Elvis Says Hello To Line Renaud --> July 1968 !

Sat May 22, 2010 5:25 am

The dating of this meeting has always been sketchy, but now it may be solved!


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Elvis, Line Renaud - July 1968, Dunes Hotel, Las Vegas, NV



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Elvis, Line Renaud, Edward G. Robinson [uncropped] - July 1968
Dunes Hotel, Las Vegas, NV



Renaud, popular French singer, actress and activist, first met the singer in 1959-60, when Presley was on leave in Paris, and he caught her revue.


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PLAISIRS - "Casino de Paris," 1959

In early July 1969, having just completed his NBC-TV Special on Sunday, June 30, Elvis was on break in Las Vegas, and saw her "Casino de Paris" at the Dunes Hotel. It was something she had been doing for several years and she'd just rolled into town in late June.


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Line Renaud, Dunes Hotel, mid-1960s


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Elvis, Line Renaud, Edward G. Robinson - July 1968
Dunes Hotel, Las Vegas, NV



New Dunes Act for Line Renaud
Los Angeles Times - Saturday, Jun 15, 1968
French singing star Line Renaud returns to the headliner spot in "Casino de Paris" at the Dunes Hotel on Tuesday, June 25, replacing Rouvaun who's embarking on ...


Famous Hollywood character actor Edward G. Robinson also saw the show, and joined in for the backstage after show party.


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Elvis, Line Renaud, Edward G. Robinson - July 1968
Dunes Hotel, Las Vegas, NV



Enjoy!
Last edited by drjohncarpenter on Sat May 22, 2010 10:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Re: Elvis Says Hello To Line Renaud, July 1968 !

Sat May 22, 2010 5:58 am

WOW...the scoop of the year.

Elvis met Line.

Something we all have been dying to know for over 40 years.

Thanks Doc

Re: Elvis Says Hello To Line Renaud, July 1968 !

Sat May 22, 2010 6:21 am

Frickin incredible Doc, you're on your A game tonight my friend! How intimidating it must have been to have Elvis Presley in the audience! ::rocks

Re: Elvis Says Hello To Line Renaud, July 1968 !

Sat May 22, 2010 7:15 am

KiwiAlan wrote:WOW...the scoop of the year.

Elvis met Line.

Something we all have been dying to know for over 40 years.

Thanks Doc


And some folks actually are interested in this type of thing.

Re: Elvis Says Hello To Line Renaud, July 1968 !

Sat May 22, 2010 7:39 am

Frankie Teardrop wrote:
KiwiAlan wrote:WOW...the scoop of the year.

Elvis met Line.

Something we all have been dying to know for over 40 years.

Thanks Doc


And some folks actually are interested in this type of thing.


Only those without a life :D

Re: Elvis Says Hello To Line Renaud, July 1968 !

Sat May 22, 2010 8:14 am

Those without a life try to take down other people's efforts and work.
Why do you do that, man? I don't understand it.
Doc starts a thread about Elvis, and something that happened to him, and there is rank, cynical nastiness about it for no good reason. Why can't people be nicer around here?

Re: Elvis Says Hello To Line Renaud, July 1968 !

Sat May 22, 2010 8:37 am

Frankie Teardrop wrote:Those without a life try to take down other people's efforts and work.
Why do you do that, man? I don't understand it.
Doc starts a thread about Elvis, and something that happened to him, and there is rank, cynical nastiness about it for no good reason. Why can't people be nicer around here?


Ask the Doc

Re: Elvis Says Hello To Line Renaud, July 1968 !

Sat May 22, 2010 8:41 am

Joe Car wrote:Frickin incredible Doc, you're on your A game tonight my friend! How intimidating it must have been to have Elvis Presley in the audience! ::rocks

What is striking in those photos is we see three major entertainment stars, but one is shining brightest -- our guy. And Elvis isn't even trying hard.

These photos have been given several dates in 1968 and 1969, but the newspaper blurb, and Elvis' appearance make it clear the dating I posted is correct.

Thanks Frankie, too. Please ignore the topic derailer.

Re: Elvis Says Hello To Line Renaud, July 1968 !

Sat May 22, 2010 8:57 am

I had always thought that the pic was from early 1969: thanks for the correct date, Doc!

Re: Elvis Says Hello To Line Renaud, July 1968 !

Sat May 22, 2010 9:01 am

Iam sure that we are all entralled by the knowledge that Elvis had a photo taken with a barely remembered french singer.

Devotees of 'Allo 'Allo would be interested in part of he wikipedia entry "During the Second World War, .......... Her grandmother had a cafe in Armentières, where she used to sing for the passing german soldiers". :D

Re: Elvis Says Hello To Line Renaud, July 1968 !

Sat May 22, 2010 9:07 am

KiwiAlan wrote:
Frankie Teardrop wrote:Those without a life try to take down other people's efforts and work.
Why do you do that, man? I don't understand it.
Doc starts a thread about Elvis, and something that happened to him, and there is rank, cynical nastiness about it for no good reason. Why can't people be nicer around here?


Ask the Doc


Are you still a little bit p*ssed off because the Doc caught you once on a very revealing contradiction in your posts KiwiAlan? I know it hurts but take it as a man and move on...

Re: Elvis Says Hello To Line Renaud, July 1968 !

Sat May 22, 2010 9:21 am

Alexander wrote:
KiwiAlan wrote:
Frankie Teardrop wrote:Those without a life try to take down other people's efforts and work.
Why do you do that, man? I don't understand it.
Doc starts a thread about Elvis, and something that happened to him, and there is rank, cynical nastiness about it for no good reason. Why can't people be nicer around here?


Ask the Doc


Are you still a little bit p*ssed off because the Doc caught you once on a very revealing contradiction in your posts KiwiAlan? I know it hurts but take it as a man and move on...


When have had a few years on this board you will understand

I have little time for a poster who has driven many fine people from this board.....another one a few days ago.

And I will not put up with snide comments to all those who dare disagree with any self appointed sage who never admits when he is wrong.

Re: Elvis Says Hello To Line Renaud, July 1968 !

Sat May 22, 2010 11:13 am

KiwiAlan wrote:I have little time for a poster....

Then why are you bothering to reply on this thread? Perhaps you should go and spend your time somewhere else where they'll appreciate your daft comments.

KiwiAlan wrote:And I will not put up with snide comments....

And yet it seems you are not above making them.

What a loser.

Thanks for the interesting post Doc.

Re: Elvis Says Hello To Line Renaud, July 1968 !

Sat May 22, 2010 12:49 pm

activist, or positive activist .... She's been struggling for the AIDS victims for 25 years 8)

Re: Elvis Says Hello To Line Renaud, July 1968 !

Sat May 22, 2010 12:52 pm

Line Renaud also met other great american figures such as sinatra, martin, crosby,hope, burns

http://www.linerenaud.com/photo_16.htm

Re: Elvis Says Hello To Line Renaud, July 1968 !

Sat May 22, 2010 1:30 pm

OK, I'm going to be level headed about this.
This post by the doc IS worthy, that said I agree with Kiwi Alan regarding his comments on the Doc.

Re: Elvis Says Hello To Line Renaud, July 1968 !

Sat May 22, 2010 4:17 pm

Wow! Never knew Edward G.Robinson was that short!
ln the pic posted he looks to be around 5ft in height.

Re: Elvis Says Hello To Line Renaud, July 1968 !

Sat May 22, 2010 4:21 pm

I mused in an off topic thread some time ago about Elvis and Bogart, seeing Elvis and Edward G Robinson together (Robinson costarred with Bogie in Key Largo and several other movies) makes me smile. Thanks Doc!

Re: Elvis Says Hello To Line Renaud, July 1968 !

Sat May 22, 2010 8:11 pm

Hi,

this is a good way to remember a bit more about Line 8)

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1436&p=483893&hilit=line+renaud#p483893

See You

Vince

Re: Elvis Says Hello To Line Renaud, July 1968 !

Sat May 22, 2010 9:55 pm

jeanno wrote:I had always thought that the pic was from early 1969: thanks for the correct date, Doc!

JosephC wrote:I mused in an off topic thread some time ago about Elvis and Bogart, seeing Elvis and Edward G Robinson together (Robinson costarred with Bogie in Key Largo and several other movies) makes me smile. Thanks Doc!

Mike S wrote:Thanks for the interesting post Doc.

tcb4 wrote:activist, or positive activist .... She's been struggling for the AIDS victims for 25 years 8)

Vince wrote:this is a good way to remember a bit more about Line 8)

http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1436&p=483893&#p483893

Thanks very much.

The dating of these photos has bugged me for a long while.

Vince -- thanks for the link with all the great Renaud information.

Line is still with us, going strong at 81.

In fact, given that her birthday is July 2, perhaps these photos were part of a 40th birthday bash: July 2, 1968.

Re: Elvis Says Hello To Line Renaud, July 1968 !

Sat May 22, 2010 10:24 pm

Elton wrote:Wow! Never knew Edward G.Robinson was that short!
ln the pic posted he looks to be around 5ft in height.


LOL !

The IMDB have him as 5.5"......

Re: Elvis Says Hello To Line Renaud --> July 1968 !

Sun May 23, 2010 6:48 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:In early July 1969, having just completed his NBC-TV Special on Sunday, June 30, Elvis was on break in Las Vegas, and saw her "Casino de Paris" at the Dunes Hotel. It was something she had been doing for several years and she'd just rolled into town in late June.




Another shocking discovery? The NBC Special was now held in 1969?

Re: Elvis Says Hello To Line Renaud --> July 1968 !

Mon May 24, 2010 6:38 am

3577 wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:In early July 1969, having just completed his NBC-TV Special on Sunday, June 30, Elvis was on break in Las Vegas, and saw her "Casino de Paris" at the Dunes Hotel. It was something she had been doing for several years and she'd just rolled into town in late June.




Another shocking discovery? The NBC Special was now held in 1969?



Ouch!

Re: Elvis Says Hello To Line Renaud, July 1968 !

Mon May 24, 2010 7:44 am

Dan_T wrote:
Elton wrote:Wow! Never knew Edward G.Robinson was that short!
ln the pic posted he looks to be around 5ft in height.


LOL !

The IMDB have him as 5.5"......

He may've been a short guy but he was just about the best actor to never win an Oscar.

Glad you guys enjoyed the post.

And thank you also to the kind members who had something positive to contribute:

Joe Car
Frankie Teardrop
jeanno
Alexander
Mike S
tcb4
elvis presley scrapbook
Elton
JosephC
Vince
Dan_T


It is for you, and the hundreds of others who just like to learn something new about Elvis, that I bother.

Re: Elvis Says Hello To Line Renaud --> July 1968 !

Tue May 25, 2010 9:50 pm

Nice work Doc, my wife thinks I'm a little bit sad but it always makes my day when I find a new bit of info on Elvis that I didn't know or see a photo that I've never seen before!! :lol: