBORA VRANA
A major Wall Street credit rating agency on Thursday lowered the bond rating for the Presley Cos., one of the largest home builders in Southern California. Standard & Poor's Corp. dropped its ratings on the Newport Beach company's senior notes to triple-C from single-B-minus. Presley will have trouble paying back its bondholders if revenue doesn't improve, S&P said.
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