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Weekend Magazine - August 12,1978 .

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Interesting article. Thanks a lot for posting.
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Wow, what an extensive look at Elvis, a year after his death, with four different articles!

"Weekend Magazine" was a pretty successful Canadian weekend magazine and newspaper supplement, and around for years. From what I know, Elvis received coverage as early as 1956, as I posted one from that year on FECC. This edition is from the Brantford Expositor, do you live in Brantford?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weekend_(magazine)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brantford_Expositor



Ken Lefolii's "The Last Days of Elvis Presley" is a very detailed report, which gets to the heart of what caused his death. His writing is a bit cynical at times. There is an overemphasis on Elvis' weight problem, which seemed to be an obsession in the first years after his death. The image of the Fluck and Law models presenting a morbidly obese Presley being squeezed into a corset by a svelte Tom Parker is ridiculous. And, of course, one of those ghastly shots from 2-12-1977 (Hollywood) is shown an example of how he looked all the time, which is simply false. Otherwise, the piece is lavishly illustrated with terrific photos. Back then, I wondered when and where many were taken. Today, thanks to FECC, just about every single one is familiar and identified.

The "Elvis Lives" collage of ETAs is as difficult to appreciate today as it must have been 37+ years ago. "Wanted Dead or Alive" perfectly captures the feeding frenzy that was the Presley-related souvenir business after his death. God, there was a lot of crap people bought back then.

Judith Moscovitz's "Kiss Me, Baby" is a wonderful, first-person memory of meeting Elvis backstage at the Ottawa Auditorium on 4-03-1957 when she was 15.


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She was hoping there was a photo of her meeting with Elvis, and there is indeed. Judy is now 73 years old, and hopefully doing well.


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With "Why I Want To Go To Ottawa To See Elvis" CFCF Radio contest winners, in-between shows in Ottawa - 4-03-1957 (Wed)
Judy Moscovitz (upper left), Matilda Herman, Micheline St. Roch, and unknown



Read more about Ottawa here:
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What a terrific share, thank you. All of the articles were worth a read!
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drjohncarpenter wrote:Wow, what an extensive look at Elvis, a year after his death, with four different articles!

"Weekend Magazine" was a pretty successful Canadian weekend magazine and newspaper supplement, and around for years. From what I know, Elvis received coverage as early as 1956, as I posted one from that year on FECC. This edition is from the Brantford Expositor, do you live in Brantford ?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weekend_(magazine)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brantford_Expositor
Not far from Brantford.My Grandparents got the Expositor back then & I liked looking at the Weekend Magazine.I saved a couple non Elvis issues.I used to have a few more.Can't find them.Must have tossed them years ago.

September 9th,1978.

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July 16th,1977.

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drjohncarpenter wrote:Ken Lefolii's "The Last Days of Elvis Presley" is a very detailed report, which gets to the heart of what caused his death. His writing is a bit cynical at times. There is an overemphasis on Elvis' weight problem, which seemed to be an obsession in the first years after his death. The image of the Fluck and Law models presenting a morbidly obese Presley being squeezed into a corset by a svelte Tom Parker is ridiculous. And, of course, one of those ghastly shots from 2-12-1977 (Hollywood) is shown an example of how he looked all the time, which is simply false. Otherwise, the piece is lavishly illustrated with terrific photos. Back then, I wondered when and where many were taken. Today, thanks to FECC, just about every single one is familiar and identified.

The "Elvis Lives" collage of ETAs is as difficult to appreciate today as it must have been 37+ years ago. "Wanted Dead or Alive" perfectly captures the feeding frenzy that was the Presley-related souvenir business after his death. God, there was a lot of crap people bought back then.

Judith Moscovitz's "Kiss Me, Baby" is a wonderful, first-person memory of meeting Elvis backstage at the Ottawa Auditorium on 4-03-1957 when she was 15.
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What a terrific share, thank you. All of the articles were worth a read!

Thanks for adding more info.Like I said once before,there was a story in that Canadian visit that didn't get properly recorded.
But,we have what we have and that's better than nothing.
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