QUOTE (Jouni @ Mar 12 2009, 07:01 PM)
REX, where did you get this piece of information? As I stated on my first post, I found a video clip from the web of the first press conference that was dated 'February 25th at the Airport Terminal'... but I'm not saying that it's correct... as a matter a fact, I'd much rather believe your sources than something I found off the web, but I'm just curious... is it from a magazine? ..... And something that just crossed my mind... if the first press conference was held at the Astroworld Hotel, where was the other one held? I think it's quite obvious that they were not in the same place... (IMG:http://elvis-tkc.com/forum2/style_emoticons/default/undecided.gif
Now you have me having some doubts also? but the 27th is mentioned in 2 sources so far, 23rd Feb
I haven't finished my search, so will look for more Cross References.
My info so far on the the time line is. (some dates only have one source for some of this info)
. closes Vegas International Season24th Feb
(Elvis is a blank, but he usually sees next International Acts opening.)
Colonel Parker arrives in Houston with some of his Management Staff To check final arrangements for Elvis/Astrodome25th Feb
Elvis arrives late (?) at Houston Airport. Does a very brief Press Conference.
(so far I don't think any of us have put up pictures of this, can't figure out why, but I'm sure its not the pictures of Elvis wearing
the Red Shirt, with white sleeveless jacket. Elvis Does this Interview at the ASTROWORLD HOTEL, the windows are high up in
the Hotel, and it feels like its Daylight~Bright! I've had a High Quality 16mm film of this Interview for years,"mid 70s"26th Feb
Elvis goes to the Astrodome, to see the place - do some sound checks and a few Rehearsals, - he is very unhappy about the sound
saying to Glen Hardin "just don't try to fight it" I'm pretty certain no press conference on this day....27th Feb
Mid-day press conference (Red Shirt,white bolero)Actually I put Around Noon, so maybe an Hour earlier ~ I've always thought it was
before any of the shows on this day - some of my Houston Press cuttings haven't turned up yet, Another thing is MARIA DAVIES report,
for the time she arrives in Houston, is Flight arriving at 7am, then travelling to the Astroworld Hotel, but she doesn't seem to hear about
the press conference on that day, or mention about knowing about it on later days. (which is strange as she talks with the Colonel & Diskin)
(I should mention the Astroworld is a Really Very Large complex of Buildings, all the Major USA Hotel chains have built hotels in this
Astroworld Area. At this time (Feb 1970) they all Said they are ASTROWORLD HOTELS, so 3 or 4 Motor Inns, 3 Holiday Inns &
many others-are all Astroworld Hotels, which at the time was reported as a great deal of confusion for Elvis Fans.
So you can see even the most fanatical of fans would have some trouble finding out what might be going on, ahead of the 1st show.27th Feb
2pm and 7.45pm shows.28th Feb
2pm and 7.45pm shows - Priscilla flies in late in the day, to see the 2 Elvis shows the following day1st -Mar
2pm and 7.45pm shows.
a PRESS CONFERENCE also held at the ASTROWORLD HOTEL. This is for all the Texans (with the Hats) to thank Elvis for coming to do the
shows at the Astroworld, and give him the Rolex watch, and badge (that the Colonel demanded he should have one, so they did)
we have a lot of pictures from this. (I have another pic from this with this lady!? see below)
THIS Seems more like a CONGRATULATIONS "CONFERENCE" and not a Questions from the Press Conference.
I note at least 3 microphones on the table, but maybe a few Local press papers, just got invited to photo document the Honours given
to Elvis, including the Gold Awards, do we have any AUDIO OF THIS EVENT ??? ANYONE ???
I'M NOT NOW AS SURE OF THE TIME ??? I seem to have different times given from Between Shows (he does have plenty of time then)
To after the final Show. Need to dig a little deeper..... (can anyone give any extra info on Kings Court??)
I also have a problem about the Outfit Elvis arrives at the Airport in!!!
Maybe the Sleeveless jacket is the same but the Shirt is a Different Colour???
Did he use the same outfit again later for the Astrodome Conference?
He did wear the Blue Fringed Jacket on at least two seperate occasions in Houston,
so the Red Shirt being worn on 2 different days is possible,
also the Red Shirt Press Conference - which I regard as a long conference,
but not a very brief conference as mentioned at the Airport.
Which makes me wonder if One or Two reporters with mic's or just Notepads managed to
catch Elvis walking through the corridors of the Airport Terminal to his car,
and thats all they got for the next morning papers, which has later been confused as THE Press Conference.
Hummm.... Still thinking, still checking..
- so if I find more or better info, will come back about this later.. REX
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This looks and feels more like the second part of the 69 special, up close and personal -what does everyone think?