1996 A Visit From Elvis

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The NOGLSTP newsletter is prepared by volunteers from Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Scientists. At these mailing parties, there is always pizza to be had. This particular mailing party was a memorable occasion…

The knock on the door was expected, and everybody at the table craned their necks to participate in the time-honored tradition of getting a glimpse of the cutie-pie delivering the pizza. What was unexpected was the man wielding the leer, sneer, and guitar, with a lock of dark-hair falling to his forehead from that classic pompadour. He was surrounded by minions and public relations people, and he insisted on talking to Shelley. After all, it was she who placed the order for the pizzas to feed our hungry work party. As Shelley came to the door, she exclaimed “Is it Elvis? Is it really Elvis? The Pelvis himself explained that Shelley was randomly picked as part of a Pizza Hut promotional campaign to receive a song, a pizza, and a spanking new one-hundred dollar bill. While the King serenaded the ecstatic members of the mailing party with “Heartbreak Hotel”, “Blue Suede Shoes”, and “Hound Dog”, Shelley fast and furiously signed a million pages of legal papers, releasing her image to the desires of the marketing campaign. Shelley, Ben Franklin, Elvis, and the rest of us were memorialized with a photo-op. And the pizza was delicious!

Picture above: Elvis presents the LAGLS/NOGLSTP newsletter mailing team with $100 bill and free pizza. From left to right: The King, Chuck Stewart, Deborah Dorsett, Barbara Belmont, Shelley Diamond, Oscar, Michael.

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