Sunday, 28 June 2009

Forth-coming DVD to include UNSEEN Elvis footage!
It's been a year in the making, but we are almost ready to release Elvis, The Beauty Queen & Me, with Jeanne LeMay. The majority of this DVD was filmed during Jeanne's trip to the UK last year. She was filmed talking candidly about her time with Elvis at Graceland, on tour and in Vegas. She openly discusses how she was able to enjoy a close relationship with Elvis through her friendship with Linda Thompson, how she became a secretary at Graceland and what went on there. Her memories of those times are funny, fascinating and extremely riveting. Jeanne is a great talker and her warmth comes across beautifully in the programme.
Over the past few months we have been lucky enough to have tracked down and acquired some STUNNING new 1974 cini film of Elvis, still on the original reels!!! Myself and David Wilson have been working hard on having the reels digitally transferred and restored. The speed has now been expertly corrected, the picture quality has been enhanced and the brightness and colour has been worked on enabling us to now offer the footage in virtually perfect quality.

So, what is the footage of?

You'll get to see Elvis in Vegas during his August 29th 1974 midnight show, September 1st dinner show and the infamous September 2nd closing show (wearing the beautiful Tiger jumpsuit). There's lots of karate on these clips with Red West coming on stage at one point. Elvis even knocks poor Charlie on his backside... Amazing stuff!

There will also be some 1973 footage shot at Graceland. This includes the gates, the grounds, up at the mansion itself and the pool area. This is NOT the poor quality Dutch footage that has been doing the rounds for years, but new footage taken from the reels and restored by us. This is TV quality material.

We are also extremely excited to tell you that we have been restoring some AMAZING footage (running for a staggering 13 minutes) of Elvis in Kansas City, Missouri on the evening of June 29th 1974. This is the most beautiful clear, close-up footage that we've seen in a long, long time with Elvis wearing the fantastic Embroidered Eagle jumpsuit.

Here is an indication of how the restoration process is going...

This incredible DVD is a GREAT price (compared to other similar DVDs released over the last few years) and will be officially released on August 15th, where we will have a worldwide premier at our Let Yourself Go! event in Worthing, Sussex.