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#392 Mar 10, 2011
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Two days before his alleged death, Elvis telephoned a friend of his named Miss Foster (Elvis had been friends with her for a long time because she reminded him of his mother). He told her that he wasn't planning on going on the upcoming tour. She asked him if he had canceled it, and he said that he had not. When she asked if he was ill, he said that he was fine, and that she should not ask any more questions or tell anyone anything, and that she should not believe anything she reads. He told her that his troubles would all soon be over, and that he would call her in a few weeks. The author of 'Elvis Where Are You?' writes that Miss Foster took a polygraph test regarding this story, and that she was not lying.
Its funny that every time the Miss Foster woman is used as a reason to prove he faked his death. I never see a first name. Just a miss Foster. Curious.
Miss Fosters full name is---Ellen Marie Foster.
Oh the book written by Chanzes which is part of the info used to support the Elvis Commission findings-wow that gives it credibility.
Joe E knows of no Miss Foster, neither does any member of the group who spent nearly 24 hours a day in shifts with Elvis.
Polograph is not admisable in court for a good reason-because in any individual is unstable....or lives in a fantasy actually has been conned-they can pass the test.
If someone has blood pressure problems, nervous, tense etc they can fail when actually telling the truth.
Widely known as to why it is not allowed as evidence.

United States

#393 Mar 10, 2011
At a site called QuirkyBet the odds are 1000-1 on the question is Elvis alive.
All you alivers have to do-is pool your money make the bet and then get "Elvis to come out" and you could be rich!!
But they will want real proof, this info you have posted is not going to get you anywhere.

United States

#394 Mar 10, 2011
One of many hoaxes about Elvis being alive :
Shelby Singleton of Sun International decided to disguise Ellis' identity on his first Sun single, "That's All Right (Mama)"/"Blue Moon of Kentucky" (Sun 1129), leaving listeners to speculate that the songs might be alternate takes of Elvis' first two songs. Instead of listing Ellis' first album on the label, Singleton printed a question mark. Ellis first album appearance for Sun was as an unidentified singer singing duet with Jerry Lee Lewis on ten tracks of the 1978 album Duets (Sun 1011)..... Again, the speculation was that Elvis had sung on the songs, particularly "Save the Last Dance for Me".

In 1979 Jimmy Ellis finally merged with an identity, but it still wasn't himself. He appeared as Orion Eckley Darnell, the character created August 16, 1977, by a Marietta [Georgia], housewife Gail Brewer-Giorgo. Her 1978 novel Orion told the story of a rock and roll singer, very much like Elvis, who faked his own death.

On Orion's 1979 debut album, Reborn (Sun 1912). Ellis appeared on the album cover wearing a mask over his eyes. The album featured some excellent songs including "Ebony Eyes", "Honey", and "Washing Machine". They were sung in the same style in which Elvis would have sung them.

Ellis's Orion character claimed to have been managed by one Colonel Mac Weiman, and have been born in Ribbonsville, Tennessee on December 31, 1931. Listeners of Orion were initially split into two camps: those who knew that Orion was Jimmy Ellis just having some fun sounding like Elvis , and others who sincerely believed or wanted to believe that he was truly Elvis coming back on the scene after faking his own death......

United States

#395 Mar 10, 2011
Interview with Charlie Thompson:
Question: What about all the "Is Elvis Alive?" talk and the sightings of Elvis?

Charles Thompson:- Most fans accept the idea that Elvis is dead. But they really don't want to discuss how he died. And others have convinced themselves that Elvis is alive. So, no matter what type of evidence is presented to the contrary, they still cling to that idea.

Question:- What of Gail Brewer Giorgio's claim that when Elvis was brought into the hospital on August 16, 1977, a nurse looked at him and said. "That's not Elvis," and she was made to sign a G-5 form, swearing not to reveal what went on in the hospital that day.

Charles Thompson:- I've never heard of that form. There were no federal people there. The people I talked to, the doctors and nurses, were very open and willing to talk about what happened. Elvis was well known by the hospital staff because he was treated there just two weeks prior to his death.

Thompson maintains what's lacking from all of the "Is Elvis Alive?" proponents is "documentation." No pictures, no audio or video tapes exist that can prove beyond a doubt that Elvis is alive. In fact, Thompson states that some of the documents being used to prove Elvis is alive are "bad documents" because they have been altered.

Question:- Is it true that a million dollars is missing and has never been accounted for from Elvis' checking account?

Charles Thompson:- They're meticulous at that estate. Priscilla and Jack Soden, the fella who's running it for her, are great business people. They're not missing a nickel. Colonel Parker took 50 percent off the top....... And Elvis, as you well know, liked to give away a lot of expensive gifts. They weren't making a whole lot of money and they didn't have a whole lot of cash at that time. They were just going from concert to concert.

Siloam Springs, AR

#396 Mar 10, 2011
Ronald44 wrote:
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Well if none of us "disbelievers" were here, there wouldn't be a debate to start with, now, would there?
Got it? Go DING yet???
A possible scenario in Darcy's workplace:
COLLEAGUE: Hey Darcy, look at that behind you!!!
*Darcy turns around and stares like a wide-eyed monkey*
COLLEAGUE:(yelling out to entire workplace) C'mon everybody! She'll be like that for hours!

Since: Mar 11

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#397 Mar 10, 2011
Obviously, this "Miss Foster" is a fake.

And I'm still waiting on any of the alivers to state the name of the ER nurse who said it wasn't Elvis' body that day.

I won't hold my breath.

United States

#398 Mar 10, 2011
Presley Fan wrote:
Obviously, this "Miss Foster" is a fake.
And I'm still waiting on any of the alivers to state the name of the ER nurse who said it wasn't Elvis' body that day.
I won't hold my breath.
I have tried to find some reference to Miss Foster in any other publication on Elvis-zip.
I put her name into the search engine in multiple ways with Elvis-zip other than the references to this one book.
I also tried to find out what a G-5 form was that the nurse supposedly signed... all I came up with was something about the Dept. Of Education, something about land acquisitions, so what that was suppose to be I'm not sure.

Huntsville, AL

#399 Mar 10, 2011
Presley Fan wrote:
Obviously, this "Miss Foster" is a fake.
And I'm still waiting on any of the alivers to state the name of the ER nurse who said it wasn't Elvis' body that day.
I won't hold my breath.
ahhh come on if you promise you'll hold that breath we promise We will tell you in a couple hours!

United States

#400 Mar 10, 2011
CeeJay wrote:
<quoted text>ahhh come on if you promise you'll hold that breath we promise We will tell you in a couple hours!
No ones holding their breath-no point.
Legit truth is not a secret-no one holds it back.
I have said I would be the first to listen to real concrete truth of fact-not assumption not circumstantial-middle name misspellings, or "someone who looked like Elvis was seen on a plane for.....a few hours after he died"
That tells nothing.
This is the moment.

Since: Oct 09

#401 Mar 10, 2011
Have any of you gone to and read the amazing amount of information that Patrick Lacy, the author of Elvis Decoded, posts and routinely updates?
Jon Doe

Kent, OH

#402 Mar 10, 2011
The leyton sommers interview is Elvis Presley doing a Leyton Sommers impersonation...

United States

#403 Mar 10, 2011
Jon Doe wrote:
The leyton sommers interview is Elvis Presley doing a Leyton Sommers impersonation...

Since: Jun 08

Hudson, NY

#404 Mar 11, 2011
Here is an audio interview i did with Patrick Lacey . We talk about his book and the Elvis is alive statments.
Joe Krein

United States

#405 Mar 11, 2011
ELVIS2001NET wrote:
Here is an audio interview i did with Patrick Lacey . We talk about his book and the Elvis is alive statments.
Joe Krein
Thanks for posting-very informative.
Jon Doe

Kent, OH

#406 Mar 11, 2011
Ben wrote:
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So all these doctors (pathologist) who were present when they did the 2-3 hour autopsy at BMH just lied?....
Dr. Jerry Francisco.
Dr. Eric Muirhead
Dr. Noel Florendo
Dr. Thomas Chesney
Dr. Roger Haggitt
Dr. Saac Henderson
Dr.James Holbert
Dr. Raul Lamin
Dr. James Pitcock
Dr. Harold Sexton
I know Elvis also was a fine actor, but not even he could starring in his own autopsy and lived afterwards.....otherwise give that man an Oscar.
No they were fooled too...Most of them atleast. Makes it more believable..."Plausible deniability"
Sweet Caroline

Mount Vernon, IA

#407 Mar 11, 2011
Why don't the major protagonists simply "table" their evidence for fans and a court of law to evaluate? There are two interrelated answers:

(1) there is no "hard evidence", and

(2) if they did, their "house of cards" would quickly crumble and the psychological satisfaction they derive from the game they are playing would dissolve, with the return of that dreaded, sinking feeling that must be avoided at all costs: personal impotence.

Denial, rationalization, ignorance, the need for personal power - these are the operational constants of the Elvis underground. It is a fertile ground where imaginations run rife, a conspiracy lover's heaven.

Dr. Gary Enders (October 2003)
Sweet Caroline

Mount Vernon, IA

#408 Mar 11, 2011
This has been going on almost 34 years. If anyone has evidence he lives; then take it to court !! There have been so many god-awful stories told about Elvis, it's disgusting.IF you believe he's alive, then go quietly and live in your delusion, prove it in a court of law --or STFU. You've no idea what all this crap has done to him and his family.There is no way for him or anyone to have to live. How would you like it, if you wanted to "hoax" your death to get some peace & you had a buch of nuts chasing you around? Not one of you have ever stopped to put yourselves in his place. Only your need to think you're some VIP or to make a little money off of him. I'm beginning to believe , no one gave a damn about him , he was right!!
Sweet Caroline

Mount Vernon, IA

#409 Mar 11, 2011
Overview of Achievements

Record Sales

It is estimated that Elvis Presley has sold over one billion record units worldwide, more than anyone in record industry history. In America alone, Elvis has had 150 different albums and singles that have been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), with more certifications expected as research into his past record sales continues and as current sales go on. Research is also underway to document his record sales achievements in other countries. It is estimated that 40% of Elvis' total record sales have been outside the United States.

International Acclaim
Elvis Presley’s trophy room at Graceland is filled with gold and platinum records and awards of all kinds from around the world. Some of the countries represented are: Norway, Yugoslavia, Japan, Australia, South Africa, England, Sweden, Germany, France, Canada, Belgium, and The Netherlands.

It is interesting to note that, except for a handful of movie soundtrack songs, Elvis did not record in other languages, and, except for five shows in three Canadian cities in 1957, he did not perform in concert outside the United States. Still, his recordings and films enjoyed, and continue to enjoy, popularity all over the globe, and he is known throughout the world by his first name.

Record Chart Statistics

Elvis has had no less than 149 songs to appear on Billboard’s Hot 100 Pop Chart in America. Of these, 114 were in the top forty, 40 were in the top ten, and 18 went to number one. His number one singles spent a total of 80 weeks at number one. He has also had over 90 charted albums with ten of them reaching number one. These figures are only for the pop charts and only in America. He was also a leading artist in the American country, R&B, and gospel fields, and his chart success in other countries was substantial.

Historic Television Guest Appearances

In 1956, Elvis made his network television debut with the first of his six appearances on "Stage Show," a weekly variety program hosted by Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey. He followed these with two appearances on "The Milton Berle Show," the second of which included a performance of "Hound Dog" that was so provocative (for that time, anyway) that it caused a national scandal. Elvis next appeared on "The Steve Allen Show," with Allen mocking the sensation of the Berle appearance by having Elvis dress in a tuxedo, eliminate his usual physical gyrations, and sing "Hound Dog" to a Basset Hound. Ed Sullivan had once said he would never have the controversial singer on his top-rated show, but that was before the week that Elvis’ appearance on "Steve Allen" had surpassed Sullivan’s ratings. Sullivan paid Elvis $50,000 to make three appearances on his show, which was, at the time, more money than any performer had ever been paid to appear on a network variety program. When Elvis made his third Sullivan appearance in January of 1957, Ed Sullivan surprised Elvis by telling him on camera that his show had never had a better experience with a name act, and said “I wanted to say to Elvis and the country that this is a real decent, fine boy.” It was on this very same Sullivan appearance that Elvis was shown on camera from the waist up only, one of early television history’s most memorable moments. Elvis’ next network television appearance was in 1960, when Frank Sinatra gave his variety show a “Welcome Home, Elvis” theme to herald Elvis’ return from the Army. Elvis was paid $125,000 to appear - again, making history.
Sweet Caroline

Mount Vernon, IA

#410 Mar 11, 2011
The Silver Screen
Elvis starred in 31 feature films as an actor and two theatrically released concert documentary films, all of which enjoyed financial success. For a number of years he was one of Hollywood’s top box office draws and one of its highest-paid actors. His two most critically acclaimed films, "Jailhouse Rock" (1957) and "King Creole" (1958), have become classics of their era. His movies and concert films enjoy a healthy life today in television syndication and home video sales and rentals. Some of his top-selling music came from his movies. Eleven of his movie soundtrack albums went to the top 10, and of those, four went to number one. The soundtrack for "G.I. Blues" (1960) was number one on the Billboard Top 100 album chart for 10 weeks and remained on the chart for 111 weeks. The album from "Blue Hawaii" was number one for 20 weeks and was on the chart for 79 weeks.

Television Specials

Elvis Presley’s three network television specials - "Elvis" (1968), "Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii, via Satellite" (1973), and "Elvis in Concert" (1977)- stand among the most highly rated specials of their time. His 1968 special, "Elvis," is one of the most critically acclaimed music specials of all time. His 1973 special, "Elvis - Aloha from Hawaii, via Satellite," was seen in 40 countries by 1 billion to 1.5 billion people and made television history. It was seen on television in more American homes than man’s first walk on the moon.

The Concert Stage

When Elvis returned to the live stage after the success of his 1968 television special and the wrap-up of his Hollywood movie contract obligations, he opened at the International Hotel in Las Vegas in the summer of 1969 for a four-week, 57-show engagement that broke all existing Las Vegas attendance records. He returned to the International a few months later in early 1970, during the slow winter season in Vegas, and broke his own attendance record. Right after that came a record-breaking six-show engagement at the Astrodome in Houston, where Elvis played to a total of 207,494 people. Elvis took his elaborate live show on the road in the latter part of 1970 for his first concert tour since 1957. Throughout the 1970’s, Elvis toured America where he broke box office records, while continuing to play an engagement or two per year in Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe. Among the outstanding highlights of this period was in 1972, when Elvis performed four sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden. During his “concert years” from 1969 to 1977, Elvis gave nearly 1,100 concert performances.

Grammy Awards
Elvis received 14 Grammy nominations from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS). His three wins were for gospel recordings - the album "How Great Thou Art" (1967), the album "He Touched Me" (1972) and his live Memphis concert recording of the song "How Great Thou Art" (1974). In 1971, NARAS also recognized him with their Lifetime Achievement Award (known then as the Bing Crosby Award in honor of its first recipient). Elvis was 36 years old at the time.

Six of Elvis' recordings, all of them his original studio masters, have been inducted into the NARAS Hall of Fame: "Hound Dog" (1956 recording, inducted 1988); "Heartbreak Hotel" (1956 recording, inducted 1995); "That's All Right" (1954 recording, inducted 1998); "Suspicious Minds" (1969 recording, inducted 1999); "Don't Be Cruel" (1956 recording, inducted 2002); and "Are You Lonesome Tonight" (1960 recording, inducted 2007). The Recording Academy's national trustees established the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. Many inductees are recordings that were created and released before the 1958 inception of NARAS and the Grammy Awards.
Sweet Caroline

Mount Vernon, IA

#411 Mar 11, 2011
One of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation
The United States Junior Chamber of Commerce (the Jaycees) named Elvis One of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation for 1970 in a ceremony on January 16, 1971, one of Elvis’ proudest moments. This award has been given since 1938 and has honored men of achievement in all areas of endeavor - sports, government, science, medicine, entertainment, etc. It recognizes outstanding personal achievement and the exemplification of the opportunities available in the free enterprise system, along with patriotism, humanitarianism, and community service.(In the 1980's, eligibility was opened to women as well as men, and the award has since been presented to the year's Ten Outstanding Young Americans.)

Charitable Endeavors

Elvis Presley was famous for giving away Cadillacs, cash and jewelry, often on the spur of the moment. But, the true depth and breadth of his generosity and community involvement is not so widely known. In 1961, Elvis gave a benefit concert at Bloch Arena in Hawaii that raised over $65,000 toward the building of the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. The resulting publicity gave new life to the fund-raising effort, which had, by then, lost its momentum. The memorial opened a year later. Audience tickets for his 1973 "Aloha from Hawaii" television special and its pre-broadcast rehearsal show carried no price, as each audience member was asked to pay whatever he or she could. The performances and concert merchandise sales were a benefit raising $75,000 for the Kui Lee Cancer Fund in Hawaii. Each year, for many years, Elvis gave $1,000 or more to each of 50 Memphis-area charities, but also continually made many other charitable donations in Memphis and around the country.
Most of Elvis’ philanthropic endeavors received no publicity at all. Throughout his adult life, for friends, for family, and for total strangers, he quietly paid hospital bills, bought homes, supported families, paid off debts, and much more.

Elvis' legacy of generosity continues through the work of the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation, which is the philanthropic branch of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. and the creator of the Elvis Presley Endowed Scholarship Fund at the University of Memphis. The tradition of giving also continues through the work of the Elvis fan clubs worldwide, most of which are heavily involved in charitable endeavors in Elvis' memory.

Graceland Mansion

Graceland, Elvis Presley’s home and refuge for 20 years, is one of the most visited homes in America today, now attracting over 600,000 visitors annually. In 1991, Graceland Mansion was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2006, Graceland was designated a National Historic Landmark. Find out more about visiting Graceland.

The Elvis Stamp
In 1992, the U.S. Postal Service announced that Elvis’ image would be used for a commemorative postage stamp. The Postal Service narrowed the artwork choices down to two images - one of Elvis in the 1950’s as a sizzling young rocker, and one of him as a concert superstar in his 1973 "Aloha from Hawaii" special. In an unprecedented move, the USPS put the decision to the American people and distributed ballots coast to coast. Over 1.2 million votes were cast and the image of the young rocker won. The stamp was released on January 8, 1993, with extravagant first day of issue ceremonies at Graceland. The Elvis stamp is the most widely publicized stamp issue in the history of the U.S. Postal Service and it is the top selling commemorative postage stamp of all time. The USPS printed 500 million of them, three times the usual print run for a commemorative stamp. Several countries outside the U.S. also have issued Elvis stamps over the years.

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