It’s ELVIS WEEK – The Lion King

Today at Graceland:

Conversations on Elvis: Co-stars

10:00 AM. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $25
Hear from some of those who shared the big screen with Elvis in one of his 31 feature films. Hosted by Tom Brown, confirmed guests include: Darlene Love, who appeared in “Change of Habit” and sang alongside Elvis in the “’68 Comeback Special”;  Michael Dante, who co-starred with Elvis in “Kid Galahad”

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ALSO Millie Perkins, who co-starred with Elvis in “Wild in the Country.”

“I thought the movie was awful, but Elvis was very interesting to work with. I was not really an Elvis fan, only much later did I realize how important and special he really was. I remember we were doing a scene – I played his girlfriend – we were sitting in a car, and he had to sing one of his songs. One moment, I looked out of the window and thought, ‘Dear Lord, this is just terrible. If my friends get to see this…’ And then he looked at me, and I just knew he was thinking exactly the same. From then on I knew he was really okay.”

Millie Perkins, George Stevens Jr. and Diane Baker at the AFI Cinema's Legacy screening of Millie Perkins (L)

ALSO at Graceland today:

Ginny Tiu, who co-starred with Elvis in “Girls!Girls!Girls!” and “It Happened at the World’s Fair.”

CLOSER TO HOME

The Starr Group Insurance building at 5005 Loomis Road in Greenfield, Wisconsin has two stone lions right outside the front entrance. They’re named Lionel and Lionardo.

Since 1988 a Starr Group customer, Darlene Mattmiller, has been creating costumes for the lions for special occasions and times of the year.

For example:

Darlene Mattmiller of Cudahy works on decorating a

Darlene Mattmiller puts the finishing touches on the

Minion decorated lions for Halloween.
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Above photos: The Starr Group

You know where this is going.

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Awesome.

From the company Facebook page:
HUNKA-HUNKA! The iconic Starr Group Lions are dressed to honor the “King of Rock and Roll” #ElvisPresley on the anniversary of his passing.

If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by and get a selfie with “The Kings”! Use #StarrLions when posting to social media.

We’d like to say “Thank ya, thank ya very much!” to Darlene Mattmiller, the clever lady who keeps our Lions dressed to impress all year long!

FINALLY, take a good look.

This place has lions, too!

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