Monday, Aug. 9, 1971 | 6 a.m.
Elvis Presley, recently named "Entertainer of the Decade" by a major publication and whose specialty seems to be breaking all-time attendance records wherever he appears, returns tonight to the scene of his original stage triumphs, the Las Vegas Hilton, to open another four-week run.
Elvis, who rates as Las Vegas' all-time top entertainment draw, will be making his fifth appearance at the Las Vegas Hilton. This engagement follows closely the release of his latest RCA album "Love Letters From Elvis," and coincides with the August release of another, "A Touch of Gold, Vol. II."
Billed as the "Elvis Summer Festival," the return of Presley promises again to spark the familiar "Elvis fever" which permeates not only the hotel, but the entire Southern Nevada resort city each time he performs.
And the continued success of Elvis' recent MGM motion picture, a documentary filmed at the Hilton last August entitled "Elvis -- That's The Way It Is," has only served to fan the fever.
To top it off, his newest RCA single release, "I'm Leavin'," has been climbing steadily on the charts and appears well on its way to Gold Record status.
Elvis once more will be backed vocally by The Imperials and The Sweet Inspirations, and five of his personal musicians will augment the 30-member Las Vegas Hilton Orchestra under the baton of Joe Guercio. Comedy star on the bill will be Bob Melvin. Showtimes will be 8 p.m. and midnight.