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Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 2:40PM EDT
NBC to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley's 1968 comeback special
The two-hour The 50th Anniversary of the Elvis Comeback Special, airing in 2019, will look back at what was NBC's highest-rated show of the 1968-69 season. The Dec. 3, 1968 comeback special, which was then simply titled "Elvis" or "Singer Presents...Elvis," was Presley's first live performance in seven years. The special will feature rare footage, interviews and outtakes.
Posted Saturday 4/14/18 at 12:07AM EDT
Elvis Presley: The Searcher lets viewers appreciate Elvis fully anew
The HBO documentary has Elvis Presley "brought down from his lofty and lunatic afterlife as an icon, reminding us that he was once just a man," says Hank Stuever. He adds: "With a raft of producers that includes Priscilla Presley, director Thom Zimny’s insightful and stirring 3½ -hour HBO documentary, Elvis Presley: The Searcher (premiering Saturday), is a fine demonstration of how the passage of time can help place even the biggest and most overloved superstars into a blessed relief. The film is a calm and deeply empathetic recounting of Presley’s life, split in two. The first half takes us up to 1960 and his career-interrupting military service; the second half is, well, the rest of Elvis: movie star, obsessive workhorse, sweat-drenched showman, tragic figure."
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 10:24PM EDT
HBO documentary delves into Elvis Presley's 1968 NBC comeback special
Elvis Presley: The Searcher recalls the one-hour special Singer Presents Elvis, which summed up Elvis' career and helped launch him into the future.
Posted Monday 1/29/18 at 5:55AM EST
Robert Arthur, who was responsible for the iconic music performances on The Ed Sullivan Show, dies at 89
The songwriter-composer worked on the entire run of the Sullivan Show, working with iconic guests including The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. He also famously tweaked the lyrics to the Rolling Stones’ 1967 performance of “Let's Spend the Night Together" so that it would be suitable for CBS censors.
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 11:19PM EST
L.A. should move to preserve CBS Television City before it's sold and torn down, a former city official says
The iconic studio has served as home to All in the Family, The Carol Burnett Show, American Idol, The Late Late Show with James Corden, The Price is Right, Three’s Company, Dancing With the Stars and numerous other shows. CBS Television City is also where Elvis Presley taped his famous 1956 The Ed Sullivan Show debut. In a Los Angeles Times op-ed, former Los Angeles City Councilmember and Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky writs of his concern over CBS’ interest in selling the property for as much as $900 million. “What becomes of Television City is a citywide concern as much as it is a neighborhood one. Los Angeles should not let developers turn the historic studio complex into a mini Century City,” he writes in the Los Angeles times.
# TOPICS: CBS, All in the Family, American Idol, The Carol Burnett Show, Dancing with the Stars, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Late Late Show with James Corden, The Price is Right, Three's Company, Elvis Presley, CBS Television City
Posted Monday 10/09/17 at 10:47PM EDT
Apple cancels Elvis Presley miniseries with The Weinstein Company amid Harvey Weinstein scandal
The Weinstein Company-produced 10-part Elvis miniseries was in its early development stages, which made it easier for Apple to pull the plug and, likely, distance itself from Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment scandal. According to Deadline, “Weinstein Television had partnered with the Elvis Presley estate in 2016 to create an eight- to 10-part television biopic that gave the company all music rights and access to shoot in the singer’s Graceland home and to the King’s automobiles, clothes and jets.”
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