CURRENT NEWS AND EVENTS PAGE 19, JULY, 2012 cont’d
MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
Below is part 2 of the Lisa Marie interview with Memphis Jones which was done in the TV room at Graceland. We saw the first part on my prior page recently. In this portion of the interview, Lisa Marie explains that Graceland is still very much owned by Lisa Marie and her family.
I stumbled upon this Billy Joel song, Elvis Presley Blvd. I have never heard it before. This song is about how commercialized everything Elvis became after Elvis retired.
“Obviously it’s about Elvis Presley, or more to the point, it’s about Billy Joel’s unhappiness about the commercialization of the King of Rock and Roll’s death and the sense that with Elvis gone Billy Joel’s youth was also gone forever. This is an understandable reaction both to the passing of an icon and to the grotesque industry of Elvis Presley that sprung up seemingly the moment his body was found.”
Below is the link to Lisa Marie’s official web site. I just visited it for the first time and found it to be really nice. There are some videos of her performing some of the songs from her most recent album.
It certainly is odd the way they are promoting this concert by saying “…this once-in-a-lifetime event featuring Elvis live on stage…“.
Jesse certainly has not given me even a hint that he may be there…as I wrote earlier when we last spoke, he is going to Memphis in August but is going the week before the tribute week. Of course, he would not tell me or anyone else if he were going to be at any certain place. I understand this completely for his safety.
It is odd about their wording though…I don’t see any way to get around that point blank statement that he will be appearing “live” on stage. This statement really does not allow any room for the reference being to the video nor the hologram.?????
Time will tell…and NO, I WILL NOT BE ASKING HIM ABOUT THIS.:laugh:
Can I request my theme song “Wanna Be Startin Somethin“????:laugh:
However, I just looked on the site for more information and the wording is completely different in the detailed description??? Is the headline on the Email offering just a teaser to generate more ticket sales? If so, not nice at all!!
Elvis returns to Memphis for a spectacular concert event starring the real Elvis Presley via video.
See some of Elvis’ finest concert performances projected on a large video screen, accompanied live on stage by a cast of singers and musicians who worked with him and members of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. All music heard in the concert production is performed live except for Elvis’ voice.
I have considered removing my most recent article above…but will leave it. I do feel that, sometimes, EPE does play on the fact that Elvis is alive to promote things but then, of course, deny any such possibility when confronted. I certainly don’t expect Elvis to appear publicly at any time. He has always told me that he only wants to live his life out in private as Jesse.
I will leave the above article…but do not want anyone to take seriously their wording about “Elvis live on stage“.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012
I just came upon the following blog article which states that Turner Classic Movies will be airing 14 of Elvis’s movies on August 16th.
What You Don’t Know About Elvis the Movie Star, Part 1
TCM Movie Morlocks by Susan Coll
Next month, TCM has scheduled an Elvis Presley Day as part of Summer Under the Stars. On August 16, which is the anniversary of Presley’s death and the high point of Elvis Presley Week in Memphis, TCM will air 14 of the King’s films. This represents almost half of his 33-film career. One of the selections is a documentary (Elvis on Tour); another is a signature film that includes some of his best songs (Jailhouse Rock); some films represent the best of his musical comedies (Viva, Las Vegas; Girl Happy); others are prime examples of those much-maligned “Presley Travelogues” (Harum Scarum; Double Trouble; Speedway; Spinout; and more.)
Elvis’s movies are brutally criticized especially by rock ‘n’ roll historians who still blame his film career for his shift to pop music. And, many biographers and pop culture historians are convinced that if it weren’t for Colonel Tom Parker, then Presley would have been a really good actor. These are the most prevalent perspectives on his movie career, and these two (mis)assumptions or over-simplifications tend to overshadow any fun facts, unusual aspects, or noteworthy observations about his decade in Hollywood. In my years of writing about Elvis Presley, I have collected hundreds of newspaper, fanzine, and magazine articles that chronicle his career as it unfolded. These articles are filled with tasty tidbits, ridiculous opinions by columnists, humorous quotes by actors and celebrities, and insight into how popular movies were promoted in another era. To celebrate Elvis Presley Day, I offer a two-part series: Today’s post is devoted to titillating and tantalizing tidbits; next week, I will offer quotes, opinions, and perspectives on Elvis from columnists, reviewers, and stars.
A very good friend to our site, Frankie Paradiso, shared the following with me today. He will be uploading his YouTube video performance of this song tomorrow. I thank him, from the bottom of my heart, for all of the beautiful lyrics and performances he has done in honor of Jesse, who was Elvis.
Hi sweet Linda, Thank you so very much indeed for your kindness and loyalty to Jesse. I’m very proud of the fact that you’ve spread my music to those who really love Elvis, and even taken the trouble to make a DVD copy for Jesse himself! Here’s one more song for the road, so to speak, I’ll upload it tomorrow (Thursday) – here are the lyrics, based on the melody of “Beautiful Dreamer” .
PRECIOUS SWEET ELVIS (Frankie Paradiso)
Precious twin brother, arise from the sea Starshine and dolphins illuminating thee Sparks from your ballads, well-nigh fading away Make our thoughts linger, oh so far away
Precious sweet Elvis, true King of Rock I missed thee when thou vanish’d into the haze Gone are the fans of yester-year’s flock Leaving me wading thru this bizarre maze Precious sweet Elvis, free me from this craze!
Precious twin brother, marooned on yon isle Flash me that charming, spontaneous smile… Azure gaze lifting this spirit downcast Bright’ning our twilight and e’en murkier past
Precious sweet Elvis, let’s twist and croon Make all those ukes sing and hula girls swoon Then will the clouds of mourning depart Precious twin brother, the key to my heart Precious twin brother, the old wounds still smart Precious sweet Elvis, may we never part!
I have some very important new evidence of the diabolical working relationship between Dr. Donald Hinton and Eliza Presley (Elizabeth McFarland). Hinton chooses to deny that he paid for the GPS device which Eliza attempted to mail to Jesse hidden within an angel statue in 2008. Eliza told me over the phone that “Hinton paid for the GPS device…You know I don’t have the money for that.“ Well, tonight I am presenting the proof that Hinton did, indeed, order and pay for the device and had it shipped to Eliza.
I have removed their addresses, although I would like to show even that. Also, have removed two digits of the last four digits of Hinton’s Mastercard. I have learned from Hinton’s own admission to someone, as well as from someone who has investigated Hinton, that Eliza maxed out Hinton’s credit card to the tune of $50,000. Also, I have been told that there is proof that Hinton was involved with Eliza dating back to 1998. That was during the time that I was associated with Hinton for Jesse’s sake. This helps explain why I began catching him lying to me…which was the ultimate reason that I totally severed my association with him in December, 2000. But, I must admit that I did not even have a clue that he was hiding so much from me. He is a psychiatrist and obviously knows very well how to manipulate and lie to people…Jesse and me included.
Up until fairly recently, I had believed that Hinton’s only motive in helping Eliza was to clear his name because of the mess which he made with publishing and promoting the book…during which he lied to the public by saying that Jesse was going to come out publicly in 2002. I believed that he would be satisfied if Eliza proved in court that Elvis is Jesse. The GPS device absolutely proves that this was not his motive at all.
I know now that his agenda was much darker and more complicated than that. The GPS device proves, beyond all shadow of a doubt, that he was out to find Jesse physically and expose him. Bear in mind that Hinton always knew that Jesse’s life was in danger if it were proven that he is alive and where he is located. Hinton, with reckless abandon, financed and connived with Eliza to expose Jesse for the gain to be made…as from multimillion dollar rewards.
I have a copy of about 10 minutes of the 9 or more hours of telephone recordings which Hinton turned over to Eliza and Eliza’s attorney, about which I wrote on my prior page. So, having heard these 10 minutes of answering machine messages, I have a whole new perspective of what Hinton was doing and who he was in touch with. These messages were from the summer of 2001. I have reason to suspect that Hinton was actually in touch with Donna Presley and was party to the DNA which Eliza obtained from Donna. There is a message on this tape from someone named “Donna” telling Hinton that she has the pictures of Elvis on her desk. I suspect this is Donna Presley. I could make that portion of the tape public in case anyone wishes to deny that it exists.
I felt that Hinton was a pathetic cowardly egotistical worm up until the recent facts have been made known to me. Now I know that he cared not one whit about Jesse and his safety. All the while he was scheming behind my back, behind Jesse’s back and behind the backs of the other three individuals with whom Jesse was closely associated…the group of people who Jesse said were his “family“.
I regret the day that I ever introduced Hinton to Elvis. I had been acquainted with him since I published my newsletter in 1990-1991. At that time he was a very nice young man still in school. He shared his life events with me. His first marriage, the birth of his two children, the progress in his education and subsequent career. His devotion to Elvis never wavered during those years. So, after 7 years, I felt I knew him well enough to trust him with the fact that I knew Elvis. I see now that he was and still is a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
I also now feel certain that Linda Felix-Johnson and Jerry Presley were in on the “hunt” for Elvis. Felix-Johnson was constantly telling Jesse that he would be safer if he came out publicly. They pressured him for a video. Hinton asked for DNA and fingerprints. Jerry Presley constantly pushed for a meeting with Jesse.
I have been told by several reliable people that there was a night time vigil staged by Hinton and Eliza…equipped with night time vision equipment which was, once more, paid for by Hinton…again attempting to learn Jesse’s location by following someone connected to Jesse.
Hinton once spent the entire night sitting in his car outside of a Memphis hotel where one of Jesse’s men was staying. I have always felt that he intended to follow Jesse’s man to Jesse’s location. For Jesse’s sake, I let that episode “ride”. Jesse knew all about it and he was swiftly relocated because of Hinton’s actions. There was a discussion between myself and Hinton because I was very hurt that he would do something so stupid.
Looking back with so much more proof, I see things much differently from the way I perceived things as they unfolded over the years.
When the first GPS device (the one shown in the below sales receipt) was intercepted by our go between with some info. from me to him while he was holding it, Eliza then set about to connive with a good friend of mine to get him to send a second GPS device to Jesse via a package to me because they thought that my mail would not be investigated by those protecting Jesse. My good friend phoned me and told me all about this 2nd diabolical plan to even use me without my knowledge. I feel certain now that Hinton was party to that second GPS plan. He was probably the one who suggested sending it through me without my knowledge. I thank my dear friend for refusing to take part in this plan and for making me aware of the whole situation. This same friend is the person who called and alerted me to the first GPS having been sent hidden in the angel statue. I immediately notified the go between who looked inside the angel and actually found the device. So, you can see how determined the two ofthem were to track Jesse down physically and didn’t care one whit about Jesse’s safety…nor did they care if they destroyed my friendship with Jesse. As I have written before Hinton and Felix-Johnson set their course to totally obliterate me from Jesse’s life and frommy place in the book.
Below is the invoice-sales receipt proving that Hinton did order and pay for the GPS device and had it shipped to Eliza under her real name Elizabeth McFarland.
One picture is worth a thousand words:
As you can see above, Hinton paid $649.35 for this one device alone. The fact that he was willing to spring for another 2nd device should be proof how determined he was to locate Jesse.
Perhaps the most ironic part of this whole fiasco is that after all Hinton had done to me and knowing how much I did know about his underhanded behavior, he came whining to me in the summer of 2004 asking me to help him. He wanted me to put him back in touch with Jesse because he had been lied to and had done things which he was told that Jesse wanted him to do. But, then he learned that it was not what Jesse wanted him to do…implying that he had acted on the supposed directions of Jesse through his joined-at-the-hip assistant Felix-Johnson. I actually did feel sorry for him for a little while…but I did not put him back in touch with Jesse.
Hinton did manage to smuggle some letters to Jesse through Eliza though…again playing on Jesse’s sympathy. <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>
THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
Our friend, Frankie Paradiso, now has the song about which I wrote earlier as a music video on YouTube.
Below is the YouTube link:
Frankie Paradiso Sings an Ode to Stephen Foster: “Precious Sweet Elvis”
Jesse phoned last evening and we spoke for a few minutes. We would have talked longer, but his phone was giving trouble and kept cutting us off. But, I want to let everyone know that he sounded really good. A call from him always makes my day and puts my mind at ease by knowing that he is OK. I am sorry that there is no news to tell this time.
I submitted a comment about Eliza’s court case on the blog page of attorney Andy Mayoras earlier this week. He did approve my comment and it is now displayed on his blog.
Below is the link to his blog as well as my comment: