Speedway Co-star Virtual Q&A: Victoria Paige Meyerink

Victoria is delighted to make her first appearance, although virtually, at the 2022 Parkes Elvis Festival.

The former child star and award-winning film producer has spent nearly all of her life in show business and has the distinction of being the youngest woman film producer in the motion picture industry with the international success of her feature Young Warriors at age 22.

Elvis fans know her best as Elvis’ co-star in MGM’s Speedway (1968) as adorable Ellie Easterlake. The original voice for Mattel’s Chatty Cathy doll, Victoria’s acting career soared at the age of four as Danny Kaye’s co-star on his popular CBS variety series, establishing her as an international figure. In addition to Speedway with Elvis and Nancy Sinatra, Victoria co-starred in Night of the Grizzly with Clint Walker and Martha Hyer, Brainstorm with Anne Francis, and Seconds with Rock Hudson. She was a regular on the popular TV series Green Acres, My Three SonsFamily Affair and guest starred on dozens more including TarzanThe FBIName of the Game, and Adam-12.  In 2006, Victoria received the Young Artist Awards’ Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award.

Victoria has produced several feature films including Finding Home which earned her the Excellence in Producing Award at the Montreal World Film Festival as well as 21 other honors including 5 Best Picture Awards.

Adding to her diversity, Victoria executive produced/produced/co-directed the popular PBS pledge drive special, David Arkenstone’s Symphonic Adventure, a spectacular live concert event. Victoria and 4-time Grammy nominee David Arkenstone formed Below The Ocean Productions and she produces his concert tours, TV specials, albums and music videos. Their Winter Fantasy concert tours every December.

Victoria is a longtime member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and serves on the Executive Committee of the Student Academy Awards. She is a frequent guest at Elvis Week and the Tupelo Elvis Fest and has made appearances at the Nashville, Collingwood, and Windsor King fests among others.

When she’s not meeting with fans, on set, or recording in studio, Victoria loves to travel and is a talented and creative chef. She is currently based in the Hollywood Hills.

Victoria looks forward to celebrating Speedway’s 54th anniversary with Elvis fans virtually at the Parkes Elvis Festival and will be sharing special insights about the film and her friendship with Elvis.

Selected fans will have the chance to ask Victoria questions via video link, and then after the Q&A sit back and enjoy the Speedway movie.

This show is proudly funded by the NSW Government.

Victoria Paige Meyerink

Generosity Church

  • Sunday, 24th Apr 01:00pm (1 Hour)
FREE EVENT

Victoria Paige Meyerink

Victoria Paige Meyerink is a former child star and award-winning film producer has spent nearly all of her life in show business. Elvis fans know her best as Elvis’ co-star in MGM’s Speedway (1968) as adorable Ellie Easterlake.

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Venue

Generosity Church

P: 0268626000

Organiser

Parkes Elvis Festival

P: 0268626000
E: elvis@parkes.nsw.gov.au

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