Elvis Presley’s Aloha from Hawaii jumpsuit and cape recreated in bronze statue in Tupelo

Located at the top of the hill on the grounds of Elvis Presley’s birthplace in Tupelo, Mississippi is a beautiful bronze statue called “Becoming.” It was created in 2015 by sculptor Michiel VanderSommen at the request of the Elvis Presley Birthplace Memorial Foundation. 

It depicts two figures of Elvis: a young 11-year-old boy dreaming of what the future held for him, and the adult superstar Elvis dressed in the American Eagle jumpsuit and cape that Presley famously wore on his “Aloha from Hawaii” concert special in 1973. 

Continue reading

How to watch the free Elvis Presley TV channel

Learn how you can find the Elvis Presley streaming channel on your TV so you can watch Elvis all day long! 

The new Elvis Presley streaming TV channel launched on June 27, 2022 by Cinedigm, a streaming entertainment company dedicated to serving enthusiast fan bases. In partnership with Elvis Presley Enterprises, LLC and ABG Entertainment, “the new streaming channel comprises Elvis Presley films and specials along with additional movies, series and lifestyle programming inspired by Elvis – including new, original series in development.”

Continue reading

New ‘Elvis On Tour’ 7-disc box set includes 91 unreleased tracks

The new Elvis On Tour box set, a newly-compiled 50th anniversary celebration of Presley’s monumental 1972 concert trek (premiering unreleased live and studio material), will be released on January 27, 2023. It was delayed from its original December 2022 release date.

CLICK HERE TO Pre-order on Amazon

The Elvis On Tour box set includes 6 CDs (premiering previously unreleased Elvis concert performances and studio rehearsals) and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Blu-ray edition of the MGM Film, “Elvis On Tour,” winner of Best Documentary Film at the 30th Golden Globes Awards in 1973 and the last feature film starring Elvis Presley to be released during the artist’s lifetime.

Continue reading

Elvis Presley book recommendations after seeing the ELVIS movie

Hopefully after seeing the ELVIS movie starring Austin Butler, you want to delve deeper into the true history of Elvis Presley.

[Watch the video version of this article on YouTube]

*

Here are some lesser-known books I recommend:

Continue reading

ELVIS MOVIE REVIEW: From a historian’s perspective

At 2.5 hours, Baz Luhrmann’s ELVIS movie is a wild ride, covering Presley’s life from childhood to his untimely death at age 42. As an Elvis historian and author, my interest is in examining how the film does or does not distort Elvis Presley’s true history. 

There are so many Elvis myths out there that people make comments about daily on social media, and I have been on a mission to combat those false stereotypes about Elvis with the articles and books that I have written. My hope is that the film is entertaining, and at the same time, does not enforce any false narratives. That is how I am approaching my review of the ELVIS movie. 

Continue reading

ELVIS movie special screening at Graceland

On June 11, 2022, Elvis Presley’s Graceland hosted a special advance screening of Baz Luhrmann’s ELVIS movie. Along with the cast of the film, Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie Presley attended as well as Elvis and Priscilla’s grandchildren: Riley Keough (age 33) and twins Harper and Finley Lockwood (age 13).

(Left to right): Riley Keough, Priscilla Presley, Harper Lockwood, Lisa Marie Presley, Finley Lockwood

According to The Commercial Appeal, international reporters were invited to Memphis to interview the stars, take tours of Graceland and celebrate at a cocktail party with drinks like the “Pink Cadillac” (a mixture of tequila, lime juice, the orange-flavored Cointreau and hibiscus syrup).

Continue reading

Baz Luhrmann hopes to release Elvis Presley never-before-seen 1970s documentary footage

Scene from 1970 documentary, Elvis: That’s The Way It Is

It seems that Elvis Presley unreleased documentary footage may be in the works for release. Fans have been begging for years that the never-before-seen film footage from Elvis: That’s The Way It Is (1970) and Elvis On Tour (1972) be released to the public.

Continue reading

Elvis Presley’s Homecoming statue in Tupelo from every angle

In August 2012, a bronze statue of Elvis Presley was unveiled in his hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi. The statue of Elvis circa 1956 singing and reaching out his hand was based on an actual photo of Presley performing onstage at his historic 1956 homecoming concert in Tupelo.

Continue reading