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A Vegas Star For Elvis?

February 27, 2008 | Other

Elvis Presley will be honored with a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars. At least, that’s the goal of the Nevada based “Viva Las Vegas!” fan club The formal announcement and kick-off for "A Star for Elvis" campaign takes place Thursday, February 28, 2008 in Las Vegas

The star will be located at the corner of Riviera and Las Vegas Blvd. This spot provides a direct view to the Hilton (on Paradise Rd.), where Elvis performed his record-breaking shows. It also seems fitting to have his star placed near Liberace’s on the sidewalk, since the both of them were friends and shared the affinity of spectacular entertainment.

The goal is to have the ceremony and star installation in September 2008. This will be during a classic movie festival featuring films that were produced in Las Vegas. Of course, “Viva Las Vegas” will be among them.

The Las Vegas Walk of Stars is a non-profit organization that hopes to honor well over 3000 individuals who have achieved a level of prominence while living and or working in Las Vegas. These honorees receive personalized granite stars, to be installed along designated portions of Las Vegas Boulevard. More information about the Viva Las Vegas! Fan Club and the fundraising campaign for "A Star for Elvis" on The Las Vegas Walk of Stars is available by clicking the link below.

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Jerome wrote on February 27, 2008
Just give Cilla a star to dance with!!..
jamiecoyne wrote on February 27, 2008
Hats off to Sue and the Las Vegas Club for spearheading this. I just hope that the first donation that you receive for this is from Elvis Presley Enterprises and it should be for the full $15,000. Elvis received more accolades in his lifetime than any one can imagine and his memory will live on forever because of him and his music and his library of works. Emblazoning Elvis' name on anything now only serves to promote what has been relegated to a corporation and a brand and gives EPE free advertising (whether it's naming a star, a street, a park, a license plate or an airport...
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on February 27, 2008
Should have been done year's ago !
Viva wrote on February 28, 2008
But who will pay the $100,000 licensing fee to epe for the right to use his name?
vegaselvisfan wrote on March 01, 2008
instead of being so negative, why not concentrate on the good this star is doing and donate? what have you done for elvis lately?
vegaselvisfan wrote on March 03, 2008
update-- for questions, visit the star website. a page was added to the website to answer them. be part of the solution, not the problem.