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    The Lisa Marie plane comes to Memphis

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=catlV...elated&search=

    Can anyone tell me from what show this is or dvd?

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    It is from the STAR DVD - Never Ending Love.

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    Thank you. Man, I have to start buying these STAR dvd's; pure quality

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    I get a kick out of watching Never Ending Love. I like what they did to That's All Right and Tiger Man. The audio of That's All Right is the Sun Recording but the video is from the 68 Special. The two are insync with each other. Tiger Man audio is from the Today Session from 1975 but the video is from 68 Special mix in with Karate footage.

    I recommend the STAR DVDs. Elvis On Tour: Through My Eyes is amazing.

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    thanks for sharing this clip.
    I saw this footage before entering the Lisa Marie airplane
    I'd like to go to Graceland
    Memphis,Tennessee

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    Here are some more images of the Lisa Marie that I found (some before and after Elvis refurbished the plane):
























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    Thanks, for posting those great pics!

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    thanks for the photos Tony
    I'd like to go to Graceland
    Memphis,Tennessee

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    Great Pix's Tony, thanks for posting them. Dovey
    Get Him, get him~~Hot D*** ~~ he's a Squirrel!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI7WiBUN_Bw

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    Thanks Tony for posting these pictures; many of whom I've never seen; I'm looking forward to hopefully see the plane someday

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    Airplane



    If you go to Graceland, you can tour Mr. Elvis Presley?s Convair 880-four-engine jet airplane.It originally had the tail number N8809E, and when Mr. Presley acquired the airplane, the tail number was change to N880EP on 5/2/1975. The engine was on Mr. Presley?s Convair jet
    through out Mr. Presley?s ownership, as the paper trail shows. For sometime, the airplane sat on the tarmac at the Memphis Airport, until it was eventually sold for taxes. A holding company purchased it, removed all four engines, and leased the airplane to Graceland. The airplane was disassembled, moved in pieces to Graceland, and reassembled without engines.

    One of those engines is on display at Graceland, two are in the Mojave Desert, and one was donated to the Memphis Aviation Tech School. The Memphis Tech School traded that GE GJ 805-3A jet engine to the Dalfort Aviation Tech School in Dallas for a Continental TSIO520 engine around 1995.

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    Getting back to the original film clip of the Lisa Marie coming down EP Boulevard. Does anyone recognise the lady being interviewed in the plane?

    She is Janelle McComb who was a long time friend of Elvis'.

    Here's a story I dug out about her:-

    In the latter part of '71, I was visiting Graceland. Lisa was pushing her baby buggy through the hall, and I said to Elvis, "Can you imagine? She is soon going to be four years old. What are you going to give her for her birthday?"
    Elvis paused and said, "I don't know - she's all we have - she is our most prized possession. I want Lisa to know what the important things in life are. Money is not important - it is fleeting and all this is just vanity."
    He said, "A lot has happened through the years. Do you remember, when we left Tupelo, all we had was a little trunk on top of the car."
    We talked and laughed for an hour or more reminiscing about his childhood, about his mother's cooking, about how his grandmother wore an apron, and about the song "Precious Memories," which was sung at his mother's funeral.
    He said, "Those early values that my parents taught me are still my values, and I want my child to know them."
    "Mrs. McComb," Elvis said, (he always addressed me as Mrs. McComb when he was talking to me, but always autographed things to me as Janelle) "... do you think you could take your pen and write something for me to give my little girl to tell her what the real values of life are, because I may not always be around."
    "In other words," I said, "...you want to give her the priceless gift."
    He said,"That's right, and be sure to sign it "Daddy". I said "Well, Elvis, I'll try."
    I went home and wrote the poem. When I brought it back to Elvis at Graceland, he was so touched and pleased when he read it, he ran up the stairs, two at a time, to hide it until Lisa's birthday. When he came back down crying, I asked him to sign my copy of the poem. He signed it, then with his elbow attempted to wipe the tears off the paper and smeared his signature.
    He said, "Oh, Mrs. McComb, I've ruined your copy."
    "No," I said, "Someday those teardrops will be just as priceless as this poem is to you."


    And here is the poem:-


    The Priceless Gift

    Birthdays are always special
    as your fourth one comes to you
    and I wondered what I?d give you
    Just anything wouldn?t do.

    I thought of childish treasures
    to hang upon your wall
    Yet nothing seemed appropriate
    or none I could recall.

    Money seemed so cold and fleeting
    Bought treasures go so fast
    And I wanted a gift to please you
    And one that would also last.

    You know you?re sort of special
    You are really all we?ve got
    You?re Mama?s bit of heaven
    And Daddy?s tiny tot.

    I closed my eyes - the years rolled by
    And I slowly found my way
    To a shadowed corner in the attic
    T?was a link to my yesterday.

    I raised the lid to a frayed old trunk
    And there a priceless treasure lay
    A tattered apron with strings still tied
    And I knew I heard her say -

    ?Son, I?m now just a precious memory
    But don?t ever forget one thing
    I always tried to guide your life
    With these worn out apron strings.


    They guided a man named Lincoln
    As he steered the ship of State
    It?s the only gift I gave you
    That will never go out of date.

    Apron strings changed the course of
    History as great men felt their tug
    They followed sons onto battle fields
    Without the slightest shrug.

    They guided both kings and beggars
    Through harmony and strife
    Son, you surely must have felt their tug
    For how God has blessed your life.

    I bowed my head and said a prayer
    For I knew God had surely touched
    A tattered old trunk so tucked away
    And an apron that had meant so much.

    So Lisa, I give you the ?Priceless Gift?
    That surpasses all other things
    A whole lifetime of love for you
    She tied in her apron strings.

    Daddy

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    And that poem is hanging in Elvis' office, on the upper level of Graceland - or so I've heard. And Eve and Alstrada thanks for the pics

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    Very interesting pictures and video

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    I had posted this already,but I think I can post this video also here.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZltWx6Yepc

    it's nice to watch
    I'd like to go to Graceland
    Memphis,Tennessee

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    I have found more pictures about the home coming and tour of the Lisa Marie, there are 3 parts, it's german but there are many great pics.

    http://www.elvisforever.de/verschied...land_teil1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvislennon2004 View Post
    I recommend the STAR DVDs. Elvis On Tour: Through My Eyes is amazing.
    Yes...they are wonderful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon_burrows View Post
    Getting back to the original film clip of the Lisa Marie coming down EP Boulevard. Does anyone recognise the lady being interviewed in the plane?

    She is Janelle McComb who was a long time friend of Elvis'.

    Here's a story I dug out about her:-

    In the latter part of '71, I was visiting Graceland. Lisa was pushing her baby buggy through the hall, and I said to Elvis, "Can you imagine? She is soon going to be four years old. What are you going to give her for her birthday?"
    Elvis paused and said, "I don't know - she's all we have - she is our most prized possession. I want Lisa to know what the important things in life are. Money is not important - it is fleeting and all this is just vanity."
    He said, "A lot has happened through the years. Do you remember, when we left Tupelo, all we had was a little trunk on top of the car."
    We talked and laughed for an hour or more reminiscing about his childhood, about his mother's cooking, about how his grandmother wore an apron, and about the song "Precious Memories," which was sung at his mother's funeral.
    He said, "Those early values that my parents taught me are still my values, and I want my child to know them."
    "Mrs. McComb," Elvis said, (he always addressed me as Mrs. McComb when he was talking to me, but always autographed things to me as Janelle) "... do you think you could take your pen and write something for me to give my little girl to tell her what the real values of life are, because I may not always be around."
    "In other words," I said, "...you want to give her the priceless gift."
    He said,"That's right, and be sure to sign it "Daddy". I said "Well, Elvis, I'll try."
    I went home and wrote the poem. When I brought it back to Elvis at Graceland, he was so touched and pleased when he read it, he ran up the stairs, two at a time, to hide it until Lisa's birthday. When he came back down crying, I asked him to sign my copy of the poem. He signed it, then with his elbow attempted to wipe the tears off the paper and smeared his signature.
    He said, "Oh, Mrs. McComb, I've ruined your copy."
    "No," I said, "Someday those teardrops will be just as priceless as this poem is to you."


    And here is the poem:-


    The Priceless Gift

    Birthdays are always special
    as your fourth one comes to you
    and I wondered what I?d give you
    Just anything wouldn?t do.

    I thought of childish treasures
    to hang upon your wall
    Yet nothing seemed appropriate
    or none I could recall.

    Money seemed so cold and fleeting
    Bought treasures go so fast
    And I wanted a gift to please you
    And one that would also last.

    You know you?re sort of special
    You are really all we?ve got
    You?re Mama?s bit of heaven
    And Daddy?s tiny tot.

    I closed my eyes - the years rolled by
    And I slowly found my way
    To a shadowed corner in the attic
    T?was a link to my yesterday.

    I raised the lid to a frayed old trunk
    And there a priceless treasure lay
    A tattered apron with strings still tied
    And I knew I heard her say -

    ?Son, I?m now just a precious memory
    But don?t ever forget one thing
    I always tried to guide your life
    With these worn out apron strings.


    They guided a man named Lincoln
    As he steered the ship of State
    It?s the only gift I gave you
    That will never go out of date.

    Apron strings changed the course of
    History as great men felt their tug
    They followed sons onto battle fields
    Without the slightest shrug.

    They guided both kings and beggars
    Through harmony and strife
    Son, you surely must have felt their tug
    For how God has blessed your life.

    I bowed my head and said a prayer
    For I knew God had surely touched
    A tattered old trunk so tucked away
    And an apron that had meant so much.

    So Lisa, I give you the ?Priceless Gift?
    That surpasses all other things
    A whole lifetime of love for you
    She tied in her apron strings.

    Daddy

    thank you for posting this poem. it was very well written

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    I don't know why but seen the Lisa Marie going down the street made me want to cry!

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