This year Elvis Presley is to be presented with a "Silver Spur" (The Oscars of Westerns) for his several western films as well as his military service.
The Reel Cowboys are a non-profit organization that has been active for more than 19 years. Each year they produce the famed “Silver Spur Awards”, of which the profits help support various charities, such as “National Veterans Memorial”. Silver Spur honorees are famous celebrities that have worked in westerns, making them Lifetime members of the Reel Cowboys. We are known in 188 countries, and have been labeled “The Oscars of Westerns.”
This year, we are giving a posthumous award to Elvis Presley for his work in several western films (Love Me Tender in 1956, Flaming Star in 1960, and Charro in 1969), as well as honoring him for his military service. Other honorees that will be attending are Ed Faulkner, Richard Herd, Ben Bates (stuntman), and many others. Several other guests that will be attending, are: Morgan Woodward, Bruce Boxleitner, Wyatt McCrea, Janet Arness, Edie Hand (Elvis’ Cousin), Bo Svenson, Louis Gossett Jr., Johnny Crawford, Martin Landau, just to name a few. Also attending is a long-time friend of his, Jerry Schilling, who will be receiving the awards that will be placed at Graceland. In addition, one of Elvis’ high school classmates, Jimmy Angel will be there. We have also invited Lisa Marie & Priscilla Presley.
This event will take place on Friday, September 16th, 2016 at the wonderful Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, California.