Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      December 1, 1970, (Tuesday)

At the Optique Boutique, Elvis bought a pair of silver goggles and gold prescription glasses with the initials "E.P." with a "lightning bolt" on them. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                               December 2, 1970, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 3, 1970, (Thursday)

 Elvis donated $7,000 to the Los Angeles police community relations fund, and asked that news of the donation not be made public knowledge. This was the largest single donation the fund had been given, to date. Not long after this, Elvis was given a gold "Commissioner's Badge" by Chief Davis. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           December 4, 1970, (Friday)

NEW HOME

144 Monovale Drive, Beverly Hills, California.

 

 

Elvis and Priscilla finalisd buying their new home at 144 Monovale Drive for $339,000. The house was a lot bigger than the

house at Hillcrest, and also had more bedrooms, to accomodate members the of the entourage and their wives. It also

offered more privacy.

 

Elvis bought another seven T.C.B. pendants from Schwartz and Ableser jewellers, along with other jewellery. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 5, 1970, (Saturday)

GEORGE KLEIN WEDDING TO BARBARA LITTLE

Elvis' Suite, The International Hotel, 3000 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

 

Elvis arranged for everyone to go to Las Vegas for George Klein's Wedding to Barbara Little at his International Hotel

Suite. Elvis arrived carrying a gun and a police torch. Glen Campbell was also in attendance with his wife Billie Jean Nunley.

(photos) 

Aide: Richard Davis, Former Sheriff: Bill Morris, Security: Dick Grob, Guitarist: Charlie Hodge, Bodyguard and Childhood Friend: Red West, Personal Aide: Marty Lacker, Aide: Lamar Fike, Elvis, Childhood Friend and Groom: George Klein, Personal Aide and Road Manager: Joe Esposito, Bodyguard: Sonny West, Bodyguard: Jerry Schilling, Aide: Alan Fortas, Father: Vernon Presley, Physician: Dr. George Nichopoulos,

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        December 6, 1970, (Sunday)

Elvis made a number of purchases from the Gun Shop in Las Vegas.  

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       December 7, 1970, (Monday)

This month RCA released "On Stage" (PQ8-1594) and "From Elvis in Memphis" (PQ8-1456) on Quad 8 tape cartridge.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       December 8, 1970, (Tuesday)

Elvis purchased a house in west Los Angeles for Joe Esposito and his wife Joanie.

RCA released their latest Elvis single that like the previous one, used material recorded in Nashville back in June. "I Really Don't Want to Know"/"There Goes My Everything" (RCA 47-9960). The single had a 'country' feel about it with two strong classic ballads. "I Really Don't Want to Know" was a hit for Eddy Arnold back in 1954. "There Goes My Everything" was a big country hit for Jack Greene in 1966. The single's sleeve used live photos from his Las Vegas engagement in August. It also promoted that his new personal appearance film "That's the Way It Is" was now showing and that a new album "Elvis Country" was on the way.

Songs: "I Really Don't Want to Know"/"There Goes My Everything"

RCA Victor (47-9960)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                               December 9, 1970, (Wednesday)

Colonel Parker wrote to Elvis, as he had been unable to reach him on the telephone. He reminded Elvis how hard he worked for him, and why, it seemed, had Elvis been avoiding him?  

The Colonel completed an agreement with RCA that extended his $100,000 a year "Consultants Fee" that now ran until 1975. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  December 10, 1970, (Thursday)

Elvis and Priscilla obtained a construction permit, so that renovations could be carried out at their new Monovale Drive home.  

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         December 11, 1970, (Friday)

DICK GROB WEDDING

845 Chino Canyon, Palm Springs, California.

In Palm Springs, Elvis hosted another Wedding. This time Dick Grob (a policeman who originally met Elvis while working as

Security at his house) was getting married at Elvis' home. Elvis gave him a new Cadillac as a Wedding present. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  December 12, 1970, (Saturday)

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by Elvis Presley. #107

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      December 13, 1970, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 14, 1970, (Monday)

Elvis returned to Los Angeles.

Mercedes Benz of Hollywood, 6465 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California.

He bought a Silver Mercedes Benz 600 Sedan that came with a black trim for $15,500. The down-payment was $5,500. He also bought two other Mercedes', one for Jerry Schilling and one for Barbara Leigh.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 15, 1970, (Tuesday)

Metro Goldwyn Mayer, 10202 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

Elvis watched "That's The Way It Is" at a rented projection room at M.G.M.

He also counter sued Patricia Parker, the woman who filed a Paternity Suit against him.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                            December 16, 1970, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  December 17, 1970, (Thursday)

Elvis flew home to Memphis.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        December 18, 1970, (Friday)

Elvis ironically bought Vernon a Mercedes, after he expressed to Elvis his concerns about his spending over the last few months.  

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  December 19, 1970, (Saturday)

Priscilla and Vernon both tried to confront Elvis over his spending habits. In a fury Elvis flew to Washington, where he stayed briefly at the Hotel Washington, before continuing on to Los Angeles via Dallas. Elvis called Jerry Schilling and Gerald Peters (his new limousine driver) and told them to meet his TWA flight but not to tell anyone where he was.

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"You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #11

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"Abraxas" by Santana.

"That's the Way It Is" by Elvis Presley. #37

"Almost in Love" by Elvis Presley. #74

"Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits, Vol. 1"

by Elvis Presley. #126

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by Elvis Presley. #32

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"Christmas Album" by the Jackson 5.

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"Santa Claus is Coming to Town" by the Jackson 5.

"Blue Christmas" by Elvis Presley. #13

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 20, 1970, (Sunday)

When Elvis arrived in Dallas, at 2:17 am he went to a doctor about a rash that had appeared on his face and neck.

In the afternoon, Elvis told Jerry that he wanted to return to Washington, and to have Sonny West meet them there. Sonny was then told to call Priscilla and Vernon, and tell them that Elvis was safe and not to worry, but still not say where he was. On the flight to Washington (which Elvis had booked under the name of Jon Burrows), he bumped into senator George Murphy, whom he spoke to about getting a BNDD badge. Senator Murphy suggested to Elvis that he should write to President Nixon directly, offering his services in the government's fight against illegal drug use. Elvis immediately wrote a letter to President Nixon while on the plane. (photos)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 21, 1970, (Monday)

Elvis dropped off his letter to President Nixon at approx. 6:30 am before booking in at the Hotel Washington. Elvis tried unsuccessfully to meet with Bureau Director John Ingersol at the BNDD Headquarters. He was also unsuccessful in trying to persuade Deputy Director John Finlator to give him a badge.