By Anne George
Oversized, outrageous Mary Alice and her prim sister Patricia Anne were waiting for the gala profit being staged to elevate cash for the recovery of Vulcan, Birmingham's ever-tarnishing unnatural ask yourself. And what a express it really is, with a grand finale that has thirty sequined Elvis impersonators high-kicking in unison! From front row, "Mouse" and "Sister" have an ideal view of the motion whilst one of many dancing Kings keels over lifeless into the bandstand. This Elvis clone has not just left the construction ... he is left this existence, courtesy of a switchblade knife within the again. And while the homicide weapon turns up in Patricia Anne's very brilliant handbag, the perennially law-abiding "Mouse" is understandably all shook up. Suspicious minds have her pegged because the top suspect during this weird and wonderful case of Elvis removal. And if she does not perform a little critical sleuthing, she might turn out doing the Jailhouse Rock!
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Is Mr. ” “Absolutely,” I said, smiling sweetly at Sister. She smiled back just as sweetly. “You ever heard of the Hollowell Jive of Fifty-Five, Tammy Sue? Fred originated that. ” Tammy Sue looked from one of us to the other. ” Sister asked. ” Sister stood up. ” I shook my head. No way I was going to stand in the line to the ladies’ room which I knew would be snaking up the steps. “I don’t want to miss the second half,” Tammy Sue said. The three of us nodded in agreement. Damn men architects. “I wish I had a choice.
After I hung up, I remembered that I hadn’t told her that Mitzi had dirty-boogied with Elvis. It was going to boggle her mind. Three The Alabama Theater is one of the great old movie palaces built in the 1920s. To enter it is to enter a Moorish castle, Alabama style. Every inch of the wall is decorated with plaster moldings of curlicues and flowers and gilded lattice grillwork entwined with lacy vines that look suspiciously like kudzu. Electric candles flicker in niches and when the lights dim, the gilded sky still glows with a pinkish light.
We just went out on the floor and he danced like crazy and that was it. To tell you the truth, I thought something was wrong with him, the way his knees bent. ” “I’m jealous of myself when I think about it. There I was, eighteen and dancing with Elvis Presley. ” I shook my head. “Boggles my mind to think of it. He probably wouldn’t have gone on to be famous. ” “So y’all come tonight. ” We smiled at each other and walked along quietly for a while. Then Mitzi looked up at Red Mountain and said, “You know, Patricia Anne, on a sunny day like this, we’d be getting the full benefit of the moon.