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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2022
I had a dear friend, Susan, who was very supportive of me in my work on my web site and for Jesse. Sadly, she passed away some years ago. Last night while doing some work on my computer, I came across the below photo which Jesse had sent to her and it is so beautiful and such an excellent example of Jesse’s handwriting that I want to share it here for everyone to see and enjoy. I don’t think that Susan would mind my doing this…she was a dear sweet lady who I miss a lot. The date of this was May 29, 2014.
Below is Emiel Maier’s Elvis News for Feb. 2022. His reports are always interesting and enjoyable.
Elvis Presley News Report 2022: February (45th anniversary year has begun + Bill Black + more news!
Premiered Jan 28, 2022
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2022
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2022
LEGO is continuing their Art Series as The King of Rock has entered the building with the new 3 in 1 Elvis Presley set. Coming in at 3,445 pieces, master builders will be able to create 3 different versions of Elvis throughout the years. Each brick LEGO Art portrait will come with a brick-build frame that can be hung on the wall. To make things even more interesting, the set does include nearly 2 hours of content that master builders can listen to as they dive into the world of Elvis once again. It also looks like if you purchase 3 Elvis LEGO sets you can create a massive Elvis Presley portrait to really impress your friends. Priced at $119.99, this LEGO Art 3 in 1 Portrait is set to go up for pre-order right here on March 1, 2022. Be sure to check out all of the other Art Portraits as well with Harry Potter, Iron Man, Star Wars, and much more.
“Music lovers and Elvis Presley fans, we have the set for you. Create 1 of 3 portraits of the iconic entertainer with this LEGO® Art Elvis Presley “The King” (31204) kit. As you build, you’ll also develop other meaningful things. Like a zone of joyful zen, with a calm focus enhanced by each tile you click into place. Build 1 of 3 wall decor pictures of Elvis Presley through the years – his start in music, in his prime or later in his career. Can’t choose one? Combine 3 sets to make the ultimate memorabilia piece. As you build, scan the QR code and listen to the Soundtrack, with nearly 2 hours of content tailor-made to really immerse you in the project. Finish the art piece with an Elvis Presley signature tile, ready to display on a wall or shelf.”
“Welcome to LEGO sets for adults. A space to relax and build detailed craft projects that pay homage to the worlds of entertainment, motorsports, travel, gaming, sports, science, technology and history.”
- Made for display – This 3,445-piece LEGO® hobby project includes 9 canvas wall decor plates, an Elvis Presley signature tile, 2 hanger elements, a brick separator and brick-built frame
- Created for Elvis Presley fans – Pay tribute to the King of Rock & Roll, creating a LEGO® portrait of the entertainer during his rise to fame, in his prime, or later in his career
- Find your creative zone – Enter a realm of total relaxation and focus with the Soundtrack, which immerses you in unexpected details as you produce this art project
- Celebrate your passion – To really push your creativity, use 3 of the sets to create a combined Elvis Presley wall art piece to display in your home or office
- Give as a gift – This LEGO® Art set measures over 15.5 in. (40 cm) square and can be displayed on a wall or shelf. It can also be given as a gift for anyone who’s into music or Elvis Presley
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2022
Another good match…
I want to share with everyone that Jesse called tonight and spoke with Tom and me. Of course, we were ecstatic to get his call as always. We were sad to hear some news from Jesse though. Last week Jesse slipped on some snow which was melting on a linoleum floor and, unfortunately, he broke his right arm. So, he is in a splint and having to rest a lot. His voice sounded great though and he and I managed to laugh a little.
We discussed my current series of radiation treatments…today was my 3rd of the 20 which are scheduled now thru sometime the first week of March. We had freezing rain today which made the trip more unpleasant.
As always, speaking with Jesse made my day so much better and he said he felt better speaking with me too. What a wonderful blessing he is to me.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2022
My dear friend, Shawn K., created the below comparison of the note which Jesse wrote to my late friend, Susan N., back in 2014 and another note which Elvis wrote. Shawn wrote about the comparison: “A similar signed Thank You message by Elvis that was sold at Julien’s Auction“.
My heartfelt thanks to Shawn for thinking to research and put this together for all of us to enjoy.
My friend, Beata T., has been on the lookout for some Elvis articles to share with me while my time and health have limited my time for research. Below is a sweet article which Beata came across and I thank her so much for sharing this with all of us.
Donna Butterworth remembers Elvis
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ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2022
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2022
My dear best friend, MJ, shared the below old National Enquirer article with me to share here on my site. This article was very interesting to me because of the friendship which I share with Wanda June Hill. As you will see, at the time of this interview, Wanda did not know that Elvis did not die. She did not come to full knowledge of the truth until she and I became acquainted back those many years ago.
Wanda had spoken with me about Elvis’s “beings of light” who showed him “a man in a white suit dancing on stage” when he was a small child and he did not know, at that time, that it was himself who he was being shown.
I apologize for the misalignment of the text at the bottom of the above article copy. This article was a little too large for one scan and I had to create the two separate copies and join them.
On my below linked page you may read letters written by Wanda June Hill to be posted on my website for my visitors to read.
You may also listen to an audio tape of excerpts of phone conversations between Wanda and Elvis. They each listened to my tape and gave me permission before I shared it on my web site. Very interesting and enlightening.
WANDA JUNE HILL HAS ENDORSED MY WEBSITE AND JESSE
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2022
My friend Chris Mc. shared the below clip which was tweeted by Baz Luhrmann for the Elvis movie which is to be released later this year. Below is Mr. Luhrmann’s introduction to this short clip:
Hey, it’s time to TCB!⚡️
— Baz Luhrmann (@bazluhrmann) February 14, 2022
Woe is me!!! LOL
And then one gets cancer…
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2022
I happened across the below inspirational image on Pinterest shared by themindsjournal.com and could only think of Elvis when he became Jesse in his new life.
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ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2022
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2022
Just want to share with everyone that Jesse phoned me tonight. He is not doing as well with his fall injury as we would wish. He has now also been diagnosed with a severe rotator cuff tear and needless to say he is a lot of pain. He is going back in tomorrow for more care and does not know what is going to be done nor recommended. He does not want to have any more surgery and I certainly don’t blame him one bit for that. So everyone please keep him in your prayers. I can’t help but worry for him.
I have not felt well today either…but speaking with Jesse helped both of us. His calls are always such a comfort and a blessing even when we both don’t feel too good.
The Baz Luhrmann trailer for his “ELVIS” movie was released today as promised. I will insert the video below.
As I have stated earlier, I am withholding my judgement on this movie until I know more. My opinion of this movie will be based upon the manner in which Elvis and Col. Parker are portrayed…not upon the acting, the directing, the script writing, the wardrobe, the soundtrack, the awards, etc. Jesse has spoken to me and written in his own handwriting his respect and gratefulness to Col. Parker.
I do hope that this is not just another sensationalized version pieced together from books and other movies by people who do not know, and never have known, him personally.
That being said, below is the long-awaited trailer:
Baz Luhrmann’s ELVIS | Official Trailer
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2022
I came across an article which includes interviews with Baz Luhrmann and Austin Butler about the background of the “ELVIS” film. I am somewhat encouraged about the movie after reading this article. I posted a comment on their web site which I will include below along with another person’s interesting comment:
I must say that I have enjoyed reading this interview with Baz Luhrmann and it has ignited a spark of hope for me that this will not be another typical Elvis film based on scandalous books and rumors. I have not read nor heard anywhere else about Mr. Luhrmann spending so much time in Memphis learning about the real Elvis. I see much truth in the background of Elvis which should translate into a much more honest interpretation of Elvis the man and not the image.I was gratified to see the mention of the black and gospel influence in Elvis’ life. Yes! Elvis was and IS very spiritual.
I was an extra on this picture and was chosen to be one of Elvis’ uncle in a scene with cast members. I’ve got to say that I’ve never experienced anything like it, sets, people, director and all the artists and crew were amazing. You’ll always get critics but honestly and as a lifelong Elvis fan, Austin did a great job, lived the moment and became Elvis. Congratulations all round
Below is the article:
Almost eight years in the making, Luhrmann first entered into negotiations to direct the film in 2014, receiving the blessing of Elvis’ widow Priscilla Presley and their daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, along the way.
With fierce competition for the title role, Luhrmann would find his Elvis in former teen star Austin Butler, 30, three and a half years ago.
“They are huge shoes to fill,” Butler says in something of an understatement. “When I began the process of this, I set out to get my voice to sound identical to his, that was my goal, so if you heard a recording of me and you heard a recording of him, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. And I held onto that for a long time.
“But what that does is that it also instills fear, this fear that I am not going to achieve that or whatever. So that got the fire burning inside me to work and work and work. For maybe a year even before we started shooting, I was doing seven days a week of voice coaching and working with different experts and just trying to get the register to be in the right place and the dialect and the way he inflects and everything. I can go into the minutiae of the entire process but ultimately the life is what is important. What we realised, is that you can impersonate somebody, but to find the humanity and the life within and the passion and the heart, ultimately I had to release myself from the constraints of that and try to live the life as truthfully as possible,” says Butler, whose gyrating pelvic thrusts and sexual pout will surely ignite a whole new generation of Elvis fans.
Dubbed the “king of rock’n’roll”, Elvis was just 42 years old when his legend abruptly ended – suffering the ultimate indignity of dying on the toilet of his Graceland mansion. Diagnosed with glaucoma, hypertension, liver tension and an enlarged colon, the coroner ruled his death as “cardiac arrest”, although historians would later claim his untimely demise to be accelerated by years of drug abuse.
Typical of Luhrmann’s filmmaking style, audiences can expect his film to offer a unique take on the life of the iconic musician – and his particular American tragedy – as opposed to a formulaic biopic.
“The great storytellers like Shakespeare didn’t really do biographies. I mean, Shakespeare never did the biography of King Richard. What he did was look at a life and use that life as a canvas to explore a larger idea. A great biopic is terrific, but something like Amadeus for example, it’s not really about Mozart, it’s about jealousy,” explains the Australian writer/director/producer celebrated for his films Strictly Ballroom, The Great Gatsby, Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge!
With Tom Hanks in the pivotal role of Elvis’ legendary manager, Colonel Tom Parker, the trailer hints that he may be the villain of the piece when he says, “There are some who say I am the villain of this story.”
“Now, of course he doesn’t go on to tell the story that says they are right,” offers Luhrmann. “From that character’s point of view, he’s actually defending his telling of that story. It’s a device because, in truth, when it comes to an historical character, there’s only ever somebody’s telling of that story. Even in life, if you lived with an Elvis or you lived with an Amadeus, it’s your memory, your version of their life. And people always tell the story of someone else from a perspective that is their telling. It’s a bit like when I did The Great Gatsby, it might be called The Great Gatsby, but it’s actually Nick Carraway’s story.”
Thoroughly immersing himself in the world of The King, Luhrmann spent time in Memphis where he became acutely aware of his task to also emphasise Elvis’ often understated relationship to black culture in America.
“I am the ultimate outsider. I come from a very small country town, not dissimilar to Tupelo [northeast Mississippi’s largest city, and Elvis’ birthplace]. Where I come from, Tupelo would have been called a city, because my town was so small, like five houses.
“I am the ultimate outsider, and when I go and do Moulin Rouge and it’s in Paris, I come as an outsider and I live it. If I do The Get Down, I come as an outsider and I live it. If I do The Great Gatsby, I come as an outsider and I live like Fitzgerald, probably got into too much of the things Fitzgerald did…” he laughs.
“But I do live it, it’s a real truth, that’s why I make films so infrequently. The greatest joy to me is to be an outsider and to live it. And the thing that became so apparent to me by living in Memphis and living the story, is that actually the number one thing about Elvis Presley’s journey, is that black music and culture isn’t a side note or a footnote – it’s absolutely the canvas on which the story is written. Meaning, if you take that out of the Elvis Presley story, there’s no story. He grew up in that community, from the get-go, I mean the idea of him on Beale Street, sometimes being the only white face in Club Handy… The owner of Club Handy even says that.
“You have the civil rights movement emerging; you have him becoming a problem in terms of jumping the race line; he’s a problem, it’s dangerous. And this is where we have to start talking about the Colonel, but something has to be done about this Elvis kid and something is done about this Elvis kid, spoiler alert!” he teases.
“And eventually the journey of Elvis is to get back to who he really is and that is in the trailer and who he really is, is gospel music. And gospel music is spiritual. And this is something I learned,” Luhrmann says talking about how Butler went on the same journey with him.
“Austin didn’t just learn it, he lived it. And there’s something I learned about Elvis that I never knew before, that the number one fact is, that man was spiritual, he was a spiritual being. When that trailer opens with Colonel Tom Parker saying destiny is a funny thing, it was my destiny, that’s the Colonel talking about his destiny, because he is the storyteller, his destiny was to find the greatest – to be blunt – carnival act on the planet, that’s how he languaged it.”
Luhrmann doesn’t blanch at exploring Elvis’ role in unleashing America’s sexual revolution.
“There’s much more to say about that because obviously this film is a vast canvas, but it’s really interesting how that liberation of the younger generation was so terrifying – but it was also terrifying because of its complex relationship to race in America, we have to be really honest about that,” he says. “And that’s what causes the drama. I looked at this as an outside storyteller, so that’s where the drama goes through the roof.”
Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis is in cinemas June 23, 2022
Photos by Hugh Stewart
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2022
The following article is going to be a follow-up to the above article about Elvis and his angels. After I published the tabloid article regarding Elvis and the conversations which he had with his close friend Wanda June Hill about the angels in his life and the things they had shown and told him, my best friend MJ found a copy of the magazine Angel Times (which is mentioned in the tabloid article) for sale on Ebay. I purchased this magazine and received it in our mail yesterday. Below is the full magazine article which I scanned in order to share it here. Scanning was a bit cumbersome and not all of the text is the same size…so I ask everyone to overlook the flaws caused by the arrangement of the columns in the magazine.
I want to state upfront that obviously the author of the article did NOT know the real truth about Elvis having faked his death. Please try to overlook the errors in the author’s beliefs. The most important parts of this magazine article for the reader to digest carefully are those statements by Wanda June Hill regarding the things which Elvis shared with her, his close friend.
Below are the individual columns for easier enlarged reading.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2022
The man who constructed and ran the Elvis is Alive Museum in Missouri has passed away. I came across an obituary for him as shown below:
I know Jesse is going to enjoy watching this video and will get a kick out of the NFL doing a film presentation about him.
NFL Films does a presentation on Elvis! Check it out!! 🏈
Feb 15, 2022
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2022
Below is a video which I found very interesting pertaining to the background research which Baz Luhrmann did in preparation for making the movie “Elvis” to be released in June. My opinion of the movie has taken a hopeful positive step after learning of the time Mr. Luhrmann spent living in Memphis and getting the real history of Elvis from people who knew Elvis personally.
Baz Luhrmann interviews Elvis Presley’s childhood friend Sam Bell
Also something else related to the forthcoming movie “Elvis“: My friend Chris Mc. sent me the link to the below article. I really do like the poster for this movie…beautifully done. My thanks to Chris for sharing this with me.
Bedazzled ‘Elvis’ Poster References the King of Rock’s Iconic Belt Buckles
Elvis is an interesting film because the topic of Presley is often complicated. His music is brilliant, and he’s one of the biggest musicians still to this day, but he is also a man who pulled inspiration from Black artists and used it to his advantage. Something that the trailer for the movie seems to highlight with this intimate look into the world of Elvis. And given how much Butler looks like Elvis in the trailer, we’re in for a movie filled with nostalgia for Presley’s life.
Luhrmann, in my opinion, is the perfect director for something like this. His over the top styling and ability as a storytelling fits well with a story like Presley’s. And even though Hanks’ make-up as Parker is already very over the top, it does seem to flow with the vision for the rest of the film.
Elvis hits theaters this summer on June 24, and you can check out the new poster below.
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2022
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2022
Here you may hear Elvis say something about how he felt about Col. Parker. I KNOW that this was true because of what Jesse has expressed.
“He’s not only my manager…but I really love him”
Below is a very good photo of the back of the suit which Elvis wore in so many of his 1977 shows leading up to, and including, his very last show on June 26, 1977. I thank my very good friend Dennis F. Miller for sharing this with me again. The copy which Dennis sent to me has the outer number 16 marked; also has the 2nd inner row number 8 marked. I noticed something that I have not pointed out before about the design on the suit.
Many of us have seen that the number of the outer emblems in the design is 16; and that the number of emblems in the second row inward is 8. You will see that I have now added that the number of emblems in the third row inward is also 16.
I am now wondering if the two little round emblems on the sides of the center of the design could stand for the number 2. If so then we would have the number 42 by adding each of the numbers we have found together…which would, of course, be the age of Elvis when he left us. I think we have now solved all of the numbers on the back of Elvis’ last suit! I love the way Elvis thought and planned so many clues for us to figure out.
Below is the photo of the back of the suit on which I have added the second 16 and the number 2 from the very center of the design.
It could be that the second 16 was in honor of Jesse because there were two babies born on Jan. 8 th. Also, the 2 in the very center could be for Elvis and Jesse.
My friend Beata T. sent me the below story which I enjoyed. As you will see the homeland of the person featured in this article is Ukraine which is so much in the news and in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
Hugs to Beata for this share.
In 1947 they opened their first shop in Hollywood, and the rest is history. Elvis Presley’s $10,000 gold lamé suit worn by the singer on the cover of his 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong album is just one of the famous costumes created by Nudie ⚡
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2022
My good long-time friend Christopher S. shared the below wonderful video from YouTube of some excellent Elvis home movies which I have not seen before. I know everyone will enjoy watching this video.
I want to share with everyone that Jesse called me tonight. We didn’t talk about any news to share as we were both concerned about each other’s health. Jesse is still in pain with his shoulder and arm. He saw an orthopedic doctor who talked about surgery…Jesse does not want any more surgery which I completely understand. It sure was wonderful speaking with him as always…even when neither of us was feeling too well.
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