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Segment 3 (Elvis) #500177

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 14, 1978
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(Studio) Continuing phenomenon of Elvis Presley, 1 year after his death, reported Influx of fans to Memphis, despite police and firemen's strikes and city's curfew noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Memphis, Tennessee) Films and music of Presley shown and played. Details given about crowds that continue to visit his gravesite at house in Memphis, Tennessee. [Elvis' uncle Vester PRESLEY - doesn't understand why people come in such numbers] [Souvenir shop manager Ed RAINS - thinks crowds come because Presley is cult hero and believes movement gaining momentum.] [PEOPLE - talk about why they are at Presley's house and where they are from.] No. of Presley imitators and their respective degrees of success described. [Presley imitator and rock singer Bill HANEY - will do whatever is necessary to give people what they want.] Films shown. Details about sales of Presley records, books about him and Elvis souvenirs given; merchandising rights noted as held by Delaware company, Factors, Etc., Incorporated Success of these and unlicensed souvenirs stated.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

Brinkley, David;
Kiker, Douglas

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