Did Vernon Presley write the letters he sent to Elvis’s fans? The answer to this question takes us to another question, and that is whether Vernon had his full mental faculties in the last few years of his life. Let’s look at two letters that Vernon sent, the first from sometime after March 1979, and […]
In an article posted this morning here, Priscilla Presley and Jerry Schilling comment on the upcoming Elvis biopic being produced by Baz Luhrmann. If I am jumping the gun on this, so be it, but I do have a few questions. Jerry Schilling: “I think he certainly asked all the right questions, as I will […]
This past week on Twitter, the wonderful deejay Argo, host of SiriusXM Elvis Radio, offered a few supportive comments to filmmaker Baz Luhrmann when Mr. Luhrmann announced that the role of Priscilla Presley had been cast for his upcoming Elvis biopic. I echo Argo’s sentiment, and I truly hope that Luhrmann knocks it out of […]
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 […]
From The Commercial Appeal, August 18, 1977.
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 […]
In 2010, I had the privilege of discussing the resuscitation efforts of August 16, 1977, with the physician who led those efforts. I may post details from that conversation here, someday, but am not sure. The doctor was very generous with his description of the events, and the details he provided helped to clear up […]
My commentary on the poolhouse door and whether Al Strada would have been on the Graceland property in January 1978 is posted here. This pertains to the claim that Elvis is seen in the “poolhouse photo” taken five months after his death.
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 […]
On August 16, 1977, Ginger Alden (Elvis’s fiancée) was with Elvis in his upstairs suite, and at 2:20 that afternoon she found his lifeless body on the floor of the bathroom. Since then, Ginger’s actions that day have been described in various ways, most of which are very much at odds with the facts. Below, I am […]