Elvisly Yours is proud to announce the Musical, "Jailhouse Rock" will launch in England in Plymouth on February 20th 2004.
Plymouth Theatre Royal
for just a two week engagement
20th February - Saturday 6th March 2004
Booking Opens 26th November 2003 - Tickets :
“Jailhouse Rock” will be Rockin’
London venue to be announced shortly. Check our website regularly for updates on Manchester and London.
"Jailhouse Rock, the Musical" is from the creators of 'Buddy', that pulsating, wonderful show that thrilled audiences for 14 years in Britain. Now a unique international team of producers, choreographers, designers, song-writers, lighting and stage experts have been gathered to mastermind this wonderful, new musical production that will chronicle the very early days of rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950’s symbolised in the meteoric rise of Elvis Presley. This new Musical explores the many musical, social, historical and religious influences that were the catalyst for the new Musical Explosion that became known as Rock’n’Roll and was epitomised by Elvis Presley.
Since the limited tour with just weeks of performances in Plymouth and Manchester will sell out many times over we recommend that you start phoning the theatres now making enquiries about reserving your tickets.
BUY A SIGNED PHOTO OF JULIE PARRISH and help raise money for the Lynda Jackson MacMillan Centre
When Julie died, on October 1st and had been so kind to me by sending FORTY signed photographs in gratitude for a brief period of time I helped her, I wanted to honour her memory. I had already given ten of her photos to the Elvis Express Club to raise money for the Chestnut Tree House children's hospice and others were given as prizes in a special competition or on display at the Elvisly Yours Shop. Except for a few, including one made personal to me, the remainder will be auctioned through our Elvisly Yours Cyber Club and web site. There are no more signed photographs of Julie Parrish. Just a few she signed to fans she met in Memphis or friends and some sold through her website or at a limited number of Elvis Conventions. She did not even realise until quite recently that Elvis fans would want her signed photos.
We are asking generous fans to bid at least £50.00
$80.00) per signed photograph and all proceeds will
go to the Lynda Jackson MacMillan Centre. It is a unique charity that
supports cancer victims and their families by offering advice and
counselling to all those in need and they have helped tens of thousands of
people over the years. Julie had ovarian cancer twice and I am sure would be
honoured to think her signed photographs and memory are helping others who
have had to battle cancer. Perhaps you want something special as a Christmas
gift for a family member or friend, we can even frame the photo for a small
additional cost of £5.00. We would like to aim for a target of £1,000.00
for the charity so Julie's family may be sent a special certificate from the
Lynda Jackson MacMillan Centre. Each purchaser will receive a letter of
thanks and receipt from the charity. There are seven photos with Elvis from
the film in which she co-starred, "Paradise Hawaiian Style" and the
rest are from StarTrek, model photos of Julie, Beverly Hills 90210 and
other famous TV shows. Remember not only will
the photos be an investment but you will be helping a cancer charity. We do
hope that Elvis fans are generous and we are giving you the first option to
bid for the photographs and if any remain they will be auctioned on eBay.
memorial service for Julie Parrish
was held on Saturday, October 25 2003 at the Christian
The Memorial Service was beautiful. It started with Elvis' song, "Amazing Grace" , lasted 2.5 hours and about 150 people were there including Hollywood friends, members of Elvis fan clubs, people Julie had simply 'touched' and her family. Some of her Hollywood friends that spoke were director Corey Allen (from "Rebel Without a Cause), comedian Ronnie Schell and actress Barbara Luna. Anne Helm of 'Follow that Dream' was there, Sandy Martindale (who dated Elvis in the 60's before she married Wink Martindale), Ed Bonja (official Elvis photographer) and other actors and actresses. Mostly it was her very special friends who spoke so lovingly of Julie. She was blessed with several close friends who were more like 'sisters' to her and she to them. They told funny, warm stories of her, going back many decades, bringing both laughter and tears.
A few of her family members spoke and her long-time boyfriend of some years ago, Joel Wachbrit. The woman minister, who was part of the special group of 'sisters' spoke lovingly about Julie and also sang. Much of the talk was of Julie's giving heart and her efforts on behalf of the battered women's shelter to which she devoted so much time and energy. Julie was genuinely one of the people who make the world a better place.
Larry was full of praise for Joan and Paul Gansky who helped to organise the Memorial Service and made sure that Elvis mementoes were prominently included in the display.
A final comment is a quotation from Larry, "Sid, I've known Julie for many years, ever since "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" and we had become great friends. She was very close to my family, and living in the area, we spoke on the phone and always stayed in touch with each other. Although I knew she had battled cancer twice, I was unprepared for the suddenness of her passing. I keep seeing her beautiful, sweet face, and I find it so hard to believe she's gone."
After the service Joan and Paul Gansky told us that there was a reception at the Beverly Hills home of one of Julie's close friends and about 50 people attended. The congregation held hands in a circle in the garden, had two minutes of silence for personal prayer, then released a beautiful white balloon!!...It danced happily back and forth in the sky, swirling around...heading right to the Pacific Ocean that Julie loved so much and then hopefully onwards and upwards to heaven. Then everyone socialized and people became friends through knowing Julie and recounting their many stories. Everyone promised to keep in touch and honour Julie that way. What a gift Julie left and some wonderful, new friendships.
Since the Memorial Service we have heard from the webmaster for Julie's website at : www.julieparrish.com . His name is Stan Holcomb and he knew Julie for six years and has kindly provided a nice anecdote about how he became involved with Julie's website and the only meeting he had with her in New York in 2000. To read this cute story click on "Julie, Stan and Halloween".
nice tribute to Julie can be found on the "Elvis'
Women" website as well as a mass of information on the women in
Elvis' movies. It was Julie Parrish that
inspired Greg Altenberger to make this very professional website and Julie
helped Greg track down many more actresses who were co-stars in Elvis'
movies. In tribute to Julie, Greg says, "her outlook on life
always inspired me, she was very serious about not being very serious. She
was a very funny and a very classy lady!"
Those of you who are near Julie's hometown, Tecumseh, MI, will be interested to know that a memorial will be held for her there : November 8th, 2003, 2pm-5 pm, Masonic Temple, 700 Bishop Reed Drive, Tecumseh, Michigan.
lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the cause of
aiding abused women and their children.
ELVIS 4th TO NONE...sorry 39th to NONE
First, BMG conceal Elvis' eyes on the cover of the remix of "Rubberneckin" then they chop off half his face on the latest compilation cover, "Elvis 2nd to None". To add to the perpetual butchering of Elvis' face they came up with an awful, boring title for the album and to me it was not a particularly inspiring choice of Elvis' songs. It did not reach no.1 in the album charts but was 4th in the UK on release and now it has dropped to 39th. The general public are not stupid "39th to None" is just another Elvis compilation following a disastrous choice of a poor remix of "Rubberneckin" after the fabulous ALLC. If I was the head of BMG I would ask some serious questions, coming up to the 50th Anniversary of Rock 'n' Roll, about what is going wrong with their marketing or rather mismarketing of Elvis Presley's music catalogue.
From July 2004 BMG will start to lose their music copyright monopoly on Elvis' music in the UK and many other countries as copyright expires after 50 years. For further information about the copyright problem facing BMG and other record labels check out the BBC website : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/music/2625865.stm
Elvisly Yours is the most popular Elvis website in Europe with thousands of hits each week. Our Cyber Newsletter is distributed to hundreds of Elvis websites and fan clubs around the world in addition to thousands of Elvis fans, yet we are given no information at all by BMG regarding Elvis Presley music. They have stated any contact by BMG with Elvisly Yours will upset Elvis Presley Enterprises who just managed to ruin and close an Elvis theme restaurant in Memphis, Tennessee. BMG are running scared about the consequences of the fifty years Copyright Law, they are even planning to release an Elvis Presley book to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Rock 'n' Roll with Elvis' first record at Sun Studio on July 5th 1954. Now we hear that BMG may join forces with Sony to combine their operations. One redeeming thought about this development is that Sony is Japanese and their Prime Minister is one of Japan's greatest Elvis fans. Perhaps he will 'kick ass' or better 'kung-fu kick ass' and get Sony/BMG to release for once what Elvis fans want with CD covers that do not butcher Elvis' beautiful face...but don't hold your breath.
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