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Another mournful melancholy

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……  quite much actually

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An unwelcome passage

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Let the King of Rock’n’Roll bring the spirit of Christmas to your humble home 😉 Yours for the affordable price of $119,94. Tackiness does not come cheap these days – Ted

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Elvis’ Palm Springs Honeymoon Home for Sale

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The ultimate Elvis pad is now up for sale in sunny Palm Springs, California – complete with Rock ‘n’ Roll memorabilia. In 1962, Look Magazine featured the estate calling it the “House of Tomorrow” due to its forward-thinking decor. Oh, and Lisa Marie was most likely conceived here. In 1966 this historic mid-century house was leased to Elvis Presley and Priscilla for around $21,000 to spend their honeymoon. The original lease actually still hangs on one of the walls. The house is designed around four perfect circles on three levels and features four bedrooms and five bathrooms. It is nestled in at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains which the honeymoon suite offers a panoramic view of. There is also a pool, tennis court and a fruit orchard among many other features.

The house is currently owned by ‘Elvis junkie’ M.L. Lewis which purchased it in 1987 for under $500,000. It has since then been restored to its 1960s splendor and features art deco design and furnishings throughout. The house is currently a museum, open to tourists on the weekends and comes packed with various Elvis memorabilia – which the buyer gets to keep. Fans might recognize it from the film “Elvis And Me” and the documentary “Elvis By the Presley”, starring Priscilla Presley herself. So any Elvis fan with a really deep pocket who’s in the market for the ultimate Elvis Presley time-capsule will most likely have found the best one around. More information about this property can be found the real estate agent Hilton & Hyland.

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Nice pad, but there are actually not one real Art Deco object in sight – Ted

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Elvis

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Back in the days when he really was the king. Long before the silly jumpsuits, the drugs and the Vagas shows.

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Who wouldn’t want a couple of armless Elvis Presley half torsos to lighten up the living room. Particularly a couple as terribly tastelessly designed as these. Two slightly recognizable Elvis Presleys with an equally tasteless lamp shade on top would be the pride of any half blind Presley fan’s living room – 44 presidents and only two kings – Ted

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Elvis trying to revive a female fan who swooned at the sight of him. The hysteria surrounding Elvis Presley in the mid-50s was unbelievable.

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October 28, 1956 – On this day a HUGE Elvis cut-out on top of Paramount‘s marquee was unveiled. On the photo you can see that the cut-out is about to be covered up. The movie would not premiere until 2,5 weeks later. So in the weeks that followed, this cardboard Elvis Presley would take control of Times Square.

At the big premiere of Elvis’ first movie at the Paramount Theatre in New York. No expenses were spared in order to launch Elvis’ movie career and further deepen his already meteoric rise to fame in late 1956. He seemed to be all over the place at the same time (either in the flesh or in a cardboard version). And Elvis had now also arrived in Hollywood. Due to the clever marketing schemes by Presley’s management, Elvis ruled the media. And not just on the east coast!

Young girls were picketing outside the cinema the whole 2,5 weeks and apart from the signs mentioning local Elvis Fan Clubs, all other signs were clearly not a product of homemade creativity but merely the result of the very clever marketing scheme thought out by one Tom Parker.

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On the same day Elvis performed on the Ed Sullivan Show. The same fans, with the same signs, wearing the same EPE hats, lined up outside Studio 50 while Elvis was rehearsing. Way to go Colonel!

Text and images from ELVIS – Echoes Of The Past

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I guess the prospect of having him on your lips has lost most of it’s fascination by now. He’s not exactly excitingly alive anymore – Ted

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Oh shit! So that’s what really happened to him – Ted

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Elvis Presley has shown himself in a piece of fried bacon!! Sure proof that the king is still alive. And looking good it seems – Ted

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Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwiches
2 large bananas
6 slices of white bread
1 stick (1/2 cup)
of butter
1 cup of peanut butter

Peel and mash bananas. Mix peanut butter thoroughly with bananas. Toast bread lightly and spread mix on bread. Melt butter in skillet and brown sandwiches on each side slowly until golden brown.

This was Elvis Presley’s favourite and still people wonder why he got so fat. Those suckers must have been soaked in butter – Ted
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Happy Birthday Elvis

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Elvis Aaron Presley (8. January 1935 – 16. August 1977)

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It would be nice if it was the last as well – Have e very tacky Christmas everyone – Ted

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Elvis And The Girls

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When I see pictures like this I can’t help being envious, a sobering thought however is that when Elvis was my age he had been dead for 16 years – Ted

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Elvis’ Life Becomes Movie

116787_el35 years after his death, the King’s real-life story has never been tackled in a feature film. Director John Scheinfeld is setting out to change that with a big screen movie adapted from Elvis’s former bodyguard, Sonny West who was with Presley almost daily from 1960-1976. West and another security employee were fired by Presley’s father and went on to write a tell all book on what Elvis was really like. That book sent Elvis into a deep depression and many insiders believe it caused his final downfall. The producers currently are on a world wide search for the actor to play Presley.

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11321_el2Article from BBC on this day
Elvis Presley, whose singing and style revolutionized popular music in the 1950s, has died. Presley, 42, was discovered slumped in a bathroom at his mansion in Memphis, Tennessee on Tuesday. He was rushed to the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis but was pronounced dead on arrival.

The Tennessee state pathologist, Dr. Jerry Francisco, said a post mortem examination of the singer’s body had revealed he died of cardiac arrhythmia – a form of heart attack. "The precise cause has not yet been determined for the cardiac arrhythmia," Dr Francisco said. "It may take several days to several weeks to determine that specific cause and in some cases it never is determined."

The three-hour examination uncovered no sign of any other diseases or any drug abuse, Dr Francisco added.

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Presley was divorced from his wife Priscilla in 1973 but it was rumoured that he had recently become engaged to Ginger Alden, 20. She was reportedly spotted wearing a $50,000 (£20,315) diamond engagement ring from Presley. Ms Alden and other members of his entourage were at Graceland when he collapsed.

There had been indications of Elvis Presley’s declining health for some time. Earlier this year the singer had cancelled several performances in Louisiana and returned to Memphis suffering what his doctors termed "exhaustion". No arrangements have been announced yet for his funeral which is scheduled for Friday.

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Thousands gathered to file past Elvis Presley’s body which lay in state at his mansion, Graceland, the day after his death.

Although it was officially stated that he died of heart failure there has always been speculation that an overdose of cocaine and barbiturates also played a part.

Since his divorce from Priscilla in 1973 he had relied heavily on prescription drugs and was known to be a junk-food addict, gaining a considerable amount of weight.

During his lifetime he sold over 300 million albums and made 33 films.

His death has been lucrative for the "Elvis industry".

In 2001 he came top in US magazine Forbes’ poll of "Richest Deceased Celebrities".

It put Elvis estate’s earnings in 2000 at $35m (£23m) – $15m (£10m) of it from Graceland admission fees.

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These Radios were probably for sale just after the King kicked the bucket so it is strange that the sod that designed it had hardly any recollection of how Elvis looked what so ever. The figure can hardly be called a sharp dresser and the King really was and he looks like a 4 feet high 12 years old Eurasian.
I mean, have you ever seen a picture of El in a turtleneck sweater. How could he soak all those silk scarfs and women’s knickers thrown up on stage in sweat from his chest and throw them to the starry eyed babes in the audients dressed like that.
And those baggy pants, get off it. No Way.

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