Tuesday, July 10, 2007
OK, maybe "Night of a Thousand Stars" is a bit of an overstatement. But there will be, oh, I dunno, maybe a couple dozen or so notables in attendance for that Aug.16-18 shindig when actors and actors who once shared screen time with Elvis Presley gather in Memphis to commemorate the 30th anniversary of The King's (alleged) demise. Among the participants: Will Hutchins, Sue Ane Langdon, Celeste Yarnall, Edy Williams, L.Q. Jones, Jack Carter -- yeah, don't worry, I didn't know he was still alive, either -- and event organizer Suzanna Leigh, who co-starred with Elvis in Paradise Hawaiian Style. Previewing the event, Associated Press writer Woody Baird notes: "For many of Presley's co-stars, his films were career highlights." And if that sounds a trifle snarky, well, consider: Leigh's other credits include The Deadly Bees, Lust for a Vampire and The Fiend --none of which sound like a hunka-hunka burnin' fun.