Friday, December 28, 2012

December 28 - Forgery Chart Files

Erik Lorentzen's new 'Elvis Files Vol.1 1953 - 1956' is at the printers and will be published soon. A huge volume of 594 pages even with it trimmed down to a feasible postal weight - 1956 was a great year for Elvis. The first volume of the Elvis Files story, chronicling Elvis' rise from his pre SUN discovery to becoming the world's biggest new sensation - nearly 600 pages and 1,400 photos. Featuring All Elvis Events from 1953-1956, Every Working Moment, The Early Tours, The first Las Vegas trip, Recording Sessions, The TV Shows and lots of unseen and unpublished images according to the press release. The publication date is now scheduled for January 2013.

- Every Working Moment
- The Early Tours
- The first Las Vegas trip
- Plenty of CANDID Moments
- All the Recording Sessions
- Elvis Interviews
- The TV Shows
- 'Love Me Tender' the first movie

Elvis Tops List Of Most-forged Celebrity Signatures
Elvis Presley and The Beatles top the list of most-forged celebrity signatures in 2012, with less than half of their autographs for sale certified as genuine, memorabilia authenticators PSA/DNA said on Thursday.

The King and The Fab Four British rockers, who topped the list two years ago when it was last released, joined notable figures such as former U.S. President John F. Kennedy and late pop star Michael Jackson on the list of most-forged celebrity signatures. Late American astronaut Neil Armstrong landed at No. 3 on the list, after fake Armstrong signatures rose significantly after his death in July.
Secretaries and assistants responding to huge volumes of fan mail are one reason for fake signatures floating through the marketplace, said Margaret Barrett, director of entertainment and music memorabilia at Heritage Auctions in Los Angeles. "Back in the day, the kids would write to the movie studios," Barrett said. "There was absolutely no financial gain 50 years ago and secretaries and assistants just wanted to make them happy. A lot of times people stumble upon an old box of signed photographs in grandma's attic and don't know they're forged."

  • 'It's Christmas Time' drops from #65 to #88 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart for the week ending January 5, 2013. It also drops from #8 to #12 on the Catalog Album Chart and from 18 to 19 on the Holiday Album Chart.
  • 'The Classic Christmas Album' drops from #24 to #28 on the Country Album Chart.
  • 'Blue Christmas' (Single) rises from #24 to #22 on the Holiday Airplay Chart and from 14 to 12 on the Holiday Songs Chart.
  • The "Prince From Another Planet“ dropped from #115 to #162 on the Wallonian Album chart in Belgium.
  • The CD "The Real … Elvis" dropped from #70 to #77 on the Irish Album chart. 
(Source: Elvis Information Network / ElvisMatters / The King's World)