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ENTERTAINMENT
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."
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SPORTS
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."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1997 | DAN SEWELL, ASSOCIATED PRESS
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.
NEWS
August 15, 1997 | CATHY WERBLIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
May 17, 1992 | TED JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
BUSINESS
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.
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