Elvis Says Hello To Skitch Henderson - June 29, 1956

Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:57 am

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Skitch Henderson, Elvis Presley: Hudson Theater, New York, NY, Friday, June 29, 1956

Skitch Henderson was NBC-TV's musical conductor from 1951 to 1966, as well as The Steve Allen Show's bandleader during its run on Sunday nights in 1956-60.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skitch_Henderson

Elvis was in town to rehearse for his Sunday night appearance on the Allen show, and get fitted for a tuxedo.

This may be a Wertheimer original, it was originally from the UPI news wires.

Re: Elvis Says Hello To Skitch Henderson - June 29, 1956

Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:15 am

Cool picture, new to me. If it is a Wertheimer, it begs to be asked why it hasn't been published in his many books of rehashed photo's with only a few new ones sprinkled in. I know he's been known to be moody about his unpublished photo's. If this one was a wire photo, it was therefore published at one point previously. He was sure to have known it. So why is it popping up now. If it is his, it's a shame it wasn't included in his prior published works

Where did you run across it?

Re: Elvis Says Hello To Skitch Henderson - June 29, 1956

Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:21 am

See:

ULTRA RARE VEGAS PHOTO FROM 1971
http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=51360

Re: Elvis Says Hello To Skitch Henderson - June 29, 1956

Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:12 am

RCsun wrote:Cool picture, new to me.

an earlier posted image plus alternate shots from the rehearsal can be found here:
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=51371

Re: Elvis Says Hello To Skitch Henderson - June 29, 1956

Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:40 pm

E-Cat wrote:
RCsun wrote:Cool picture, new to me.

an earlier posted image plus alternate shots from the rehearsal can be found here:
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=51371



Thanks. that cab shot is beautiful. His name up on the marquee. There he is in the cab. The controlled chaos going on outside, and it was all because he was there. What a great shot.