|OFFICIAL RESPONSE TO VEGAS COCK UP|
As we have categorically shown, the 24 foot Elvis presented to the press at the Vegas announcement is NOT
the original 1956 treasure as we were lead to believe. And thanks to our investigative reporter, Tony, we can
now bring you the first "official" response from the EPE offices.
EPE CEO, Jack Soden himself sent the first reply to Tony's questions and photos in which he wrote:
"This standee had been in storage and our Archives people had not seen it erected until the morning of the
press event. We believe you are right and appreciate your input."
Tony and we here at EER have to give Kudos to Jack Soden for replying to this issue, but are we to believe that
the archives people are so bad at cataloging the archives that they can confuse a 1956 Vegas standee 24
foot photo with a 1981 This Is Elvis Premier Standee 24 foot painting? I bet Angie from the archives will
be pleased to know that is what is being suggested.
But anyway, before we could even report this news, Tony was sent another email which again we are so
pleased that they have followed this up but again it leaves a question or two? Below is that email from the
archives team.... "Thank you so much for your emil. In reference to your inquiry about the Elvis marquee
standup, we too have been reviewing and investigating since last week. Once we assembled the sign in Las
Vegas for the first time we realized that it indeed is different than the original used in 1956. The marquee in our
collection was acquired by CKX, our parent company at the time, over eight years ago under the belief that it
was the original.
Unfortunately it wasn't until we put it completely together in Las Vegas that we realized it was not. We have
removed this information from our press release and will be displaying it for what it is which is a replica and not
the original. Again we appreciate your email and concern.
Best Regards, Archives Staff"
OK then, now the archive staff tell us that the standee was purchased by CKX more than 8 years ago, "under
the belief that it was the original". Under the belief it was the original ..? Did CKX REALLY pay out a large sum
of money at an auction NOT KNOWING what the hell it was they were buying? And then we're told the Archives
team walked past this huge card packaging for 8 or more years never checking it out until they assembled it
LAST WEEK in Las Vegas. Of course, if this is indeed true then I guess there must be plenty more unknown
treasures laying around the archives waiting to be opened and discovered?
March 04, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / Tony Stuchbury for EER / EPE
|COCA~COLA & THE KING|
Towards the end of last month we shared with you the news that as part of Coca~Cola celebrating 100 years of
its iconic Contour Bottle with a new advertising campaign called ‘I’ve kissed…’, Elvis will be used, along with
Marilyn Monroe and Ray Charles in a new advertising campaign.
We've already seen the image shown below right, which is the one being used as part of Coca~Cola's ''I've
Kissed.." campaign in the United States, and now we reveal the same advertising poster but with a colourised
jacket. This one will be used in magazines, and posters within the UK and throughout Europe.
Coca-Cola is celebrating 100 years of its iconic Contour Bottle with a new advertising campaign called ‘I’ve
kissed…’ “The Coca-Cola Contour Glass Bottle is a design classic, which has stood the test of time and fashion
changes,” said Bobby Brittain, marketing strategy and activation director, Coca-Cola Great Britain. “We wanted
to create a campaign that celebrates the rich history and heritage of Coca-Cola throughout the past 100 years,
and show how it continues to endure as a pop culture icon”.
March 03, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio /ir
|MORE EVIDENCE OF THE WRONG ELVIS!!!|
Last week, Elvis Presley Enterprises unveiled their new Las Vegas attraction entitled "Graceland Presents
Elvis: The Exhibition - The Show - The Experience" which is expected to open April 23, which "Graceland
Presents Elvis: The Exhibition - The Show - The Experience" expected to open April 23, which will mark 59
years to the day when Elvis first performed in Las Vegas 59 years to the day when Elvis first performed in Las
And here at E.E.R we discovered that one of the main attractions at the exhibition was the 24 foot high wooden
backed blow-up of Elvis which was the photo used on his debut album and other EP records. BUT all was not as
EPE lead us to believe, the original 24 foot Elvis was a photo while the one unveiled for Las Vegas is a
IF you cannot see the glaring differences then check out the bigger picture and all shall become so much
clearer [click on image to enlarge].
March 02, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / Tony Stuchbury for EER