I got this from my "loveforlevis" yahoo group....I haven't tried the link because she posted the whole article, so if you have problems let me know and I'll post the whole article.....it's actually kind of funny.
Okay when you click on this link, then click on "proceed to article" or whatever it says....I tried posting that link but it's too long.....curious to see what you guys think....
I know Tony, since you belong to the same group, you should have seen it? I thought it was funny....
Link doesn't work for me.
I know what a Butler is , but What the ---- is a footbutler?
Blog Press Release Press Release from:
Elvis Presley is likely turning over in his grave from the shockwaves that are about to be felt by the release of a new jaw dropping book. On the 30th Anniversary of his death, Elvis’ personal footbutler has decided to take the foot out of his mouth and tell the world his story in the book Hunka Hunka Burning Feet: The Footastic Story of Wilsie Butters, the Footbutler of Elvis Presley. Wilsie Butters was hired to be a footbutler by Elvis in the mid 1960’s and continued working with the Elvis estate until 2007. The book chronicles his life with Elvis from his hiring to his death and the
Elvis - refused to have his feet photographed
subsequent relationship with Priscilla and Lisa Marie.
Butters broke his silence to the What The? Morning Show on CFUV 101.9 FM in Victoria, Canada. “I know stories that will make your toes curl.” Butters told host Craig Richardson, “I held Elvis’ feet when he died. The King valued me so much he put in his Will that I was to stay with the estate forever.” When asked if this book was revenge because he was fired for allegedly putting steroids on Lisa Marie’s feet, Butter’s responded, “Definitely. When I was terminated it voided the confidentiality clause I signed with Elvis. This book will kick Lisa-Marie in the Dutes – if she had any”
Butters was not formally trained as a footbutler as he spent two years as the drummer for Elvis’ band. Elvis was known to have foot problems, and one day before a show in Dallas, Butters noticed Elvis was having trouble walking. He offered his assistance as his mother was a foot masseuse. After half an hour of massaging, lancing a boil and some Chinese toe physiotherapy, Elvis got on stage and performed the show of a lifetime. Butters claims that “After the show Elvis came up to me and said, ‘You are my footbutler’ but I am the drummer, ‘Your drumming days are over boy, you are my footbutler’ It was at that point I gave up my life to a higher calling – Elvis’ Feet. I have not regretted it one bit.”
Although he developed a “close” relationship with Priscilla, he originally told Elvis to stop the relationship because her feet stunk. “They were like a pair rotten mustard covered halibut. It took years of diet and therapy before they were acceptable to the King” Butters had numerous encounters with celebrities although he only remembers them by their feet. “Elvis told me to look him in the feet not the eye because I was paid as a footbutler not an eye butler.” The most frightening experience he had was with O.J. Simpson. “He was jealous that I was looking at his girlfriend’s feet and told me to stare at her breasts because ‘that’s what I paid for’” While Butters searches for a publisher, he is planning to perform a dramatic reading from the book as part of an Elvis tribute show he is organizing with lounge singer Tommy Carson at Rick’s Lounge in Laughlin, Nevada on October 9th, the 34th anniversary of Elvis’ divorce from Priscilla.
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will scorn. Where LOVE will bless the earth
and peace its paths adorn...
No offense, but I think that this guy is just plain crazy....I'd put him in the same category as Wanda June Hill. There is no mention of this man whatsoever in Elvis's will that I'm aware of.....
He held Elvis's feet when he died? Geez. Give me a break!
Someone should email EPE 'bout this guy and find out the truth....cuz frankly I think it's a load of B.S.
Last edited by Tony Trout; 09-24-2007 at 06:39 PM.
thanks Tommy for posting the whole story. This is the first I've heard of this person too....so I don't know what to make of it.....
did anybody ever watch SpinCity? remember the ancient pug dog that kept licking electrical plugs? that's how I felt when I read about this 'new' book! Just Kill me, now!
All I wanted was a white knight with a good heart, soft touch, fast horse
Ride me off into the sunset Baby, I'm forever yours
what i do NOT buy is this completely hilarious story. saw it some days ago in my 'google alert' and decided not to post because nobody ever heard of a 'footbutler'. this guy seems like saCOMPLETE fake and is not even worth mentioning.
just my 2 pennies.
i don't suffer from insanity - i enjoy every minute of it
well geez guys...shoot me for posting it....I thought it was funny....main reason I posted it....guess I'll think twice before I do that again.
It sounds like a good comedy read to me.. it can not be any worse than some of the books I have read about Elvis and at least it should be good for a good laugh. Dovey
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And think of me, how it's gonna be and just pretend I didn't go