Don Wilson's Hollywood Beat
"Don, This is AWESOME! I love it! You put your heart and soul into this. Invaluable stories assembled in such a beautiful package. Anything you set your mind to seems to "SHINE" and so very interesting.....your stories and pictures are a "go to" site to get the facts. You've led such an interesting life ...how exciting! You remind me of James Bacon, but you are in a league of your own. You've gone way beyond info he collected. No wonder your Elvis documentary "The Definitive Elvis" is in the Guinness Book of World Records! So talented! Good Luck!" - Chris Coffey
"Don Wilson is one of the nicest, kindest people, and he plays great music, and is a great communicator and I like him!" - Sam Phillips
Sam Thompson and me at anawards dinner.
Don with Becky Yancey in 2019.
"I am proud to call Don Wilson a friend. From the first time I met him in Hollywood, I knew he was special. He is a person one can believe what he says is true. He goes way back in the Elvis World with his love and admiration of Elvis, from a very young boy and going forward till time stands no more.
His kindness to Elvis's memory and the family surrounding Elvis, and Elvis fans is inspiring, endearing, respectful and trustworthy. He has met so many famous persons and throughout his life, he treats everyone as the star they are.
I know everyone who meets Don, appreciates his sincere love and kindness that he shares with the world. Elvis knew those who were kind, sincere in his life, and I know he cared for Don and appreciated him, as I do and all those who meet Don. I always enjoy Don's posts, like time stopped in a bottle...
So much history on his sites, his posts, and through it all, his sweet soul shines through. Thank you Don for being one of the nicest persons I know. I love you and God bless you dear friend." - Barbara Leigh
“I’m truly honored to have Don Wilson as a close and trusted friend for many years. His unique talent and good nature have allowed him to connect with a literal who’s who of Hollywood. From the music, TV and motion picture industries, to the most celebrated icons of our time - even being befriended by the greatest star of them all, Elvis Presley – doors have opened for Don. He has amassed an historic treasure trove of personal photos and memorabilia, with the most intimate firsthand stories behind them. The entire entertainment industry has opened their arms to this one-of-a-kind individual – and now we’re privileged to share his journey.” - Larry Geller
"My dear and longtime friend, Don Wilson is a treasure among men. He has a fascinating history of knowing and meeting many of Hollywood's elite and the worlds' finest entertainers! With his warm heart, and engaging personality, he has created a niche for himself from Hollywood to New York to Tennessee. I had the distinct joy of being interviewed for his documentary, "The Definitive Elvis". He has always treated people with the utmost respect and sincerity and I am truly blessed to know him all these wonderful years! As E would say, "Son, UYou're on your own!" - Mindi Miller
Former Girlfriend of Elvis Presley, 1975/1976. Actress/Model
Don with Linda Thompson
Billy Barty and Don
Jerry Weintraub and Don at Warner Brothers
"Don, I am enjoying your new website. Wishing you the best on all your projects. Your Friend, Becky Yancey " Secretary to Elvis Presley, 1962-1974
"I love Don's Website! Not only does it contain a plethora of info about one of my former boyfriends, Elvis, as you know, but so many interesting Hollywood stars! Please keep sharing your precious memories! ❤️JC"
- JoCathy Brownlee Elkington
Priscilla Presley and me on her birthday in 1991, Memphis.
"Don has a terrific Elvis knowledge. He was there with Elvis and the guys and observed. If there's something that he doesn't know, he researches to find our the answer! - Patsy Andersen
Fmr. Fan Relations
Elvis Presley Enterprises
The legendary James Burton and yours truly.
"I've known Don Wilson for many years, he's a great fellow. He's a very,very dear friend of mine and he takes care of business!"- Richard Davis
Don Wilson and Joe Esposito during production of "The Definitive Elvis" in 2001.
Don with Larry and Shira Geller in Palm Springs.
"Thank you so much for the wonderful post, Don. I am truly honored to be mentioned in the same breath with Elvis. And I so appreciate you also keeping the memory of my work alive. Blessings to you dear friend for all you do! xoxo" - Celeste Yarnall
Don with Bill Medley in Newport Beach, California.
Diana Goodman and Don
"Don is right up on what's happening with Elvis! I've known Don Wilson for many years and found him to be a man of fine character - very honest and loyal." - George Klein