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Marie Osmond Honours The King

July 22, 2007 | People
In commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of his untimely passing, Marie Osmond pays tribute to the "King," with a very special doll, Baby Elvis. Having personally known Elvis when she was a young woman, Marie was greatly influenced by both Elvis and his music, and Elvis himself was particularly fond of Marie's mother, Olive Osmond.

“This doll holds special meaning for me because I was fortunate enough to meet Elvis, as his and my family’s entertainment paths crossed on occasion. Just like so many of you, I was completely smitten by Elvis’s charm, talent and his swiveling hips!”

The first in Marie's Little Bit Country, Little Bit Rock & Roll doll series, Baby Elvis wears the iconic American Eagle Jumpsuit from Elvis's 1973 Aloha from Hawaii satellite TV concert special, which is widely regarded as the pinnacle of his superstardom. The first worldwide television broadcast of its kind, Elvis's Aloha from Hawaii special was seen by 1.5 billion viewers from around the globe, and earned more American viewers than the first moonwalk.

Knowing that he would be seen by so many television viewers worldwide, Elvis personally commissioned the customized white jumpsuit, a deliberate symbol of patriotism with its prominent eagle embellished with red, blue and gold. Marie selected this outfit for Baby Elvis, because it was one of the few costumes for which Elvis involved himself in the design concept.

Baby Elvis will also be the first-ever boy doll in the company's 16-year history to be featured on the cover of the Marie Osmond Doll Catalog. Baby Elvis is limited to an edition of 5,000 and retails for $149.95. For more information visit www.marieosmond.com. Baby Elvis is officially licensed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

About Marie Osmond Dolls

Marie Osmond Dolls are produced under license by Charisma, LLC, a Lake Forest, California-based designer, developer, and marketer of award-winning collectible, gift, jewelry, and specialty products. In 1991, Marie Osmond launched the Marie Osmond Fine Porcelain Collector Dolls line on QVC and in Disney Theme Parks. Since that time, the dolls have become QVC’s top selling doll line and an extremely popular doll line at retail stores across the country. The collection has garnered numerous award nominations, including "Trendsetter of the Year" and Dolls magazine’s "Awards of Excellence."
Source:EPE - Elvis Presley Enterprises

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wayup wrote on July 22, 2007
Actually this kind of crap is no worse than 80% of recent audience recorded bootlegs. So come on, Osmond, bring this crap out, with EPE!
rosiel wrote on July 23, 2007
I like the Osmonds but, if this is 'baby Elvis'...why would he be in a jumpsuit? This is about making money.
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on July 23, 2007
You know i think he did wear every day clothes,not postative but im pretty sure!
Viva wrote on July 23, 2007
You have got to be kidding. Yet more proof (If proof were needed) that EPE couldn't give a rats's arse about the kind of product Elvis' image is associated with. It's a pity that Marie Osmand couldn't give Elvis the same respect he so obviously gave her.
Jerome wrote on July 23, 2007
I even took the time to visit her website. I think I'm going to buy one and set it on fire..
Narek wrote on July 23, 2007
Lol another pseudo-"must" for the collectors.
Dixieland Rock wrote on July 23, 2007
It would be funny if they had a Baby Coloniel holding a candy cigar to complete the set.
Brian Quinn wrote on July 23, 2007
Another product that is embarrassing for the Elvis legacy.
Steve V wrote on July 23, 2007
Marie Osmond is now, sadly a joke to American television viewers. Always crying on talk shows like Oprah, extended plastic surgery, etc. No one cares anymore. What an endorsement for this banner year!
see see rider wrote on July 23, 2007
Marie Osmond battles what is known as a little thing called "Depression" which is why you see her cryin' all the time. I personally don't see anything wrong with this venture, if Marie Osmond says this is a "Tribute" then that's exactly what it is. Obviously it's not a money issue since Marie Osmond don't need the money & their just not that type of family. Also, I just read this morning about the "Beatles" doing a live Satellite show in June of 1967, anybody know more about this since Elvis was supposed to be the first to do it in 1973????
theoldscudder wrote on July 23, 2007
Another money grubbing scheme to make money. When will this stop? Whats next Jocko in a jump suit? A discrase! By the way Kansas City Confidential DVD has just been released, rerestored!
Jerome wrote on July 23, 2007
I rather have Chucky in a jumpsuit than this baby doll..
rosiel wrote on July 23, 2007
Dixieland rock has the right idea. Very clever. Marie could start a line of dolls and do everyone, even Dee and the Stanley brothers to really complete the picture.
Dixieland Rock wrote on July 24, 2007
lol..Yes Rosiel, even have a Baby Mafia set. Baby Lamar could walk in and disrupt the whole room in the Jungle Room nursery.
John4126 wrote on July 24, 2007
A little disconcerting that this doll holds special meaning for Marie. If that doesnt make you want to give this product a wide berth then nothing will. The Beatles singing 'All you need is love' was broadcast live around the world around the same time our man was sweating over 'He's your uncle not your dad'!
Mofoca22 wrote on July 24, 2007
ahh lay off of her her intentions are great in my opinion. sure its baby elvis wearing a jumpsuit and just that baby elvis it dont mean its elvis exactly it could be any baby made to look like elvis like the do at halloween. if i was a doll collector well that sort of doll collector id buy that for sure. its be something good to pass down to your daughters and so forth thats a good way to keep elvis's memory alive little kids are always asking "whos avis?" lol i think its cute when they try saying his name. but anyways lay off f marie shes a great girl shes doing much more than anyother celebrity has done for the king. so many cynical people here that think everything has to be to thereliking there are billions of people in this world and no one cares what a 100 people think if they want to buy it they will buy it. they dont care what you or i say especially the doll collectors. and there are a lot of them.
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on July 24, 2007
From all accounts shes a good person,i dont really care for the doll thing but theres worse things to concern ourselfs with!
Abidaslam1 wrote on July 24, 2007
Selectivity works both ways. At around the same time Elvis was recording "Big Boss man", "Guitar Man" and "High Heel Sneakers" The Beatles were singing the God awful "Hello Goodbye" and making the silly self indulgent film "Magical Mystery Tour". At around the same time in 1970 when the Beatles were bickering with each other and releasing the lacklustre album "Let It Be", Elvis was giving fantastic live performances and releasing great albums like "Thats The Way It Is", "On stage" and "Elvis Country", all within the space of a year.
John4126 wrote on July 25, 2007
It's a pity they were 3 cover versions but he did a good job with 'em. Any album that contains 'the long and winding road' across the universe' and 'get back' could hardly be considered 'lacklustre'. Still it easily outsold the three lp's you mention Abidaslam! But hey ho, im just someone who loves the beatles as well as the king.