CHRISTOPHER and DOLLY READ worked together in the Cult Classic
"Beyond the Valley of the Dolls."
CHRISTOPHER and SALLI SACHSE. The two had not been in the same room together since working together 50 years ago.
One of the Show Attendees stops by CHRISTOPHER'S table. CHRISTOPHER'S "table neighbor" seen in the background is STANLEY LIVINGSTON, who appeared on the classic TV series "My Three Sons." CHRISTOPHER also appeared on a "My Three Sons" episode, though he didn't share any scenes with STANLEY.
Things got busy in the afternoon.
Some Show Attendees - like this gentleman - stopped by CHRISTOPHER'S table several times!
CHRISTOPHER and his Table Neighbor STANLEY LIVINGSTON.
As always, the Annual Memorial was held on August 23rd at Noon in Hollywood Forever’s Cathedral Mausoleum.
L to R: MICHAEL FLORES (Grand-nephew of VALENTINO), SYLVIA VALENTINO HUBER, CHRISTOPHER
CHRISTOPHER paying his respects to MR. VALENTINO. CHRISTOPHER has a connection to VALENTINO: He lived in VALENTINO'S former home Falcon Lair for many years and is considered a top authority on Falcon Lair.
CHRISTOPHER greeting DIANE FLORES.
L to R with some of the VALENTINO family: DIANE FLORES, MAGGIE FLORES, CHRISTOPHER, MICHAEL FLORES and DAVE FLORES.
MICHAEL DANTE (L) appeared in the 1962 ELVIS film "Kid Galahad" which was partially filmed in the town of Idyllwild, California. CHRISTOPHER and MICHAEL took questions from the audience about "all things ELVIS" at the beautiful Rustic Theatre.
CHRISTOPHER is amused at a question coming from the audience.
CHRISTOPHER explaining why ELVIS chose him as his favorite dancer.
MICHAEL DANTE and CHRISTOPHER posing for fan photos.
Show Attendees stopped by CHRISTOPHER'S table throughout the afternoon. The cute little girl is POPPY REYNOSA.
CHRISTOPHER chatted with Show Attendees at the end of the show, outside the theatre.
CHRISTOPHER standing outside
The Rustic Theatre where the Elvis In Idyllwild event was held.
Watch CHRISTOPHER participating in the Q&A session.
CHRISTOPHER was once again a featured speaker at the Annual RUDOLPH VALENTINO Memorial Service. This well-attended event is held every August 23rd at noon at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery's Cathedral Mausoleum.
CHRISTOPHER makes his way to the front as the Memorial Service is about to begin.
CHRISTOPHER speaking about his many years living in VALENTINO'S home,
CHRISTOPHER spoke for about ten minutes.
CHRISTOPHER paying his respects to MR. VALENTINO.
CHRISTOPHER chatting with the keyboard player who set the mood perfectly.
CHRISTOPHER chatting with DR. THOMAS SLATER who spoke on the role of JUNE MATHIS in VALENTINO'S career. MATHIS was the screenwriter for several of his films.
CHRISTOPHER chatting with KARIE BIBLE. She protrays the "Lady in Black" at the services each year.
CHRISTOPHER answering questions after the service.
With ETA RONNIE SCOTT. CHRISTOPHER was the VIP guest at the
Penticton Elvis Festival that year.
Penticton, British Columbia, Canada.
CHRISTOPHER being greeted at Graceland by the wonderful interviewer, TOM BROWN. This was the second time MR. BROWN grilled CHRISTOPHER with questions about ELVIS.
In CHRISTOPHER'S own words: And, I have to tell you, TOM BROWN is the best at this chore. I've been interviewed by many over the years..... and I still say, 'He's thee best.'
Taken during CHRISTOPHER'S on-stage interview with TOM BROWN.
Finally meeting PRISCILLA. From CHRISTOPHER:
MRS. PRESLEY NEVER came on any of ELVIS' sets. As you can see, she walked over to me and grabbed my arm, and gave me a look as though we were old friends. I was hesitant, thinking she thought I was someone else. And I asked her, 'Do you know who I am?' She immediately replied, 'Of course. You're the man who worked with my husband more than anyone else.' I was totally surprised. And then she asked to have a more formal photo taken.
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This is the picture that PRISCILLA asked for. And that's actress ANNE HELM just behind CHRISTOPHER.
With CYNTHIA PEPPER.
Left to Right: Back row: CYNTHIA PEPPER, "Kissin' Cousins," ANNE HELM, "Follow That Dream," VICTORIA PAIGE MEYERINK, "Speedway," MARLYN MASON, "The Trouble With Girls," CHRIS NOEL, "Girl Happy," TANYA LEMANI, "The '68 Comeback Special." Front row: GARY LOCKWOOD, "It Happened at the World's Fair," and "Wild in the Country," and CHRISTOPHER, "Viva Las Vegas," "Roustabout," "Double Trouble," "Tickle Me," "Spinout," "Clambake," and "The '68 Comeback Special."
As I began to ride in the Parade at the Collingwood ELVIS Festival. This is the largest ELVIS event in the World; and this was the 20th Anniversary.
There were eight of us who had worked with, and knew ELVIS, that were involved this time.
Left to right,
TANYA LEMANI, VICTORIA PAIGE MEYERINK, GARY LOCKWOOD, CYNTHIA PEPPER, CHRISTOPHER RIORDAN, ANNE HELM, MARLYN MASON, and CHRIS NOEL. The gentleman on the far right is the MC, MEMPHIS JONES.
From CHRISTOPHER: The wonderful Banners aboard ship. Yes, we were taken to The Bahamas. Oddly enough, this was the very first Cruise I had ever been on. I'd love to do another one. I'm hooked!
More from CHRISTOPHER: Just one of our audiences aboard the Ship.
L to R: TOM BROWN, CELESTE YARNALL, CHRISTOPHER and CHRIS NOEL.
Taking a few moments between events to relax in one of the ship's lounges with long-time friend MARLYN MASON.