"Jailhouse" Wig --> Not So Mysterious! (1957)

Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:29 pm

For years, it seems the famous "Jailhouse Rock" hair trim scene was considered authentic.

Then it was "revealed" that Elvis had worn a wig (gasps from the fan base).

But research proves the world knew it was a wig before the film hit the theaters in October 1957!


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Hendersonville Times-News - Jun 19, 1957


Who knew the wig was "reddened"?

And you gotta love the observation by UPI's Aline Mosby that in the new film Elvis "even sings a blues song and ballads."


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It's August 16. We still miss you, Vince Everett.
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Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:34 pm

Interesting read Doc,thanks for posting,i still miss Vince too

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Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:43 pm

Love the "national controversial idol" tagline.

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Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:45 pm

How about how Elvis says he wears long hair because his "face is long"?

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Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:54 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:How about how Elvis says he wears long hair because his "face is long"?

He came across as a little insecure

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Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:02 pm

Thanks doc. I still miss the guy who played Vince.

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Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:26 pm

Nice article from the vaults - thanks again

Davide

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Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:56 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:How about how Elvis says he wears long hair because his "face is long"?


I was thinking the same thing about his face watching GI Blues last night. It's why he always looked better with sideburns in my opinion, though not how he started wearing them in 1976-1977.

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Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:16 pm

I do not think he was insecure when he referred himself to have a "long face". That was his way in my opinion of saying he had an oval shaped face and knew how to work for (or with) it.

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Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:28 pm

davide wrote:Nice article from the vaults - thanks again

Davide

Thanks.

It was surprising to read there was an actual protest about the issue!

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Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:04 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
davide wrote:Nice article from the vaults - thanks again

Davide

Thanks.

It was surprising to read there was an actual protest about the issue!


Perhaps a Parker-initiated protest? :)

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Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:42 am

TJ wrote:Perhaps a Parker-initiated protest? :)

4,000 post cards seems like more than the Colonel might have spent.

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Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:46 am

Thanks again John, interesting find!!

drjohncarpenter wrote:How about how Elvis says he wears long hair because his "face is long"?


I think his chin was long.

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Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:38 am

Jove wrote:Thanks again John, interesting find!!

drjohncarpenter wrote:How about how Elvis says he wears long hair because his "face is long"?


I think his chin was long.

No, that's Ric Ocasek from the Cars.

:D