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Re: Jim Curtin Collection Authenticity

Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:00 pm

WWElvis, though you knew him much better than I, your description of Jim squares completely with my experience. My company was hired to do publicity for his last 3 books (probably '97 or so). He was an odd, interesting, sad dude. We went to NY to tape some TV interviews (shows of the time like "Current Affair" and "Entertainment Tonight.") None of them ever aired because he was so scattered. They couldn't even be saved with editing.

I always gave him "credit" for his honesty in admitting that he basically badgered Elvis into submission, until he begrudgingly gave him the jumpsuit, but I lost respect over his tactics. It was pretty clear Elvis felt that giving away a jumpsuit was far preferable to having to spend one more minute around another "taker."

Re: Jim Curtin Collection Authenticity

Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:48 pm

Jim's pursuit of Elvis & Elvis' attempts to avoid him were pretty well known by people in the collector world back then. His use of pictures and video that he did not take personally was also a known fact.

True story about the Liberty Bell presentation on New Years Eve 1976 in Pittsburgh is the fact it was to happen earlier.

Jim wanted to present it to Elvis in Philadelphia in 1976 but I was told Elvis managed to avoid this somehow. elvis tried to avoid the people who were like "pests" Jim and Lichter seemed to fall into this category no matter what they say.

The Liberty Bell was a symbol of the Bicentennial of 1976 and also Philadelphia's importance to history. It actually worked out for Jim as it became a much more documented event when he got to the stage in Pittsburgh in December.

I had some dealings with Jim. Just a few though.

I also saw Jim's Elvis act and have that event recorded...it was no better than many of the flood of other impersonators out there at the time.

Hope he is resting at peace.... I do wonder if he still pursues Elvis in the afterlife though.

Re: Jim Curtin Collection Authenticity

Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:08 am

Poor Elvis must've had some flash bulbs in his eyes as he bent down on the side of the Pittsburgh stage suddenly realising "Awwwh ****, its that serial pest again. Now I gotta be polite. Gawd, now he's telling me he loves me! Eeeeeeeuuuuuuuwwwwww. Where's Red and Sonny when you need them? Damn, that's right".

Re: Jim Curtin Collection Authenticity

Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:23 pm

Jim Dandy wrote:Poor Elvis must've had some flash bulbs in his eyes as he bent down on the side of the Pittsburgh stage suddenly realising "Awwwh ****, its that serial pest again. Now I gotta be polite. Gawd, now he's telling me he loves me! Eeeeeeeuuuuuuuwwwwww. Where's Red and Sonny when you need them? Damn, that's right".

Doesn't Elvis say "I have seen you before" immediatly before receiving the bell?

Re: Jim Curtin Collection Authenticity

Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:31 am

He was wrapped up and obsessed with Elvis. Sick? - yeah, sure; but I'd rather have his sickness than some others... anyway, it was his life to live - he 'wasted' it on Elvis?... I guess only he could say whether it was time wasted. Sometimes a dream-world beats the sh*tty real world...

Re: Jim Curtin Collection Authenticity

Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:29 pm

InTheJungleRoom wrote:He was wrapped up and obsessed with Elvis. Sick? - yeah, sure; but I'd rather have his sickness than some others... anyway, it was his life to live - he 'wasted' it on Elvis?... I guess only he could say whether it was time wasted. Sometimes a dream-world beats the sh*tty real world...

You have a point there my friend.

Re: Jim Curtin Collection Authenticity

Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:55 am

wwelvis wrote:The picture was taken at my home in Baltimore, Md May 22, 1977. Lichter and Curtin drove down (I forget if together or in their own cars?) and then we all left for the Capital Center to see Elvis perform. From what I remember it was a very short show and Elvis ended it with "Let's bring out the dog" and did HOUND DOG and that was it! A big disappointment to be honest with you!


Yeah, that show in Landover, MD was pretty weak...I remember being confused by that line...he seemed to either be in weak voice or just didn't put any effort into it. Another one of those shows where he had Sherrill Nielson sing his "Danny Boy--Walk With Me" solo right after the introductions, only to follow it with "Hound Dog" and "Can't Help Falling In Love"... "Hurt" wasn't even performed, which was quite unusual, since he usually would sing that right after the intros...

Re: Jim Curtin Collection Authenticity

Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:26 am

DearGeorgie wrote:
wwelvis wrote:The picture was taken at my home in Baltimore, Md May 22, 1977. Lichter and Curtin drove down (I forget if together or in their own cars?) and then we all left for the Capital Center to see Elvis perform. From what I remember it was a very short show and Elvis ended it with "Let's bring out the dog" and did HOUND DOG and that was it! A big disappointment to be honest with you!


Yeah, that show in Landover, MD was pretty weak...I remember being confused by that line...he seemed to either be in weak voice or just didn't put any effort into it. Another one of those shows where he had Sherrill Nielson sing his "Danny Boy--Walk With Me" solo right after the introductions, only to follow it with "Hound Dog" and "Can't Help Falling In Love"... "Hurt" wasn't even performed, which was quite unusual, since he usually would sing that right after the intros...


The ending note during CHFIL was impressive though.
Always liked the audience recording (great quality) but I can imagine it felt like a rip off since he cut off the show right after Hound Dog indeed!