News broke that Mr. Lansky - Clothier to The King - was recovering from pneumonia. He has been hospitalized for some time but the family informed fans that he wass doing very well now.
The 96 pages hardcover book "Elvis Presley" by Alison Gauntlett was released by Pulteney Press in their "Icons Of Our Time" series.
Get Ready For 2011
The U.K. based calendar publisher Danilo released a preview of their 2011 Elvis Presley calendar.
Fake Hair For Sale
The legendary Rock and Roll singer-turned-movie star Elvis Presley wore these two dark blonde hand-tied wigs while working at MGM, possibly for Kissing Cousins though the date suggests it was later rented for a subsequent production. The wig # 1300B includes the MGM studio stock card. The wig record card has "Stock No. 1300B", the date "2-11-66", and "original Player: E. Presley" typed on it. There are some pencil note markings as well. Description: Dark Blonde Modern. The wig 1300A includes the original MGM studio cardboard box. The front of the box has been labeled "1300 B, DK. Blonde Modern, E. Presley". Both wigs are made from human hair and are in overall Fine condition. Wig 1300B has the nape extension dated 2-11-66 and has been restyled for photography. The box has been badly moisture-stained and the top cover has a broken corner. The wig box is in Fair condition. The studio card has a 1/2" tear. Otherwise it is in Very Good condition. From The MGM Wig Archive. Estimate: $3,000 - up.
Import Top 40 March 2010
Compared to last month the top 5 has slightly changed. One Night Only! dopped two places to #5. The result is that both A Hot Winter Night and Closing Night February 1970 moved up one spot. So far there are no 2010 releases present in the list.
The current Top 5 is:
1 (1) A Greensboro Revolution! (2008)
2 (2) American Crown Jewels (1996)
3 (4) A Hot Winter Night In Dallas (1998)
4 (5) Closing Night February 1970 (2008)
5 (3) One Night Only! (2006)
FTD Top 40 March 2010
Compared to last month Elvis Country moved up one spot, driving Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis to the #5 position. The recent A Minnesota Moment has gathered its first votes.
The current top 5:
1 (1) The Jungle Room Sessions (2000)
2 (2) Elvis Is Back! (2005)
3 (3) That's The Way It Is (2008)
4 (5) Elvis Country (2008)
5 (4) Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis (2004)
Graceland Goes Orange
Graceland will 'Go Orange for Animals' on the evenings of April 1-5, in honor of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. Landmarks around the US are lighting up in orange throughout April on behalf of the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) to commemorate Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, a nationwide celebration of the human-animal bond and the organization’s victories on behalf of animals.
“We’re deeply honored by the support of landmarks and sponsors that have decided to ‘go orange’ this year,” said ASPCA President & CEO Ed Sayres. “Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month is a time of reflection for both the ASPCA and the nation. This month reminds us of the successes we’ve had preventing animal cruelty and helping homeless pets find safe and loving homes.”
April Fool's Day fun in the Elvis world:
April fool's day is upon us and all over the web there are gags and japes going on relating to Elvis. One site is offering fans the chance to see colour film of Elvis performing the laughing version of 'Are You Lonesome Tonight' from 1969, to FTD about to release a new jam session where Elvis performs Chuck Berry songs for an hour. Another one sent in to us was that SONY and EPE are in talks to release Elvis' opening show from July 31st 1969. What a shame none of these tall tales are to come true.