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SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2022
TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2022
IT IS GOOD TO SEE THAT THE BELOW PROJECT IS STILL ALIVE AND IN THE WORKS.
Netflix Delivers World Class Animation Talent at Its First Annecy International Animation Film Festival Showcase
On Wednesday, June 15 at 9.00am, Sony Pictures Animation will present the Netflix adult animated series, Agent King as part of their Studio Focus with Fletcher Moules, Robert Valley and Antonio Canobbio at the Impérial Palace.
MAYHAPS WE WILL GET TO VIEW THIS LONG-AWAITED SERIES ONE DAY.
I have now decided that the new Elvis movie deserves a nod of approval from me based upon Lisa’s reaction to viewing it. I also like Linda Thompson’s reaction to Lisa’s posted statement on Instagram. If my health permits, I hope to see it in a theater on the 24th of this month.
I haven’t posted in quite some time because there really isn’t much to say, as I am and will forever be mourning the loss of my son. Navigating through this hideous grief that absolutely destroyed and shattered my heart and my soul into almost nothing has swallowed me whole.
Not much else aside from my other 3 children gets my time and attention anymore.
However, that being said, I do want to take a moment to let you know that I have seen Baz Luhrmann’s movie “Elvis” twice now, and let me tell you that it is nothing short of spectacular.
Austin Butler channeled and embodied my father’s heart and soul beautifully.
In my humble opinion, his performance is unprecedented and FINALLY done accurately and respectfully.
(If he doesn’t get an Oscar for this, I will eat my own foot, haha.)
You can feel and witness Baz’s pure love, care, and respect for my father throughout this beautiful film, and it is finally something that myself and my children and their children can be proud of forever.
What moved me to tears as well was watching Riley and Harper, and Finley afterwards, all 3 visibly overwhelmed in the best way possible way, and so filled with pride about their grandfather and his legacy in a way that I have not previously experienced.
It breaks my heart that my son isn’t here to see it. He would have absolutely loved it as well.
I can’t tell you enough how much I love this film and I hope you love it too.
Everyone involved poured their hearts and souls into it, which is evidenced in their performances.
Baz, your utter genius combined with your love and respect for my father and this project is just so beautiful and so inspiring. I know I’m being repetitive, but I don’t care, Thank you for setting the record straight in such a deeply profound and artistic way.
Love you ~LMPYou are forever in my heart and soul – right alongside your dad. You have suffered such a profound tragedy and loss… One that no parent should ever experience. My heart hurts for you. I love you always and forever…I have from the first moment I met you.
Yisa Marisa… yours is the only endorsement I need to embrace this film! The trailers look thrilling…Baz has a unique style. I’m so glad you are happy with the movie. 💜
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2022
SOME GOOD NEWS TO SHARE TONIGHT!! JESSE CALLED US EARLIER AND IT WAS CERTAINLY WONDERFUL TO SPEAK WITH HIM. HE WAS ASKING ALL ABOUT MY BROKEN ARM AND SO WE DIDN’T DISCUSS ANYTHING NEW TO SHARE. JESSE SOUNDED GOOD AND STRONG ALTHOUGH HE SAID THAT HE IS IN PAIN TOO, THE SAME AS I AM.
TO UPDATE A LITTLE ABOUT MY INJURY. I DID SEE THE ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON ON MONDAY AND HE DID MORE XRAYS WHICH SHOWED THAT I HAD A BAD BREAK IN MY HUMERUS NEAR THE SHOULDER JOINT. I AM CONFINED TO THE SLING AND WILL RETURN TO THE DR. ON JUNE 20TH FOR FOLLOW-UP XRAYS TO SEE IF THE BONE IS BEGINNING TO HEAL. IT WILL BE A MATTER OF WEARING THE SLING FOR 6 WEEKS TO ALLOW IT TO HEAL. IF HEALING IS NOT TAKING PLACE, THEN SHOULDER JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY WILL BE NECESSARY.
THIS IS THE MOST EXCRUCIATING PAIN OF MY ENTIRE LIFE…AND I HAVE BEEN THRU SOME BAD.D.D.D PAIN IN MY LONG LIFE. I HAVE TO SLEEP SITTING UP AND THE PAIN AND THE SLING ARE TOTALLY LIMITING ALL OF MY ACTIVITY OR LACK THEREOF.
MOST OF ALL, SPEAKING WITH JESSE WAS, AS ALWAYS, THE VERY BEST HELP FOR ME. HE IS SUCH A WONDERFUL BLESSING IN MY LIFE.
I SHALL RETURN TO THE SITE AS I AM ABLE.
SENT TO JESSE THRU THIS POINT
ON THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2022
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2022
Finally, a film is coming out to highlight the life of the King of Rock and Roll. Elvis Presley is one of the more interesting figures in music history, and his influence has been felt for long after his untimely death. Will the Elvis movie play in theaters or stream online?
Led by Austin Butler (Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood) and the legendary Tom Hanks, Elvis will cover the life of the legendary singer from his roots to his young death at the age of 42. Baz Luhrman, who has also directed musical films such as Moulin Rouge, will bring his chaotic and visually appealing touch to the film as well to truly make this one you won’t want to miss.
Elvis had its world premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival this year and opened up to fairly positive reviews. Baz Luhrman’s approach is not for everyone, and when it comes to Elvis it seems as though the film’s fast pace and chaotic energy can cause it to feel possibly too out of hand for viewers. However, it is currently sitting well at 89% on Rotten Tomatoes, and lead Austin Butler has not only got positive marks from critics but from the Presley family themselves.
Is the Elvis movie on HBO Max?
At this time, no. Unfortunately, Elvis will only be shown in theaters around the country for the time being. That being said since this film is a product of Warner Brothers, it should find its way onto the streaming service, HBO Max, after a brief theater-only run.
The almost 3-hour musical biopic will release in theaters on June 24th. This means you can likely expect this film to appear on HBO Max sometime in early August. So while you can’t stream Elvis just yet, if you aren’t wanting to go to the theaters to see this film, it shouldn’t take long to be able to watch this film from the comfort of your own home.
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2022
There is a huge abundance of articles all over the media regarding the new Elvis movie…so I haven’t included too much on this site since one can see and read about it in other places. Also due to my current health limitations, I am not able to work on the computer very much.
My good friend, Chris Mc sent the link to this very good article which I enjoyed and which I think my visitors will also. My thanks to Chris for sharing.
‘Elvis’ at Graceland: Tom Hanks joins director, stars, Presley family for movie premiere
In an unannounced appearance that was a surprise if not exactly a shock, actor Tom Hanks joined director Baz Luhrmann, fellow cast members and representatives of the Presley family for the Memphis premiere at Graceland of the biographical motion picture, “Elvis.”
The two-time Best Actor Oscar-winner said he had made many movies in castles and museums that had belonged to kings and queens, but “all those kings and queens have an ‘S’ on the end of them, meaning there are more than one. At Graceland, we are at the home of the King.”
Luhrmann concurred, adding that the Graceland premiere had an “almost mythical” aspect.
“It all started here, and it’s amazing we are all back here,” said the 59-year-old Australian director, who has restaged the life of Elvis Presley — from Tupelo boyhood to Memphis ascendancy to Hollywood stagnancy to Las Vegas resurrection and rust — with the epic “Baz-amatazz” razzle-dazzle of his previous films, including “Moulin Rouge!” and “The Great Gatsby.”
BAZ LUHRMANN’S ‘ELVIS’:‘Elvis’ movie shakes up Cannes. Here’s what critics and the Presleys are saying.
Luhrmann told the audience that being at the Cannes Film Festival, where “Elvis” had its world premiere May 25, was “great,” but being at Graceland “is not like a normal premiere… I know in this room there are many, many people who knew Elvis or saw Elvis…”
“It feels like coming home to me,” said Austin Butler, 30, who stars as Elvis in the film, and who acted on sets in Queensland, Australia, that painstakingly recreated rooms inside Graceland, nightclubs on Beale Street and the Presleys’ first Memphis residence, in the Lauderdale Courts apartment complex.
The Saturday night screening in The Guest House at Graceland — the 450-room hotel just north of the Presley mansion on Elvis Presley Boulevard — was the highlight of a weekend of Memphis activities organized by Warner Bros. that brought dozens of international reporters, bloggers and “influencers” to Memphis, for interviews with the stars, tours of Memphis, and mixers at Graceland campus bars where the cocktails included the “Pink Cadillac” (tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and hibiscus syrup).
Others invited to the screening in the 464-seat Guest House theater included local dignitaries, Elvis scholars, artists, musicians and people who had known Elvis, including Dixie Locke Emmons, Elvis’ first high-school girlfriend (portrayed by Natasha Bassett in the movie), and Jerry Phillips, son of Sam Phillips, the Sun Records founder who essentially “discovered” Elvis.
The event marked a final major pre-release push from Warner Bros. for “Elvis,” which cost upwards of $150 million to make and market. The movie opens all over the world this month, with a June 24 release date in North America, preceded by public preview screenings June 21 and June 23.
In addition to Hanks — who plays Presley’s manager, “Colonel” Tom Parker, whom Hanks referred to as a “diabolical genius” — and Butler, cast members who came to Graceland to do interviews and to make remarks before the movie included Olivia DeJonge (who plays Priscilla Presley), Kelvin Harrison Jr. (B.B. King), Alton Marsh (Little Richard) and the singer-songwriter Yola (Sister Rosetta Tharpe).
Without exception, the actors said they approached playing real-life characters with a sense of pride and responsibility. As “a weirdo who was into vintage music,” Yola in particular said “Elvis” had given her a chance to bring Sister Rosetta Tharpe into “a mainstream space” where most audience members probably are unfamiliar with Sharpe, a blues-gospel vocalist and guitarist who “turned gospel guitar into shredding.”
Also participating were Priscilla Presley, who was married to Elvis from 1967 to 1973 and who essentially functions as Graceland’s ambassador and a steward of her late husband’s legacy; Joel Weinshanker, majority owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises; Jerry Schilling, Elvis’ longtime friend; Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis and Priscilla; and Lisa Marie’s daughter, actress Riley Keough, who in May won the Caméra d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival — yes, the same event where “Elvis” premiered — for best first feature film for her directorial debut, “War Pony.”
“The only reason I’m here, it’s been done right,” Lisa Marie said of “Elvis,” giving her endorsement to Luhrmann’s and Butler’s interpretations of her father’s story.
“I love talking to an ink-stained wretch,” said Hanks, greeting a reporter for The Commercial Appeal, before reminiscing about his first trip to Graceland, in 1999, when he was in Memphis shooting scenes for his role as a soon-to-be-stranded FedEx systems analyst in director Robert Zemeckis’ “Cast Away.”
“I had anticipated being disenchanted by it, but I was actually quite moved,” said Hanks, 65. “Here is the story of a guy who was born in a Tupelo shack and changed the world in a way that is undeniable.”
A six-time Oscar nominee who took home back-to-back Best Actor awards for “Forrest Gump” and “Philadelphia,” Hanks wore a TCB pin on his lapel, reproducing Elvis’ signature logo, the letters “TCB” accompanied by a lightning bolt (in other words, “Taking care of business in a flash”). Luhrmann, meanwhile, wore what he called a “good luck charm” that he had made in Queensland, prior to the shooting of “Elvis”: a gold chain with a TCB emblem featuring a diamond-studded lightning bolt. For Luhrmann, the Graceland archives became something of a home-away-from-home before production on “Elvis” started in early 2020; he was in Memphis frequently for the three years prior to the shooting of the movie.
Butler, too, immersed himself in Elvis. “There were two years where I didn’t do anything but obsess about Elvis,” he said. “I just had the greatest time trying to figure him out, and listening to the music. It’s a great way to spend two years.”
The two years paid off, according to Lisa Marie Presley.
“I was quite young, but I still remember my father’s energy and his vibe,” said Lisa Marie, 58. “And Austin, he — what’s the word? — he nailed it.”
She said Butler’s success in the role was a contrast to previous attempts at Elvis onscreen.
“In my life, it’s been one disappointment after another, in terms of people portraying my father. Bless their hearts, I’m sure they meant well.”
MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2022
FINALLY!!! LOOKS LIKE WE WILL GET TO START WATCHING “AGENT KING” ON NETFLIX THIS YEAR.
Netflix recently announced a slew of new series and films arriving to its platform during the rest of 2022. Sure, the film slate features many exciting projects but it was the animated series list that has our attention. The streaming platform’s roster includes some returning animated shows like Big Mouth, Inside Job, etc. as well as some new titles as well.
If you are someone who loves to watch animated series or is thinking to start a new one, we are giving you the reason to do it right away. Netflix has a number of great shows lined up for a release this year which look quite promising. With so many series in different genres, we are sure you’d be spoiled for choices.
NEW ANIMATED TITLES
Backed by Sony Pictures Animation and created by Priscilla Presley and John Eddie, Agent King is a story about Elvis Presley. The bizzare tale sees him joining a secret spy programme that fights against the forces threatening the United States of America
TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2022
Elvis Presley News Report 2022: June (Extensive movie trailer & Graceland Exhibition & much more !!
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2022
JESSE CALLED THIS AFTERNOON TO CHECK ON MY BROKEN ARM PROGRESS. HE SOUNDED GOOD AND STRONG. HE HAS A DR. APPOINTMENT TOMORROW HIMSELF. WE DIDN’T TALK VERY LONG THIS TIME BUT IT SURE WAS WONDERFUL TO HEAR HIS VOICE.
I SAW MY PRIMARY CARE DR. LATER THIS AFTERNOON ABOUT SOME BAD EDEMA WHICH I AM EXPERIENCING. WE ARE WAITING FOR LAB RESULTS TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE. THE PAIN CONTINUES.
THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2022
MY FRIEND CHRIS McC SHARED THE BELOW SWEET ARTICLE WITH ME AND I THANK HIM VERY MUCH.
Elvis Star Austin Butler Plays Presley’s Guitar and Shares Why He Still Speaks in Singer’s Voice
Keough posted two photos to Instagram of Butler playing Elvis’ signature 1956 Gibson J200 guitar. The acoustic instrument has Elvis’ name printed into its fretboard and is part of the archival collection at the mansion, according to the Graceland website.
In the post’s caption, actress Keough, 33, wrote that not many people besides Elvis himself have had the good fortune to strum that guitar.
“We got to spend time with @austinbutler this weekend in the house, at Graceland,” she wrote. “It was such a special and overwhelming experience I haven’t quite processed. One of many sweet things that happened while we were there — Austin played my grandfather’s guitar in the house.”
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Keough went on to explain that Butler may be one of the few individuals ever to play the guitar, noting that Paul McCartney once tuned it.
“This guitar hasn’t been played by many people. I know it was tuned by @paulmccartney once, but as far as people sitting down and playing it @austinbutler is one of very few people aside from my grandfather,” she wrote.
Butler recently told Entertainment Tonight that he has realized his voice sometimes still slips into his impersonation of Elvis for the film’s titular role, even though GQ reported that filming for the project ended in March 2021.
“It’s one of those things where certain things trigger it,” Butler told ET in an interview published Tuesday. “When you live with something for two years and you do nothing else, I think that you can’t help it. It becomes a fiber of your being.”
Butler also told ET that he tried to emphasize a portrayal of Elvis as a human figure and not necessarily the King of Rock & Roll in his performance, explaining that the responsibility of playing such an iconic cultural figure put a “weight like I never felt before” on him.
“And there’s a responsibility to his family and also putting his story into context,” Butler said. “That’s the thing. There were so many misconceptions about him; there’s so many ideas of him. So I felt a responsibly to bring the humanity.”
Keough, her mother Lisa Marie Presley and grandmother Priscilla, 77, were all on hand for the Graceland premiere of Elvis on Saturday. Back in May, Keough said that she started crying within the first five minutes of the film’s runtime when she first saw it.
Though the extended Presley family all appears to approve of the movie, critical reviews of the film have been mixed ahead of its release. However, multiple critics commended Butler for his performance as one of the most popular rock-and-roll stars ever.
Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis premieres June 24 in theaters and 45 days later on HBO Max.
Riley Keough (Elvis’ granddaughter) talks about Baz Luhrmann’s ELVIS movie
SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT
ON THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2022
FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022
Below is the very first image that I have ever seen from the animated Elvis series “AGENT KING” which is to be aired on Netflix in coming months. I have followed this topic since it was very first mentioned several years ago and am most eager to finally get the chance to view it. We have never subscribed to Netflix but will certainly do so when this series begins to air.
The latest Tweet by Sony Pictures Animation states, ‘Just seen at #AnnecyFestival: New image from Agent King, our upcoming series with @netflix.’
Hugs to Jesse for the wonderful gifts.
SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT
ON THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2022
SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2022
Tom and I did go to the theater Friday afternoon to watch the new “ELVIS” movie. Austin Butler did a magnificent portrayal of Elvis…I am amazed. I certainly agree with Lisa Marie that he should definitely be recognized with awards. I do not care for the negative inaccuracies regarding Col. Parker nor the glossing over of PP.
I loved the ABC 20/20 TV show earlier this week. I watched it two times.
Because of my broken arm and some other new health issues, I have not been sure that we could make it to the opening day of the movie. But I felt it was worth the extra effort to do our part to show Jesse how many people are excited about the new biopic.
Who Is Freddy Freeman, DC’s Captain Marvel, Jr.?
Created by Ed Herron and Mac Rayboy, Freddy Freeman debuted in Whiz Comics #25. The lad was on a fishing trip with his grandfather when the dastardly Captain Nazi arrived, killing the senior Freeman and horribly wounding Freddy. Although Captain Marvel gets the boy to the hospital, Freddy is not expected to survive his ordeal. The wizard Shazam then instructs Billy Batson to share some of his magical power with Freddy in order to save his life. From then on, while Freddy uses crutches in his mortal form, whenever he says “Captain Marvel!,” he is transformed into a younger version of the hero, complete with a different colored costume. Becoming a new member of the burgeoning Marvel Family, he regularly teamed up with both Billy Batson and Billy’s superpowered sister Mary Marvel. Beyond bolstering Billy’s battles against bad guys, Freddy had stories of his own in the Captain Marvel Jr. comic book.
This title was notably darker and more down to Earth compared to the campy, whimsical nature of the main Captain Marvel book, featuring stories involving a serious look at the war effort, the struggles of the working class, and other relatable issues. This arguably made him more akin to the Golden Age Superman than the Captain was, who spent the majority of his time fighting equally campy villains. After Fawcett Comics went out of business and DC acquired their characters, Captain Marvel Jr. lost much of his prominence in the pantheon of heroes. Before this happened, however, his legacy would be cemented for all eternity in another costumed icon.
Elvis Presley Was a Huge Fan of Captain Marvel Jr.
Elvis Presley was a big comic book fan, particularly Captain Marvel Jr. In fact, the boy hero’s slicked back black hair and color jumpsuit had a big impact when it came to Elvis’ style. This can be seen in the many fringed capes that Elvis wore on stage, some of which even shared Freddy Freeman’s blue color scheme. Even the TCB logo features a lightning bolt, further homaging the Captain Marvel/Shazam Family. Elvis’ collection of Captain Marvel Jr. comics can even be seen at his Graceland home.
Later DC Comics stories established Freddy Freeman as being a fan of Elvis, especially one popular Elseworlds story. Kingdom Come depicted the character as “King Marvel,” a clear Elvis homage. Furthermore, Adam Brody’s version of Freddy in the DC Extended Universe does somewhat resemble Presley, helping to bring things full circle.
MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2022
NEW YORK (AP) — “Elvis” has won its box-office dance-off with “Top Gun: Maverick.” After the two films reported the same ticket sales Sunday, Monday’s final numbers has “Elvis,” alone, as king of the weekend.
“Elvis” ultimately grossed $31.1 million from Friday to Sunday, according to Warner Bros.’ final figures Monday. That’s a touch above the $30.5 million the studio forecast on Sunday. When film studios report box office on Sunday, they’re able to fairly accurately predict Sunday’s ticket sales.
Paramount Pictures, on the other hand, slightly overestimated how “Top Gun: Maverick” fared in its fifth weekend. After the studio reported the same $30.5 million for the “Top Gun” sequel on Sunday, the studio’s final number came in at $29.6 million.
Regardless, both films performed well. Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic opened above expectations, and brought out large numbers of older moviegoers — a segment of the audience that’s been slow to return to theaters during the pandemic.
“Top Gun: Maverick” continued to hold remarkably well, dipping a modest 34% percent in its fifth weekend. Overall, the Joseph Kosinski-directed film starring Tom Cruise has earned about $1 billion worldwide, including more than $520 million domestically.
I am still feeling far below par and therefore not as active on my web site nor other computer work. I apologize again for my absence in responding to e-mails.
I have been intending to post the below copy of one of Jesse’s letters which he wrote during the preparation of his book. I wrote earlier this month about Jesse’s hoped for undercover work with the law enforcement agencies after he left “ELVIS” behind in 1977. This ties in with the coming Netflix series “AGENT KING” which has Elvis working as an undercover agent who works to try to save our nation.
The below copy of Jesse’s letter is taken from my personal copy of the rough draft of the book.
SENT TO JESSE THRU THIS POINT
ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2022
(mailed early because of the postal
holiday on Monday, July 4th)
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2022
My dear long-time friend Lucilia sent the below news article to me. I thank Lucilia so much for sharing this interesting news item with me.
Elvis Presley’s abandoned childhood home goes up for auction
Elvis has left the building, but maybe you don’t have to.
Elvis Presley’s childhood home in Tupelo, Mississippi — which was left abandoned and, at one point, was expected to be torn down — is set to hit the auction block in August, The Post can report.
This is the only childhood home of the King of Rock and Roll that has ever come to market.
The starting auction price will be set between $30,000 to $50,000.
The three-bedroom, 1,260-square-foot home, which once held the address 605 Kelly Street in East Tupelo, first went up for auction in 2020. But despite having interested parties, due to the timing of the raging coronavirus pandemic, it was unable to score any buyers.
Later the address changed to 1241 Kelly St. and was where Elvis and his parents, Vernon and Gladys Presley, lived from 1943 to 1944. The residence was just around the corner from the home in which Elvis was born.
The Presleys moved several times during Elvis’ childhood, residing in a number of homes in East Tupelo before the town was annexed to become part of Tupelo in 1946.
After living with several relatives around East Tupelo and Tupelo, including another relative down at another address on Kelly Street, the Presleys moved into the painted blue home.
“The house itself has been dismantled and taken apart meticulously, so it can be put back together. It is being stored in a trailer,” Jeff Marren, owner Rockhurst Auctions, told The Post. The company is set to hold the auction on Aug. 14 down in Memphis during the city’s Elvis Week 2022 celebration.
“So when someone buys the house, they’re going to get the whole trailer and the designs for putting back together,” Marren said of the project. “Whoever buys it can actually hire the person who took it apart to put it back together for them.
“They can then move it where ever they’d like to,” he added.
Currently the house is stored in Mississippi, and only the original parts of the home that existed when the Presleys lived there were kept, according to Marren.
Called the “Auction on Elvis Presley Boulevard,” the sell-off of his childhood home is not the only item on the auction block. There will be 100 lots of “finer Elvis artifacts,” according to Marren, including items from the iconic singer’s life and career, such as clothing, jewelry, autographs and concert memorabilia.
The home was carefully taken apart in 2017 under the supervision of Elvis experts Chris Davidson and Stephen Shutts. Marren pegged its sale as “an unprecedented opportunity,” though it does come with its challenges.
“It is a little bit of a strange item because only certain people can utilize it. They need a big piece of property. They would have to invest in moving it,” Marren said. “Most of the things I sell are single, individual items you can hold in your hand.”
Davidson and Shutts oversaw the project, noting that key features of the home were constantly being discovered as the layers were peeled away by their crew. The disassembled elements of the home have been securely stored in a 30-foot American Hauler Night Hawk Trailer, which is also included with the purchase of the home.
“The house was originally going to be leveled. The property was going to be sold off for commercial purposes and so a couple of collectors got together and bought the structure and sought to it that it was preserved,” Marren revealed.
“I don’t know anyone else that was going to preserve the house, and the land was going to be used for some other purpose, for a parking lot, for storage or something,” he added.
Meanwhile, Presley’s birth home in Tupelo remains a historic museum site open to the public, along with Graceland — his longtime home in Memphis, Tennessee, that he lived in with his parents throughout his life as his career skyrocketed.
The auction comes on the heels of the release of Baz Luhrman’s biopic “Elvis,” which hit theaters on Friday, June 26. Starring Austin Butler in the hip-swiveling lead role, opening weekend numbers show the film grossing about $31.2 million — winning the top spot and beating out “Top Gun: Maverick.”
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2022
Jesse called this afternoon and, as always, I was so very happy to speak with him. As usual, we discussed both of our on-going health problems. Jesse sounded good but is still seeing his Dr. for treatments.
Jesse asked what I thought of the movie and spoke with me about some of his views on it. He was disappointed that there was so little in it about some of his closest friends…Charlie Hodge and Jerry Schilling were the two he named. He noted that Austin Butler had no southern accent. He started to discuss it more, but said he would just wait and read my letter which I sent out to him today. He assumed that I was disappointed in the movie. Because I am not well, I haven’t gotten as involved in expressing my opinion of the movie as I normally would. Typing with one hand and feeling so bad has really slowed me down in all aspects of my computer work.
Of course, speaking with Jesse was, as always, the very best medicine ever for my ailments. I can never express how thankful I am to have him in my life.
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