Elvis, The Beauty Queen & Me Vol. 1 has been a year in the making, but is now ready for release. This fascinating DVD includes an indepth and revealing interview with Linda Thompson's best friend and Graceland secretary, Jeanne LeMay. A chance meeting between Jeanne and Linda in 1972 during the Miss USA pageant resulted in a long friendship. The years that followed saw Jeanne joining the King and his Queen on tour, in Las Vegas and having fun around Memphis. This is her amazing story. Jeanne is a great talker and her warmth comes across beautifully in this 80-minute programme.
Plus, this DVD contains;
Never before seen footage - We are extremely excited to tell you that we have restored some SUPERB footage (running for a staggering 13 minutes) of Elvis in Kansas City, Missouri on the evening of June 29th 1974. This is the most beautiful clear, close-up footage that we've seen in a long, long time with Elvis wearing the fantastic Embroidered Eagle jumpsuit. Also for the first time you'll get to see 1974 Vegas footage captured during Elvis' August 29th 1974 midnight show, September 1st dinner show and the infamous September 2nd closing show (wearing the beautiful Man Tiger jumpsuit). There's lots of karate on these clips with Red West coming on stage at one point to help Elvis with his belt and karate gi.
Elvis even knocks poor Charlie Hodge on his backside during a length kata ... Amazing stuff!
There is also some 1973 footage shot at Graceland that includes a glimpse the gates, the grounds, the mansion itself and the pool area. This is NOT the poor quality Dutch footage that has been doing the rounds for years, but brand new footage taken from the reels and restored by us. This is TV quality material.
We have been lucky enough to have tracked down and acquired some STUNNING new 1974 cini film of Elvis, still on the original reels!!! The team has been working hard on having the reels digitally transferred and restored. The speed has been expertly corrected, the picture quality has been enhanced and the brightness and colour has been re-worked enabling us to offer the footage in virtually perfect quality. This will be amongst the best quality amateur footage that you've ever seen of of Elvis on stage.