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    Elvis Presley’s Last Love

    On August 16, 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee it was already 93 degrees at 2:30 pm. The humidity hung thick in the air – leaving anyone who ventured outside of the comfort of air conditioning sticky and moist. The world was only moments away from learning that one of its most famous and beloved entertainers had died. It was unconscionable that Elvis Presley was gone. Yes, he was suffering from an array of health conditions and was battling a now well-known dependence on prescription drugs, but he was only 42-years-old. He seemed bigger than life. He was making plans for the future. Then it all just stopped. Among the plans he…

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    A Southern Gentleman is Hard to Find – But this Video of Elvis Shows What One Looks Like!

    As part of our ongoing participation in Elvis Week 2018 we'd like to share this video of Elvis Presley - a true Southern gentleman. Watch how kind he is to the little girl presenting him with a Medallion of Life from the Sioux Nation, June 1977. He went out of his way to put her at ease. As the camera scans the room you'll notice his father Vernon and fiancee Ginger Alden.

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    New Graceland Exhibit – Growing Up Presley

    As part of our ongoing participation in Elvis Week 2018, we’d like to share a video of the latest Graceland exhibit: “Growing Up Presley.” The exhibit focuses on Lisa Marie Presley and is sure to be a welcomed addition to the tour experience! The ribbon cutting took place in Memphis August 10th, with Elvis’ granddaughter, actress Riley Keough doing the honors. https://www.localmemphis.com/video/lisa-marie-presley-daughter-on-hand-to-open-new-graceland-exhibit-growing-up-presley_20180810221756/1360047009

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    Elvis and Lisa Marie Presley Sing Gospel Together

    The much anticipated revamped versions of Elvis Presley’s treasured gospel songs will release 8/10/18. However, the official video of the song “Where No One Stands Alone” in which his daughter Lisa duets with her father is out now. It features a haunting blend of photos and videos of Lisa with her Daddy, as well as footage of the recording session. It will put a lump in your throat. To many Elvis fans this compilation is a pleasant surprise given that Lisa, a former Scientologist, has decided to turn to sacred music. But considering the reports of her personal troubles maybe like the rest of her fellow Southerners who wander to…

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    Lewis Grizzard – A Southern Original

    During the prime of his career as a humorist, author and newspaper columnist for the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Lewis Grizzard represented the true personality of the South; he loved the past, yet embraced the future. In fact, he so broke the stereotypical view the world has of southerners that New York Times reporter Peter Applebome once called Lewis “the patron saint of the new suburban South, where you could have both the values of the old general store and the designer label wares of the megamalls.” Despite being a professed bbq eating redneck, he lived in Atlanta’s exclusive Ansley Park area and travelled all over the world to sample…

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    Elvis Week 2018 Line-Up Announced

    JULY 19, 2018 Events include an All-New Gospel Album listening party with Lisa Marie Presley, an unprecedented 10 concerts, the opening of the new Chapel In The Woods, and new exhibits at Elvis Presley’s Memphis Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee has announced that Elvis Week 2018 will feature more events and performances than ever. Newly announced guests and events include marking the 50th Anniversary of the “’68 Comeback Special” with director and producer of the special, Steve Binder.The recently announced gospel album from RCA/Legacy Recordings, “Elvis Presley – Where No One Stands Alone,” will be heard for the first time at Graceland during a special listening party hosted by Lisa Marie Presley on August 11,…

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    Bettie Page: The Sultry Siren of the Southland

    Long before Miley (bless her heart) Cyrus jiggled her bony butt in an attempt to catch the world’s attention, a woman had to have real curves in order to be considered or marketed as sexy. The original and most enigmatic of the pinup queens was Tennessee born Bettie Page. In her brief career during the 1950’s, she made such a large impact that an entire cult following endures even to this day. As for Bettie, the attention became too intense, prompting her to retreat into her own private world. After she stopped modeling, she lived the rest of her life working as a Christian missionary. Yes, depending on your own personal…

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    HBO’s Sharp Objects

    “Location, location, location” is a common phrase used in real estate. Apparently, it’s true for film producers too. About 60 miles south of Atlanta is the small town of Barnesville, GA. When a producer from HBO’s Big Little Lies decided to cruise around the area looking for pig farms he stumbled into this quaint town and knew it was unique. As a result, HBO’s Sharp Objects starring Amy Adams used its charming visuals as a setting to film this noir-styled mini-series. To anyone who watches the show, the chill you get at the opening of each episode is due in part to the contrast of those visuals and the story line.…