Presley, Elvis/pictures sent as gifts
QUESTION: I was once on someone's yacht; and the owner showed me a rather large framed picture of Elvis, which he claimed that Elvis sent him because he could not attend a party on that yacht, named Ione 1V. The owner has passed away; but I would still like to know if this is a true story. The yacht was docked on Lake St. Clair in MI.
Do you remember the name of the person? How much did he tell about the photo and the story that Elvis couldn't attend the party? Personally, I don't think it's a true story because I've never heard of this being mentioned, although there are a lot of things that Elvis did that have never been told.
I'm really curious about this.
Can you provide further info?
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QUESTION: The owner of the yacht, Ione 1V was a Mr.James Clarkson. Mr. Clarkson of the Pontiac, Mi, area owned a few banks; and was on many committees that had to do with Oakland County, MI. Obviously, he was a multi-millionaire, and a true gentleman. This is why I believe he was telling the truth. When he was giving me a tour of the craft, I noticed the rather large picture; and asked Mr. Clarkson if there was a story that went with the picture; and what he said, was, that Elvis was invited to attend a party on his yacht, but couldn't make it; and therefore, sent him the picture as a "thank you". I have a picture of this picture; which I would be willing to send to you, if that would help. I have a friend in Las Vegas that is friends with a lot of Elvis' old buddies. My friend said that it could be a true story, as Elvis did do things like that. Still curious. I, actually, have another question that pertains to Elvis. Last year, I received a dollar bill from a restaurant with my change. I still have the bill and took a picture of it. On it, there is a black shadow printed of Elvis in the famous stance, with the bellbottom pants and holding a microphone. No one has an explanation for this dollar bill. I would gladly send the blown up picture of it to you. Thank you for your interest. TCB Chris
Would you be kind enough to send me a copy of the photo that Elvis supposedly gave Mr. Clarkson? my email is:
P.S. I'm so sorry for getting back so late to you. I've been fighting health issues and haven't been feeling well.