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    Lisa-Marie forbids Elvis ballet production

    Peter Schaufuss Ballet's production on the life of the King has been forced to cancel by Lisa-Marie Presley over the way it portrays the music icon. Presley's addictions and messy divorce were featured in the production. The production has already been performed in Scandinavia.

    Source: www.elvismatters.com

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    Re: Lisa-Marie forbids Elvis ballet production

    Yayyy Lisa!!!!!! At least someone is trying to protect Elvis' image.

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    Way to go Lisa Marie...you defend your Daddy, girl!!!

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    Way to go Lisa...your daddy is so proud of you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The King's Queen View Post
    Way to go Lisa Marie...you defend your Daddy, girl!!!


    100% Agree
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    "Presley's addictions and messy divorce were featured in the production".

    Yeah, so?

    What's the problem? Unless they're portraying Elvis as some violent, drugged-out loon, then this ballet should have been fine.

    Lisa and EPE can't make money off this, that's why she's turfed it.

    And for those of you praising Lisa for protecting her daddy's memory ... what on earth did you think she was doing when she allowed an Elvis impersonator contest on the grounds of Graceland!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Getlo View Post
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    And for those of you praising Lisa for protecting her daddy's memory ... what on earth did you think she was doing when she allowed an Elvis impersonator contest on the grounds of Graceland!
    I have to agree..

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    If anybody can find a way to portray drugged-out violence in ballet, I for one would love to see it! Can you imagine that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane View Post
    Yayyy Lisa!!!!!! At least someone is trying to protect Elvis' image.

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    I agree with you. Double Yayyy! for Lisa in doing this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Getlo View Post
    "Presley's addictions and messy divorce were featured in the production".

    Yeah, so?

    What's the problem? Unless they're portraying Elvis as some violent, drugged-out loon, then this ballet should have been fine.

    Lisa and EPE can't make money off this, that's why she's turfed it.

    And for those of you praising Lisa for protecting her daddy's memory ... what on earth did you think she was doing when she allowed an Elvis impersonator contest on the grounds of Graceland!
    I was very disappointed about the Elvis Impersonator endorsement by EPE.
    "talk about the good times"

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    Re: Lisa-Marie forbids Elvis ballet production

    Quote Originally Posted by Getlo View Post
    "Presley's addictions and messy divorce were featured in the production".

    Yeah, so?

    What's the problem? Unless they're portraying Elvis as some violent, drugged-out loon, then this ballet should have been fine.

    Lisa and EPE can't make money off this, that's why she's turfed it.

    And for those of you praising Lisa for protecting her daddy's memory ... what on earth did you think she was doing when she allowed an Elvis impersonator contest on the grounds of Graceland!
    Getlo, your my man, agree with you, well said.

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    Re: Lisa-Marie forbids Elvis ballet production

    Here is an article from the UK's The Independent that may shed some light on the ballet in question although I am somewhat confused about its date - Monday, 17 April 2000 - and the current reports.


    Presley's daughter forces Elvis ballet to close just before it opens

    By Severin Carrell

    Monday, 17 April 2000


      • A ballet about the life of Elvis Presley has been forced to cancel before it opened after complaints from a company run by the dead star's daughter.
    The production, called The King, was due to open at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh tomorrow for a five-day run. It was then to have transferred to the Sadler's Wells theatre in London for a short season.

    The Festival Theatre had already sold 200 tickets, but was warned of possible copyright problems by Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE), the company controlled by Lisa-Marie Presley, which owns Graceland, the singer's home in Memphis, Tennessee.

    The production by the Peter Schauss Ballet, a Danish company, tells the story of the singer's rise to fame, the death of his mother Gladys, his traumatic divorce from his wife Priscilla, and his ultimately fatal abuse of drink and drugs.

    Stephen Barry, the Festival Theatre's chief executive, said he had been told they would have to cancel the show because of possible legal implications over the portrayal of Elvis Presley.

    Mr Barry added that the theatre would be seeking to make good its losses. He said: "Clearly there will be a financial loss, but hope we can reach an agreement without legal ramifications. As is our policy, all ticket holders will be entitled to a full refund."

    The two-hour ballet, which features original music by Elvis Presley, has already played to full houses in Scandinavia where it opened last year. But it is now expected that the company will have to rework the production to comply with EPE's wishes.

    The company, which has some copyright controls over the use of Elvis Presley's image, work and estate, is said to have been unhappy with some of the scenes. Despite negotiations with its producers, EPE stopped the ballet from opening.

    Sid Shaw, who won a drawn-out battle with EPE in 1998 over his use of Elvis Presley's name and his right to sell Elvis Presley souvenirs, said EPE was wrong to have taken such action. Mr Shaw, who owns the Elvisly Yours Store, said: "The show is putting Elvis on a new plane, it's no longer just karaoke, he is part of the world of art and ballet.

    "EPE should be bending over backwards to encourage this type of production."

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...ns-721332.html


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    Good Lisa!

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    Stupid decision, no yays for me, as Getlo put it, it has to do with not been able to profit with it, she care about protecting the business, if she would care about his dad's image, there are another more concerning stuff she would need to put a stop happening right in Graceland.

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    Good Job Lisa-Marie

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    Have to agree Getlo, what a disgrace that was.
    And its true, and sad, the only reason likely she closed his down was because her or epe weren't benefiting from it.
    "How do I get placed in situations like this? Ah hell, I guess it's all part of showbusiness "~ Elvis in his limo on his way to perform in Omaha, NE on June 19th 1977


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    " What an earth did you think she was doing when she allowed an Elvis impersonator contest on the grounds of Graceland?"
    I totally agree with this phrase that you write!

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    Re: Lisa-Marie forbids Elvis ballet production

    I think Lisa did the right thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicole Presley View Post
    I think Lisa did the right thing!
    Whatever her ulterior motive is, is hard to tell. However I can't say I disagree or that I'm disappointed.. I'd never allow such a thing to happen. If they are going to make a show, they can at least keep it respectful and leave the junk for the national enquirer, sun, bild or de telegraaf.. haha!
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    Re: Lisa-Marie forbids Elvis ballet production

    Have to agree that Lisa should have stepped in on the many other derogatory things that have been allowed already ....but better late than never!

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