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Elvis Sightings

Elvis Sightings

Elvis Presley's impact in contemporary culture can be seen every day throughout the world. Have you experienced any Elvis sightings on your favorite TV show, movie, magazine, book, play or any other cultural or social event? We feel it’s worth sharing.

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In the Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis movie "Hollywood or Bust"
There is a scene in the movie that has a sign that reads "Elvis Presley and All Star Revue" in front of the New Frontier hotel.
Tuesday, 25 June 2019
In the book Charmed by the Cowboy by Debra Clopton

I should not have been surprised (after all, Cooper Presley was one of the main characters, one of 5 Presley brothers) but just over halfway through Debra Clopton's Charmed by the Cowboy book a huge smile came to my face when our man Elvis was mentioned. Cooper took over tilling the garden spot for Beth when her tiller became unruly. As the tiller was giving him fits, Beth said from behind him, "Put some weight behind it. And from back here, you're giving Elvis a run for his money on shaking your lower half. There is definitely a whole lot of shaking going on."

He chuckled and replied to her, "I'll have to do my Elvis impersonaltion after I turn this thing off. But right now I've got a challenge to win and a beast to tame."

"Fine with me. I'm rooting you on. Go, Elvis, go."

Monday, 24 June 2019
My Friend Lori found an Elvis statue in a bookstore in Gold Beach, Oregon
Sunday, 23 June 2019
Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
A friend of mine sent me the notice of an Elvis Festival, held every year for the past 18 years, in the town of Penticton, British Columbia, Canada.  This year’s festival, June 27-30, is called Friends of Elvis and features same, plus impersonators.  
Sunday, 16 June 2019
Who wants to be a millionaire
The $1000,000 Question was...Concidered one of the worst albums ever,a 1974 record consisting only of between song banter from  live shows was called "Having Fun With" whom "On Stage" A.Elvis B,Dylan C, The Doors D. Strisand. the contistant guessed right. Elvis....And of course I have the album. Bud
Friday, 14 June 2019
Victoria by the Sea in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Island Chocolate
Victoria by the Sea in Prince Edward Island.  Island chocolate(best chocolate ever) had a candy tin collection and I spotted a tin with Elvis on it. I ask where she got it and she said it was a gift and would not sell it.  I told her we lived in Baldwyn just up the road from where Elvis was born in Tupelo and my father in law possible showed him his first chord on a guitar while playing on Sunday afternoons at WELO by his house (bluegrass jam sessions and is not in history books-Credit Johnny Campbell of Saltillo). They played jam sessions at WELO for live evtertainment on Sunday afternoons on 1946-1947. I deliver travel trailers across the US and Canada and always ask them if they know where Elvis was born.  They always say Nashville or Memphis and I have never met anyone that has never heard of him. 
Thursday, 13 June 2019
Rome, Italy
In 2013 my family and I visited Rome, Italy.  I took this picture on one of the streets there.  It has to be our Elvis advertised on the sign. Who else could it be?
Thursday, 06 June 2019

Recently visited Charlotte, NC and stayed at the Hawthorne Suites By Wyndham. Sitting on a table in the lobby was a picture of Elvis and Johnny Cash. Sorry the photo didn’t appear to well on this post. Visiting Graceland is on my bucket list and a dream of mine someday. Love and listen to the Elvis station all the time on Sirrus. He was a wonderful loving person and gone from us way too soon.

Thursday, 06 June 2019
On a episode of Full House,
It was a 1993 episode. Jesse is talking to the twins and they are putting together a puzzle. It is a picture of Elvis
Wednesday, 05 June 2019
Gators cafe treasure island, fl
Statue in bar
Friday, 31 May 2019


Young girl dancing to remixed “Blue Suede Shoes”

Cool to see a new generation dance to the King’s songs

Saturday, 25 May 2019
While watching friends
When Joey moved into his new apartment he got an Elvis lamp. 
Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Best Bakers Amercia TV Show
I was watching the new TV Show Best Bakers America and one of the contestants made a cake with a prize inside and she called it the King after Elvis, she said she was a big fan of Elvis and she made the cake, Banana, Bacon, and peanut butter with nuts.
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
History Channel
On the latest episode of Pawn Stars you can see 4 Elvis guitar wall hangings brhind the counter
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Carpool Karaoke with Celine Dion
James Corden sings along to "Viva Las Vegas" at the beginning of his Carpool Karaoke segment with Celine Dion.
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Me Tv
On Collectors Call they are showing original comic art. One page is framed and signed by Jack Kirby. The appraiser said Like Elvis is the king of rock, Kirby is the king of comics.
Monday, 20 May 2019
The Rockin' Pig Saloon Restaurant in Arkansas
My husband is on a business trip and went to this BBQ restaurant,  a wall mural of Elvis was painted on one of the restaurant walls..    
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
Actually, it was in a picture that my cousin had of me and my sister from 1957.
My sister and I were sitting at my aunts piano. In between us was the music sheet to Love Me Tender.
Sunday, 05 May 2019
In my house
I have a room in my house that has got Elvis everywhere. I love Elvis. 
Saturday, 04 May 2019
Restaurant in Edmonton Alberta Canada
I’ve been an Elvis fan all my life. Had lunch at the Memphis Blues restaurant in Edmonton Alberta Canada and on the menu there was an Elvis platter and a Priscilla platter.  There were also pictures of Elvis on the walls.  
Monday, 29 April 2019
Catalog Ad for Elvis Record and Set of 6 Briefs Box Set

"One Record with 6 Breifs" ladies underwear ad. "Choose record by Eddie Fischer, Elvis Presley or Perry Como." Gift box of 6 panties with "facsimilie of record embroiled on sheer nylon on each pant" and record for $3.97.

Sunday, 21 April 2019
Applebee’s Commercial singing “Burning Love”
Watching tv I saw Applebee’s newest commercial has Elvis’ “Burning Love” 
Friday, 19 April 2019
Alexandria (Del Rey) , Virginia ...Holy Cow Hamburger Restaurant
My second of three sightings...this one in the Holy Cow Hamburger restaurant....on the menu...Elvis-Style Fries.  And  I said "HOLY COW!"  They were delicious!!!
Thursday, 18 April 2019
WNEP-TV, Channel 16 morning news/weather.
I live in Northeast PA.  Channel 16 has an unusual weatherman.  This morning he had a picture of Elvis up on the weather map illustrating the weather, with the words "All Shook Up".  He also mentioned that the last time Easter fell on April 21 was in 1957, when All Shook up was the #1 song in the nation. if you go to wnep.com/weather you can see the video today.
Thursday, 18 April 2019
In the movie 'Going Berserk'
In the John Candy movie "Going Berserk" Eugene Levy gets into a car with 2 Elvis impersonators. It's a great scene.
Tuesday, 16 April 2019
Figure Skating
I was watching the World Championships Figure Skating and it was the Free Dance. The USA couple Madison Chock/Evan Bates were up to dance. The music they chose was FEVER, the duo version and Burning Love with the orchestra. The choreography was absolutely fabulous, why because they are great skaters but more than that...the music!!! I watched it 4 times.  I also found out this show was a rebroadcast from March 24, 2019.
Sunday, 14 April 2019
San Francisco Airport United Terminal Gate 81 Eatery

3 sightings...I was transferring flights in San Francisco and went for a snack...looked up at the menu and there was Elvis for breakfast!!!

Saturday, 13 April 2019
On this weeks episode of MacGyver Bowser is locked in an SUV that has a bomb in it. It will go off if he takes his leg off of the brake. He has been in there a while as the bomb squad tries to figure out how to disarm the bomb. One of his co-workers is talking to him through the closed window to help keep him calm. He says he is losing feeling in his leg and it is shaking. She tells him..."Fun fact, rock climbers call that Elvis leg."
Saturday, 13 April 2019
Cheddar's Restaurant
In the entrance to the restaurant there is a photo of Elvis and Johnny Cash. Under the photo there is a plaque which reads " The Man in Black and The King'.
Friday, 12 April 2019
On original Hawaii five o

On an old episode of "Hawaii Five-O," Tommy Sands, who played a nightclub singer, sang "I"ll Remember You," a song Elvis sang on "Aloha from Hawaii."





Friday, 12 April 2019

During Jimmy Kimmel An Appelbee's comericial came on with zizzeling meals while "Burning Love" plays through out.

Tuesday, 09 April 2019
restaurant menu
menu item  at restaurant outside Boston called "Power Elvis Bowl"  - its a breakfast  of oats, yogurt, granola, bananas, almond butter, chocolate coconut and honey.
Tuesday, 09 April 2019
Applebees commercial

Playing burning love.


Monday, 08 April 2019
Blues Brothers 2000
During a scene  with Steve Lawrence and Dan Akroyd  discussing a an upcoming gig there is a picture of Elvis and Richard Nixon in the background
Sunday, 07 April 2019
Entertainment Tonight
ET in Vegas week. Story on weddings in Vegas and Kelite Knight is standing in front of the Little White Chapel,where you see Elvis as part of the sign.
Saturday, 06 April 2019
Article about the new movie “Shazam”

"Elvis Presley was such a fan that he modeled some of his stage jumpsuits on Captain Marvel Jr.’s costume. Elvis’ “Taking Care of Business” logo is a modified version of Captain Marvel Jr.’s magic lightning.”

Friday, 05 April 2019

ELVIS was back on Jeopardy.  The Final Jeopardy question on April 2, 2019 was “These 2 “monarchs” of popular culture both passed away on August 16, one in 2018, the other 41 years earlier.”  The answer of course was “Who are ELVIS Presley (the King) and Aretha Franklin (the Queen of Soul).”

Tuesday, 02 April 2019

On the April 2, 2019 episode of Jeopardy Elvis was part of the answer!

Final Jeopardy Question:

These two “monarchs”  of popular culture both passed away on August 16, one in 2018, the other 41 years earlier.

Answer: Aretha Franklin & Elvis Presley

Tuesday, 02 April 2019
At the Bob Carr Theater for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Florida

Showcase in the lobby has the history of the Bob Carr Theater and there is an entry commenerating Elvis' May 11, 1955 appearence with Scotty, D.J. and Bill. He aslo performed at the Bob Carr in August of 1956 a month after "Don't Be Cruel" was released.(This information is in the display and all my "facts" come from their written account.) 


Sunday, 31 March 2019
  • On a comericial for an upcoming show called Collectore Call, a man is wearing a "Speedway" jacket and a "Loving You" lobby card is hanging on the wall.
Saturday, 30 March 2019
Moscow, Russia
My husband traveled to Moscow for business and took a day of sightseeing. Walking by the "California" restaurant, he sees a STATUE OF ELVIS!. Of course, he sent a picture right away to my sister and me (WE LOVE ELVIS!!). We couldn't believe it!!!  Elvis' dream of touring Europe went farther than he imagined!!
Friday, 29 March 2019
Heard on STL Cards radio broadcast
Listening to Cardinals announcers Mike Shannon and John Rooney do a Ted Drewes custard commercial during a spring training game,  they mentioned the flavor All Shook Up. John said that must be for the King, Elvis Presley.  After they checked the ingredients of peanut butter cookies and bananas, they agreed it was for the King
Sunday, 24 March 2019
Dance Contest Video

Dance contest on YouTube: https://youtu.be/BjhMx69sx50

Thursday, 21 March 2019
Family Feud Gameshow

Elvis was #1 again:

When referring to The King, who might they be referring to?   

Elvis was # 1

Wednesday, 20 March 2019
The Coyote 100.7 out of Richmond KY
The Coyote radio station played Elvis's Kentucky Rain song.
Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Elvis Slot Machine
Look what I found on Wednesday at Gullivers - A new Elvis machine.
Friday, 15 March 2019
Huntsville Public Library

Huntsville Public Library held an exhibit in 2015 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his May 1975 sold out concerts at the Von Braun Center.

The exhibit is no longer there, but I discovered that the library still has a piece of that exhibit..... and it’s the door to Elvis’ Hotel Suite at the Huntsville Hilton....room #328...restored to its original turquoise color.

Thursday, 14 March 2019
History Channel
  • On an episode of American Pickers,on one of the picks they found a rack full of Elvis  albums. They bought the whole rack.
Monday, 11 March 2019
ABC For the People

A lawyer returns and wants his office back from another lawyer. he askes "Is that an Elvis clock?

 The other lawyer says "Yea,Cool huh?

Friday, 08 March 2019
History Channel's Counting Cars
Danny's business partner always gives him grief for buying so many Cadillacs to restore because he ends up keeping them rather than selling them. On a rerun 2015 episode, as he's about to buy a 1969 Sedan de Ville, an associate warns him about it and Danny replies, "It's a very important lesson Elvis taught us years ago--there's no such thing as too many Cadillacs! Elvis is happy! Uh huh huh..."
Wednesday, 06 March 2019
The movie ‘Entrapment’ starring Sean Connery & Catherine Zeta-Jones

Watching the movie ‘Entrapment’ with Sean Connery & Catherine Zeta-Jones, Saturday night on HBO2. There was even the reference of “Elvis has left the building ...” Nothing like a Rembrandt being replaced with a Velvet Elvis!  😉

Sunday, 03 March 2019
King of Queens Episode

When Doug's union goes on strike, he lays around the house and doesn't shower or shave.  When Carrie finally gets him to clean himself up, he comes downstairs with ELVIS sideburns.  When Carrie calls him ELVIS, Doug flips up his collar and says "Thankyouverymuch".  https://youtu.be/rX8nWUMMcUQ

Sunday, 03 March 2019
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Elvis is the only Rock performer on the rodeo's Walk of Fame. His plaque is on the wall honoring his sold out performances in 1970 and 1974. 
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Public TV
Was watching show about Charley Pride and Chet Atkins said he wanted to know more about Charley as he thought he might miss out on another Elvis.  Also, another person said that at one time Elvis and Charley Pride were the main artists making money for RCA.
Friday, 22 February 2019
Family Fued TV Game Show

Watching family fued and one of the questions was: If they put Music Legends on money, who would be on the $100 bill?

First answer and number one answer was : Elvis Presley


Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Family Feud Show on TV

Question on the show:  "If they put famous singers on a $100 bill, who would it be?"

     #1 answer:    ELVIS!!!

Tuesday, 19 February 2019
Westminster Elvis

Talos, a Rottweiler, is dressed with a pair of sunglasses to look like Elvis Presley during the "meet the breeds" companion event to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)




Monday, 18 February 2019
CBS Sunday Morning with Jane Pauley

There was a clip of Melissa McCarthy buying a couple of books and one was a book about Elvis called "The King."

Monday, 18 February 2019
Episode of Bull
Bull is talking about jury selection and says "Like the people who think Tupac faked his death or Elvis never left the building."
Tuesday, 12 February 2019
Tv show chain reaction

Elvis was a word for the contestant to connect on the game show Chain Reaction.

Saturday, 02 February 2019
Punxsutawney Phil was reported to listen to Elvis while in his burrow

He is the ground hog who just predicted an early spring. Elvis was in a list of music Phil listens to.

Saturday, 02 February 2019

Rural America Kive on RFD TV The episode was Kornfield Friends with people from Hee Haw.

Victoria Hallman and Diana Goodman talk about their book "Hollywood Lights and Nashville Nights"

Two Hee Haw Honeys dish Life,Love,Elvis,Buch and Good Times in The Kornfield.

Thursday, 31 January 2019
TV Olympic channel
During the US Figure Sking championships, the Chock and Bates dance team skated to Elvis’ Burning Love
Thursday, 31 January 2019
Mexico City, Houston, TX, TV, and books

I experienced 5 Elvis sightings in one week beginning on January 25th.  I was on the way to the airport in Mexico City where I saw a huge billboard with Elvis in his black leather suit, I think it was advertising the 2 day big screen release of the 68 special.  It was so cool to see it in another country. Another sighting was a TV ad advertising a local Houston tenor group's concert and the ad mentioned they would be singing hits from "The King", among others. I read quick references about Elvis in two different books I read during that time.  Finally, Gordon Ramsey did a episode of 24 Hours from Hell and Back, a restaurant rehab show, in Memphis.  The intro had him talking about Memphis and how so many people came here "to see where Elvis lived", and they flashed a shot of Elvis' statue near Beale Street.  It was a banner week for Elvis sightings!

Saturday, 26 January 2019
In the tutorial for Tinkercad - a 3D printing software program

My daughter, Téa, is in 8th grade and recently began a 3D printing program (called Tinkercad) in her STEM class and while viewing the tutorial where they were learning how to move around and view different things in the program, the 3D model in the program was a stage with a 3D Elvis on it. He was immediately recognizable to her because not only is Elvis Radio the only thing we listen to in the car (and love to play along with the Elvis Quiz Show and can't wait to visit and get our chance to play!) but she also shares a birthday with Elvis.

Thursday, 24 January 2019
Ground Round restaurant in Brookhaven, Long Island, New York
I have never been to this restaurant before, but when I walked into the dining room there was a large picture of Elvis in leather for the comeback special. It was great to see.
Thursday, 17 January 2019
Lee's Liquor Lounge
The pay counter had a few Elvis photos and a doll case! It is awesome!
Tuesday, 15 January 2019
"Love" on Netflix
Netflix show called "Love," season 3 episode 6, a character wears a TCB shirt in the first few minutes of the show.
Monday, 14 January 2019
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga announced the death of her horse Arabella with a picture of her in an Elvis shirt.
Sunday, 13 January 2019
Chicago Med
On this weeks episode of Chicago Med, one of the nurses is eating a sandwich. She is asked "what are you eating?" She says,"A peanut butter-banana and bacon sandwich...Elvis was on to something."
Sunday, 13 January 2019
Parade Magazine 
Walter Scott’s Personality - Walter Scott asks Ronnie Milsap-And you worked with Elvis Presley? “I played on his record 'Kentucky Rain.' Elvis said, 'More thunder on the piano, Milsap.' He was fun to be around.​"
Friday, 11 January 2019
Facebook Post
An infant wearing a knitted white jump suit with high collar, open front down to the belt which had a gold buckle and gold trinkets on the suit and belt.  The infant was wearing a black knitted cap to imitate Elvis' hair and a gold TCB chain necklace.  It was so adorable.  Since I could not locate Elvis' Sightings, I posted it to Argo's FB site.  
Friday, 11 January 2019
Lunch Tote
We celebrated Elvis’ birthday. I ordered this lunch box off of amazon. Passing the torch to the younger generation.
Friday, 11 January 2019
Crazy Rich Asians
In the movie "Crazy Rich Asians" a young lady sang "Can't Help Falling in Love" during the wedding scene.
Thursday, 10 January 2019
Netflix Elvis Sighting
On Netflix Making a Murderer documentary Season 2 Episode 4, Attorney Kathleen Zelner is referenced as feeling like Elvis, needing bodyguards to shield her from the media outside of a court house.
Thursday, 10 January 2019
Doctor Who
On the 10/21/18 Episode of Doctor Who, the TARDIS lands in 1955. One of the companions excited says "1955! Can we see Elvis?" The Doctor replies,"I think he's in New York this week." Elvis and the Colonel was in New York Nov.30th 1955 and stayed at the Hotel Victoria on 51st. street.
Wednesday, 09 January 2019
Rockefeller Center, New York City
A friend and I were sitting in the Rock Cafe, looking at the tree and watching the ice skaters. We started talking to the couple next to us, who were native New Yorkers. We talked about how you never see the sights close to you, and the woman said, “I realized I’d never taken my son to see Ellis Island.  I remember the day we went, it was Elvis’s birthday....”. No mention of Elvis before or after, but it was as if it was a date as recognizable as Christmas or New Years.
Thursday, 20 December 2018
Six Flags New Jersey
His photos are all throughout the park
Thursday, 06 December 2018
Elvis in Riverdale
October 17, 2018 During Season 3, Episode 2 - Chapter 37: Fortune and Men’s Eyes During a scene from Riverdale, based on the Archie comic book series; there is a scene where main character, Archie Andrews is serving time in a youth correctional facility, and has orchestrated a football game between his fellow inmates in order to bring everyone together and stand up to the warden. As a result, Archie’s girlfriend, Veronica Lodge shows up with her cheerleading squad to root for Archie and share their support. They set down a boom box radio, and then proceed to launch into a rendition of Jailhouse Rock, and the boys go wild! It was definitely cool to see the King’s influence in a show based on a favorite comic from my childhood, especially since Elvis enjoyed comics as well. Makes me wonder if Elvis ever read Archie comics.
Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Kelly and Ryan
10/09/2018 on Kelly and Ryan singer KT Tunstall is wearing an Elvis T-shirt
Tuesday, 09 October 2018
Elvis Sighting
I was at The Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia, PA with my 2 year old son, and I spotted this Elvis rubber duck!
Tuesday, 09 October 2018
Rachael Ray magazine
In the October 2018 issue there is an article about a young Italian family in Brooklyn keeping traditions alive through cooking. In a photo the husband, shown serving his three year-old daughter at the table, sports a pompadour and Elvis’ TCB logo tattooed on his bicep. I feel sure Elvis’ legacy will also be kept alive in this family as he “educates” his little girl about all thing Elvis!
Monday, 01 October 2018
Elvis Sighting
While watching a Laverne and Shirley rerun I spotted Elvis poster on the wall in the background.
Sunday, 30 September 2018
Elvis Sighting
I had just gotten out of the hospital after having surgery. My best friend sent me a care package. In the package was a book she had found. Instead of Where’s Waldo, it’s Where’s Elvis! Love and it definitely helps me to stay occupied!
Saturday, 29 September 2018
Elvis Presley Blvd street sign
A friend of mine lives in Gurley Alabama and has an official Elvis Presley Blvd street sign in her neighborhood. She told me it had to be welded onto the post because people kept stealing it.
Friday, 28 September 2018
Elvis at Saints Game
While at the New Orleans Saints game in the Superdome today, this man was featured on the big screen for having been a Saints season ticket holder since the beginning of their formation. He was interviewed wearing a “black and gold” TCB shirt!! Long live the king and WHO DAT!!
Thursday, 27 September 2018
Movie Elvis Sighting
As I was watching a Dean Martin Jerry Lewis movie, Hollywood or Bust filmed in 1956 they were driving in Las Vegas and showed a billboard staring Elvis Presley at the New Frontier. Later in the movie one of the co stars Pat Crowley’s character it was told got a part in an Elvis movie.
Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Elvis at Cincinnati Reds Game
It was Elvis night at a recent Cincinnati Reds game, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the '68 Comeback Special, with a black leather Elvis bobblehead and Elvis music played between innings. After the game, the post-game fireworks spectacular was set to an all Elvis soundtrack - the best fireworks display of all time!
Tuesday, 25 September 2018
Elvis in Poland

Just got back from a Baltic Sea cruise. One of our ports was Gdansk, Poland. While there it started to rain so we popped into a Hard Rock Café, low and behold, there was the king. I'm so glad it started to rain otherwise I would have missed the opportunity to get this photo.

Monday, 24 September 2018