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"...“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..."
"...Elvis Presley: The Searcher featured session..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...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 Himby Alanna Nash It Books/HarperCollins, 704 pp., $27.99..."
"...Take the freeway south. Exit at Elvis Presley Boulevard...."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...Directed by: Peter Segal. Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O.j..."