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Frank Lieberman passes away

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Publicist Frank Lieberman has sadly passed away.

Frank was especially proud of his friendship with Elvis Presley. As a reporter with the Herald-Examiner, he gained unique access to The King and interviewed him backstage soon after he opened at the International (one of our running jokes is that I held on to the copy of that piece for a year, and actually still have it). The story appeared in the Feb. 8, 1970, Herald-Examiner. It was a shining moment for Frank, and over the years, Presley became so fond of Lieberman that he gave him an authentic “TCB” (Taking Care of Business) necklace, which he wore every time I saw him. Karen was given a “TLC” (Tender Loving Care) piece that same night.

'Frank’s lovely!' Priscilla once said to Frank's friend, John Katsilometes. 'Frank use to help me with PR when I had my little boutique here in Beverly Hills and I was designing clothes. I love Frank. He’s a great guy. I actually saw him when he was in the audience when Cirque opened ‘Viva Elvis,’ and it was so nice to see him again. What great memories.'

Frank Lieberman’s authentic “TCB” necklace given to him by Elvis Presley himself in the early 1970s:

Frank's interview with Elvis, which appeared in the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner on Feb. 8, 1970:

Longtime Las Vegas journalist Frank Lieberman holds a printed copy of his interview with Elvis, which appeared in the <em>Los Angeles Herald-Examiner</em> on Feb. 8, 1970.

Source: The Kats Report