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MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2021
Below is the monthly Elvis News report from Emiel Maier for the past month of September:
Elvis Presley News Report 2021: October (Elvis Jumpsuit auction + New Elvis Music on YouTube)
Premiered Oct 1, 2021
#ElvisPresleyNewsReport @Emiel Maier
Every month I will post an Elvis Presley News Report.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2021
I really enjoyed listening to the below audio interview with Elvis’ private nurse Tish Henley Kirk. I believe my visitors will also enjoy it. She was a loyal, close, and true friend to Elvis.
Elvis’ private Nurse Tish Henley Kirk Interview
Feb 4, 2021
It was fun hearing people telling about meeting Elvis for the first time and their special memories of him.
Elvis Presley – People’s reaction meeting Elvis for the first time
Dec 2, 2020
Elvis Presley met three European princesses but declined The Queen’s invitation.
Even though he met three other European princesses and paid a secret visit to London, Elvis Presley declined a special invitation from Queen Elizabeth.
When The King met The Queen, there may have been a historic moment. On this day in 1962, Her Majesty issued Elvis Presley a very special invitation to visit the United Kingdom. As fans know, the star only stepped foot on British land for a brief time in 1960, when his plane touched down to refuel at Prestwick airport in South Ayrshire on his way home from military service in Germany. There are even rumors that he paid a second secret journey to London, although he never met Queen Elizabeth. Why? What went wrong?
At the 1962 Royal Variety Show, Elvis was invited to join the all-star lineup. Bob Hope, Cliff Richard and the Shadows, and Eartha Kitt were among the performers that year.
Although it’s improbable that The Queen picked up the phone personally, the call was forwarded to Elvis Presley’s managers. That was the source of the issue.
Colonel Parker, it appears, politely declined the royal invitation. Elvis aficionados will not be surprised by this, given his Svengali-like manager only allowed him to leave the nation on rare occasions, and then only to perform in Canada. It may seem strange that the world’s biggest celebrity did not go on a world tour, but the conventional thinking is that Parker, a Dutch national, was an illegal alien in the United States who did not want to risk being deported. As a result, he made sure Elvis was never scheduled to perform in another country.
Elvis did, however, meet other European princesses and is said to have paid a covert visit to London.
The King was hobnobbing with Scandinavian royalty two years before Queen Elizabeth invited him to come.
Elvis Presley takes a break from filming G.I. Blues on June 11, 1960, to meet with Princesses Margrethe of Denmark, Princess Astrid of Norway, and Princess Margaretha of Sweden at Paramount Pictures Studios.
The Danish princess was only 20 years old at the time, and she still reigns.
“Brinkwire Summary News” today.
I want to share with everyone that Jesse called tonight. His voice sounded very strong and he said that he is feeling better. We didn’t talk about anything of any significance that I can share this time but I knew everyone would be happy to know that he is doing better. His call certainly did make my day.
SENT TO JESSE THRU THIS POINT
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2021
SENT ONE DAY EARLY DUE TO POSTAL HOLIDAY ON MONDAY
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2021
I certainly enjoyed reading this really “sweet” article about Elvis whose sweet tooth Jesse still has to this day.
Elvis Presley Reportedly Ate an Entire Box of These Sweet Treats in One Sitting
Elvis Presley was known for having a sweet tooth, and sugary treats were high on his list of go-to foods. His favorites were southern classics made by his mother, Gladys. However, Presley’s desire for one sweet treat, in particular, was so strong he reportedly ate an entire box of them in one sitting!
Elvis Presley had plenty of favorite desserts
There were plenty of desserts that made Presley’s mouth water. These included both bread and banana puddings.
Graceland cook Mary Jenkins also claimed that his favorite peanut butter and banana sandwiches took trial and error before the king approved them. Jennings tried several ways to arrange the sandwich consisting of white bread, thin banana slices, and peanut butter. However, Presley rejected them all.
In an interview with The New York Times, Jenkins claimed that Presley’s father Vernon suggested toasting the bread before it was put into a skillet to cook.
Jenkins said it took two sticks of butter to make three sandwiches.
”It’d be just floating in butter,” Ms. Langston said at an Elvis commemoration. ”You’d turn it and turn it and turn it until all the butter was soaked up; that’s when he liked it.”
Elvis reportedly ate a whole box of these treats in one sitting
Presley reportedly loved one sugary treat brought into Graceland from the local Piggy Wiggly supermarket, reported The Hartford Courant.
The snack was Krispy Kreme donuts.
Presley reportedly loved the donuts long before the southern classic became a franchise across the United States.
“Elvis splurged on Krispy Kremes in a big way,” claimed author David Adler in “The Life and Cuisine of Elvis Presley.”
“He consumed about a box at a time. Jelly doughnuts were his favorite. They were purchased for him at the local Piggly Wiggly — Krispy Kreme didn’t open a store in Memphis until after Elvis died. When they did open it, they built it near Graceland,” he remarked.
Elvis Presley’s favorite foods were as iconic as his music
The interest in what Elvis Presley ate is almost as legendary as his decades-long career in the music industry.
Presley’s larger-than-life personality was about equal to that of the way he enjoyed eating comfort foods.
Angie Marchese, Graceland’s current Vice President of Archives and Exhibits, claimed that fans love hearing about the king’s everyday diet.
She told Delish, “It’s such a personal thing if you think about it. The food you like describes who you are as a person. He enjoyed the foods he grew up on, and food brings back memories, especially in the South. Food represents family gatherings, conversation, and good times.”
“He enjoyed good ole’ Southern cooking that everyone in the South was raised. Elvis never forgot his roots,” she explained.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021
The below article details the author of a new children’s book about Elvis who won a nice prize for her book. Perhaps we’ll see where to purchase this book for a lucky child. The plot of the book sounds very cute.
Local authors awarded 2021 Victoria Book Prizes
October 6, 2021 UPDATED
The 2021 Victoria Book Prize winners were announced Sunday evening during the 18th annual Victoria Book Prize Gala, according to a Monday press release.
Vancouver Island authors Leslie Gentile and Briony Penn each won an award and will be receiving $5,000 each for their books.
Gentile won the City of Victoria Children’s Book Prize for her debut novel Elvis, Me, and the Lemonade Stand Summer, which tells the story of an Indigenous girl who is determined to prove that the Elvis Presley is alive and living in her community’s trailer park on the Eagle Shores First Nation on Vancouver Island.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2021
My best friend, MJ, did a search and found that the book in the above article “Elvis, Me, and the Lemonade Stand Summer” is available for purchase at Google Books. I also found it for sale on Amazon. Below is the information from Amazon in case anyone wishes to purchase it. It does sound like a very cute book for ages 9 thru 12. Heck, some of us older juveniles may like it too since the plot has to do with Elvis being alive! Ha, ha!
It’s the summer of 1978 and most people think Elvis Presley has been dead for a year. But eleven-year-old Truly knows Elvis is alive and well and living in her trailer park. It’s a busy summer. Though Truly’s mother is constantly drinking, smoking and juggling new boyfriends, Truly is determined to raise money for herself through her lemonade stand and to prove that her cool new neighbor is the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. And when she can’t find motherly support in her own home, she finds sanctuary with Andy El, the Salish woman who runs the trailer park and is a connection to Truly’s own Indigenous roots.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2021
I must admit that I have never followed the comic books enough to know if Elvis really did “make appearances” in the Marvel Comics or not. However, I do know how much Elvis/Jesse has enjoyed the comics. So, I want to share the following article which some of my visitors may find interesting and which I think Jesse will enjoy reading as well.
To make matters more interesting, Marvel’s Mystery Handbook 70th Anniversary expanded on Makkari’s encounter with Elvis. In the comic, it’s revealed Makkari took a brief break from trying to track down the Deviant Kro in the 1950s to “educate the soon-to-be-famous performer Elvis Presley.” So, he did more than just jam with Elvis, he taught him something. Given the Eternals age, it’s likely he forgot that he educated Elvis Presley when recounting the story to Quasar.
Much like the rest of the Eternals, Makkari has lived a long, interesting life away from the superheroics that come with being a member of the ancient beings. Meeting and teaching Elvis was a small footnote in Makkari’s life, but is a fun little throwaway line that has made its way into Marvel Comics canon. Considering he’s an alien, learned Kung Fu from Fat Cobra, and was taught guitar by Makkari, it would be fascinating to see a story showcasing the life Elvis Presley lived in the Marvel Universe – because it’s got to be incredibly interesting.
SENT TO JESSE THRU THIS POINT
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2021
MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2021
I have had a wonderful Jesse day today! I received a gift package from Jesse in today’s mail and then Jesse called late this afternoon. He sounded wonderful and said that he is feeling better though still seeing Drs. very frequently. We enjoyed a good chat and his call definitely made my day as always.
Below are photos of the two sweet gifts which he sent to me. The silver Bethlehem bracelet belonged to Jesse’s mother and I feel so very honored to have another piece of Gladys’ personal jewelry. I will treasure this always. I chose to use the “Bethlehem” name for it because it depicts the manger scene with the star of Bethlehem over it with the shepherds and wise men coming to see the baby Jesus.
The next photo is of the lovely ring which Jesse sent to me. It is so beautiful and unique in that the stone changes colors and the side designs are so intricate. This I will treasure also as I do all of the many gifts I have received from Jesse over all the years of our friendship. Jesse has been so kind and generous always.
I can’t begin to express my thanks and appreciation to Jesse for these such special gifts. What a wonderful “brother” I have been blessed with.
Jesse and I spoke of the loss of Ron Tutt who worked with Elvis and was a close friend for so many years. Ron was a great talent and a great man. He will certainly be missed by us all.
I apologize that the intricacies of the beautiful ring do not show distinctly in the photos.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2021
With great sadness…
I thank each of my friends who wrote or called to tell me of the loss of Ron Tutt. Below is the article which my good friend Chris shared with me.
Elvis Presley’s drummer Ronnie Tutt, part of the TCB Band, dies at 83
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Ronnie Tutt, drummer for Elvis Presley and an original member of the TCB Band, has died at 83.
In a Facebook post early Sunday, Terie Tutt confirmed that her father died at home surrounded by his family. “It’s with deep sadness that my family and I share the loss of our beloved dad,” she wrote. “The Legendary Drummer, Ronnie Tutt, ‘has left the building.’ “
Elvis Presley Enterprises shared the news of Tutt’s death Saturday morning, writing on the Graceland website “all of us with Elvis Presley Enterprises were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Ronnie Tutt. In addition to being a legendary drummer, he was a good friend to many of us here at Graceland.”
EPE described Tutt as “an amazing ambassador to Elvis’ legacy,” one who shared his memories of working with Elvis with fans, and later performed Presley’s music worldwide in “Elvis in Concert” shows.
Tutt played drums in the TCB Band (short for “Taking Care of Business,” a famed Elvis catchphrase) from 1969, when the star began his residency in Las Vegas, until Presley’s death at age 42 in 1977. He later toured with Neil Diamond’s band, and recorded or performed with Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers, Stevie Nicks, Elvis Costello, Billy Joel, Jerry Garcia, Roy Orbison, The Carpenters and many others.
Tutt’s wife, Donna, told TMZ that he died of natural causes, surrounded by family, at his home in Franklin, Tennessee.
Contributing: Kim Willis, USA TODAY, and The Associated Press
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2021
For the good times…
Ronnie Tutt drum solo 1977 Elvis in concert