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Bill Avery --> Loving Elvis

Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:04 am

Bill Avery was a legendary photographer who worked for many, including Paramount. Most of the fantastic photos you see from when Elvis was working on "Loving You" in early 1957 -- on set, off set, in studio -- were taken by him.

I found a site that holds examples of his work for Paramount, and many are of his work with Elvis, some previously-unseen:

mptvimages | About Bill Avery
http://www.mptvimages.com/aboutiframe/pg/BillAvery.php

mptvimages | Search results for Bill Avery
http://www.mptvimages.com

Unfortunately, to get the full image, one must pay.

Below are a few unique examples of Avery "loving" Elvis that are worth a look despite the watermarks:


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Note the image of Elvis and Jana Lund reflected in the mirror may have been taken as they were filming their big scene together!

Daisy (Jana Lund) kisses Elvis about 50 minutes into the film.
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Re: Bill Avery --> Loving Elvis

Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:11 am

Daisy (Jana Lund) kisses Elvis about 50 minutes into the film.


I wouldn't have waited that long.(to kiss Jana Lund before someone jumps in ! i was never confused)

norrie

Re: Bill Avery --> Loving Elvis

Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:06 am

Note that last image, as with many I have seen from that segment of the film is from an outtake on not in the movie.

Re: Bill Avery --> Loving Elvis

Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:23 pm

that last image is awesome........what a shot 8) 8) 8)

Re: Bill Avery --> Loving Elvis

Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:47 pm

For me, "Loving You" is his best film.

Re: Bill Avery --> Loving Elvis

Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:28 am

mysterytrainrideson wrote:For me, "Loving You" is his best film.


It is indeed a worthy document of Elvis.

I'm surprised not too many are excited about this early 1957 Presley archive of Bill Avery images.

Re: Bill Avery --> Loving Elvis

Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:56 am

That last image is awesome.

Thanks for sharing.

Re: Bill Avery --> Loving Elvis

Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:20 pm

Stunning & important. Great find, Doc...thanks.

Re: Bill Avery --> Loving Elvis

Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:33 pm

Great pics . . . especially the last two.

Thanks, Doc.

Re: Bill Avery --> Loving Elvis

Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:12 pm

I love the first and the last one best... thanks for posting, Doc! ::rocks

Re: Bill Avery --> Loving Elvis

Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:25 am

Wouldn't an FTD book project on "Loving You" using Bill Avery's images from Paramount and Radio Recorders be a hoot?

Imagine a nice little CD in the mix, and we have another brilliant keepsake.

Of course, we all know fans of FTD don't go as wild for Elvis in the '50s ...

Re: Bill Avery --> Loving Elvis

Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:28 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:Wouldn't an FTD book project on "Loving You" using Bill Avery's images from Paramount and Radio Recorders be a hoot?

Imagine a nice little CD in the mix, and we have another brilliant keepsake.

Of course, we all know fans of FTD don't go as wild for Elvis in the '50s ...


I don't know who THAT was meant for {it was probably for somebody else}, but these are wonderful images, and if one is going to pay, it'd be nice to do so in the form of buying a book. They'd make a nice book. Wonderful photos. Thanks!

rjm

Re: Bill Avery --> Loving Elvis

Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:18 pm

Great stuff Doc. Thanks for you efforts, much appreciated!! ::rocks

Re: Bill Avery --> Loving Elvis

Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:02 am

norrie wrote:
Daisy (Jana Lund) kisses Elvis about 50 minutes into the film.


I wouldn't have waited that long.(to kiss Jana Lund before someone jumps in ! i was never confused)

norrie


Indeed!!