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SXSW Panel Recap: Elvis Presley: The Searcher
The King of Rock & Roll’s filmic dreamscape
DAILY SXSW  March 15, 2018, by Tim Stegall
"...“You couldn’t plan Elvis Presley,” declared his widow Priscilla Presley, 72. “I’ve had college professors come to me with their theories of why Elvis had the impact he had, trying to explain him to me..."

SXSW 2018: Elvis Presley: The Searcher Panel & Red Carpet
PHOTO GALLERY  March 15, 2018
"...Elvis Presley: The Searcher featured session..."

HBO Documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher Debuts at SXSW
New archival footage of the king, the musician, and the man behind the music
Screens Story  March 8, 2018, by Jessi Cape
"...Elvis Presley: The Searcher offers a fresh look at one of the most famous musicians in history, with a dedicated focus on the man as a working musician, not just the caricature that time and fame has drawn. “This is really, I think, the definitive documentary about the artist, the man behind the music,” says Priscilla Presley, former wife of the late superstar..."

Elvis & Nixon
Now we can do more than wonder about the day these two men met
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Film Review  April 22, 2016, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...That photo, so definitive yet so enigmatic: Elvis Presley, the king, and Richard Nixon, the president, shaking hands in the Oval Office. It’s the most-requested image from the National Archives, which must indicate something about the photo’s deep allure..."

Texas Film Awards for Young Guns, Old Lions
Here's the full list of inductees
DAILY Screens  January 23, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...There's no better way to warm up for SXSW Film than with the Texas Film Awards, and the Austin Film Society has just announced the lineup for their March 6 ceremony. With Luke Wilson as the master of ceremonies, here's the full list of inductees, from last girls to Presley pals and one of the Chronicle's own...."

2014 Texas Film Awards
March 6, 2014. 42 photos.
PHOTO GALLERY  March 7, 2014
"...Priscilla Presley (right) presented the award to singer/songwriter Mac Davis. In his speech, Davis said of his wife Lise Gerard (left) "she’s the best thing there is to like about me.”..."

Baby, Let's Play House: Elvis Presley and the Women Who Loved Him
Elvis Presley's 700 madonna/whores
Music Story  June 11, 2010, by Greg Beets
"...Baby, Let's Play House: Elvis Presley and the Women Who Loved Himby Alanna Nash It Books/HarperCollins, 704 pp., $27.99..."

Grey Rain at Graceland
Columns  February 14, 1997, by Michael Ventura
"...Take the freeway south. Exit at Elvis Presley Boulevard...."

The Texas Film Awards Class of 2014
Screens Story  February 28, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...With Luke Wilson acting as the master of ceremonies, the 14th annual Texas Film Awards slate runs from last girls to Presley pals to one of the Chronicle's own...."

Elvis Lives?
Arts Story  December 1, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...But there's one member of that band who roams restlessly through our world like the captain of the Flying Dutchman or Jacob Marley's ghost. Of course, I speak of the King, Elvis Presley, whose spirit is with us ever..."

The King and I
TV Eye
Screens Column  August 15, 1997, by Margaret Moser
"...Elvis, we hardly knew ye...Well, okay, maybe we knew you too well. But we still love you! Nothing in the background of my family offers any clue as to why I came to love Elvis Presley late in life..."

Elvis Lives!
Allison Orr choreographs a new comeback special for the King
Arts Story  August 3, 2007, by Robert Faires
"...That may sound strange considering that this Austin choreographer is about to open the third incarnation of The King and I, her modern-dance tribute to His Royal Presleyness -- a tribute of such fidelity that all of the music in it is drawn from Elvis' final concert at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis and almost all of it presented in the exact order that it was performed. Still, it's true...."

SXSW Adds Melinda Gates
Philanthropist joins keynote speaker list, plus more names
DAILY SXSW  January 8, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...Music Culture & Stories • Elvis Presley: The Searcher Featured Session: Executive producer Priscilla Presley and director Thom Zimny sit down with music writer and producer David Porter and producer Jon Landau to discuss HBO's upcoming three-hour, two-film documentary on Presley. Sony Music senior vice president of A&R John Jackson moderates...."

I Smell T-R-O-U-B-L-E
The Continental's annual Elvis tribute slinks up
DAILY Music  August 15, 2008, by Margaret Moser
"...It’s the “King Conjure” name that doesn’t sit well with me, the diehard who loved “The Graceland Revue.” But I understand the Elvis Presley estate’s need to threaten respectful tributes like the annual one this weekend at the Continental Club. After all, unauthorized use of the King’s name might prevent Priscilla Presley from paying for the next injection of motor oil into her face or Lisa Marie from being able to stuff herself for her next kid...."

SXSW Film Goes to A Quiet Place
Over 100 films and 43 world premieres fill a noisy nine days
Screens Story  February 1, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...24 Beats Per Second: With Priscilla Presley confirmed as a speaker about HBO's new documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher, the two-part film screens alongside Austin native Ethan Hawke's Blaze Foley biopic Blaze, coming home after a rousing debut at Sundance, and global hip-hop meditation Rapture...."

Spike Lee, Rian Johnson, and Chelsea Manning for SXSW
Plus major tech names, Westworld panel, and more added
DAILY SXSW  January 30, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...Then in October, Darren Aronofksy and Keith Urband joined the party, followed quickly by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, and a much more controversial figure in IT entrepreneur and Gawker-killer Peter Thiel. January already saw some big name announcements, including philanthropist Melinda Gates, and Priscilla Presley to discuss Elvis Presley: The Searcher, HBO's new two-part documentary about the King..."

Viva Las Vegas
Behind the scenes of Cirque du Soleil's Viva Elvis and Love
DAILY Music  February 24, 2010, by Austin Powell
"...The King of Rock & Roll has reclaimed his throne on the Las Vegas strip. Attended by the likes of Gene Simmons, Laurence Fishburne, and Scott Weiland, the world premiere of Cirque du Soleil's Viva Elvis at the Aria Hotel and Casino proved a world-class presentation, a bold interpretation of and tribute to the life and music of Elvis Presley...."

Gift Guide 2016: Haunted Holidays
A few suggestions if you’re giving your Ghost of Christmas Past a present ...
Arts Story  December 1, 2016, by Robert Faires and Wayne Alan Brenner


A Better Place
For nearly 30 years, Primarily Primates has offered a refuge for misplaced animals
News Story  August 5, 2005, by Cindy Widner
"...Ben Affleck," he jokes on the phone. (If current photos do him justice, he's definitely rocking a rugged silver fox look to excellent effect.) Swett appeared on Those Amazing Animals (twice) with Burgess Meredith and Priscilla Presley and has been featured in several documentaries on the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, the Outdoor Life Network, and PBS..."

Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
Speaking of film series that have outlived their usefulness… Detective Frank Drebin (Nielsen) is back in this third installment (or ninth, if you factor in the ill-fated Police Squad TV...
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Film Review  March 25, 1994, by Marc Savlov
"...Directed by: Peter Segal. Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O.j..."

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