On the Anniversary of Elvis Presley's Death

Today is the 30th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, an event marked by a Hajj of Elvis impersonators heading to Memphis.

To mark the occasion, I did a little digging to see what type of connection Mr. Presley might have had with pizza.

There's talk that, during his decline, a good portion of his weight came from pepperoni pizzas—in addition to the fried peanut-butter-and-banana sandwiches he's was famously fond of. But from what I could tell, that's all hearsay. There's no way to know if Elvis truly was fond of spicy pepperoni pies.

I did find Elvis Pizza in Rushcutters Bay, Australia, which features Friday and Saturday Elvis impersonator shows each week. Book in advance, kids.

After the jump, Elvis retrofitted into a Pizza Hut commercial.

While the Elvis Pizza seems to approach Mr. Presley with love and admiration, I can't say the same about the following—a disgraceful use of the King's posthumous image pasted into a Pizza Hut commercial.

Then again, it was probably done with the blessing of his estate, which should truly be ashamed for allowing it.

Elvis Pizza
Address: 129 Bayswater Road, Rushcutters Bay 2011
Phone: 02 9361 6574
URL: elvispizza.com.au