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picturepeople #04 : OBITUARY (Elvis A. Presley)





OBITUARY



WITH GREAT SORROW AND GRIEF (Las Vegas Sun Aug. 19, 1977 With inconsolable grief about 150 women and a smattering of men and young boys held) WE MOURN THE DEATH OF OUR BELOVED SON, HUSBAND AND FRIEND ELVIS (My dying shocked me, although I don't know why. I mean it shouldn't have, I'd been killing)(1), WHO DIED SUDDENLY AND PREMATURELY (Las Vegas SUN April 21, 1956 Elvis Presley, unanimously acclaimed by critics as the most important singing find)FUNERAL SERVICES (take a black pebble: I can make it signify in several ways, it is a mere signifier; but if I weigh it with a definite signified, it will become)(2) WILL BE HELD IN PRIVATE FAMILY CIRCLES. INCONSOLABLY (I, Elvis A. Presley, a resident and citizen of Shelby County, Tennessee, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do hereby), GLADYS, MINNIE MAE, LISA MARIE, PRISCILLA, VERNON, TOM, SAM

(1) from Clothed in Light (fictional biography of Elvis Presley)
(2) Roland Barthes, Mythologies. Noonday: 1972, 113.

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