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THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2019
I want to share that Jesse called tonight and we had a good visit. We didn’t talk for a very long time this time. He wanted to hear the latest news about my eye problem. I did have really good news to tell him about my eye this time as I had just had a follow-up visit with my ophthalmologist this afternoon. Jesse was really happy to hear that my eye is completely healed now and I was given a new Rx for my glasses. With the new glasses, my vision will be back to 20/20 in each eye.
Jesse had just gotten home from a trip and he was really exhausted and so we hung up so he could get some rest. He is doing well.
As always, his call meant the world to me and made my day.
FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019
Elvis Presley News Report 2019: April
I thank my longest and closest friend, MJ, who called the below image to my attention and sent to me the link to the article containing this image and the fact that it was shown in the movie “This is Elvis“.
Below is a framed excerpt from a speech given by Theodore Roosevelt which Elvis kept hung on the wall of his private office at Graceland. This item was featured in the film “This is Elvis” which was partially filmed at Graceland. I have always felt that this film was perhaps done with Jesse’s approval and because of his wishes. I have never asked Jesse, so my opinion may be wrong. Jesse told me how unhappy he was with some other movies made about him before this one. Also, this movie was filmed by Warner Brothers at a time when they were in a business association with Orion Pictures.
If you have not visited my pages devoted to all of the Orion correlations to Elvis, I suggest that you do so. You may in for a real surprise. Below are the links to my Orion pages. Before reading those pages, I suggest that you keep in mind that Elvis told Wanda June Hill that he came here from Rigel which is the blue star in the Orion constellation. Don’t shrug this off! Elvis also stated something to the effect of “When you talk about things other people don’t understand, they think you are crazy.“
Way.y.y.y back in the old days, several years before I began publishing my newsletter, I began doing my research on Orion Pictures and their correlations to Elvis. This was the most fun adventure! I spent lots of time in the video rental stores reading covers and renting movies. Every time a new Orion movie came to the theaters, Tom and I went to see them as soon as we could. I was so excited every time an Elvis clue came up in the movies or in the previews of coming Orion movies. What a joy that was!! I can’t recall being disappointed in any of those movies. There were “The Dark Half”, “Great Balls of Fire”, and “Prancer”…just to name a few. If you don’t accept my word about these movies, just watch a couple of them.
Now, at last, here is the copy of the framed quote from Elvis’ office:
SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT
ON FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019
SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019
This is so sweet and beautiful…
MONDAY, MAY 6, 2019
My Facebook friend, Mary H., brought the below Elvis tribute article to my attention last night. I am so grateful to Mary for doing this for me.
I thought it was a very touching and accurate portrayal of what Elvis has meant to the whole world. I enjoyed it so much and wanted to share it here on my website. So, I wrote to Mr. Bud Glass asking his permission to post it here for everyone to enjoy. I so much appreciate his giving me permission to do so.
Also, I want to send this to Jesse this week because I think he will feel honored when he reads this. It is all so true.
This is a very beautiful and fresh perspective of the influence of Elvis on all of us all over the world. Hats off to Mr. Glass for creating this.
I suggest everyone visit Bud Glass’ website at the following address:
What does an 85 year old man from China; a 63 year old woman from Brazil; a 44 year old man from Poland; and an 18 year old teenager from Dallas, Texas, U.S.A. Have in common?
In a single word… Elvis.
In his wildest dreams, the poor kid from Tupelo, Mississippi (who just wanted to be a singer), could never have imagined what was eventually to come to pass. Not only did he go on to become a pioneer in music, a multi-millionaire, actor, sex symbol and the greatest entertainer the world has ever known; he became something FAR greater. He did something that transcends all of his personal milestones and notable accomplishments; Something even greater than being the single largest influence on other future entertainers like the Beatles, the Stones, and even a young Bruno Mars, who started as the World’s Youngest Elvis Tribute Artist and is the current top recording artist in the world. Incidentally, Every person who is entertained today by an artist who was first influenced by Elvis is a living testament to the powerful ripple effect of the Presley magic and influence. As if his own fan base were not large enough, a piece of Elvis continues to live on through these other talented performers over the decades, and is passed on through them to countless new generations to this very day.
…Quite an accomplishment for someone who has passed away over 40 years ago. Just think – anyone who is younger than 41 years old was born after Elvis’ death, yet his personal fan base is growing just as if he never left us. We collect his records and movies, join fan clubs, go to Elvis conventions, and at Elvis Relics, we preserve Elvis history by collecting Elvis owned, worn and used artifacts.
Books, films, documentaries, Broadway plays and more have told the incredible story of the life and times of Elvis Presley. His many accomplishments in his short life have been documented and illustrated in countless forms over the years.
But his GREATEST accomplishment is something that few ever talk about and is most likely something that you never even considered. It is something that most dedicated Elvis fans subliminally understand, but few have really pondered its tremendous impact; To me it is essential to explore deeper.
The FULL Elvis Presley story is not complete without it. To NOT acknowledge this magical feat is akin to telling the the complete life story of George Washington, and leaving out the part about how he became the first United States President.
So what is this great thing? What could Elvis possibly have done that could top the accomplishments we already well know, respect and adore about him? Simple …he introduced ME to YOU. Elvis is the single largest catalyst to uniting people from around the globe for over 60 years now. And by globe, I mean the entire planet Earth that we all call home. Try to wrap your head around the sheer enormity of that for just a moment. Picture the entire solar system and all of the planets for a moment. Now focus in on the only planet that we know of that can sustain life. Now zoom in on that blue marble as it spins on its axis. As you continue to zoom in through Earth’s atmosphere and the individual continents begin to become defined in your vision- take in the massive nature of it all. As you move in even closer, you can see the tiny bright dots radiating from the luminous lights of the densely populated cities. It may be difficult to fully comprehend, but nearly every place that has a pocket of people on planet Earth – has someone who has been personally touched by the music of Elvis Presley. An accomplishment that in and of itself can arguably be categorized as “the EIGHTH wonder of the world”.
I have many friends in this world, and most of them I met through Elvis – and I know that you can most likely say the same thing. No, he did not personally introduce us, but he is the sole catalyst that brought us together. He is the connective tissue that joins us together as a single family of fans that share the same passion. Every Elvis fan knows an Elvis fan who knows an Elvis fan. Many of us are friends with each other – simply because of Elvis. And it’s not just domestic friendships, it’s international and world-wide. Many of us are friends with people in other corners of the globe. Elvis has unwittingly bridged the gap between cultures and nationalities and united us as human beings in one of the greatest displays of solidarity in the history of the human race. Regardless of our nationality, color, creed, gender, religion, political affiliation or any other difference… we all have one thing in common… our love and passion for Elvis. This one common thread has united individuals from the entire world and created friendships and even relationships that would have NEVER happened otherwise. Just take a moment and try to fully grasp the enormity and complexity of it all. We have all been put on different paths that have literally altered the course of our lives. The ripple effect is staggering.
The greatest thing that Elvis Presley ever did is something that he could have personally never fathomed that he would accomplish in his short 42 years on is earth. His gift to us was so much more than just his music, films and an exciting career; it is the connection with other individuals that has forged life-long friendships with those whom we would have never known otherwise. It is the connection with other kindred spirits who have been likewise touched by the Elvis magic that is impossible to explain to those who have not experienced it.
Forces like Elvis Presley come along “just once in a lifetime”.
This was the inspiration for the theme song in which I wrote the words and music – for my book and DVD documentary series ELVIS: BEHIND THE IMAGE.
Just once in a lifetime, can a man come along
That changed the world forever by giving us his song.
That man became a legend – Still adored by countless fans.
And though the legend proudly stands …behind the image, there’s a man.
We made him our king – We loved him to sing – It melted our troubles away.
But the price that he paid, was the image he made was so hard to live up to each day.
Long live the memory of how it all began – and thought the legend proudly stands,
Behind the Image there’s a man.
Elvis did many incredible things in his lifetime; and now, over 40 years since his passing, he continues to bring us all together; You would not be reading this now and you and I would most likely never have crossed paths. Without Elvis, I would never have even met those who went on to become my best friends in life. How do you put a value on that?
TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2019
Below is a cartoon video which my good friend, Tracey H., shared with me. I think everyone will enjoy this and I think Jesse will enjoy it too. I thank Tracey for bringing this to my attention:
“I’ve been an illustrator and animator for over 10 years. I’m a big fan of Elvis, and I decided to make a cartoon in his honor, it was a work exclusively done by me.” video credits to Frederico Wladimirhttps://www.facebook.com/fredcartuns/
this animation is dedicated to Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black and D.J.Fontana, better know as “The Blue Moon Boys”
I always enjoy sharing photos of Elvis wearing one of his law enforcement badges/emblems. In the below photo, he is seen with his U. S. Federal emblem on his jacket.
I thank my good friend Steven R. who shared this photo with me and brought it back to my memory to share it again on my site.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2019
Jesse called me a little bit ago and we had a wonderful time chatting. He told me some interesting things about his recent trip which I certainly did enjoy hearing. He asked about my eye again and we are both so pleased that it is doing very well. I should be picking my new glasses up from my Dr’s office in about a week. Jesse is doing very well except for a thumb that is causing him some pain. I hope that his thumb will improve on its own. I have arthritis in both my wrists and thumbs so I do fully understand his pain. Our visit was such a joy for me tonight and, as always is the case, just made my day perfect.
THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2019
I thank my good friend, Dennis F. Miller, who shared the below new fake Elvis video from YouTube. Will the fakes and frauds never stop????
Below is my posted comment on YouTube in response to this video.
THIS AUDIO IS NOT REALLY JESSE.
New Elvis Audio!! After years of silence!!
Published on May 6, 2019
Elvis talks about the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Below is a new comparison of Elvis’ prominent collar bone compared to that of Jesse. Just another piece of evidence for those who continue to be naysayers.
I thank my good friend, Dennis F. Miller, for sharing the following businesswire article with me.
Big doings are planned for Elvis week in August this year for the 42nd anniversary.
MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Elvis Week™ 2019 will mark the 42nd anniversary of Elvis’ passing and Graceland® is preparing for the largest gathering ever of Elvis fans and friends from around the world for the nine-day celebration of Elvis’ life. Events include appearances by celebrities and musicians, The Auction at Graceland, Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Finals, live concerts, fan club events, and more. All events will be held at the entertainment and exhibit complex, Elvis Presley’s Memphis™ and the AAA Four-Diamond Guest House at Graceland™ resort hotel.
“Light Art Grand Tour USA – 50 US Monuments.”
Tickets for all Elvis Week events go on sale to the general public beginning today, Wednesday, February 27, at 12:00 p.m. CDT. For additional ticket information, including exclusive Elvis Week packages, visit the Elvis Week ticket page. Most events will take place at the new Graceland Soundstage, a state-of-the-art production and performance space in the heart of Graceland’s entertainment and exhibit complex, Elvis Presley’s Memphis, directly across the street from Graceland Mansion. Elvis Week 2019 will include exciting new changes, an all-star line-up of guests, and more free events than ever before. New changes include a live music pavilion at the all-new Graceland Exhibition Center that opens in May, that will feature continuous live entertainment and a comfortable area for fans to recharge and reconnect.
The cornerstone event, the Candlelight Vigil, will begin on Thursday, August 15, at 8:30 p.m. CDT at Graceland’s front gate. Elvis music sets the tone of the evening as fans walk up the driveway to the Meditation Garden. This event lasts throughout the night as thousands of participants gather on Elvis Presley Boulevard listening to music, remembering Elvis and enjoying the memorials that are created by fans along the street.
There is limited availability at The Guest House at Graceland resort hotel on select nights during Elvis Week. Visit GracelandGuesthouse.com for availability and room reservations.
Celebrities, performers and other information will be updated regularly with new announcements at ElvisWeek.com. An overview of the events follow (All times shown are Central Time. Artists and schedule subject to change.)
Elvis Week Schedule:
FRIDAY, AUGUST 9
Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Meet ‘n’ Greet
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Guest House Ballroom, The Guest House at Graceland.
ETA Platinum and VIP Ticket Package Buyers are invited to a meet ‘n’ greet with the semifinalists of the 2019 contest.
Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round
7:00 p.m. Graceland Soundstage.
Twenty of the best Elvis tribute artists in the world take the stage to see who will take home the crown of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist of 2019. Hosted by Joey Sulipeck, with contestants backed by the EAS Band, the audience will experience an amazing night of live entertainment as the field is narrowed from 20 competitors down to 10 finalists, who will take the stage the following evening for the final round of the competition.
Ultimate Elvis Week After-Party Hosted by Jeff Lewis
Immediately following show until 12:00 a.m. Elvis Presley’s Memphis.
Free to all Semifinal Round ticket holders, the after-party continues in the streets of Elvis Presley’s Memphis. Hosted by Jeff Lewis, many favorite Elvis tribute artists will be jamming on the outdoor stage at Elvis Presley’s Memphis. Cash bars and food will be available – and select restaurants, gift shops and exhibits at Elvis Presley’s Memphis will remain open until 11:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10
Elvis Unplugged Starring Dean Z & Friends
2:00 p.m. Guest House Theater.
Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Dean Z will be joined by fellow Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist winner Jay Dupuis, plus other surprise guests, for live Elvis music and personal stories.
Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Final Round
7:00 p.m. Graceland Soundstage.
The 2019 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest will end as the winner is crowned during the Final Round of the competition. Hosted by Joey Sulipeck, the top 10 Elvis tribute artists from the Semifinal Round will return to see who is crowned the 2019 winner – and will take home a $20,000 prize. There will be more than 20 performances by the finalists, backed by the EAS Band, plus a feature performance by 2018 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winner Ben Thompson.
Ultimate Elvis Week After-Party Hosted by Jeff Lewis
Immediately following show until 12:00 a.m. Elvis Presley’s Memphis. Free to all Final Round ticket holders.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 11
Elvis Unplugged Starring Dean Z & Friends
2:00 p.m. Guest House Theater.
Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Dean Z will be joined by fellow Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist winner Ben Thompson and Dwight Icenhower, plus other surprise guests, for live Elvis music and personal stories.
The Ultimate Return
7:00 p.m. Graceland Soundstage.
Hosted by Dean Z, enjoy a live concert featuring past Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist winners. Performers include 2018 Ultimate winner Ben Thompson, 2011 Ultimate winner Cody Slaughter and the first-ever Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winner Shawn Klush. The newly-crowned 2019 Ultimate winner will take the stage in an opening feature performance.
Ultimate Elvis Week After-Party Hosted by Jeff Lewis
Immediately following show until 12:00 am. Elvis Presley’s Memphis. Free to all Ultimate Return ticket holders.
MONDAY, AUGUST 12
Elvis: The Rocker Starring Dean Z
7:00 p.m. Graceland Soundstage.
Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Dean Z, in his first solo performance at Graceland, will perform many of Elvis’ most electrifying performances live on stage.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 13
American Sound Studio Panel
10:00 a.m. Graceland Soundstage.
Enjoy stories and memories from those who shared the studio with Elvis in 1969 for his legendary recording sessions at American Sound that produced songs such as “Suspicious Minds,” “In the Ghetto” and “Don’t Cry Daddy.” Hosted by Tom Brown, confirmed panelists include Memphis Boys Bobby Wood and Gene Chrisman, who were members of the legendary house band at the American Sound between 1967 until its closing in 1972; Mary and Ginger Holladay, who sang back-up vocals; singer/songwriter Mac Davis, who wrote “In the Ghetto,” “Memories,” “Don’t Cry Daddy” and “A Little Less Conversation”; with more special guests to be announced soon.
The Auction at Graceland
12:30 p.m. Guest House Theater.
Fans and collectors from around the world will have the opportunity to participate on-site and online for this auction, featuring artifacts authenticated by Graceland Authenticated. All items in the auction will be offered from third-party collectors and none of the items included in the auction will come from the treasured Graceland Archives. The mansion and all artifacts in the Graceland Archives continue to be owned by Lisa Marie Presley and are not for sale. To register and bid online, visit Graceland Auctions.
Elvis Week Bash
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Elvis Presley’s Memphis.
An evening at Elvis Presley’s Memphis with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash bars and dancing to Elvis music by DJ Argoat Presley Motors. Guests will test their Elvis knowledge during a trivia contest while visiting newly expanded Elvis exhibits and more.
9:30 p.m. Graceland Mansion Grounds.
Experience the beauty of Graceland as it is illuminated by world-renowned Swiss Light Artist Gerry Hofstetter as part of his “Light Art Grand Tour USA – 50 US Monuments.” The “Light Art Grand Tour USA” has been traveling since 2017 and is spotlighting one U.S. monument/landmark per state to display a light art performance – which will recall the history surrounding each individual location. Elvis Presley’s Graceland was chosen for Tennessee and the mansion will be transformed into a light art sculpture as Elvis images are projected onto the façade of Graceland mansion. Fans are invited inside the gates to experience the amazing light art performance set to Elvis music. The event is free to all. More details will be announced closer to the event. Learn more about the Light Art Grand Tour.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14
Fan Celebration Event
10:00 a.m. Guest House Ballroom.
A special event that celebrates what it means to be an Elvis fan and the friendships that have been built over the years based on that special bond. This event will feature fan stories, prizes, competitions and more. Plus, a special salute to Elvis’ over 400 official fan clubs who continue to carry on his legacy around the world.
Memphis Jones and the King featuring Jay Dupuis
1:00 p.m. Guest House Theater.
Join musician and historian Memphis Jones as he takes you on a journey through the roots of Memphis music. Through song and story – from Sun to Stax – dive deep into the roots of Memphis rock ‘n’ soul. The show will also feature singer Jay Dupuis who will share Elvis’ music born out of Memphis and inspired by the city he called home.
American Sound 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert
7:00 p.m. Graceland Soundstage.
A night of music celebrating the 50th anniversary of Elvis’ legendary recording sessions at Memphis’ American Sound Studio. Memphis Boys Bobby Wood and Gene Chrisman, who were members of the legendary house band at the American Sound Studio, along with special guests Mac Davis, who wrote “In the Ghetto” and “Don’t Cry Daddy” which Elvis recorded at American Sound; the Holladay Sisters, who sang back-up during the sessions; plus lead vocalists Andy Childs and Terry Mike Jeffrey will present a special concert event featuring performances of some of Elvis’ hits from American Sound, as well as songs from the many other stars that recorded at the legendary Memphis studio.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 15
Conversations on Elvis Panel
10:00 a.m. Graceland Soundstage.
Elvis’ friends and family will share personal stories and favorite memories. Hosted by Tom Brown, this will be a celebration of Elvis’ legacy from those who knew him best.
8:30 p.m. Gates of Graceland.
After an opening ceremony at the Gates of Graceland, fans are invited to walk up the driveway to Elvis’ gravesite and back down carrying a candle in quiet remembrance. Gates remain open until all who wish to participate in the procession have done so, which typically takes until the early morning hours of August 16, the anniversary of Elvis’ passing. The Candlelight Vigil will be open for all to attend. No special passes or wristbands are required to participate in the Candlelight Vigil. All guests will be required to pass through security checkpoint.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16
Elvis Gospel Brunch
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Guest House Ballroom.
A Memphis-style breakfast with live gospel music by the Blackwood Brothers Quartet.
1969 50th Anniversary Concert – Elvis Returns to Vegas
7:00 p.m. Graceland Soundstage.
A celebration of the 50th anniversary of Elvis’ triumphant return to the stage at the International Hotel in Las Vegas with a concert featuring those who shared the stage with Elvis that evening. The concert will feature Elvis live in concert on the big screen, with performances by Elvis’ TCB Band – James Burton, Ronnie Tutt, and Glen Hardin – along with Imperials Terry Blackwood, Armond Morales and Jim Murray.
Viva Las Vegas After-party at Elvis Presley’s Memphis
Immediately following show until 11:00 p.m. Elvis Presley’s Memphis.
Free to all 1969 50th Anniversary Concert Ticket Holders
The party continues after the 1969 Elvis Returns to Vegas concert at Elvis Presley’s Memphis with live entertainment and Vegas fun. Cash bars and food will be available – and select restaurants, gift shops and exhibits at Elvis Presley’s Memphis will remain open until 10:00 p.m. Elvis Week Elite Package purchasers receive free reserved seating at the after-party.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
Elvis in Vegas Panel
10:00 am. Graceland Soundstage.
Stories and memories from those who shared the stage with Elvis, starting with his 1969 return to the live performances through the 1970s. Hosted by Tom Brown, confirmed guests include TCB Band members James Burton, Ronnie Tutt and Glen Hardin, plus Imperials Terry Blackwood, Armond Morales and Jim Murray.
Elvis Presley Gospel Homecoming
Time TBD. Graceland Soundstage.
A special concert event to close out Elvis Week 2019. Elvis’ love of gospel music started when he was just a boy in Tupelo and would sing at church with his parents. Celebrate Elvis’ life and love of gospel at this Gospel Homecoming concert with music from gospel groups with special Elvis connections, including Terry Blackwood and The Imperials and the Blackwood Brothers Quartet. More details on this event to be announced soon.
For additional ticket information, including exclusive Elvis Week packages and to purchase tickets visit the Elvis Week ticket page.
All guests, times, prices and details are subject to change. All ticket sales are final and non-refundable.
About Graceland and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Elvis Presley’s Graceland, in Memphis, is music’s most important and beloved landmark, with hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world visiting the historic home each year. Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) manages the operations of Graceland and its related properties, including Elvis Presley’s Memphis, Graceland’s new entertainment and exhibition complex over 200,000 square feet in size; the AAA Four Diamond Guest House at Graceland 450-room resort hotel; and the Graceland Archives, featuring thousands of artifacts from Elvis’ home and career. EPE also produces and licenses Elvis-themed live events, tours, and attractions worldwide. Graceland Holdings LLC, led by managing partner Joel Weinshanker, is the majority owner of EPE. Graceland is the only attraction worldwide to ever receive five USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards: in 2018, it was voted “Best Tennessee Attraction” and Best Holiday Historic Home Tour, in 2015 voted the world’s “Best Musical Attraction” and “Best Historic Southern Attraction,” and in 2013 voted the #1 “Iconic American Attraction.” In 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards named Graceland one of the top 25 landmarks in the world and Rolling Stone named it one of 10 Great American Music Landmarks. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.graceland.com.
Stay connected to Elvis Presley’s Graceland:
@VisitGraceland on Twitter and Instagram
Livestream events: https://livestream.com/ElvisPresleyGraceland/events/3333050
Graceland Live: http://www.gracelandlive.com
SiriusXM’s Elvis Radio, Channel 19: http://www.siriusxm.com/Elvisradio
The Hallmark Channel is holding a celebration at Graceland in conjunction with the new TV movie which they are filming at Graceland. Can’t wait to see this movie!!
Hallmark Channel’s June Weddings Fan Celebration Weekend at Graceland
Published on May 9, 2019
For the first time ever, Hallmark Channel is hosting a Fan Celebration Weekend that provides a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get up close and personal with some of your favorite stars from the network!
Hallmark Channel’s June Weddings Fan Celebration will be held on May 18-19 at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis. Hallmark Channel fans will enjoy two days packed full of one-of-a-kind events and interactive activities celebrating the channel’s annual lineup of wedding-inspired original movie premieres every Saturday night in June. Joining the event will be Kellie Pickler, Wes Brown, Tamara Austin, Claire Elizabeth Green and Tommy Cresswell, all stars of the Hallmark Channel original movie Wedding at Graceland, which will premiere Saturday, June 1 at 9pm/8c on Hallmark Channel.
In addition, we have an all-star line-up of other fan-favorites that will make this a truly extraordinary weekend for Hallmark Channel fans, including Jack Wagner, Josie Bissett and Jill Wagner. RSVP and join us for an unforgettable weekend of Hallmark Channel Stars, Panel Discussions, Sneak Peeks, Live Music, Themed Parties, Fun Food, Games, Prizes, Scavenger Hunts, Champagne Toasts, Wedding Cakes, Bouquet Tosses, Elvis and more.
Get tickets at graceland.com/juneweddings!
SENT TO JESSE THRU THIS POINT ON
FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019
SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019
Below is a clearer comparison of the prominent collar bones of Elvis and Jesse which match so perfectly. Again for the naysayers.
MONDAY, MAY 13, 2019
I am ecstatic to be able to share a brand new video of proof that Elvis is Jesse from my good friend Simon Laxon. We have missed Simon so much.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2019
Last week I received one of the nicest compliments that I have received about my website and my decades of work devoted to the truth that Elvis did not die and that he is Jesse now. This Email was sent to me by a person who has become very familiar with my websites, with Jesse, and with me.
I wrote to the author of the Email and requested permission to share their Email here on my site. I was so happy to finally have someone seriously look at my Orion Pictures information and documentation and SEE what I have been trying to tell people since way back in the fall of 1988. Someone who recognizes the scope of my research and labor.
I extend my sincerest thanks to S.K. for this very uplifting Email to me and for allowing me to share it here for others to, hopefully, be inspired to follow his lead in paying attention to the details on my two websites.
From: S K
To: Linda Sigmon <LHSig@
Sent: Mon, May 6, 2019 1:03 pm
Subject: Re: GREAT NEWS!
I just wanted to let you know that I spent about 5 hours (or more) last night until this morning reading all the pages connected to your recent links and watching the videos of the “Farewell to the King” ending and the Robocop and She Devil trailers and segments etc. and WOW! I had read and seen the Robocop related ones before but I don’t ever recall seeing your posts about the others and going to meet Kenny Wallis and how the Orion name and logo was all created based on numerology. WOW WOW WOW and I’m leaving so many out because I only slept for one hour and know so many other examples will return to my memory as soon as I send you this.
It is beyond amazing and phenomenal how much research and work you’ve done all these years…DECADES and pre-internet. You’re a highly skilled professional investigator and certainly don’t need a certificate on your wall to say it is so. Fueled by your love for Elvis/Jesse and your long intuition, rational thinking and angel-guided sense of the truth you found it, put it out there for the best of intentions for his spirit and life here living as Jesse and he found you. It is so beautiful and I’ve known this for years but just realized (with the help of a little sleep deprivation) how unfathomable it is to expect 99.999% of people to even BEGIN to comprehend the amount of time you’ve invested in researching and sharing the truth with the world. I just calculated it and you’ve been doing it full time (and still going in your sleeping hours too I’m sure) for approx. 250,000 hours. A quarter of a million hours and over 14 MILLION minutes….and that’s just the time since you worked on it full time publicly!!
Not many people (1 out of hundreds likely) can even clear a few minutes of their time and attention to focus on learning something new, let alone something that they don’t see a chance of public approval or support from if they really commit and absorb enough facts to become fluent in it. Fluent in the truth about Elvis and his desperately needed and deserved life as Jesse.
What so many fans of Elvis (the image and not the man and real person) don’t realize is his lifelong dedication to service and his fans. There was no other way for him to survive physically and spiritually and have his legacy continue as God intended unless he did what he did. He absolutely had to cut the chords that were being held and pulled by outside influences far beyond any man has ever had to endure. I know I definitely don’t have to tell you this but I just wanted to put into perspective the fact that NO ONE will ever be able to commit to investigating and learning the truth as much as you and no one else will ever be chosen by Elvis/Jesse himself and entrusted to share his truth. When looking at the numbers I have even more compassion for those that don’t believe, don’t want to believe or don’t have the time or courage to embark on this path of truth.
I know hundreds of people, if not more and I can’t think of a single one of them that would be able to re-route the focus of their daily time and attention to read as much material on your website that I read tonight…let alone the several hundred hours or more I’ve spent reading your old and recent posts and pages on your website and all the videos, articles and reports all over the web these past 5 years.
Sorry I know this is becoming a long message. I just wanted to share with you how grateful I am for everything you’ve done and continue to do. I’ve said this before but after realizing your 1/4 of a MILLION hours and 14 MILLION minutes of relentless and dedicated work you’ve done for all of us Elvis fans I had to thank you again and hope this helps shed some light on how impossible it is for most (if not all) human minds to comprehend. You didn’t just make this a part time, nights and weekends thing…You’ve been living, breathing and sharing the truth for every minute of it.
Lots of love and eternal gratitude.
THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019
Below is an interview with Wayne Newton which I shared on my website many years ago. Because it is very special and is about a song which Wayne wrote and recorded based upon one of the notes which Elvis wrote in 1976 during his last stays in Las Vegas, I am sharing this interview again. Again, this was NOT a suicide note; it was a prayer of despair and a plea for God’s help.
Wayne Newton Interview About Elvis
Published on Oct 29, 2009
THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019
Below is a post which I just shared on my Facebook page:
Below is the Facebook photo of another fake Elvis. I want to be sure that everyone who reads this realizes that this man is just a fraud. He is NOT Jesse.
I came to realize that the bottom line reason that these liars make me so darned mad is because of this: THEY DO NOT EVEN BELIEVE THAT ELVIS IS ALIVE. They are getting their kicks from making fools of people who WANT to believe that they are really Elvis.
They would not be pretending to be him if they actually accept the fact that he really is alive and that I make him aware of a lot of the garbage which they are putting out.
The photo below is NOT a photo of the real man who is behind this FB page. It is all just a fabrication to fool people. So, please do avoid Jesse Aaron.
It is an insult to the real truth which Jesse allows me to share when people go from looking at the truth on my websites and then go to visit and sign on as friends with the frauds.
While I am at it, I will again remind everyone of one more of the many, many fakes who should be ashamed of themselves:
Jonathan Burrows TN. Now he even has the nerve to connect himself to Jesse’s CD. The photo he uses to portray himself is actually the man whose stage name was “The Fabulous Fonzerelli”. His real name was Alfonse Monteon Armendarez “Fonz”. It is a shame that so many fakes have used this deceased man’s photo to misrepresent themselves as Elvis. https://www.facebook.com/TheFabulousFonzerelli/
These two are just a tiny tip of the iceberg of pitiful little people who make themselves feel important by lying to people who desperately hope that they are in touch with the real Elvis.
I, once more, state unequivocally that Elvis who IS Jesse has no use of any means of connecting to the Internet. Anyone you see anywhere on the Internet claiming to be the real Elvis is quite simply a fool who is lying and commiting a fraud.
SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT
ON FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2019
MONDAY, MAY 20, 2019
Below is an interesting interview with former Sheriff Bill Morris who was a close friend of Elvis’.
Elvis Presley’s pal Bill Morris recalled the last time he saw The King, their childhoods in Tennessee.
PLEASE VISIT THIS LINK TO WATCH THE VIDEO:
10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF MY WEB SITE
This month marks 10 years since the launch of my original web site!!! Phew!! It has been a long and winding (rocky) road, that’s for sure. The original purpose of my website was to defend myself against lies which were spread about me on the Internet after June, 2001 when Jesse’s book (co-authored w/ Hinton) was published and some evildoers recognized that I am “Shuma” in that book. And so, after ten years, I continue to fight against liars and fools who do their darndest to discredit Jesse and me. Some things never change!
However, with all the challenges and hardships, I do not regret one second of these 10 years because I have spent it defending the truth about a man who has been a very integral part of my life since I was 9 years old. I have become an old lady while loving and following Elvis.
God planned that I would become personal friends with this amazing man after he had retired from being the image “Elvis“. I never doubt that being his friend and working to help him in every way that I can is an integral part of my soul’s purpose in this lifetime. I truly am eternally thankful for this blessing.
In remembrance of the beginning of my website, I am displaying below my original Mission Statement and explanation for the existence of my Website. I published the below in May, 2009.
THIS WEB SITE IS IN EXISTENCE WITH THE PERMISSION, APPROVAL AND 100% SUPPORT OF ELVIS PRESLEY WHO IS NOW JESSE.
WELCOME TO MY WEB SITE. THANK YOU FOR VISITING.
I TRULY APPRECIATE EVERY VISITOR.
“Shuma” LINDA HOOD SIGMON
Thank you so very much for visiting. I hope you will enjoy your time on my site.
I have constructed this web site in order that my name (on my own web site) will come up in search results when anyone does a search for my name. This is being done to counteract the rumors and lies on other web sites.
I will say only that Elvis’s/Jesse’s and Dr. Hinton’s book is the truth — written by Elvis/Jesse — the man who performed so magnificently as Elvis Presley. My friend, Elvis/Jesse, is the real man who lives still…not the superstar image of which he grew so weary. Elvis/Jesse has been friends with my husband and me for many years beginning in the Spring of 1992. Over the course of these 18 years, Elvis/Jesse has proven to me time and time again that he is indeed Elvis.
Even today I hear rumors of things about me being passed around. I choose to remain very private. I have not stepped forward to explain nor defend myself since my one attempt in Feb. 2003. Neither Elvis/Jesse nor I owe anyone anything…not one more word than those which Elvis/Jesse wrote in the book.
Other comments will be posted on here as the need arises to debunk other falsehoods. Unfortunately, there have been many false rumors and out-and-out lies told about me since 2001 when Elvis’s/Jesse’s and Dr. Hinton’s book was published.
Below in a later post, a little over one year into the existence of this website, I posted the following:
THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010
I want to share with everyone a very special letter which Elvis/Jesse wrote to me on March 28, 2009. Elvis/Jesse had spoken with me and asked me if I would be his spokesperson and, of course, I said yes. I told him that I would do anything in the world that I can for him.
A short time later, Elvis/Jesse wrote a letter of affirmation of my role in his life. I am so very humbled and honored that he trusts me with his friendship and his well being. He and I have weathered quiet a few storms over the years. I love him as a member of my family. I have read a quote by Elvis that states something like “Friends can become your family because of the things you go through together.” This is not a verbatim quote…but it is the gist of that which he stated. So, I do feel that he and I are family as well as friends.
I have gotten Elvis’s/Jesse’s permission to display this letter for everyone to read. Those who know or believe that Jesse is Elvis will appreciate the fact that I am blessed to be in this honored position.
So, you see when I set up my web site in May, 2009, I felt confident in having Elvis/Jesse on my side. This has sustained me through the vicious attacks upon me since then…and It will continue to sustain me. My web site will not be taken down…unless Elvis/Jesse changes his mind.
So, please enjoy reading his letter affirming my position in his life. Recently he told me, over the phone, that I am his “voice”. I take this trust so very seriously and have done, and will do, all that I can to be worthy of this honor.
Thank you so very much, from the bottom of my heart, Jesse.
This has never changed over the span of 10 years and all we have gone through. Below is another letter which Jesse wrote for me to share on my website in August, 2016 in which he reiterated his trust in me.
In closing this article, I want to thank all of my visitors during the past 10 years who have stood by me and accepted Jesse’s truth which I have shared faithfully. I truly appreciate everyone very much as does Jesse.
Most of all, I thank Jesse for his friendship, trust, approval, and support of me for the past 10 years which have been spent maintaining this web site which is a labor of love.
Below is my original header for my site:
Jesse called late this afternoon and we had a happy visit. He is doing well. He received my package which I sent out to him last Friday and we talked about some of the things which I sent to him and about which I wrote to him. We discussed some movies and CD’s which he is interested in. He said that he is really glad that he left when he did. He said that “they remember me the way I was then” and he would not have wanted to be remembered as an old entertainer the way some people are.
As always, his call was the brightest spot of this day.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2019
My good friend Dennis F. Miller shared the below photo with me. It is a photo of Graceland when it was for sale in 1957 before Elvis purchased it. Note the “For Sale” sign in the yard.
This photo was posted on Facebook by the following person who found it.
My wonderful friend from Spain, Cristóbal sent the below photo of his beautiful new tattoo on his arm. This is definitely the most gorgeous tattoo that I have ever seen. The person who did this work is a true artist.
Cristóbal wrote: “Now I will always take Elvis with me.”
Hugs and thanks to Cristóbal for permitting me to share this on my site.
SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT
ON THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2019
BECAUSE MONDAY IS A US POSTAL HOLIDAY,
MY PACKAGE WENT OUT ONE DAY EARLY THIS WEEK
SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2019
I just saw this beautiful painting of Elvis and the really wonderful news facts which accompanied it on Facebook. I want to share it here for my visitors and Jesse to see when I print out my articles to send to him next week.
Always so very, very proud of all Elvis accomplished and the wonderful man that he still is as Jesse.
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1997 – A report showed that Elvis Presley was now the world’s bestselling posthumous entertainer with worldwide sales of over one billion, over 480 active fan clubs and an estimated 250,000 UK fans who still buy his records. Ironically he had died owing $3 million (£1.76 million).
Below is my response to this friend request from “Jesse E. Presley”
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2019
BTH: What’s Next For Graceland
By CHRISTOPHER BLANK • MAY 24, 2019
Joel Weinshanker, managing partner for Elvis Presley Enterprises, says Graceland is the second most visited home in America, with the White House being first.
This week, Weinshanker joins WKNO-TV’s Behind the Headlines with host Eric Barnes and Daily Memphian reporter Bill Dries. Weinshanker talks about Graceland’s attempt to make Memphis THE destination for tourists to Tennessee.
One effort is a new exhibition site, opening this weekend (May 25). Weinshanker explains that Graceland is working with Shelby County Schools to provide free admission and transportation for students to various educational exhibitions. Weinshanker discusses other future plans for the new exhibition site.
Weinshanker also talks about an agreement between Strickland and Graceland, which would allow further development of Graceland. The expansion would include a hanger for jets, additions to Graceland’s hotel, an RV park relocation and more. The deal is at a standstill, with a delayed City Council vote. Weinshanker discusses the chances of the plan being allowed to move forward.
Additionally, Weinshanker says there is a possibility of a vocational high school for juniors and seniors, organized completely by Graceland. The students learn the skills needed to join the Graceland workforce. Weinshanker talks about what the program would look like once implemented.
Behind the Headlines – May 24. 2019
Published on May 24, 2019
Joel Weinshanker, Managing Partner of Elvis Presley Enterprises, joins Bill Dries, reporter with The Daily Memphian, and host Eric Barnes to discuss what’s next for Graceland and Elvis Presley Enterprises.
THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2019
Below is a statement article which I just posted on my Facebook page a little bit ago. The slanders and libelous lies about me, my websites, Jesse, and the real truth continue to spew forth from many corners on Facebook. Below is my response to some of these for today.
Well, I had hoped to not have to confront anyone else…at least for this week. But, I have had to make a choice to go like a lamb to the slaughter feigning ignorance of what is being done about me and to me by others on Facebook; or to speak out boldly as I have been forced to do so many times.
I will name names now and let the dust fly where it may.
There is a woman named Shawna Fleming who I have never known nor corresponded with who is trashing me, Jesse, and the truth on several locations. Hers goes beyond just doubting my words and my documenting material by lumping me in with every crackpot out there who has some insane garbage spread about anything to do with Elvis being alive. I am the only person whose name she has chosen to slander though.
I am so weary of working my heart out for over 10 years, spending much over $32,500 to maintain my website so that I can give the truth to those who truly love Elvis, the man and not just the image, ALL FOR FREE. All of this so that I can be attacked by any and all ignorant fools who have no personal knowledge of me at all and who have never even taken the time to look at the massive amount of documented proof that I have on my website.
Below first of all is a list of just a few of the names:
Mickey Moran who has not one shred of actual proof about Elvis, Jesse nor me but whose trash others use against me; Shawna Flemingwho I do not know from Adam’s housecat and who does NOT know me; Susie Mitchell who has participated in, if not originated, the fake photo of the long-haired white-headed man purported to be “Elvis” and who has published lies about me for several years; The TCB Network which broadcasts Shawna Fleming’s blogtalkradio...perhaps if she took time to fully digest the proof on my website instead of running her mouth from ignorance, the many people who know her, read her garbage and hear her voice would be better off.
Below are some of the posts which Ms. Fleming has shared on Facebook naming me while only mentioning others by their stories: This is slanderous and libelous to say the least. A court of law would certainly give more of their thoughtful consideration to the massive amount of proof on my website as opposed to this woman’s gossip based on her total lack of knowledge.
Excuse my lengthy introduction. The following screen capture images are worth more than all the words in my vocabulary:
Also, here is my own YouTube video which blows her final statement about me and Jesse out of the water. She is basing her slander of Jesse’s photo using the same tired old lie which Mickey Moranhas been publishing for years; that the 1950 black and white photo is the same man in Jesse’s photo. I have gone over the truth of the man in the black and white photo until I am blue in the face. He was Rev. Dale Presley who was the father of the twin boys Jerry Presley and his brother…photo taken in 1950.
ELVIS IS ALIVE: Mickey Moran’s Lies About Jesse’s Photo
I certainly am NOT thinking of closing my websites. That will never happen unless Jesse and I discuss it at length and agree mutually to do so.
However, I may curtail my activities here on Facebook. Anger and frustration are not good emotions to deal with so often. Time will tell. My websites speak volumes over the limited amount of information which I am able to share here in this social stomping grounds…and I do mean stomping.😠
Listen to Bruce Springsteen tell about the night that he jumped the wall at Graceland in 1975. Good story.
The Night Bruce Springsteen jumped the wall at Graceland
Published on Feb 10, 2017
Jesse told me last week that Bruce Springsteen had wanted to get the song which he wrote “Fire” to him. Jesse said that song would have been perfect for him. Bruce wrote that song early in 1977 for Elvis and did not get it to Elvis before he “retired”.
Bruce remains a very devoted and loyal Elvis fan to the present day.
Below is a short video of a keynote speech which Bruce gave about Elvis.
Bruce Springsteen Praises Elvis in Keynote Address
SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT
ON FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2019
SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019
Don’t forget that the new June wedding Hallmark movie filmed at Graceland will be on TV tonight on the Hallmark Channel at 9:00 PM EDT. It is the premiere of Wedding at Graceland on Hallmark Channel.
I have created a new page for the month of June. Please visit from the below link: