Dear Imperial Palace & Elyse Del Francia,

We are both US citizens but now reside in the UK. We visit Vegas at least 4 times a year to visit family.
We always see as many shows as we can during our stay. This time we went to Mamma Mia, you're Legends Show, and we went to see Sheena Easton.

We also attended the afternoon (marathon) show at The Imperial Palace put on by Elyse. May 31st.
Our point of writing to you both:

We so enjoyed the show Mamma Mia, we had forgotten how many excellent songs Abba made. But it was at the very end of "Elyse's" show that we heard how the songs should be sung. We thought the two girls from I believe Sweden who performed were marvelous. Well worth waiting to see.

Great voices, big stage presence, and sounded just like Abba.

We also really enjoyed the legends show, but we come away from Vegas with those two girls from Abba in our minds.

Are they going to be in the "Legends" Show at The Imperial Palace? If not why?

We will never see Abba perform, but you can re-create it with those girls?

This is the first time we have ever written to complain or congratulate before, but we honestly thought those two girls were something really special.

We just wanted to give you our feed back. And by the way loads of folks were talking about them after the show in the foyer.

Thank you for putting on a great but long afternoon show, we also thought Elvis at the "Legends" show was amazing.

Yours truly

Liz & Johnny Dennett
London
UK

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Dear Elyse and Howard!

OK. I can now admit that I waited too long to go to my first convention. I don't want to make that same mistake by waiting too long to write my letter of thanks! I guess it took me this long to do so, as I am still basking in the "after glow" of the entire experience. I have been doing Judy Garland for a long time, and today would have been her 83rd birthday. I thought it was appropriate to give thanks for the gift I have received in being able to bring a taste of her talent and vibrancy on stage to a whole new audience via your Convention. I was totally overwhelmed by your event, and the beauty, grace and ease of you yourself. To put it plainly...it was like one big love fest. I have never experienced so much warmth, laughter and light from so many people. There were no problems!!!! There just aren't enough words to commend you on how smoothly every event was run. Your husband Howard is a credit to our creative community and his mere presence was an inspiration. Dan Gore is a complete pro and pulled off the seemingly impossible by whipping together a show that was fast and fabulous, creating an extravaganza from what might have been utter chaos in lesser hands. Your super MC's Richard Halpern and Peter Banks are both treasures on and off the stage. My "reunion" with John Stuart was sweet and sincere, leaving me with the feeling that 12 years was dissolved into 12 seconds. He was a gracious, and benevolent host sharing his time, wisdom and the best damned ribs I ever had at his wonderful Legends Ranch! Your staff, friends and family made us all feel welcomed, and very, very special. I adored everyone, and every moment, and managed to create cherished memories that will live vividly in the filing cabinet of my mind forever. I kiss the hem of your gown!

Much love...Julie Sheppard

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Hey Elyse

Just wanted to thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a part of your showcase. I got a lot of contacts and already two gigs coming up from my performance. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to be seen. That was all I needed was to let people know that I am here in Las Vegas.

Sincerely yours,

Avis Ellis
Tina Turner


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Hi Elyse,

On behalf of Samira and myself, I wanted to thank you for putting on , once again the best Convention for the Celebrity Impersonator Trade.

For me as a Manager, it is always great to see the best in the business doing there thing on the Legends Stage. For Samira (Truly Tina) it is a great opportunity for her to show the world her talent and meet like professionals from all over the world, trade stories and create bonds that are life long.

You put your heart and soul into the show and I for one will endeavor to attend every year.

Thank you to you and Howard for your hard work and friendship.

Dorian and Samira Blinko, Leading Legends Management

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Hi,
Thank you for the best afternoon entertainment and value for money we have ever had. Four hours of non stop entertainment for just over $10!

I refer to Tuesday May 31st At The Imperial Palace Hotel Look a likes show in the afternoon. We have just returned home and we are still talking about all the stars we saw. We did really like Abbott & Costello, a great sketch. But a special mention must go to the girls from Abba. Where can we see the full show? We had forgotten what great songs Abba had. Do that duo sell CD's?

We also thought that Judy Garland was very special.

Thank you

Sue & Bob Jones ca


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I just WISH I could have made it this year :-( ...... I hope I can make it next year! That showroom stage is the BEST!

Anne Kissel - "Roseanne Barr" Tribute Artist - Standup Comic


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Elyse,
 
it was obvious to me just how hard you and your staff worked to produce the 5th CIC. I had huge fun meeting everyone.

Roger Johnson (Bad Jack)


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HI,

Bet you're glad to be back in Palm Springs. That is so nice to read all the fabulous comments.
Sorry I didn't see the ABBA ladies. Comments on them were really terrific.

I'm so happy this year's conference was such a huge success. If you're going to work hard on something like this, it helps if everyone appreciates it.

Good work, no great work my dear!

Jackie Brett
Director of Advertising and Public Relations
Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino
3535 Las Vegas Blvd. So.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Tel: 702-794-3114
Fax: 702-794-3347
e-mail: jbrett@imperialpalace.com


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Elyse,

I left town having had a wonderful time at the CIC and felt I benefited wonderfully from my attendance. The Showcase venue was very professional and put the performers in a good light.
Thank you Elyse, for a wonderful experience.

John Morgan
George W. Bush

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Hi.... this is Gail Marx from Daily Talent. just wanted to thank you so very much for having us at the Convention on Tuesday. it was wonderful and so much fun. it is always a joy to see such talented people in this industry. you did a terrific arranging all of it. quite an undertaking. thanks again.
Gail

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The past two years I was unable to attend the CIC because of booking conflicts. This year I made sure we didn't book anything during CIC dates. I now realize that even an act that is booked on a regular basis can get a lot
out of the Convention and should being making time to attend.

Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into making the Convention such a success. I hope it has also been financially successful.

Warmest regards,
Marty.
Kinda Kenny
The ULTIMATE Tribute to Kenny Rogers

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Elyse you out did yourself.
This was the best of all the entire conventions.
I hope Howard gets better, I admire him a lot.
I had several conversations with agents that would like to go exclusive and promise 35 percent more income in the first year.
My thoughts on that is if he or she can increase my business that much why doesn't he or she promote my talent anyway he or she will still make the commissions.
Warmest Regards Bill
Bill Peterson aka..Rodney Dangerfield

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CONGRATULATIONS ELYSE ON A GREAT CONVENTION
COULD GO DOWN AS THE BEST YOU HAVE DONE SO FAR
THE SHOWCASE ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON WAS THE BEST SHOWCASE YOU HAVE EVER HAD IN
MY OPINION ( STANDING ROOM ONLY)
ALL THE CONVENTION EVENTS WERE VERY ENTERTAINING AND ENJOYED GREATLY BY THE ATTENDEES
I MET OLD FRIENDS AND MADE MANY NEW FRIENDS
THE CELEBRITY LOOK A LIKES THAT WERE UNABLE TO ATTEND WILL REGRET THAT THEY
HAD TO MISS OUT ON SUCH AN EXITING EVENT.........

I URGE EVERYONE IN THE CELEBRITY LOOK A LIKE BUSINESS (ARTISTS ,AGENTS
CONVENTION ORGANIZERS ) LETS LIVE TOGETHER IN HARMONY
I LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT C.I.C CONVENTION ........
ONCE AGAIN ELYSE YOU ARE TO BE CONGRATULATED ON A GREAT CONVENTION

PETER BANKS

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I know you were bragging about the stage, I've been on a lot of stages, but that stage did impress me very much. And I thought a stage was just a stage!

Well, here is something for you to brag about! I got home at about 7:45, by the time I got home I already got a phone call message with a corporate booking for July from someone that was at the CIC. Is this a record? If it is.... go ahead and brag about it! I don't get excited about many things any more, however, this is a big exception and I wonder what's next?

Thanks for the great opportunity!

Frank Grata

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Elyse,

I wanted to thank you so much for including Abbott and Costello in the Celebrity Impersonators Convention showcase. It was satisfying on so many levels -- a chance to show off our routine, to meet others doing
lookalike entertainment, and to socialize with folks from all over the country. Producers never get the accolades they deserve for their hard work and their vision. I wanted to let you know that one of the members of your cast took notice.

Yours,
Andy Davis
(Bud Abbott)

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Your event broke attendance records and set a new standard for showcases. Everything from the press, to the level of the performers, the foreign performers and the overwhelming public interest. How dare Bea skip over this event to just announce an extension to vote for the Cloney.

Let's leave them in our Stardust

Lyndall

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Happened to be in Vegas during the convention. Thanks so much for opening the Talent Showcase to the public. We experienced an afternoon of more entertainment than anyone could ever done. We had no idea that there were so many talented celebrity impersonators...and all one stage...in one afternoon....you should be proud of what you offer these people to showcase...best of luck in your future conventions...everyone said how much they love you for doing this...
Moira Stephens

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