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August 26, 1988 - Image 78

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-08-26

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Writer's Search For Elvis Nets
Confusion Over Singer's Death

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T

he saga . . . or what-
ever you want to call
it . . . continues . . . as
Kelly Burgess, former Detroit
News feature writer, now a
free lancer, does a guest bit
for the column regarding her
recent experience.
"I, for one, have had enough
of this Elvis Is Alive craze
that is sweeping the country.
Enough of this pussy-footing
around the pot, the money-
making schemes and the
media ridicule.
"Is Elvis alive or dead? If
there's any truth to the now-
famous Elvis Tape which
everyone is talking about, he
tells of coming out of hiding
and showing up soon. He says,
`If there's ever a time I could
make an appearance or that
I could come out in the open,
I think, uh, I think Christmas
time would be it. I realize that
sooner or later it's probably
gonna end. I know sometime
the secret is got to be let out,'
he said in the tape.
"Gail Brewer-Giorgio,
author of the book, Is Elvis
Alive? had that tape analyz-
ed and authenticated by Dan
Moran, operations manager
of LTL Enterprises, Inc., an
acoustics firm in Georgia who
said it is indeed Elvis' voice
— purportedly cut from a
telephone recording about
four years after the enter-
tainer's death.
"Still, the controversy over
Elvis is running rampant.
Some 25,000 people a day are
shelling out $2 each to listen
to the tape mentioned above.
The people who operate the
Elvis hotline number are tak-
ing in about $350,000 a week.
Times that by 10 or 20 and
baby, you've got big bucks.
Millions. With that money we
might easly convince the
folks at Graceland to turn
their backs while we dig up
that 900-pound casket, pur-
portedly holding a wax dum-
my. If Elvis isn't in his coffin,
we'd have money left over to
hire a band of private detec-
ties to scour the country for
him.
"They can start the search
in Kalamazo.
"I went there a couple of
weeks ago to get to the bot-
tom of the rumor that Elvis is
living in the Columbia Plaza
at 350 Michigan Avenue.
"Forget the local Burger
King where 'Elvis Was Here'
posters and memorabilia line
the walls. The word is out.

Elvis eats at Wendy's now.
Disregard the rumor that had
Elvis working out at the YM-
CA. The young woman who
answered the telephone in
the Y's fitness center was
vague. She left me holding
the line for five minutes while
she went to check the roster.
She returned to the line with
a blunt 'No.'
"Across the street at the
Columbia Plaza, however, the
suspense and mystery heat up
as three black, buily con-
struction workers, or if you
use your imagination,
bodyguards, blocked my path
as I stepped from an atrium
elevator on the third floor of
that building. 'Where the h---
do you think you're going,
lady?' barked one of the men.
`What are you looking for?
Get back downstairs, NOW!'
he ordered. The Columbia
Plaza is a five-story anti-
quated hotel currently
undergoing a multi-million
dollar renovation as an office
complex. Outside the plaza
where banners are plastered
on the windows promoting
new offices for lease, a
Kalamazoo resident swore he
saw Elvis walk into the
building. The inside of the
plaza is posh with marble
flooring, brass fixtures and
beveled glass stained doors
and windows.
"Standing my ground on
the third floor, I ignored the
angry construction workers,
and watched as they entered
the elevator without me and
moved downward.
"Several offices with glass
doors and larger glass plate
window line either side of the
third floor where an open
balcony overlooks an elegant
atrium lobby below. Three
men stationed in the corners
of the lobby watched me from
the lobby as I looked around.
In a private corridor on the
third floor there's an impos-
ing, panelled apartment door
with a computer lock on it.
The drapes on the windows on
either side of the door are
closed tightly. No one
responded to my knock.
"A few minutes later, as I
prepared to leave the
building,a broad-shouldered
six-footer with a slight pouch
around the middle, strode
toward me, pointing and
shaking his forefinger at me.
"What are you looking for?'
he demanded to know. The
man with a thatch of silver-
white hair, decided angular
cheek bones and a classic
nose is hauntingly familiar.

His presence, his hereness is
suddenly larger than life.
And, I'm stunned by the ex-
pression in the blue eyes
behind a pair of gold-rimmed
glasses. The man, who's dress-
ed in work clothes, appears to
be about 53 or 54 years old.
He's concerned about my
snooping in his building. His
anger is quickly replaced
with a glint of humor in his
eyes. He's patient and willing
to listen to the pointed ques-
tions I asked about Elvis. He
doesn't confirm or deny
anything I ask. Before he
walked away, he flashed a
crooked smile and said, 'Yeah,
but, you know, uh, it's against
the law to hoax your death.'
"I recently called Major Bill
Smith in Ft. Worth, Texas, a
retired Air Force major and
songwriter whose songs and
music were in the movie, Dir-
ty Dancing plus writing tunes
of the 1960s like Hey Paula.
"Major Smith says he has
been with Elvis three times
since 1981 and he has talked
to him several times on the
phone. 'Elvis is alive, he said.
" 'Elvis did what he had to
do to survive,' said the major,
who claims he has known
Elvis since he (Elvis) was a
truck driver in 1956. The ma-
jor's retort to the wire article
which appeared in the Detroit
Free Press (8-18-88) is, 'The
good, cotton-picking doctor is
a liar. He never returned the
autopsy report because it was
not Elvis' body.'
"The major said the body
was not Elvis, but a look-alike
with an enlarged heart and a
body ravaged with cancer.
"The article in the Detroit
Free Press stated, 'Dr. Harlan
of Nashville, the coroner who
presided over Elvis' body,
said, 'Elvis is dead'.
"According to the major,
Elvis is still a handsome
hunk at age 53. He is happy
and content and wishes that
people would stop talking
about everything and leave
him alone.
"The flirty blue eyes and
crooked smile I saw in
Kalamazoo still haunts me?'
ANOTHER BIRTHDAY
for Frank Passalacqua, owner
of Mario's Restaurant on Se-
cond in Detroit . . . and as
usual, it was a little bizzare.
Big day was Aug. 13 .. .
with Frank entering his
popular eatery and walking
unknowingly head-on with a
banging surprise.
Three blows from a whistle
was the cue as he came
through the door . . . Frank

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