Are you in the mood for a little cake? Today I'm going to unload a collection of photos I've been gathering for a while now that feature the chests of various vintage actors. Some of these are favorites of mine, some not.
So how good is the new CMT series? Nigel found the show had a vibrant fifties feel with strong characters, dramatic thought provoking moments, wonderful doses of humor, great music, and several adult situations It was with immense sadness that last month EIN had to report on the death of our great friend - and a true friend to Elvis - Marty Lacker.
We will miss him dearly. Marty is well-known as one of the key members of the Memphis Mafia and also co-Best Man at Elvis' wedding. He was known for both his honesty and being forthright with his opinions.
He was the only member of the Memphis Mafia who still watched and commented on recent Elvis News. He had no issue with holding people to account especially ones who would inflate their What we are fighting for by rex murphy essay within Elvis' legacy and would regularly ask EIN to add his comments or to correct any inaccuracy.
Elvis fans often ask about Marty Lacker's background, how he came to meet Elvis, as well as his involvement in the music industry outside of working for The King. Have EPE lost the plot completely?: As EPE is about to embark on its latest venture, the 'Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' RPO tours, I think there's some questions that need to be asked, and some points that deserve to be raised.
To capitalise on this new chart success EPE have planned a worldwide tour featuring "Elvis" on stage backed by a piece orchestra. The new "Elvis with the R. O" tour is bound to do the same. However EPE has decided to save money by apparently using local "Pick-up" orchestras instead.
And please send us YOUR comments to be included in the debate. It is amazing that almost 40 years after his death, Elvis Presley is still getting fully-deserved standing ovations at packed arenas. Once again the new Elvis shows have such an impact that reviews note, "So realistic fans felt Elvis really was in the building!
Getting to the Truth about Elvis' Christmas Album': Some would argue that the first album in did this, but actually there was relatively little backlash against it or Elvis in the press prior to the second Milton Berle appearance.
These events make for great stories, have been often repeated, and only add to the legend of the boy from Tupelo taking on the establishment and coming out with 1 album.
But are they really true? Composer Otis Blackwell liked to boast that he could write a song about anything. But Elvis' classic hit All Shook Up wasn't the first version released - what Elvis managed to do was to transform the demo into something unique with a playfulness, sense of freedom and simple instrumentation that were all reminiscent of the more innocent, earlier understated sound of Sun Records.
Elvis spent quite some time on the Hawaiian island of Kauai vacationing, and filming Blue Hawaii - in fact the last 20 minutes of the movie was shot on and near the grounds of the Coco Palms resort. Kauai has always been EIN's Sanja Meegin's favourite of the Hawaiian Islands, primarily because of its unspoiled majestic natural beauty, but also because of its Elvis ties.
The recent news that Hawaii's Coco Palms Resort will be completely renovated made her extremely eager to see this paradise where Elvis sang The Hawaiian Wedding song whilst floating up the lagoon on a floral canoe with co-star Joan Blackman.
Click here as Sanja brings us her fabulous report on one of Elvis' most famous Hawaiian destinations with some fabulous before and after shots. Now with new photos for - May 10,today it has been confirmed for EIN that the first buildings to be demolished with be the bungalows, including Elvis' - and that demolition with start at the end of this month.
Who was Norman Taurog? Even in Starmaker, the memoirs of Hal B. Wallis, for whom Taurog produced six Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis movies and three Presley flicks, he seems a bit player.
So what was Taurog's background and how did he get to direct more films so many Elvis movies? Sounding unlike anything Elvis had recorded previously, drowned in echo and with a melancholic voodoo-sounding tale of suicide and loneliness, the song was also unlike anything in the pop charts of the day.
How strange that this moody, dark tale of alienation was recorded in the building RCA shared with the Methodist TV and Film commission! Sun producer Sam Phillips called the song a "morbid mess" while Glenn Reeves, the singer who cut the demo, insisted that his name was kept off the demo as it was the "silliest title" he had ever heard.
The publicity for the "new" Elvis album is ramping up, which is good to see. Yesterday EIN asked its readers what were their opinions so far about the new album to be released at the end of this week.
Nor can we possibly believe that these songs with new overdubs are, "What Elvis would have loved to have had" as Priscilla tells everyone on her publicity trail. EIN reader's comments are a very mixed bunch such as. I've listened to every track that's available from this CD, and I hate them all!All the latest news, reviews, pictures and video on culture, the arts and entertainment.
Surprise! Jessica Chastain Secretly Welcomed a Baby. Jessica Chastain is a mom!
The two-time Oscar nominee secretly welcomed a baby with her husband, Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, a source. The Russian apartment bombings were a series of explosions that hit four apartment blocks in the Russian cities of Buynaksk, Moscow and Volgodonsk between 4 and 16 September , killing people and injuring more than 1,, spreading a wave of fear across the country.
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Clint Walker was to gasp and do a double spit take. [I was sipping vodka and lime LaCroix at the time. Appreciation and complete support of the war in Afghanistan from Canadian citizens may take much more, however Rex Murphy unarguably wrote a clear and concise essay outlining the reasons Canadians are fighting in Afghanistan.
Works Cited Murphy, Rex. “What We Are Fighting For.” The Globe and Mail 23 May , 1st ed. Dear Twitpic Community - thank you for all the wonderful photos you have taken over the years.
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