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Elvis Presley In Concert : International Hotel, Las Vegas : August 1, 1969

Known for a powerful stage presence in total command of every room he has ever worked. But backstage at the International Hotel on July 31, 1969, Elvis Presley was packing back and forth like a panther. In a few minutes, he would march out into what was then the largest showroom in Las Vegas, holding 2.000 people.

Elvis Presley In Concert : International Hotel, Las Vegas : August 1, 1969
Elvis Presley In Concert : International Hotel, Las Vegas : August 1, 1969.

Joe Delaney
Las Vegas Sun
Aug. 1, 1969

Elvis Presley made his first public stage appearance anywhere in eight years last night when he opened a four week engagement at the International Hotel ... It is 13 years since Elvis worked LV. His previous and only appearance in our town was at the old Frontier Hotel on a bill head-lined by Shecky Greene ... Shecky opened Wednesday in the Riveria's Starlite Theatre ... On the bill with Elvis at Elvis' insistence is hot comic Sammy Shore ... Shecky and Sammy once worked as a comedy team. Shecky subbed for Sammy at a downstairs joint across from the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans in the early '50s. Sheck went in for two weeks and stayed two years. Two years ago, Greene returned the favor by putting Shore into the Riviera Versaille Room. Sammy's career has been 'straight up' ever since, capped by his recent Flamingo stint with Tom Jones. Small world, isn't it?

We predict that Elvis will have his more enthusiastic followers walking around asking, 'Tom Who?' and 'Englebert Who?' when comparison are attempted. Streisand's record at the International will be broken ... Elvis represents the finest effort by that master promoter, Col. Tom Parker. Of course, the 'product' was there. If not, it would have been just one around. Elvis is very much for real. Elvis is here to stay. So are Shecky and Sammy ...

Ralph Pearl
Las Vegas Sun
Aug. 2, 1969

It turned out to be an evening of extreme worship for a lad who was making a return to live audience after a nine year lapse devoted exclusively to movie making and turning out hit records. Opening at the International before a select throng of invitees from the press, Hollywood and local VIPs, Elvis Presley got a constant, roaring approval from his fans who all but threw themselves into the aisles and out of the balcony as the Pelvis sang his many rock and roll hits while fiercely, almost savagely turning himself outside in.

Possibly being the lone dissenter who couldn't get himself assassinated by one or more of the Presley fan because of our critical attitude, we found the glamourous rock and roll movie hero really cashing in on his reputation and not truly earning the enormous standing ovation at the close of his one hour song session. Except for his interesting version of 'Memories' and 'Ghetto', his latest recording, there was a pounding, ear aching sameness to many of Presley's songs. As far as the throng was concerned, however, Elvis could do no harm that night.

There was a noticeable lack of production or showcasing of his many songs. The lad just got out there, wrapped his lean torso around a guitar and hammered out song after song, stopping from time to time to readjust his anatomy and get his second wind. Presley's last cafe stand in Vegas was in '55, and it must have had a great affect on him because he opened his show by welcoming the mob 'to the New Frontier.'

Emilio, maitre de at the International Hotel, has just discovered the number one Elvis Presley fan. He got a letter from a Miss Marie Chantal Riviere who lives in Paris. Enclosed was a 100 franc note asking Emilio to expect her to arrive Aug. 11 and to give her a midnight show reservation for 10 nights in a row. She'll be returning to gay Paris Aug. 21 ...

Joe Delaney
Las Vegas Sun
Aug. 4, 1969

Elvis Presley's preview opening was as warm for us as Barbara's was cold ... We were there at the Frontier in '56 when Elvis appeared with Shecky Greene and the Freddy Martin orchestra. Except for the Sweet Inspirations, the Imperials and the fine Bobby Morris house orchestra, Elvis' first 20 minutes differed little from his '56 Frontier offering. Based on audience reaction last Thursday, it didn't have to ... Some people felt Elvis was putting them on. We don't think so ... Perhaps Col. Tom will do something in the way of staging and production when Elvis returns to the International. For now it is fine just as it is ... One small suggestion: Somewhere during the song log, we would have appreciated Elvis doing a hymn. Backed by the boy and girl quartets, it would have been a show stopper. Let him do it, Col. Few do it better.

Live In Concert 1969

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Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : International Hotel : August 26, 1969

CDs

CD Viva Las Vegas 2 CD Set : International Hotel in Las Vegas, August 21, 1969
CD Elvis In Person FTD 2 CD Classic Album : Compilation + August 22, 1969 DS
CD Elvis At The International : August 23, 1969 Midnight Show
CD Hot August Night : August 25, 1969 Midnight Show
CD Elvis : Live In Las Vegas : August 26, 1969 Dinner Show
CD All Shook Up FTD CD : August 26, 1969 Midnight Show

January 1969

Elvis Presley Photos Aspen Colorado : January 24, 1969

February

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley with Jeannie C. Riley : Ferbruary 6, 1969 : Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.

May

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley on Holiday, Hawaii : May and October 1969

June

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley and Tom Jones : The Flamingo Hotel : June, 10, 1969

July

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley in the driveway of his Hillcrest home, leaving for a rehearsal at RCA : July 1969
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : July 14, 1969 : Rehearsal song list
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : 6363 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA : July 18-23, 1969
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : International Hotel : July 31, 1969

August 1969

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Las Vegas Press Conference : August 1, 1969
Articles about Elvis Presley
Interview with Elvis Presley : The 1969 Press Conference : August 1, 1969
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : International Hotel, Las Vegas : August 1, 1969
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Backstage Las Vegas : August 6, 1969
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley In Concert 1969 + Summer of 1969 at Graceland
Articles about Elvis Presley Elvis hasn't lost it : review / aricle : Chicargo Times : August 10, 1969
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Las Vegas : August 12, 1969
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Las Vegas : August 17, 1969
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : International Hotel, Las Vegas : August 18, 1969
Elvis Presley CDs CD ::: Elvis Presley : August 21, 1969 : Live In Las Vegas
Elvis Presley CDs CD ::: Elvis Presley : August 22, 1969 : Live In Las Vegas
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley with fans : August 23, 1969
Elvis Presley Photos
Elvis Presley : International Hotel : August 26, 1969
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley at Nancy Sinatra's Opening Night Post Show Party : Friday August 29, 1969
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis and Priscilla Presley : Barbra Streisand's Vegas show : 1969
Elvis Presley Photos Don Ho and Elvis Presley : Las Vegas 1969
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Graceland : 1969 [Rare photo]
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley and Jeannie C. Riley [August 1969] New page link

October

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley on Holiday, Hawaii : May and October 1969

The Movies of 1969

Elvis Presleys Movies 1969, Charro!, National General
Elvis Presleys Movies 1969, The Trouble With Girls, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Elvis Presleys Movies 1969, Change Of Habit, Universal

The Movies In Photos

Elvis Presley Photos Charro! New page link
Elvis Presley Photos Change Of Habit New page link

Articles about Elvis Presley Reinventing Elvis: The American Sound Studios Sessions

DVDs

DVD Charro!
DVD The Trouble With Girls
DVD Change Of Habit

CDs

CD From Elvis In Memphis : FTD 2 CD Special Edition
CD Elvis : Back In Memphis : FTD 2 CD Special Edition
CD From Elvis At American Sound Studio : FTD 2 CD Special Edition

CD Elvis : From Nashville To Memphis : The Essential 60's Masters 5CD Set

CD Viva Las Vegas 2 CD Set : International Hotel in Las Vegas, August 21, 1969
CD Elvis In Person FTD 2 CD Classic Album : Compilation + August 22, 1969 DS
CD Elvis At The International : August 23, 1969 Midnight Show
CD Hot August Night : August 25, 1969 Midnight Show
CD Elvis : Live In Las Vegas : August 26, 1969 Dinner Show
CD All Shook Up FTD CD : August 26, 1969 Midnight Show

Books

Book Elvis: Vegas '69 Hardcover Book
Book The Elvis Files Volume 5 1969-1970 : Hardcover Book : 560 pages, 1600 + pictures
Book Elvis '69 [JAT Publishing] Hardcover Book
Book Elvis : The King Of Las Vegas : Hardcover Book : 360 pages, with 1300 pictures
Book Elvis : The Concert Years 1969-1977 Book
Book Elvis Concerts : Elvis Presley Book from JAT Publishing
Book Elvis : For The First Time Ever Elvis Book

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Elvis Presley Video Video Preview: Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD

Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet. Never before have we seen an Elvis concert from the 50's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered Unreleased Film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don’t Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever. This is an excellent release no fan should be without it. The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people.

We love Elvis Presley !!!!!!!! : So ... Stop, look and listen baby that's our philosophy ... First thing in the morning, last thing at night ... look, stare everywhere and see everything inside ... Stop, look and listen!

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