UPDATED 19th November 2017.
Captain Edwin S Leek Jnr. Ed was a high school friend of Elvis. He studied medicine at college as his family expected, but was destined to be an airline pilot for Ozark and later, TWA.
I was in contact with Ed by telephone, letter, and email, 2008-2010, the year Ed sadly passed away.
This CD of Ed Leek telling the story of ‘My Happiness’, and a lot more printed material including a three- page letter from Ed Leek signed with his signature, plus with good coloured photo’s, would make a fine and large private or public display. An investment! It is available on eBay now.
Contact Tel 353 01 8403685 or email Maurice_Colgan@yahoo.com
Great news! Elvis at 13 featured in the New nationaltreasures webpage, Dublin. https://nationaltreasures.ie/submissions/XDZLHJ
I believe my early 1999 call to Glenn McCullough Mayor of Tupelo at that time may have started the ball rolling as news of the first Elvis Festival was forwarded to me by a long distance call to Ireland by his secretary two days after my telephone call from Ireland to Mississippi. The first Elvis Festival took place in the heat of August of 199
Loosely based on a spiral Galaxy. An experiment. May do a few more. People like it.
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A small Elvis Presley Museum in Dublin Ireland is Needed. It would be a Great Tourist attraction. Entrepreneurs? Landlords?
1961 I wrote to Elvis Presley. Replies below. Authenticated by Sotheby’s, Bonham’s, and Graceland.
1997 the story won us a trip to Memphis. May 1998 a RTE1 radio Documentary covering our trip to Graceland was broadcast. Received letters, from Elvis co stars Dolores Hart and Anne Helm etc.
January 2002 After my suggestion to the Mayor of Tupelo MS the ‘Elvis at 13’ statue by Michiel Vander Sommen was unveiled. We were invited to the city by the Mayor.
My bid for a Statue of Elvis as a soldier was covered by ‘Stars and Stripes’ US Army newspaper 16th August 2002.
2003 Invited to Memphis by a Presley relative. Maureen’s idea of an ‘Elvis at 3’ statuette realized. 2015 two more statues of Elvis by Michiel Vander Sommen unveiled. I was there after an invitation from Michiel. We had dinner together that day. Models and images of the statues on all sorts of items are available for sale at Elvis’s birthplace shop. Plaques depicting the ‘Elvis at 13’ have been placed all around the city of Tupelo. Did I start an industry in the USA?
Met Elvis’s first manager and famous guitarist Scotty Moore backstage at Vicar Street in Dublin.
There is a lot more to be told. Deserves a feature, Documentary, a movie!!!
16th August 2017 the 40th Anniversary of Elvis’s death. Lots of media interest, and I have a truly amazing Elvis story to share. Call 353 01 8403685
Elvis at 3 by sculptor Michiel Vander Sommen. Maureen my Wife gave him the idea when he was here in our home. The little statue is available to purchase at the Elvis birthplace shop in Tupelo MS USA.
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Elvis at 13 by his birthplace in Tupelo Mississippi USA., by sculptor Michiel Vander Sommen.
The idea of the statue was born in my head here in Ireland and transmitted by letter to, Larry K Otis, the Mayor of Tupelo. The story deserves a Documentary.
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There is an Elvis stamp on ebay, asking price just, ONE Million Dollars!
A painting I have done of the Ocean crashing on rocks.
My wife, a little ‘Jewish Princess’ on the day we married 26th September 1959. Maureen passed away 14th September 2015 aged 74. I miss her every long day. I see her in my dreams.
Two years now without Maureen. It is tough.