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presley31
01-23-2008, 08:37 AM
I was just wondering if elvis knew john wayne and what did he think about him?? I was reading though some stuff on the net and don't know how true this may be but its been said that JOhn was supposed to go to elvis funeral but didn't show up, so does anybody know the real story between elvis and john.:hmm:

stefankoch
01-23-2008, 08:45 AM
I thought they only knew eachother by name :doh:

Getlo
01-23-2008, 08:47 AM
No connection whatsoever; they never met.

The funeral story was just a rumour at the time. Same with Burt Reynolds, who was also supposed to show up.

I'm sure Elvis liked John Wayne as an actor. I seriously doubt if the Duke would have liked Elvis though!

jak
01-23-2008, 08:47 AM
I dont believe these two ever met.Edward Faulkner who co starred with Elvis in Tickle Me was a friend of Wayne's.He mentioned him in an interview in the last Man and the Music.He believed Elvis and Wayne would have gotten along well together.

presley31
01-23-2008, 09:23 AM
Thank you for the information, didn't think they knew eachtogther.

john carpenter
01-23-2008, 10:00 AM
I think John Wayne was too hardcore for Elvis. What i mean is Wayne was too serious all the time. I wonder what he thought of the movie Charro or Stay away Joe?

Getlo
01-23-2008, 10:16 AM
I wonder what he thought of the movie Charro or Stay away Joe?

I doubt if Wayne ever saw them, or even knew rhey existed.

There was a murmur that Elvis was originally considered for the Glen Campbell role in True Grit, but it was just that ... a murmur at the time.

KPM
01-23-2008, 12:48 PM
John Wayne hosted "General Electric AllStar Anniversary" special on TV in 1978. In one section he saluted entertainers who had recently died-and he had very nice words to say about Elvis.
I think Waynes youngest daughter Marisa has claimed her father took her to see Elvis in concert in Anaheim California 1976-I read a book about her life with her father and I think thats where I read it.

Merry
01-23-2008, 12:58 PM
No connection whatsoever; they never met.

The funeral story was just a rumour at the time. Same with Burt Reynolds, who was also supposed to show up.

I'm sure Elvis liked John Wayne as an actor. I seriously doubt if the Duke would have liked Elvis though!




Quote: We met John Wayne at a casual meeting at Paramount Studios a long long time
ago.
Marty Unquote

John Wayne was a nice man, who appeared to me, to have a lot of class. Personally, he is one of my favourite actors as a person, from my observations. In my opinion, of course he would have liked Elvis, there isn't anything to not like, and from the reports I've read, everyone liked Elvis because of his manners, thoughtfulness and down to earth manner. (y)

bogarcon
01-23-2008, 01:31 PM
well..I was there on August17-18 and 19, 1977 (including the Forest Hill Cemetery) and John Wayne was not there. There was some actors and actress but Wayne was not there. Sorry..
Have a nice day, Bogarcon

nolvis
01-23-2008, 07:35 PM
:DThe tribute that John Wayne did for Elvis on that special in 1978 really was special!!! He truly admired Elvis, as having seen it live, it truly was touching seeing as great a hero as John Wayne talk so highly and warmly of Elvis!!!!! 2 giants in the entertainment industry and great human being's.During the Memphis concert in '74, Elvis does a bit of an John Wayne "impersonation"!:D(y):king:(y)

Getlo
01-24-2008, 04:42 AM
Quote: We met John Wayne at a casual meeting at Paramount Studios a long long time
ago. Marty Unquote


Unless he is specifically including Elvis in the "we" part of the comment, as opposed to just the guys, then I have doubts about the meeting.

And if John Wayne was in the audience at one of the shows, I think Elvis would have mentioned it ... and yes, someone would have told him.

Merry
01-24-2008, 04:52 AM
Unless he is specifically including Elvis in the "we" part of the comment, as opposed to just the guys, then I have doubts about the meeting.

And if John Wayne was in the audience at one of the shows, I think Elvis would have mentioned it ... and yes, someone would have told him.


>I read somewhere that the only celebrity escorted on a tour of the upstairs
>by
>Elvis was Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys,is that true?
>Also,do you recall a meeting with Elvis and John Wayne?
>Thanks,
>Lucky


I have no idea whether Wilson was allowed to go upstairs. or whether other
celebrities were allowed also.


the way I feel about it, they shouldn't have been given special privileges. If
it is not proper for fans or anyone else to gawk at the place Elvis died, then
the same should go celebrities or anyon else.

We met John Wayne at a casual meeting at Paramount Studios a long long time
ago.
Marty


The entire answer, is above, in the context of speaking of Elvis, that is the best I can do.

KPM
01-24-2008, 01:59 PM
:DThe tribute that John Wayne did for Elvis on that special in 1978 really was special!!! He truly admired Elvis, as having seen it live, it truly was touching seeing as great a hero as John Wayne talk so highly and warmly of Elvis!!!!! 2 giants in the entertainment industry and great human being's.During the Memphis concert in '74, Elvis does a bit of an John Wayne "impersonation"!:D(y):king:(y)
I also saw it live-but had to look up John Wayne career to find out what the special was called.because it was so long ago. I do recall John Wayne did seem very sincere in his kind words.

KPM
01-24-2008, 02:07 PM
Unless he is specifically including Elvis in the "we" part of the comment, as opposed to just the guys, then I have doubts about the meeting.

And if John Wayne was in the audience at one of the shows, I think Elvis would have mentioned it ... and yes, someone would have told him.Well Getlo I will try to get the bio of Waynes daughter from the library and see if thats where I read it. If it is in there- I don't know why she would make it up, but I guess she could have-just as I think it might be possible that a well known celebrity could be at one of Elvis's concerts on the road and the info might not get back to him.
I also may have read it in a bio by last wife Pilar, or in the book by Pat Stacy who was his secretary-and had an affair with him in the 70s.

Greybeard
01-24-2008, 03:09 PM
Is this the video you refer to?

http://s269.photobucket.com/albums/jj42/GreybeardEP/?action=view&current=DukeonElvisfornet-1.flv

KPM
01-24-2008, 03:12 PM
Is this the video you refer to?


<embed width="448" height="361" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" src="http://i269.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid269.photobucket.com/albums/jj42/GreybeardEP/DukeonElvisfornet-1.flv">
Yes sir thats it-thanks for posting it.

Greybeard
01-24-2008, 03:16 PM
My pleasure.

Greybeard

presley31
01-24-2008, 03:38 PM
My pleasure.

Greybeard


Thank you so much for that clip, really touching seeing john wayne talking about elvis.:D

KPM
01-24-2008, 03:49 PM
My pleasure.

Greybeard
When that was aired in 78 I had not yet bought a VHS video recorder because they were so expensive. I finally got one in 1980- it was an RCA it weighed about 65 pounds was 4 times the size of todays and it cost $700 dollars. I got my last recorder for about $40. My how things change.;)

Diane
01-24-2008, 03:54 PM
It was great to hear John Wayne talk about Elvis. Thank you Greybeard.

Diane

JDD
01-24-2008, 04:13 PM
How did you just happen to have that Greybeard? I'd never have thought of recording something like that back then. As a fan of both men , well Wayne only in film, that was interesting.

JD

Merry
01-24-2008, 05:13 PM
Is this the video you refer to?

http://s269.photobucket.com/albums/jj42/GreybeardEP/?action=view&current=DukeonElvisfornet-1.flv



I like John Wayne, enormously!

Hearing Elvis singing "Love me Tender" you know, his voice makes me all emotional, lol (thinking of a previous thread that Missy posted "What Makes You Cry?").

In my opinion, no-one can caress a song, like Elvis can.

presley31
01-24-2008, 08:28 PM
I like John Wayne, enormously!

Hearing Elvis singing "Love me Tender" you know, his voice makes me all emotional, lol (thinking of a previous thread that Missy posted "What Makes You Cry?").

In my opinion, no-one can caress a song, like Elvis can.

me to Jess, john wayne is great in my eyes.

Greybeard
01-24-2008, 08:43 PM
Well, to be honest JDD I recorded so much stuff over the years that it boggles even my mind! I got my first VCR (Sony Beta I) back in the earliest of days. I had mine before there was even VHS. The Sony recorded in only 1 speed and just a maximum 1 hour per tape. The initial vcr was super expensive and I was paying abou $17 USD per one hour of tape and my electronic store didn't stock them, I had to order a case of 10 at a time!!!
I am lucky enough to have hours and hours of this type stuff in my collection and have been making DVD transfers of as much as I can.
I remember rolling tape the minute I heard the tragic news on 8/16/77. It was difficult to do but I managed to get much of the US networks broadcasts archived along with much of our local coverage as well.

i have many odd and obscure recordings and will happily share them when needed.

KPM
01-25-2008, 11:12 AM
Well, to be honest JDD I recorded so much stuff over the years that it boggles even my mind! I got my first VCR (Sony Beta I) back in the earliest of days. I had mine before there was even VHS. The Sony recorded in only 1 speed and just a maximum 1 hour per tape. The initial vcr was super expensive and I was paying abou $17 USD per one hour of tape and my electronic store didn't stock them, I had to order a case of 10 at a time!!!
I am lucky enough to have hours and hours of this type stuff in my collection and have been making DVD transfers of as much as I can.
I remember rolling tape the minute I heard the tragic news on 8/16/77. It was difficult to do but I managed to get much of the US networks broadcasts archived along with much of our local coverage as well.

i have many odd and obscure recordings and will happily share them when needed.
The blank VHS tapes were very expensive back then $19.99 for a 2 hour tape (4 hours on LP mode) I wish I had had one in 77.

utmom2008
01-25-2008, 12:46 PM
The blank VHS tapes were very expensive back then $19.99 for a 2 hour tape (4 hours on LP mode) I wish I had had one in 77.
And.....who can forget how much the machines weighed back then?? :lol: It took alot of strength to just move one! :lol:

Sonny
01-26-2008, 06:37 AM
Loved that John Wayne clip Greybeard.

Thanks for sharing.

Sonny

cameron
01-26-2008, 07:03 PM
Well, to be honest JDD I recorded so much stuff over the years that it boggles even my mind! I got my first VCR (Sony Beta I) back in the earliest of days. I had mine before there was even VHS. The Sony recorded in only 1 speed and just a maximum 1 hour per tape. The initial vcr was super expensive and I was paying abou $17 USD per one hour of tape and my electronic store didn't stock them, I had to order a case of 10 at a time!!!
I am lucky enough to have hours and hours of this type stuff in my collection and have been making DVD transfers of as much as I can.
I remember rolling tape the minute I heard the tragic news on 8/16/77. It was difficult to do but I managed to get much of the US networks broadcasts archived along with much of our local coverage as well.

i have many odd and obscure recordings and will happily share them when needed.
Thank you for sharing this . I used to record everything too. Now, I'm not sure where some of it is.
Come to think of it ; I kinda miss John Wayne too. :'(
Thanks much !! (y)