June 10 - Stolen! Lodewijk Rijff Died

A thief stole an original photograph of Elvis Presley worth several thousand dollars from an antique store on Pioneer Street this week, police said. 

 Someone removed the Presley photograph from its frame when the owner of As You Like it Antiques wasn't looking, sometime Tuesday or early Wednesday, the owner told police. She reported the theft from her shop in the 100 block of Pioneer Street at 11:25 Wednesday, Ashland Police Deputy Chief Rich Walsh said this morning. "She just happened to find the frame of the picture lying there," he said.

The photo depicted Presley, actor Mario Lanza and two unknown men, Walsh said.

Lodewijk Rijff 1944-2010

On June 10, Dutch journalist and fan since the early days Lodewijk Rijff, passed away after a short fight with cancer. He was only 65 years of age. From the early 70s till the 90s he wrote countless Elvis stories for the Dutch music press and was editor for Muziek Parade, PopBiz and Veronica weekly. Among the Dutch fans he will be remembered best for his book "Elvis, De Biografie van een Fenomeen", published in 1977.

Rock on in peace, brother.
Ger Rijff, June 17, 2010

Elvis Magazine Wins Award

We at Elvis International are very proud to announce that our January 2010 issue "The 75th Birthday Celebration" was recently entered into the Pinnacle Print Award competition by the printer Darwill Industries. Out of hundreds of magazines submitted, the magazine won THE PINNACLE PRINT AWARD:
Best of Division Magazine / Fashion / Popular Culture.

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