[Ads-l] "Elvis Has Left the Building"

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 20 17:01:54 UTC 2014


Are you only interested in actual use referring to Elvis, or also actual
use NOT referring to Elvis?

DanG

On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 8:43 AM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
wrote:

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> Can anyone provide early documentation or plausible later secondary
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> s of the origins or usage of the phrase "Elvis has left the building"?
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> ipedia gives a specific claim for its being used in 1956, but the earliest
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> actual evidence I can find is an occurrence in the Seattle Times, Nov. 13,
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> Fred Shapiro=0A=
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