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    Quote Originally Posted by rex martin View Post
    My projector is out of action at present (Drive belts need replacing-and no
    one seems to offer repairs on Old Super 8mm projectors anymore)
    as soon as I can fix it, or pick up a replacement, will check out to see If I
    was filming when your little Red Scarf was waving infront of Elvis' nose..

    Yes I did tape that show (dinner and Midnight)

    Two photos, from Orig: Slides (August 1972)
    The more Multi coloured shirt, Elvis also wore with the White Pants, as
    shown on the Green Shirt double picture.

    This Green shirt, always shows up much darker on Photos, than it actually
    was. Being much more vibrant, and brighter greens. I took out the Red
    spotlights on the Left Picture, and enhanced it in various methods, so
    that the RIGHT picture is much nearer to the actual colour this shirt was.
    (Its also been made sharper with more clarity, than you usually see it.)

    OM Gosh!!! Do you know how long I've been looking for you????? Did you tape all of both shows????

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    Nigel Patterson at
    ELVIS INFORMATION NETWORK Website
    http://www.elvisinfonet.com/rexmartin.html
    This will take you to Part 1 of my Interview, Part 2 is linked from Part 1.

    http://www.elvisinfonet.com/rexmartin_part3.html
    This is the link for Part 3 of my Interview.

    http://www.elvisinfonet.com/rexmartin_part4.html
    This is the link for Part 4 of my Interview.

    http://www.elvisinfonet.com/rex_maria_1969.html
    This is the link for MARIA DAVIES 1969 Vegas Report
    (9 more pages to be added shortly)

    http://www.elvisinfonet.com/rex_twostars.html
    This is my Feature on ELVIS' TWO HOLLYWOOD BLVD STARS and History.

    http://www.elvisinfonet.com/rex_remembers_maria.html
    This is for my Tribute to Maria Davies(see 69 feature above)

    http://elvis-tkc.com/forum2/index.php?showtopic=14019
    This is for the full 1969 Vegas 1st season (all the info~
    over 80 posts of details and pictures, and we are only
    up to the first week of the Season, -an on-going feature
    with much more still to be added in the coming days....)
    You need to log on to view all the pictures(many very exclusive)

    ~Nigel Patterson at ELVIS INFORMATION NETWORK ~
    DID a phone interview with Rocky Barra (USA Strictly Elvis) last year.
    (You can still read Rocky's interview at EIN)

    I knew I was next on his list and in November he phoned me to set up
    an Interview. **(Note: some of the pictures are down at EIN due to them changing
    Network suppliers recently, they are slowly putting everything back together, my
    4 Interviews can be read from the above Link and you will find links at EIN to my other
    Elvis features, and the one about Maria Davies 1969 Vegas memories and info.)

    In the 1970s he used to receive my
    WORLDWIDE ELVIS NEWS SERVICE WEEKLY via his mailbox, so he always
    felt my publication was important to the Elvis World.

    The phone interview started 7am in Australia (8pm in England) and after
    almost 2 hours, Nigel had to stop my Elvis Adventure Stories, due to
    the fact he was going to be late for work- Ha! with many questions still
    un-answered.

    He had so much info to transcribe it had to be done in 3 parts on EIN
    the 1st part in November, 2nd on Xmas Eve, a 3rd in Mid January and
    then the Extra questions via Email from me in February 09.

    If you want to know about my Life and the ELVIS QUEST please take a look
    at my interview (I supplied a lot of Pictures to EIN to add to the interview)
    After you have read it, please feel free to ask me about anything on
    ELVIS that you would like in greater detail

    I attended the Riot Show on the 18th Feb 73,
    I got warned for Filming in Vegas by Tom Diskin on the 23rd Feb 73
    (when I also had a Super 8mm copy of the Hawaii Show from Belgium TV
    -almost 2 months before it was shown in the States)
    - I had a portable floodlight in Johnson City, which
    helped Len Leech(NJ) capture Elvis in a white ford LTcar, and the following
    day in a Greyhound bus, on the Campus going into J.City. - and a lot of
    other great things, trying to keep up with Elvis.

    My ELVIS WEEKLY was published from the Early 70s up to Sept 78
    (355 issues) it carries 100s of Newspaper reports, and almost complete
    show reviews in Vegas and tours by Elvis fans, inspired by the fact they
    could see their Story's in print in just One weeks time. So I have much
    details on Elvis, his songs in each show, which jumpsuit was worn, what
    matching belt, and scarf, And what he said.. Also we carried reviews
    of all releases in the USA, with recording session details as they happened.

    Hope you will look at the ELVIS INFORMATION NETWORK site for my
    interview, I also supplied just a long report on 1969 Vegas by Maria Davies
    with a 1000word article about my friendship with her.

    A 3500 word article about ELVIS' TWO STARS ON HOLLYWOOD BLVD
    a complete history

    I have almost completed a very long Feature for EIN on the JAYCEES
    AWARDS, including much indepth detail on all 7 Events Elvis attended
    that day, with many photos, and graphics. Finally sorting out which
    photo is from which event..

    I have many other Investigative reports ongoing at
    ELVIS THE KINGS COURT forum & website, going into great detail about
    The HOUSTON ASTRODOME - 6 shows and the Two Press conferences

    In depth Aug/Sept 1972, including how the 5th September Vegas
    wasn't a press conference, but a Press Announcement, and a review
    of all 3 NBC mini films of the event.

    I have one of the Largest Elvis Film collections of Elvis outside the States
    with many hours of Orig: film, (I took 26 hours of Elvis Shows myself from the 64 Elvis shows I got to see.)

    I own 26 of the Hollywood movies on 16mm, and was the first to get
    all the 68 NBC out-takes on 16mm film to show on large 14foot screens
    in Europe. The 68 complete outtakes, aloha, rehearsal aloha and CBS
    77, I have the Negatives, Magnetic tracks, Optical Sound Release Prints,
    and some as COLOUR CORRECTED PRINTS.

    Obtaining the film collection, is a long Elvis Adventure in its own right.

    Thankyou for your interest. SincerELy .... Rex....
    '

    Thank you very much Rex for this wonderful information.

    Tommy

    I dream a world where man no other man
    will scorn. Where LOVE will bless the earth
    and peace its paths adorn...

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    Re: Dinner show....08/22/1969

    Quote Originally Posted by TotallyInsane View Post
    OM Gosh!!! Do you know how long I've been looking for you????? Did you tape all of both shows????
    Haven't listened to them in awhile, but yes both and all.. (27 shows in all)
    taped.. and 4.25 hours on Film (August to September 1972)

    Thats around 70 Super 8mm cartridges (3min and 20seconds each)
    Unprocessed it fills a suitcase, so I threw away almost all my garments
    to get it home, including the Shirt I wore backstage for my Elvis meeting
    (so now I can't remember what colour it was. HA!!)

    How long have you been looking for me???

    If I knew I was that lost, I would have asked you for directions !!!

    Did you remember the Elvis shirt in previous Post?

    have you caught up with all those LINKS about me yet?

    will be back shortly.. SincerELy ... REX

    EPS the Anne Nixon Topic that started last night, and is now removed
    today. I had a really strange Email about Anne Nixon from a very
    weird Lady, she sort of sounded very very young, and asked me strange
    questions about Anne, - I was wondering if this is the person pretending
    to be her. NOW! (The last I heard Anne Nixon wasn't on the Internet at
    home, and wasn't really thinking about it - It would be nice if she changed
    her mind however...)

    This picture August 1972, "Suspicious Minds"
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 72,s.mindsNew.jpg  

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    WOW, thank you so much for the photo, it's wonderful

    I dream a world where man no other man
    will scorn. Where LOVE will bless the earth
    and peace its paths adorn...

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    When the real Anne Nixon wants to join, just let us know Rex.



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    Quote Originally Posted by rex martin View Post
    Haven't listened to them in awhile, but yes both and all.. (27 shows in all)
    taped.. and 4.25 hours on Film (August to September 1972)

    Thats around 70 Super 8mm cartridges (3min and 20seconds each)
    Unprocessed it fills a suitcase, so I threw away almost all my garments
    to get it home, including the Shirt I wore backstage for my Elvis meeting
    (so now I can't remember what colour it was. HA!!)

    How long have you been looking for me???

    If I knew I was that lost, I would have asked you for directions !!!

    Did you remember the Elvis shirt in previous Post?

    have you caught up with all those LINKS about me yet?

    will be back shortly.. SincerELy ... REX

    EPS the Anne Nixon Topic that started last night, and is now removed
    today. I had a really strange Email about Anne Nixon from a very
    weird Lady, she sort of sounded very very young, and asked me strange
    questions about Anne, - I was wondering if this is the person pretending
    to be her. NOW! (The last I heard Anne Nixon wasn't on the Internet at
    home, and wasn't really thinking about it - It would be nice if she changed
    her mind however...)

    This picture August 1972, "Suspicious Minds"
    Rex,
    If you have me on video getting a kiss from Elvis - that means I've been looking for you for 37 YEARS!! You've been lost a very long time my friend!! Ever since he died I have gone to Memphis and looked through every photo, every book - hoping someday I'll find it. I know someone out there has a picture or a video SOMEWHERE and I'm really hoping it's you!! I wish you would have asked me for directions a long, long time ago! I will anxiously be waiting for you to be able to view these films and get back with me. Or, you can send me the film and I'll go find someone with a machine to watch them on....(I know, when hell freezes over - LOL)!! Do you know anyone with a machine that would let you watch them??? Can you tell how bad I want you to have this on film????
    I was 17 the last time I saw Elvis in Vegas in 12/76!! It's too bad we didn't meet then cause I probably would have run away and gone with you to chase Elvis....LOL 2 weeks on the road following Elvis - oh to me that would have been a dream come true! But, I am thankful for the times I did get to see him. Best memories a teenager could have and my memories are cherished!!!!
    I'm reading your stuff now - you were soooooooooo LUCKY!!!!!! Hey - did you ever meet a girl in Vegas called Patricia Ann Cervone? She was from New York - early 20's and was out there for every performance for a week or two at a time. She was one of my pen pals and I've wondered what happened to her. She sent me some pix she took at MSG - very, very nice girl - and as a 14-15 year old kid - she was my idol cause she was living my dream!!!!!

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    Re: Dinner show....08/22/1969

    Rex.....is there any chance that you were there for opening nights on 08/04/1972 and/or 08/06/1973? What about the dinner show from 08/17/1971?

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    [quote =TotallyInsane;297715]Rex,If you have me on video getting a kiss from Elvis -
    that means I've been looking for you for 37 YEARS!!


    WILL TRY TO VIEW IT AS SOON AS I CAN, THEN WILL GET BACK TO YOU
    (A lot of times I filmed female Elvis fans giving Elvis gifts, glasses on water
    exchanging scarfs "like Anne Nixon's Moment") you sometimes couldn't carry
    on filming - due to security, if someone took a flash picture close to you -
    you just had to stop, -

    One time a Lady told me off for allowing my Camera
    motor to wir'rrrrr in her ear, during FEVER in Feb'73. No one turned me in
    or stopped me ever in Vegas. (not so on tour one time..) - Please don't think
    a 100% I have you on film, lets just say its 50-50 at the moment. Some
    other fans may have a photos of you, I know of 700+slides from Aug-Sept'72
    but lost contact with that lady. (I only have a dozen or so of them, but i did view them all in feb'73 on a 4 foot screen) She took them on Weekends only, but including Friday night. and the Sept labour day holiday end of season.

    Or, you can send me the film and I'll go find someone with a machine to watch them on....
    (I know, when hell freezes over - LOL)!!

    YES, NO CHANCE - The films are part of my Life. Sorry....

    I'm reading your stuff now -
    you were soooooooooo LUCKY!!!!!!


    When on Kings Court, and you finish the Links I gave. Go to top "SEARCH"
    put in my Name, and it will show you all the other posts and Topics I
    have been involved in. (some on 1972) - Don't forget to register, as all
    my Posts have many pictures and articles added to them, and you won't
    see them if you can't log on as a member. (EIN are still working at getting
    all the pictures back on the features)

    Hey - did you ever meet a girl in Vegas called Patricia Ann Cervone?
    She was from New York - early 20's and was out there for every
    performance for a week or two at a time.
    She was one of my pen pals ..dream!!!!!


    I had many letters from Patricia, she wrote many articles in my WORLDWIDE
    ELVIS NEWS SERVICE WEEKLY, in fact after Elvis in Omaha(1st July 74)-
    I flew home via NY, and that day visited her for most of the day, her MUM
    made the biggest Italian multi dish Dinner I have ever seen. Did you know
    her Black Cat was called ELVIS, so it was Elvis this and that all afternoon-
    Until her dad got in from work, when it was BLACK'Y you S.O.B (VERY funny)

    In 1977 when CBS was about to be broadcast in the USA, I flew to NY to
    arrange it to be taped on a semi-professional Video "Sony Umatic" - the
    Dutch FC President, flew in the day after me, (John Brus) and then the day
    before the CBS on TV, Pal Grunland from the Norway "Flaming Star" club
    arrived at NY airport, John and Myself picked him up and went straight to
    Patricia's Home for the Evening, which was a wonderful time...

    Pal by the way meet Elvis SIX times, he was at MSG, also the Press Conf:
    and Backstage with Elvis, to give him Police Badges and a gold disc from
    Norway. He took film at all 3 things, and a good few photos.

    The day of the CBS broadcast - we taped it in our Hotel in Queens, and
    2 videos got made in Manhatten, and North of NY - The following day the
    North of NY video (the best one) was used to make a 16mm film negative
    -due to an error the print was made without sound, but I had the Negative
    and magnetic track, so got a release print made at RANK Film Lab near
    London. (for 14foot wide film festivals, across Europe, long before any
    Europe TV channel showed it)[/quote]

    Hope you are all finding this of interest.. Tell me more about yourself
    please, so its not quite so One Sided... bye for now "REX"

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    Re: Dinner show....08/22/1969

    Quote Originally Posted by utmom2008 View Post
    Rex.....is there any chance that you were there for opening nights on 08/04/1972 and/or 08/06/1973? What about the dinner show from 08/17/1971?

    This is the 1971-VEGAS Link at ELVIS THE KINGS COURT site
    Very Detailed info on August, more of a black hole on February.
    http://elvis-tkc.com/forum2/index.php?showtopic=13874


    If you read all the links please from yesterday, you will have a lot bigger
    picture of my life and all the dates, - sorry..

    But to help give you an index for the questions, this is an expanded version
    for the internet, of my September 2008 Postal Flyer "ELVIS QUEST"
    IT INCLUDES all the following.
    Dates of shows on 1st two trips to Vegas, 72-73
    The 3 tours. Venues dates in 74 - 76 -77
    An index of the 2 dozen Candid Elvis Views....
    My quest for searching for past Elvis Friends.(this has changed a lot since'08)
    An Internet site, reviewing my 1970s Efforts with my ELVIS WEEKLY publication. .............hope this helps....

    The 3 openings you mention, I didn't attend (wish I had) but I would still be
    willing to pass on info on any part of these openings, from my WORLDWIDE
    ELVIS NEWS SERVICE FILES. via other fans that did attend. What would you
    like to hear about first?? the August 1971 season is an ongoing LONG TOPIC
    on Elvis the Kings Court, with pages of info from start to end, and things
    still being added, you should really drop in and take a look, please..

    E - Mail = REX.MARTIN57@YAHOO.COM 2 0 0 9 ~ A Longer Note from “R e x”

    At the Start of JANUARY 2004 I retired from running a Very Large Retail Shop in Fleetwood. For the past 5 years, I've been working through various Photo, Slide Show and music projects on a Computer for Myself and my Mother.

    FIVE TRIPS TO SEE ELVIS from 1972 – to – 1977 ( TOTAL = 64 Concerts )

    1972 - Vegas (Mid August for 9 days and then short 5 day break - then all NINE September shows including 3am Show and meeting Elvis 'for 8 minutes' on the final night just before the 8pm Dinner show.. )

    1973 - Vegas (February, - including the 15th Feb left stage, then closed the show twice. Plus Riot Show on 18th)

    1974 - TOUR (June – picked up at CLEVELAND the whole of the ground floor moved forward & the Front rows were raiding the Low Stage Left – Right – and Centre from start to end “Wild” ~ (Took one day off to visit with a good friend) then all shows up to the 3 shows in Omaha, Neb. Ending 1st July )

    1976 - TOUR (March from all 3 in Johnson City, Tenn ~ 6 City tour –then on following day flight to Memphis)

    1976-GRACELAND-saw Elvis many times going out thru Gates - at the Airport, Elvis/Linda took small Lear Jet up circling over Gracelands, & Leaving Cinema early AM, + saw him over the side Graceland Church fence. Plus met VERNON outside his home. + Talked to Sam Phillips on Phone in Alabama (Twice) - then sent his son to meet me.

    1977-TOUR (March ~ Norman Ok, to Alexandra Lousiana - bit of a strange tour, flew home thinking he's still touring – but when I get home find out the following day Elvis cancelled and went to his Memphis Hospital)

    Plus around 22 sightings most in Daylight
    Coming out Back of Hotels getting into cars - 9 times -
    (One time I was in the Lobby inside security because I was staying on the floor below him),
    Travelling over a rise 'slowly' on a Arena Campus road towards Venue ~I had a portable floodlight !!!
    (Twice in White Ford LT and once standing next to Driver of Greyhound Bus)
    going down ramps into Arena (3 times) /Once Arriving at an Airport

    (Bloomington) & all the Memphis sightings

    The next thing is to start Converting all my Live! Film to Digital High Definition on Hard Drives and edit plus upgrade the Sound and Vision Plus add Titling to Blue ~ Ray D V D' s. (Its a very Big Project – and will take some time to complete) Besides my own film, I have a lot of Footage that I arranged other fans to take for me. (for Instance ~ Almost a complete show with Original Sound in Seattle 12 Nov'70 White Fringed suit with Green Beads “not multicoloured as TTWII”)

    Also have an original film professionally taken IN FULL TRUE COLOUR (silent) from the September 1957 Tupelo Show.(Not a fan film + Not on the Tupelo DVD last year although some of it was in Blk & Wht) I've had this for 40 years..

    A film of Elvis leaving the Philly Hilton for the Afternoon show (in Daylight)'74 ~ wearing Peacock Jumpsuit with Long Black Leather Coat over his Shoulders shot in 64 frames per second, so when shown back at 18fps, super quality in Slow Motion. (As seen in 'Essential Elvis' magazine picture spread recently)

    None of the 26 + hours of film I took has ever been transferred direct to any type of DVD format. Some of it is around on VHS, many generations down on how the Original Film looks. (Also I didn’t put out the VHS stuff)

    My QUEST - INFO WANTED
    The Elvis fans -Janet Barker + Alan Trower (from England) + Gitt Nymand & May Britt Berlind (from Sweden) ~ Taken backstage to meet Elvis with me in 1972 – to re-live the memories of the event with them. +”Bill Pallister (Virginia Beach, Virginia ~USA)” + “Martha Collins (California? USA)” + Also would like to contact “Elaine Coons” L.A. California., ~”Madeline Burt ~ (daughter of Jane Winston in California)” “the 'Two' AUSTRALIAN fans I shared a room with in Vegas 1972” MANY THANKS, R e x . . .

    REX MARTIN'S - ELVIS PRESLEY WEEKLY NEWS SERVICE.

    Issued between 1969~1978 this fantastic little mag was produced by UK super fan Rex Martin and proved to be one of the most amazingly accurate sources of up to date info ever published on any artist. Initially the newsletter was produced on a duplicator machine and without any photos but crammed full of reviews of Elvis live concert performances from the fans who actually attended the shows. Later issues developed into a more sophisticated photocopied format sometimes spreading over four five and even six pages to an issue.

    Many times Rex would follow Elvis on his USA tours and send back full details of each show for inclusion in the newsletters. Reports of those shows would land on subscribers doormats within a couple of days of Elvis' performance thanks to Rex and his newsletters. As the years (and issues) progressed it continued to offer on the spot concert reports but had developed into a booklet style but still full of those fantastic concert reviews plus photos & scans of newspaper cuttings devoted to the concerts reviewed and the life and movements of The King before/after leaving the stage. Just about every live concert Elvis performed was reviewed in some way within the pages of these newsletters, from the songs he sang, the things he said and the suits he wore. Attendance figures, backing band/vocalist info, celebrities present, newspaper reviews of the shows and loads of other great titbits of detail were all contained within Rex's newsletters. Snippets of info would be crammed into every piece of available space on the pages as Rex tried to report on just about everything happening in the Elvis world. Advance reports of Elvis upcoming single and album releases from around the world would be reported on in this little publication which is still fondly remembered by long time Presley fans.

    As a reference source for detailing or studying Elvis' live performances these magazines are invaluable and never fail to astound with the sheer detail included in just about every issue. Published in small qualities of a few hundred they have become true collectors treasures as very few have managed to survive the ravages of time. It's now been around thirty years since the last issue was sent to subscribers.
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    WOW! what a thread. Thanks Rosanne for starting it.
    Hearing ELVIS speak is ALWAYS a thrill for me. The FTD is very clear.

    Praying that Gail finally has the picture of her kiss that she has been seaching for for decades. (((Gail)))

    Rex, I am off to read more of your details. This is a fabulous reading.

    I will never forget you Rosanne.
    R.I.P. 4-27-59~7-22-09

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    Again Rex.......THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

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    Wow Rex I am really enjoying reading all your stuff! It is amazing! You have had such great experiences. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

    I have my fingers crossed for you Gail. I hope so much you get your photo. I hope there is one somewhere of you too Rosanne in all of Rex's things. Wow that would be something!

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    Quote Originally Posted by midnight View Post
    Wow Rex I am really enjoying reading all your stuff! It is amazing! You have had such great experiences. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

    I have my fingers crossed for you Gail. I hope so much you get your photo. I hope there is one somewhere of you too Rosanne in all of Rex's things. Wow that would be something!
    Next to finding my "best" friend here as I did a year ago - finding a picture or video of this would make my life complete!!!!! I can only hope!!!

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    Hey Rex,
    Is Elaine Coons related to Virgina Coons? Virigina is the one that collected money for the heart association (heart or cancer I can't remember which) and got to meet Elvis. She gave him a crown and a list of people's names that made donations and then she sent us all that donated money to the cause a picture of her meeting Elvis. She made the donation in honor of Elvis. Is this the same lady or someone related to her? If it's the same lady - do you think she's still living? Also, do you now know where Patricia Ann Cervone is?

    Forever Best Friends

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    Quote Originally Posted by TotallyInsane View Post
    Next to finding my "best" friend here as I did a year ago - finding a picture or video of this would make my life complete!!!!! I can only hope!!!
    ...and to think your best friend started the thread where Rex posted and the picture of your kiss was finally found...would be another awesome thing.

    I will never forget you Rosanne.
    R.I.P. 4-27-59~7-22-09

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    Re: Dinner show....08/22/1969

    Quote Originally Posted by TotallyInsane View Post
    Hey Rex,
    Is Elaine Coons related to Virgina Coons?
    The name COONS popped out at me too, Gail.

    I will never forget you Rosanne.
    R.I.P. 4-27-59~7-22-09

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    Re: Dinner show....08/22/1969

    Quote Originally Posted by TotallyInsane View Post
    Hey Rex,
    Is Elaine Coons related to Virgina Coons? Virigina is the one that collected money for the heart association (heart or cancer I can't remember which) and got to meet Elvis. She gave him a crown and a list of people's names that made donations and then she sent us all that donated money to the cause a picture of her meeting Elvis. She made the donation in honor of Elvis. Is this the same lady or someone related to her? If it's the same lady - do you think she's still living? Also, do you now know where Patricia Ann Cervone is?
    This is 2 stories (or maybe even 3)

    Virginia Coons passed away a good few years ago - I'm afraid.
    She meet me at LA airport in 1972 and 73. I stayed at her home for a
    short while (until some Elvis Aussie Fans arrived, then I stayed with a
    good friend of hers) - Yes Elaine is her daughter, she ran an Elvis Mag.
    called KalidEscoPe for a while, which was a great Info 80s mag, that looked
    similar to Rockys Strictly Elvis.

    She has been on my ELVIS QUEST FLYER since Sept08. so far no leads
    about her any place. Sue Wiegart in LA hasn't heard from her for sometime.

    Yes Virginia is the Lady with the award and framed list of names of Elvis
    fans that gave money towards Elvis Aloha Cancer Fund (in his name) my
    name is one of about 30 on it.

    She was in LEN AND ROSEMARIE LEECH's Hilton room just hours before
    going backstage to meet Elvis. Len took a photo of the award on a table
    along with the Frame. Also YANIQUE DISKIN (Tom's wife) was in Len & R.
    room every day. (I had a corner to store equipment Ha.!)

    If you read the 3rd part of my interview at EIN about the riot show on the
    18th Feb73, you will know a little more about YANIQUE and her being in
    Len's Room, she told many story's about Elvis in his homes...(wish I'd
    written them all down now.

    Virginia of course stood next to Elvis many times (in photos) outside his
    LA homes in the 60s, she had a really large Photo collection.

    I have 2 5x7" photos taken of Virginia with Elvis, has everyone seen them??
    the first Elvis' eyes are closed, so they took a 2nd one.

    I have a lot of Virginia's 60s pics with Elvis, including the ones when Elvis
    is breathing in Laughing gas from a balloon.

    Virginia is mentioned in Jerry Hopkins, orig book on Elvis, in the Fans Chapter
    along with myself and Bill Kaval. This chapter has been removed for the
    recent reprint of both of Jerry's books into ONE.. I was writting to Jerry
    before he published the 1st book, when he was working for Rolling Stone in
    London. My special Preview copy of the book from him has the words...
    To REX, with thanks My Collaborator. Jerry.

    Patricia stored some posters for me at the end of the 70s, the last time
    I saw her was at her parents home in 1980 in Long Island. I lost contact
    with her after that.. - She caused some controversy in July 1977 when
    she sent out an OPEN LETTER to Elvis and a lot of Elvis Fan clubs, about
    what Elvis was doing to Himself (quite insightful looking back on it) Some
    Clubs didn't Like her for doing it, but worse was to come in the Wests book
    and later Goldmine's hatchet job.( on Elvis and John Lennon) thank god he
    isn't still with the Living...

    Patricia's family home in the late 70s, caught fire, from Xmas Lights that
    had been placed on a tree next to the house, which shorted out into the
    House. All her collection was destroyed, and I think she lost heart after that.

    A year later the house had been rebuilt, and I couldn't tell the difference
    between the New house and the Old. I didn't put her on my Quest Flyer,
    but it would be interesting to chat to her again.....

    See told you it was a few stories..... SincerELy REX

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    Re: Dinner show....08/22/1969

    Quote Originally Posted by TotallyInsane View Post
    Hey Rex,
    Is Elaine Coons related to Virgina Coons? Virigina is the one that collected money for the heart association (heart or cancer I can't remember which) and got to meet Elvis. She gave him a crown and a list of people's names that made donations and then she sent us all that donated money to the cause a picture of her meeting Elvis. She made the donation in honor of Elvis. Is this the same lady or someone related to her? If it's the same lady - do you think she's still living? Also, do you now know where Patricia Ann Cervone is?
    Gail,Virginia Coons daughter is a member on here. Just check her profile. It is EChristian. I do not know if it is Elaine. She is very sweet and has put some of her personal photos in the gallery. You can probably PM her. She said her mom died in 2002. She put some nice photos in the 60s section awhile back. I commented on a few and she wrote me back and told me about her mom.
    Kim

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    Re: Dinner show....08/22/1969

    Quote Originally Posted by midnight View Post
    Gail,Virginia Coons daughter is a member on here. Just check her profile. It is EChristian. I do not know if it is Elaine. She is very sweet and has put some of her personal photos in the gallery. You can probably PM her. She said her mom died in 2002. She put some nice photos in the 60s section awhile back. I commented on a few and she wrote me back and told me about her mom. Kim
    Hey! Midnight, that's great news, when did she last post?
    Would love to contact her (E-mail, phone letters -Satellite, smoke signals,
    bush telegraph, signal flags, or I could just YELL.... ) Wonder if she remembers me ?? (don't leave me out of the loop)

    Best news I've heard since, RETURN TO SENDER was released, or was it
    WHAT NOW, WHAT NEXT, WHERE TO.

    Glad your on the case MIDNIGHT, I'm sure I can rely on you!!,
    think you'll make a great go-between, and I was about to try the
    CIA, the FBI and the Better Business Bureau.

    Better shut up before I frighten her away, give Elaine my regards

    SincerELy ..... REX .....

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    Re: Dinner show....08/22/1969

    Quote Originally Posted by rex martin View Post
    Hey! Midnight, that's great news, when did she last post?
    Would love to contact her (E-mail, phone letters -Satellite, smoke signals,
    bush telegraph, signal flags, or I could just YELL.... ) Wonder if she remembers me ?? (don't leave me out of the loop)

    Best news I've heard since, RETURN TO SENDER was released, or was it
    WHAT NOW, WHAT NEXT, WHERE TO.

    Glad your on the case MIDNIGHT, I'm sure I can rely on you!!,
    think you'll make a great go-between, and I was about to try the
    CIA, the FBI and the Better Business Bureau.

    Better shut up before I frighten her away, give Elaine my regards

    SincerELy ..... REX .....
    I do not know if the info I sent you helped or not! Good luck!!!!

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