Elvis & Joyce (& Nixon & The Gun), Part II

Over the years I have researched many topics about Elvis, and getting the facts and the stories correct has always been my first priority. Other researchers and writers, to their credit, also say they aim for accuracy. However, the story behind Elvis’s December 19, 1970, trip to Washington DC is one collection of Elvis factoids […]

Understanding the Death of Elvis

This is the original piece written in Fall 2013 about Elvis’s death, the closing section of which is included in the post titled, “Review: The Post-Mortem Documents.” Understanding the Death of Elvis As the 36th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death has passed, and his seventy-ninth birthday approaches, I am reminded once again, as I am […]

Vernon & The Autopsy Permission Form

The autopsy permission form was taken from Baptist Memorial Hospital to Graceland shortly after Elvis was pronounced dead on August 16, 1977.  The form was to be presented to Vernon Presley for his signature, and information about the autopsy procedure would at that time be provided and explained to him.  But right before this discussion took […]