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Twenty-thousand and One Elvis Drawings Later

Words have never been my means of communication. When there was something to be said, my voice was my art. For more than sixty years every thought, mood or impression has been laid down on paper. The medium I use varies with my mood or inspiration, but most times I choose the pencil, I love black and white: to me […]

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Elvis + James Ritz = Betty

My friendship with James Ritz began in 1979 while he was associate producer on the acclaimed ABC movie, “ELVIS” starring Kurt Russell. Jim also produced the film’s music soundtrack and accompany soundtrack album. Both featured the singing talents of country singer Ronnie McDowell. I had been told that Dick Clark was going to do a project about Elvis and that […]

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ELVIS “Stripped”,Veronica Harper

Taking the time to purge files is something like spring cleaning, a necessity but not always them most fun. My problem with going through files is getting side tracked by the items I encounter – spending time wondering down memory lane takes more time than purging. Spending time wondering WHY I kept a particular piece and most time forgetting they […]

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Fun Times: Elvis Birthday Week WrapUp

It was another successful birthday celebration in spite of temperatures in the teens. Fans bundled up braved the cold to celebrate Elvis’ 80th birthday. The sun showed favor on us as did the wind during the proclamation/cake cutting ceremonies held on the lawn of Graceland, for that we were thankful. Soon thereafter the wind found its steam again and kicked […]

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Betty Harper @ Heartbreak Hotel: Elvis’ 80th Birthday Celebration

Place: Heartbreak Hotel, Betty Harper signing. Date and Time: January  7th, 8th, & 9th from 12:00 – 5:00 Please come by and say hello. I did my first one woman exhibit in 1978, in downtown Memphis at the 1st Tennessee Bank. It was in conjunction with the American Trilogy billboard, which I made to commemorate the loss of one of the city’s favorite sons. […]

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Loretta Harper Set Costumer NEW Elvis Presley Movie “Nobody”

  My Daughter, Loretta Harper Designer for the film “NOBODY”, the latest Elvis Presley adaptation. Movies and how they are made are a complex procedure. Taking many talented people and countless hours to execute in order to give the viewer entertainment. For the past 21 year, it has been the job of my daughter, Loretta, as Key Costumer, to make […]

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