CURRENT NEWS & EVENTS JANUARY, 2021

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 2021

I have some news about Jesse to share.  Our go-between phoned me today.  He said that Jesse is still in the hospital and is going to have to stay there for a while.  They have been treating Jesse with medications.  He is still going to have to have surgery.  Jesse has not wanted the surgery up until now.  The surgery is now scheduled for the 12th.  However, Jesse now wants them to move the date up for sooner.  He had a bad night last night and is still coughing.

I certainly did appreciate getting the call from our go-between.  I will definitely post when I hear anything more.  Thanks to all of you for caring and worrying along with me.  

Love, Light and Peace to all,
Linda

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2021

I just saw the below beautiful artwork displayed on Instagram by thespiritofelvispresley.  Isn’t this just beautiful!

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WEDNESDAY,  JANUARY 6, 2021

Mother Dolores Hart explains why she left Hollywood to become a nun: ‘God called me’

Hart gave Elvis Presley his first on-screen kiss in 1957 film ‘Loving You’

EXCLUSIVE: Actress Dolores Hart, who was once hailed as the next Grace Kelly, gave Elvis Presley his first on-screen kiss and worked alongside leading men like Montgomery Clift, Anthony Quinn and Marlon Brando — just to name a few.placeholder

But in 1962 she left Hollywood behind and became a nun.

In 2016, the former star, now known as Mother Dolores Hart, celebrated 50 years of vowed life at the Abbey of Regina Laudis, an enclosed Benedictine monastery and working farm in Bethlehem, Conn. The now-82-year-old previously released a memoir titled “The Ear of the Heart: An Actress’ Journey from Hollywood to Holy Vows,” where she detailed her surprising journey.

Her story was also the subject of an Oscar-nominated short film on HBO, titled “God Is the Bigger Elvis,” released in 2012. Today, Hart receives hundreds of letters from people across the country seeking guidance on having a closer relationship with God.

American actress Dolores Hart was celebrated as 'the next Grace Kelly' in Hollywood before she found her way to God.

American actress Dolores Hart was celebrated as ‘the next Grace Kelly’ in Hollywood before she found her way to God. (Photo by Pictorial Parade/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Hart spoke to Fox News about bonding with Presley on set, ending her engagement and how she feels about Hollywood today.

Fox News: What was your initial impression of Elvis Presley?
Mother Dolores Hart: To be honest, I did not know who he was. In fact, when I first met him, I asked him what he did. I remember him being very courteous. He was an absolute gentleman and would call me “Miss Dolores.” And then I learned what a talented singer he was. By the time we did our second film, we couldn’t walk down the street because there were so many people waiting for him, just wanting to touch him.

I remember one moment when we were taking a break from filming. He walked over to me, handed me a Bible, and said, “Miss Dolores, would you open this book? What do you see? What does it mean to you?” And so, I offered my opinion on what I was seeing. And from there, we spent the time in between the scenes talking about the Bible. I never expected a fellow actor, in particular, to have that kind of genuine curiosity. He wasn’t trying to set up anything. There were no flashbulbs around to take pictures of us. He did it because it was in his heart.

Dolores Hart and Elvis Presley starred together in 1957's "Loving You" and 1958's "King Creole."

Dolores Hart and Elvis Presley starred together in 1957’s “Loving You” and 1958’s “King Creole.” (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

Fox News: Is it true you made Elvis Presley blush on set?
Hart: Well, it’s true *laughs*. We both had to do a kissing scene, for [1957’s] “Loving You,” which is a riot in itself. It’s the last scene of the film, but when you walk in on set, you’re told, “This is the first thing you’re going to do.” I remember I had to put my arms around him and kiss him. There were about 100 people on the soundstage. Seconds into it, the director, Hal Kanter, yells “Cut!” I thought, “Oh no, how can I kiss wrong?”

He immediately asks for the makeup man to come over to fix me up. I thought, “What’s going on? That’s it, it’s over for me.” Well, Hal tells me, “Dolores, you’re blushing in your ears. They’re red. We need makeup.” I was so embarrassed. After they fixed me up, we started again. And again, seconds later, he yells “Cut! Get some makeup for Mister Presley!” When I looked, he was red! But that’s the way it was. We were just a couple of kids. But he was a simple and true man.

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/mother-dolores-hart-elvis-presley-nun

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2021

I love this cute photo…

Comedian George Jessel hit the stage in an exaggerated salaam to the King of rock and roll at Elvis's evening performance at Ellis Auditorium February 25, 1961. Jessel, the master of ceremonies, could not make it to the earlier matinee performance because of an airline strike. Elvis Presley Day began earlier with a luncheon honoring the singer at Hotel Claridge. More than $50,000 was raised for charity from the events.
Comedian George Jessel hit the stage in an exaggerated salaam to the King of rock and roll at Elvis’s evening performance at Ellis Auditorium February 25, 1961. Jessel, the master of ceremonies, could not make it to the earlier matinee performance because of an airline strike. Elvis Presley Day began earlier with a luncheon honoring the singer at Hotel Claridge. More than $50,000 was raised for charity from the events.
ROBERT WILLIAMS/THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL

This is a great quote from Elvis when introducing the song “That’s All Right“.

Elvis Presley performs what would be his last Memphis concert July 5, 1976 before a crowd of 12,000 at Mid-South Coliseum. Exactly twenty-two years earlier (7/5/54), Elvis recorded “That’s All Right” at Sam Phillips’ little studio at 706 Union. Introducing the song, he said: “I’ve had some people say – well, you can’t do that song anymore – well, you, by God, just watch me.” (By Barney Sellers / The Commercial Appeal)  Barney Seller

https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/entertainment/music/2021/01/06/elvis-presley-books-from-elvis-memphis-chips-moman-hometown-sessions/4128498001/

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2021

I am sending out my weekly package to Jesse one day early this week.  We have possible bad winter weather in our prediction for Friday.

I still have no news about nor from Jesse so I remain most worried for him.

I also want to add that I am leaving the Messages to Jesse page open in order that my visitors may continue to send get-well and other caring messages for me to print off to send to Jesse each week.

SENT TO JESSE THRU THIS POINT

ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2021

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2021

Below is Graceland’s Email announcement about the birthday celebration tomorrow:

ELVIS’ BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
JANUARY 7-9, 2021

Three days of festivities surrounding the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s birthday start today! A very limited number of tickets are still available, and all events will be at extremely reduced capacity.CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS AND EVENT SCHEDULE

WATCH THE OFFICIAL BIRTHDAY
PROCLAMATION CEREMONY

FRIDAY, JANUARY 8 (9AM CST)

Tickets to the annual ceremony are sold out, but fans can still see the ceremony online for free on the Elvis Presley’s Graceland Facebook page! Tune in at 9am CST on Friday, January 8th and enjoy a ceremony with Graceland officials, a birthday cake cutting, and a proclamation of Elvis Presley Day by Memphis and Shelby County officials. 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH ONLINE

GRACELAND INSIDERS
EXCLUSIVE BIRTHDAY CONTENT

Graceland Insiders can enjoy exclusive content during Elvis’ Birthday Celebration on the members-only Insiders Facebook page! Starting tomorrow through January 10, we will be rolling out newly-recorded interviews with Ginny and Vicky Tiu, Robin and Gavin Koon, Sandy and Wink Martindale, and Jerry Schilling – all sharing stories and memories of Elvis. In addition, Insiders will also enjoy special birthday greetings and messages from some of our performers and fans. If you are already a member, be sure to sign into the members-only page to view the content!If you love Elvis and meeting fans from around the world, the Graceland Insiders program is for you! Connect with Elvis fans both online and in-person, while enjoying an members-only live cams, up-close looks at artifacts from the Graceland Archives, exclusive giveaways, discounts, pre-sales and more!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

ORDER THE OFFICIAL
ELVIS BIRTHDAY T-SHIRT 

*GRACELAND EXCLUSIVE*

Celebrate the king’s birthday with the official 2021 Elvis Presley Birthday T-Shirt! This collectible T-Shirt is a MUST HAVE for Elvis fans and features the official Elvis Birthday Celebration 2021 logo inspired from his first album cover in a neutral heather charcoal color.CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR T-SHIRT

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2021

Below is a video by The Spa Guy of the Elvis Birthday Proclamation ceremony which took place on Friday, January 8, 2021.

Elvis Birthday Proclamation Jan 8, 2021, Graceland Memphis Tennessee

Jan 8, 2021

Below is a second video by The Spa Guy filmed in Memphis on the eve of Elvis’ 86th birthday.

Elvis 86th Birthday Festivities & Singing Jan 7th, 2021 Midnight Memphis Tennessee

Jan 7, 2021

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Below is a new video from the Gates of Graceland series.  Enjoy!!

Gates of Graceland: Elvis’ First Ride

Jan 8, 2021

 

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