Attachment to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll: Elvis Presley’s family immortalizes itself in Hollywood

Appendix of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll
Elvis Presley’s family immortalizes itself in Hollywood

Just in time for the premiere of the biopic “Elvis”, the family of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll is being honored. Elvis’ ex-wife Priscilla Presley, his daughter and grandchildren are allowed to immortalize themselves with handprints in cement in Hollywood. Priscilla is completely enthusiastic about the film that is now coming to the cinemas.

The family of music icon Elvis Presley, who died in 1977, was honored at a ceremony in front of the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood on Tuesday. 77-year-old Priscilla Presley, daughter Lisa Marie Presley, 54, their 33-year-old daughter Riley Keough and 13-year-old twins Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood and Finley Aaron Love Lockwood were allowed to immortalize their handprints in cement.

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The tradition of handprints has been around for about 100 years – now Elvis Presley’s family was also allowed to immortalize themselves there.

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The time-honored tradition of handprinting on Hollywood Boulevard began in the 1920s. Several million people visit the world-famous cinema every year to see the celebrity footprints in the cement floor of the forecourt. There you can now see the footprints of three Presley generations. Elvis and Priscilla Presley were married from 1967 to 1973. Their daughter Lisa Marie was born in 1968 and has three daughters. Her son Benjamin Keough passed away in July 2020 at the age of 27.

Priscilla Presley excited by biopic

Austin Butler, who plays Elvis Presley in a new biopic, and director Baz Luhrmann also attended the ceremony. In “Elvis”, the young singer Elvis Presley (Butler) from Tupelo, Mississippi, became the biggest sensation in the music business almost overnight.

His lascivious way of performing on stage attracts huge crowds of fans and almost as many guardians of morals who fear that Elvis will be the personification of youth’s doom. The complicated relationship with his manager Colonel Tom Parker (played by Tom Hanks) is also increasingly affecting Elvis. The film will start in German cinemas on June 23.

Among other things, in a Facebook post Priscilla Presley has already raved about the film and particularly highlighted the acting performance of leading actor Austin Butler. “Austin Butler who plays Elvis is outstanding,” she wrote, adding, “WOW!!! Bravo…he knew he had big shoes to fill.” Presley also found words of praise for director Luhrmann. The true story is told “brilliantly and creatively” in a way “only Baz can in his unique, artistic way”.

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