August 16, 2010
Posted: 01:27 PM ET
Today marks the 33rd anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, aka "the King."
For the 70th anniversary of the construction of his beloved 'Graceland,' Priscilla Presley contributed to the LKL blog and we thought it would be appropriate to repost today:
Today on Elvis' birthday and the 70th anniversary of Graceland being built, it's a bittersweet time to remember the life and joy we had at Graceland while Elvis was alive. Riding horses, racing with the golf carts, the home cooked southern meals and all of the gatherings with family and friends made it a playful, fun and loving time. We always celebrated Christmas and, of course, his birthday. This was a very special time of year. You'll note the Christmas decorations are still up. It was Elvis' tradition to keep them up through his birthday.
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February 23, 2010
Posted: 08:41 AM ET
In the name of improved security a hacker showed how a biometric passport issued in the name of long-dead rock 'n' roll king Elvis Presley could be cleared through an automated passport scanning system being tested at an international airport.
Using a doctored passport at a self-serve passport machine, the hacker was cleared for travel after just a few seconds and a picture of the King himself appeared on the monitor's display.
Adam Laurie and Jeroen Van Beek, who call themselves "ethical hackers," say the exercise exposed how easy it is to fool a passport scanner with a fraudulent biometric chip.
The Presley test was carried out at Amsterdam's Schipol airport in September 2008 - – by Laurie and Van Beek - to highlight potential security shortcomings.
Passports, and the ability to fake them, are back in the spotlight after the apparent use of false documents during the gang assassination of a Hamas militant in Dubai in January.
Van Beek said: "What we did for that chip is create passport content for Elvis Presley and put it on a chip and sign it with our own key for a non-existent country. And a device that was used to read chips didn't check the country's signatures."
Filed under: Elvis
January 8, 2010
Posted: 11:30 AM ET
NOTE: Priscilla did this blog for us on Elvis's birthday last year, but we thought it would be nice to revisit in celebration of his 75th birthday!
By Priscilla Presley
Today on Elvis' birthday and the 70th anniversary of Graceland being built, it's a bittersweet time to remember the life and joy we had at Graceland while Elvis was alive. Riding horses, racing with the golf carts, the home cooked southern meals and all of the gatherings with family and friends made it a playful, fun and loving time.
We always celebrated Christmas and, of course, his birthday. This was a very special time of year. You'll note the Christmas decorations are still up. It was Elvis' tradition to keep them up through his birthday.
FOR MORE INFORMATION visit www.elvis.com
October 27, 2009
Posted: 12:33 PM ET
Editor's Note: We'll be live tonight from the London premier of "This Is It". Don't miss Larry King Live at 9ET!
So, you're Michael Jackson, and, if the death-hoax theorists are correct, you're alive and presumably pretty impressed by the stunt you pulled in June.
Let's skip the obvious questions (How'd you do it? Why'd you do it? What'd you think of the Dancing With the Stars tribute?), and head straight to the biggie:
Are you going to your own movie premiere?
This Is It, in case you've been living—or hiding—under a rock, gets the star treatment today in Los Angeles, en route to opening in theaters worldwide later tonight.
So, now that we've brought you up to speed, what's it going to be? Can you resist the spotlight? The adoring crowds? The complimentary popcorn?
Oddly enough, Jackson was unavailable for comment. So, we talked to a certified faker of death. And he said Jackson should go for it. In high style.
"He should attend his own movie premiere made up as an Elvis Presley, along with 50 other Elvis imitators, and a contest: Where's Michael?" said Alan Abel.
Abel told us this via email. Or so we presume. Abel, you see, is a noted prankster. In 1980, he "died" his way into the New York Times obituary section. A day later, he held a press conference. Not bad for a man who supposedly succumbed to a heart attack.
It is a high compliment then that Abel thinks Jackson had the wherewithal—not to mention "the balls," as he put it—to pull off something similar, if grander.
August 27, 2009
Posted: 11:41 AM ET
Most Gen Y’rs probably remember their parents (or grandparents) talking about the wonder that was Elvis Presley. Even as a kid I remember hearing things on the radio or seeing things on TV about Elvis sightings. All the hype since Michael Jackson’s death makes me wonder, will he become the Elvis of our generation–in that we never let him die?
Sure, Elvis was “The King” of rock ‘n’ roll and Michael was deemed the King of Pop. But, does this mean we are doomed to years and years of supposed Michael sightings? Are our children going to grow up knowing a little too much about a singing sensation whom did not produce a new song during their lifetime?
Are they going to know the details of their pretty unglamorous deaths, in what appears to be overdoses of some sort of drug in both cases? (Although at least Michael died in a bed, Elvis was in a slightly more compromising place—the restroom.) Will our children not only know and understand all the connotations and awe behind the word “Graceland” or Memphis, but also be fully equipped to launch into a detailed soliloquy about the imminent Michael shrine sure to attract millions each year?
January 11, 2009
Posted: 11:08 AM ET
Priscilla Presley tonight on "Larry King Live!" It's a primetime exclusive ... live from GRACELAND! Priscilla marks what would have been Elvis' 74th birthday, and she shares his personal treasures never publicly seen – until now! Plus, Priscilla wants to introduce you to the horses she and the Graceland staff saved from abusive owners. It's a look inside Graceland with Priscilla Presley tonight.
Plus, Priscilla talks about her good friends John Travolta and Kelly Preston and the pain surrounding the death of their son, Jett.
Priscilla gave us an LKL exclusive commentary in which she talks about Elvis and Graceland, HERE !
During our visit she also took our cameras into Graceland's stables, for a rare look inside a place that Elvis loved. CHECK IT OUT HERE.
Also, our blog correspondent, David Theall, joins Larry FROM Graceland! To learn more about the Elvis watch featured in the Blog segment, CLICK HERE.
Plus, 2009 financial tips from Suze Orman! Start the New Year right when it comes to your money.
Tonight, 9 ET
January 10, 2009
Posted: 01:12 PM ET
Priscilla Presley takes us on a tour of Elvis' stables and introduces us to the newest members of the Graceland family. SEE IT HERE!
January 8, 2009
Posted: 08:40 PM ET
Angie Marchese, the curator at Graceland, allowed our blog Correspondent, David Theall, to use a watch from the Elvis archives for tonight's Blog Segment on "Larry King Live." David was blogging from Graceland's TV Room in the basement, which was decorated with its mod motif in 1974.
The gold Rolex was given to Elvis Presley by the Houston Livestock Association for breaking attendance records at the Houston Astrodome in 1970. He performed 6 sold-out shows for more than 300,000 people. The back of the watch is engraved and Elvis frequently wore the watch as you can see by the wear and staining upon it when you see it up close.
The inscription on the watch reads: "To Elvis Presley from the Houston Livestock Show Officers. 1970."
Posted: 11:44 AM ET
Priscilla Presley tonight on "Larry King Live!" It's a primetime exclusive ... live from GRACELAND! Today marks the 74th birthday of Elvis, and she shares his personal treasures never publicly seen – until now! Plus, Priscilla wants to introduce you to the horses she and the Graceland staff saved from abusive owners. It's a look inside Graceland with Priscilla Presley tonight.
Have a question or comment? CLICK HERE!
Plus, check out Priscilla Presley' LKL blog exclusive HERE and stay tuned for some behind-the-scenes video of our day at Graceland!!
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