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Elvis 75 Project

January 08, 2009 | Video

From the official press release on www.elvis.com: "Elvis Presley’s life and career made an impact on entertainment and culture that is still being felt today. While millions of individuals have encountered Elvis through his music, movies and photographs, a lucky few were able to meet, work with or have a personal relationship with Elvis himself.

The archives department of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. is announcing this ambitious project to gather as many video interviews as possible with those who personally encountered Elvis.

“We hear many Elvis stories each week,” said Angie Marchese, director of EPE archives, “and this will enable us to preserve many of those stories for Elvis fans and rock historians in the future.” These videos will be cataloged and housed in the Graceland archives.

From now until Elvis' 75th birthday, in January 2010, videos will be gathered and, beginning on February 1, 2009, a new video will be added online each week on Elvis.com for the public to view.

If you encountered Elvis and have a story to share with the world, we would love to include you in this project. "

You can download a form and find the address to mail the video to on the official site.


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italianfan wrote on January 08, 2009
I think this is a great idea. For a long time i have throught that EPE should ask the public for their experiences of meeting Elvis etc. Sadly, people who experienced Elvis in the 50s are elderly and so a mass gathering of stories is whats needed to keep Elvis' memory alive. Without personal stories from the public, what info will future generations have to judge Elvis by? The often untrue stories from money making "I met Elvis' books.
RJ wrote on January 08, 2009
Let's face it, this is a great initiative. There must be so many ontold Elvis stories around.. EPE should change course (ducks, ETA's and on and on;) and develop more great ideas like this.
pallep3 wrote on January 08, 2009
And what guarantee do we have that the stories are true? Sadly none. Hopefully some will be 100% true - but sadly there will be some stories where people will not remember the facts correctly, or some will just sadly make up stories