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Re: "Peeled Onion Haircut For Elvis?" - January 1957

Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:51 am

Mister Moon wrote:Elvis and Griffith met more than once during the early days.

On July 31st., 1955, they shared the stage, along with other artists, at Fort Homer W. Hesterly Armory, in Tampa, Florida. It was there that the photo that would be used on Elvis' first album was taken.

Here's some photos I've found of that day, two of them showing Griffith with Parker :

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Almost exactly one year later, on July 1st., 1956, they met again during Elvis' only appearance on The Steve Allen Show, at the infamous comedy sketch :

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Those photos were published in A Boy From Tupelo (FTD, 2012).

Elvis was part of a week-long package tour of Florida with Griffith, who was years ahead of his TV fame:

JULY 1955

25 Monday
New City Auditorium, Fort Myers, Florida

Popular hillbilly comic "Deacon" Andy Griffith, who will star in the 1957 Elia Kazan film A Face in the Crowd (which chronicles the rise of a performer very much like Elvis Presley), before going on to greater television fame, headlines a show with Grand Ole Opry stars. At the bottom of the bill, boldface letters announce: "EXTRA EXTRA By Popular Demand ELVIS PRESLEY with Scotty and Bill." This is the start of a seven--day tour, the first under the new regime. Once again Mae Boren Axton works as a publicist and interviews Elvis at the beginning of the tour.

26 Tuesday
Municipal Auditorium, Orlando, Florida

27 Wednesday
Municipal Auditorium, Orlando

28 Thursday
The new baseball stadium, Jacksonville, Florida

Again, there is a near riot when Elvis performs.

29 Friday
The new baseball stadium, Jacksonville

30 Saturday
Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Beach, Florida, at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

31 Sunday
Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa, Florida, at 2:15 and 8:15 p.m.


Guralnick and Jørgensen, Elvis: Day By Day (1999)



"A Face In The Crowd" is a fantastic film, and there is a lot of the Elvis Presley story in its script.

A Face in the Crowd (film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Face_in_the_Crowd_(film)

Thanks for the neat topic.

Re: "Peeled Onion Haircut For Elvis?" - January 1957

Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:02 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:"A Face In The Crowd" is a fantastic film, and there is a lot of the Elvis Presley story in its script.

A Face in the Crowd (film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Face_in_the_Crowd_(film)

Thanks for the neat topic.


You're welcome, Doc. Glad you liked this.

"A Face In The Crowd" has been in my "gotta-see" list for years. I think I will ask Santa for a DVD copy of it !

Re: "Peeled Onion Haircut For Elvis?" - January 1957

Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:17 pm

Speaking of the peeled onion, has the requirements for an army haircut for new recruits changed over the years? I'm not an expert, but don't recruits today get a burr? Wasn't Elvis's more like a flat-top?

Re: "Peeled Onion Haircut For Elvis?" - January 1957

Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:26 am

Yet another clipping about the same subject. This time, from our Australian friends, "The Argus" :

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Re: "Peeled Onion Haircut For Elvis?" - January 1957

Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:57 pm

Here's a high quality version of this well-known photo from that day :

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Re: "Peeled Onion Haircut For Elvis?" - January 1957

Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:16 am

Beautiful photo. Thank you very much.

Re: "Peeled Onion Haircut For Elvis?" - January 1957

Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:45 pm

jurasic1968 wrote:Beautiful photo. Thank you very much.


You're welcome, jurasic1968 !

Re: "Peeled Onion Haircut For Elvis?" - January 1957

Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:48 pm

Look what I've found :

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) held an exhibition between October 11, 2012–January 27, 2013 named "Faking It :
Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop".

Guess which was one of the examples in the exhibition ? You guessed it ! :

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And here's a much larger version of the unretouched photo :

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In 1957 the U.S. Army announced that Elvis Presley had been drafted for military service. To simulate what the pop idol would look like with the standard G.I. haircut, a retoucher at the United Press news agency used an airbrush to trim his trademark pompadour and sideburns, revealing a rather misshapen version of the future Private Presley.


http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/objects?exhibitionId=%7b36D81705-241D-4934-AB02-FD7C8DBBB3E5%7d&rpp=60&pg=1

http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/view?exhibitionId=%7b36D81705-241D-4934-AB02-FD7C8DBBB3E5%7d&oid=296336&pg=1&rpp=60&pos=49&ft=*
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Re: "Peeled Onion Haircut For Elvis?" - January 1957

Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:27 pm

And here's the uncropped photo.

Thanks to "The fool" for posting it in the "Picture Section" !

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Re: "Peeled Onion Haircut For Elvis?" - January 1957

Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:45 pm

Mister Moon wrote:
Clay wrote:Thanks Mr Moon, I have never seen these photos before, you should give Andy a look and listen, he was not only one of the warmest nicest guys around in show biz, but the man could sing and pick at a good guitar, he really was one of the greats. Always would have liked to have him as a Dad, I'm glad his TV show "The Andy Griffith Show" is still on everyday on TV Land, I never get tired of watching him and Don Knotts.


Thanks for your post, Clay.

I'm afraid Andy Griffith, like many other showbiz personalities that were popular in the USA decades ago, is a virtual unknown here in Europe. For better or worse, we have our own cast of personalities over here.

Well, at least this is my perception. Maybe I'm wrong.

Thanks again !


Great thread, Mister Moon. Thanks!

We also had many character actors that appeared in "The Andy Griffith Show" also appeared in Elvis's movies.

Know the Elvis movie(s) they were in?

Howard McNear
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Robert Emhardt
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Well, at the time she wasn't a star yet.
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Joanna Moore
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Sue Ane Langdon
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Julie Adams
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Re: "Peeled Onion Haircut For Elvis?" - January 1957

Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:28 pm

EPA4368 wrote:Great thread, Mister Moon. Thanks!


You're welcome, EPA !

EPA4368 wrote:We also had many character actors that appeared in "The Andy Griffith Show" also appeared in Elvis's movies.

Know the Elvis movie(s) they were in?

Howard McNear - "Blue Hawaii" - "Follow That Dream" - "Fun In Acapulco"
Robert Emhardt - "Kid Galahad" - "Change Of Habit"
Well, at the time she wasn't a star yet. - Is she Stella Stevens ? - "Girls!, Girls!, Girls!"
Joanna Moore - "Follow That Dream"
Sue Ane Langdon - "Roustabout" - "Frankie And Johnny"
Julie Adams - "Tickle Me"


I'm not the world's leading specialist on Elvis Presley films. But that Google thing is very handy in these occasions. I hope I passed the audition...

Re: "Peeled Onion Haircut For Elvis?" - January 1957

Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:46 pm

Mister Moon wrote:
EPA4368 wrote:Great thread, Mister Moon. Thanks!


You're welcome, EPA !

EPA4368 wrote:We also had many character actors that appeared in "The Andy Griffith Show" also appeared in Elvis's movies.

Know the Elvis movie(s) they were in?

Howard McNear - "Blue Hawaii" - "Follow That Dream" - "Fun In Acapulco"
Robert Emhardt - "Kid Galahad" - "Change Of Habit"
Well, at the time she wasn't a star yet. - Is she Stella Stevens ? - "Girls!, Girls!, Girls!"
Joanna Moore - "Follow That Dream"
Sue Ane Langdon - "Roustabout" - "Frankie And Johnny"
Julie Adams - "Tickle Me"


I'm not the world's leading specialist on Elvis Presley films. But that Google thing is very handy in these occasions. I hope I passed the audition...


Great job!

Not Stella Stevens but Barbara Eden in Flaming Star…

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Best known for her starring role of "Jeannie" in the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/ar ... loons.html

Re: "Peeled Onion Haircut For Elvis?" - January 1957

Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:53 pm

Barbara Eden! She's still a lovely lady at 78.

Here's an article you may like :

http://www.elvis-history-blog.com/elvis-co-stars.html

Re: "Peeled Onion Haircut For Elvis?" - January 1957

Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:52 pm

Mister Moon wrote:Barbara Eden! She's still a lovely lady at 78.


+1

Mister Moon wrote: Here's an article you may like :

http://www.elvis-history-blog.com/elvis-co-stars.html


An interesting article and it wasn't easy getting past author's comments… Kissin’ Cousins for me is an overall great comedy and a nice pleasant musical.

We can thank Kissin' Cousins for having many fans shaking their heads when it was released on March 6, '64 and keeping in mind, the Beatles first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show was on February 9, '64.

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Good thing they didn’t release “Barefoot Ballad” as a single. If they did, that would’ve sent many of us running for them hills.

Re: "Peeled Onion Haircut For Elvis?" - January 1957

Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:19 am

Another similar experiment, also from early 1957 :

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-1957-ELVIS-PRESLEY-PRESS-PHOTO-BEFOR-AFTER-ARMY-HAIR-CUT-9X6-PHOTO-/251466689196
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