Updated on 06/22/2022 at 06:37
- The family of the late “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” Elvis Presley was honored in Hollywood.
- His ex-wife Priscilla Presley, his daughter Lisa Marie Presley and his grandchildren were allowed to immortalize themselves with handprints in cement.
The family of the late music icon Elvis Presley (1935-1977) was honored Tuesday at a ceremony in front of the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Priscilla Presley, daughter Lisa Marie Presley and their daughters Riley Keough and twins Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood and Finley Aaron Love Lockwood were allowed to immortalize their handprints in cement.
The time-honored tradition of handprinting on Hollywood Boulevard began in the 1920s. Every year, several million people visit the world-famous cinema to look at the celebrity footprints in the cement floor of the forecourt. There you can now see the footprints of three Presley generations.
Elvis and Priscilla Presley were married from 1967 to 1973. Their daughter Lisa Marie was born in 1968 and has three daughters. Her son Benjamin Keough passed away in July 2020 at the age of just 27.
Biopic starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks tells the rise of a music star
Austin Butler, who plays Elvis Presley in a new biopic, and director Baz Luhrmann also attended the ceremony. In “Elvis”, the young singer Elvis Presley (Butler) from Tupelo, Mississippi, became the biggest sensation in the music business almost overnight. His lascivious way of performing on stage attracts huge crowds of fans and almost as many guardians of morals who fear that Elvis will be the personification of youth’s doom. The complicated relationship with his manager Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks) is also increasingly affecting Elvis. The film will start in German cinemas on June 23.
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In a Facebook post, among other things, Priscilla Presley has already raved about the film and in particular highlighted the acting performance of leading actor Austin Butler.
“Austin Butler who plays Elvis is outstanding,” she wrote, adding, “Wow! Bravo… he knew he had big shoes to fill.” Presley also found words of praise for director Luhrmann. The true story is told “brilliantly and creatively” in a way “only Baz can in his unique, artistic way”.
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Star director Baz Luhrmann has created a masterpiece with “Elvis”. Austin Butler is at least as convincing in the title role as Hollywood heavyweight Tom Hanks as seedy manager “Colonel” Tom Parker. In our featurette, the stars of the film have their say, as does the director. “Elvis” starts in cinemas on June 23rd.
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