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Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:48 pm

Robert wrote:He was a black & white figure.
Loving and caring for family & friends.

And a pain in the ass for anybody else.


His Dutch family did not think so.
When his brother visited him in 1961 he did not want to pose together.
He introduced his brother to Elvis and his employees, but they did not care either. If they would have bothered, they would have known in 1961 that Parker was Dutch and illegal.

Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:48 pm

The Colonel was "Technical Adviser" on all the 33 movies Elvis have made. 25.000 $ multiplied with 33 isn't bad don't you think?

Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:58 am

jurasic1968 wrote:The Colonel was "Technical Adviser" on all the 33 movies Elvis have made. 25.000 $ multiplied with 33 isn't bad don't you think?


MGM made even more. Not bad for producing bad movies, don't you think?

Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:58 pm

I'm genuinely surprised the Colonel knew that many Elvis song titles. :o <- See?

Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:00 pm

This sounds like a poem a fan wrote. The Colonel probably stole it.

Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:59 pm

I mean 25.000 $ for every movie being extra money was a bonus of the Colonel's 25% and more of his share. Just for technical advising, not bad at all.

Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:59 pm

eligain wrote:This sounds like a poem a fan wrote. The Colonel probably stole it.


Gee, why don't you add that he killed the fan after he stole it?

Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:50 am

zolderopruiming1 wrote:
eligain wrote:This sounds like a poem a fan wrote. The Colonel probably stole it.


Gee, why don't you add that he killed the fan after he stole it?


I don't mean physically stole it. A fan probably sent it in and he adopted it as if he wrote it. I can't believe the Colonel would even know or care about those song titles. Seems completely contrived.

Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:33 am

eligain wrote:
zolderopruiming1 wrote:
eligain wrote:This sounds like a poem a fan wrote. The Colonel probably stole it.


Gee, why don't you add that he killed the fan after he stole it?


I don't mean physically stole it. A fan probably sent it in and he adopted it as if he wrote it. I can't believe the Colonel would even know or care about those song titles. Seems completely contrived.


You assume a lot! I'm glad you are not working with the police. A lot of innocent people would be arrested because you assume they did it!

Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:39 pm

bray1977 wrote:Very touching. :lol: On that card at the bottom there is a logo which reads The Colonel says Visit Graceland. I wonder when that card was issued as the house didn't officially open until what.... 1982?


That's the logo for Graceland when in was opened in 1982 so this version of the poem had to be sold in or after 82.

Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:36 pm

ELVIS PRESLEY COLLECTION RARE POEM WRITTEN BY COLONEL PARKER 1978

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Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:06 pm

Good find on the first edition -- it's like finding the Golden Fleece!