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Elvis & the Vegas Show Girl

Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:25 pm

The girl in question is Pat Gill who was already a seasoned show girl by the time she met Elvis in 1969, Pat was already an Elvis fan by the time they met and decided she wanted to be a showgirl dancer after seeing Juliet Prowse in GI Blues, her first record she ever bought was All Shook Up by Elvis, incidently Pat went onto appear in the 007 James Bond Movie Diamonds Are Forever in 1971 and what was Elvis Presley's suite...the top of the International became the Whyte House in that film.


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Re: Elvis & the Vegas Show Girl

Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:34 pm

Cool story there Jinjoe, often wondered who she was....great bit of movie trivia regarding Diamonds Are Forever too, thanks for sharing ::rocks

Re: Elvis & the Vegas Show Girl

Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:38 pm

You sure It was Elvis's suite that was used as the Whyte House? Just looked on Wiki and it says that the Hotel was used not Elvis's Suite. Scroll down to ' Film ' : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LVH_%E2%80 ... and_Casino

Re: Elvis & the Vegas Show Girl

Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:52 pm

My info is taken from an interview she gave that appears in the Diamonds Are Forever special issue of 007 magazine, Pat Gill knows all there is to know about Vegas and it's famous landmarks. Thanks for your comments

Re: Elvis & the Vegas Show Girl

Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:07 pm

Thank you for sharing the pictures in this quality!

Re: Elvis & the Vegas Show Girl

Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:58 pm

Great quality photos. Thanks!

Re: Elvis & the Vegas Show Girl

Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:50 pm

jinjoe wrote:The girl in question is Pat Gill who was already a seasoned show girl by the time she met Elvis in 1969, Pat was already an Elvis fan by the time they met and decided she wanted to be a showgirl dancer after seeing Juliet Prowse in GI Blues, her first record she ever bought was All Shook Up by Elvis, incidently Pat went onto appear in the 007 James Bond Movie Diamonds Are Forever in 1971 and what was Elvis Presley's suite...the top of the International became the Whyte House in that film.


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AlohaEagle wrote:You sure It was Elvis's suite that was used as the Whyte House? Just looked on Wiki and it says that the Hotel was used not Elvis's Suite. Scroll down to ' Film ' : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LVH_-_Las_Vegas_Hotel_and_Casino

jinjoe wrote:My info is taken from an interview she gave that appears in the Diamonds Are Forever special issue of 007 magazine, Pat Gill knows all there is to know about Vegas and it's famous landmarks. Thanks for your comments


Ms. Gill actually should not be considered an all-encompassing expert, as she is mistaken regarding the filming of 1971's "Diamond Are Forever" and the Presley suite. The interior shots of the "Whyte House" were done at the Riviera Hotel. Not a single credible online source states otherwise.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066995/locations
http://www.jamesbondmm.co.uk/locations/las-vegas-hilton
http://www.movie-locations.com/movies/d/DiamondsAreForever.html
http://jamesbondlocations.blogspot.com/2012/05/whyte-house-las-vegas-hilton.html

Here is another shot from her meeting with Elvis:


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Gill may also be seen standing along the wall during the 8-01-1969 Presley press conference:


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Note: rose in place in Pat's dress, thus proving the story about Elvis putting it there after the press conference false.
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Re: Elvis & the Vegas Show Girl

Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:22 am

As i've stated before my source of information is no where to be found online but in a highly respected James Bond magazine where Pat Gill granted to be interviewed, i can only presume the exterior shots of the top of the hotel is what she refers to concerning the Whyte House where Blofeld is hiding out in the 007 movie Diamonds Are Forever, thanks for you comments,have a nice day :)

Re: Elvis & the Vegas Show Girl

Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:30 am

jinjoe wrote:As i've stated before my source of information is no where to be found online but in a highly respected James Bond magazine where Pat Gill granted to be interviewed, i can only presume the exterior shots of the top of the hotel is what she refers to concerning the Whyte House where Blofeld is hiding out in the 007 movie Diamonds Are Forever, thanks for you comments,have a nice day :)


Thanks for the info!

Re: Elvis & the Vegas Show Girl

Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:49 am

jinjoe wrote:As i've stated before my source of information is no where to be found online but in a highly respected James Bond magazine where Pat Gill granted to be interviewed ...


You did not state before it was "no where to be found online."

jinjoe wrote: ... i can only presume the exterior shots of the top of the hotel is what she refers to concerning the Whyte House where Blofeld is hiding out in the 007 movie Diamonds Are Forever, thanks for you comments,have a nice day :)


Ms. Gill may be referring to the fake larger hotel matted behind the International for the film.


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