Elvis Presley | Vail, Colorado | January, 1976
January 4, On the spur of the moment Elvis decides to fly to Colorado for a vacation. After checking into a Denver Hotel, Elvis dispatches Joe Esposito and two Denver Police officers, Jerry Kennedy and Ron Pietrafeso to Vail to find enough rental accommodation for the group.
January 8, Elvis spends the evening of his 41st birthday in a rental home on the slopes of Vail Colorado. with Jerry Schilling and Myrna Smith, who have been living together for more than a year and will eventually marry.
Many of the guys and their wives and girlfriends have been taking skiing lessons, but Elvis wears a full face Ski mask during the day but mostly only appears on the slopes at night in a rented ski mobile, causing eighteen-year old Susan Ford, daughter of the President to protest his violation of local regulations.
The Lone Ranger
After a skiing accident at Vail Colorado, with Dr.Nick's (George Nichopoulos) son Dean needing medical attention, Elvis, Dr Nick and Dean went to the local hospital. (Date unknown).
She must have thought she was being cute, 'cause she smirked back, 'Yeah. So where's Elvis?'
Still wearing his ski mask, Elvis looked all around, left and right, up and down; then he answered mischievously, 'He's here ... somewhere', 'And who are you?' the receptionist shot back. 'The Lone Ranger', Elvis replied matter-of-factly. But she had already returned to her paperwork, paying no attention to the silly masked man. (X-rays showed Dean's knee was badly sprained and bruised with contusions.
From the book: The King and Dr. Nick by George Nichopoulos.
Elvis spent his 41st birthday at the winter sports resort of Vail in Colorado.
January 14, As a thank you gesture to his friends on the force, Elvis purchases two Lincolns and a Cadillac for Jerry Kennedy, Ron Pietrafeso and police surgeon Gerald Starkey, along with Cadillacs for Linda Thompson and Joe Esposito's girlfriend, Shirley Dieu. In all the bill comes to $70,000.
January 20, In reporting the story of Elvis generosity to his police friends it is said that Denver television newsman Don Kinney jokes on air that he'd like a car, too and that Elvis buys him a Seville. 'Elvis, if you're watching - I wouldn't mind getting a car too.' Don Kinney contradicts this and tells his story.
You don’t find too many pictures of Elvis on board of his airplane the Lisa Marie. This rather unknown picture of Elvis wearing what looks like a jogging jacket, taken January 1976 in Aspen, Colorado. Posing for the camera are: Elvis, Mrs. Jack Kent, R.L 'Skeet' Antonio, & sitting: Ron Pietrafeso.
Elvis in Denver Police uniform with (standing right) Denver Police Captain Jerry Kennedy and
(kneeling, left to right) officers Robert Cantwell and Ron Pietrafeso, January 1976.
Elvis Presley Freedom Hall Johnson City, Tn | March 17, 1976
Elvis Presley Freedom Hall Johnson City, Tn | March 18, 1976
Elvis Presley March 20, 1976. (8:30 pm) Charlotte, NC.
Elvis Presley | March 21, 1976 (8:30 pm) | Cincinnati, OH
Elvis Presley Leaving Cincinnati, OH on March 22, 1976 after two shows | March 21, 1976
Elvis Presley Kiel Auditorium St Louis, Miss 8.30pm | March 22, 1976
Elvis Presley leaving his hotel in Shreveport, LA on his way to Baton Rouge, LA on July 2, 1976
Elvis Presley Fort Worth, Texas | July 3, 1976
Elvis Presley Tulsa, OK | July 4, 1976
Elvis Presley Mid-South Coliseum | July 5, 1976
Elvis Presley July 24, 1976 (2:30 pm). Charleston, WV. Civic Center
Elvis Presley Community War Memorial, Syracuse, Ny | July 27, 1976
Elvis Presley Civic Center, Springfield, Mass | July 29, 1976
Elvis Presley Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, Connecticut. 8:30 p.m July 30, 1976
Vickers Gas Station, Memphis, October 4, 1976
Elvis Presley Chicago Stadium | October 14, 1976
Elvis Presley Chicago Stadium | October 15, 1976
Elvis Presley Minneapolis, Minnesota | October 17, 1976
Elvis Presley University Of Dayton, Dayton, Oh | October 26, 1976
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