A boy buries his mother... (magazine articles)

Sat May 04, 2013 1:33 am

Here are some magazine articles written shortly after the passing of Gladys Love Presley.


Tragedy Strikes Elvis
by Malcolm Adams
Motion Picture, November 1958
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Sat May 04, 2013 1:43 am

How Elvis Told His Mom Good-bye
by John Dunne
Movie Stars Parade, November 1958
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Re: A boy buries his mother... (magazine articles)

Sat May 04, 2013 1:59 pm

Thank you, the fool: fascinating but sad reading.

Re: A boy buries his mother... (magazine articles)

Sat May 04, 2013 2:08 pm

Thank you, The Fool. Definitely fascinating. But poor Elvis to have to go through that... :(

Re: A boy buries his mother... (magazine articles)

Sun May 05, 2013 7:41 am

Thank you.

rjm

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Mon May 06, 2013 1:24 am

Heartbreak House
by Eunice Field
TV Radio Mirror, December 1958
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Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:36 am

Too good to be forgotten.

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Re: A boy buries his mother... (magazine articles)

Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:32 am

The fool wrote:Here are some magazine articles written shortly after the passing of Gladys Love Presley.


Tragedy Strikes Elvis
by Malcolm Adams
Motion Picture, November 1958


The fool wrote:How Elvis Told His Mom Good-bye
by John Dunne
Movie Stars Parade, November 1958


The fool wrote:Heartbreak House
by Eunice Field
TV Radio Mirror, December 1958



Wow, boy, thank you for the triple-share! I'm not sure how I missed this.

Such a painful story. All three of these articles cover the same event, and all three writers seem to have attended the funeral on 8-15-1958 (Fri). One thing that stands out is how each is so well-written, and empathetic. We get many more details about Gladys' illness, hospitalization, sudden passing and funeral. And it happens so fast, in the space of a week, from 8-08 in Fort Hood, Elvis dropping his folks at the train station, to the funeral on 8-15. Elvis must have felt such dislocation, fear and loneliness.

The third article by Eunice Field notes her presence at other events the year before, with many details, including the late December 1957 visit to Graceland by gal pals Hannerl Melcher and Kathy Gabriel. It's also clear those famous photographs of Melcher with Presley in black leather astride his Harley are not from Las Vegas, but Memphis. Nice to have that confirmed.

But, in the end, this event was a huge turning point in his life, although no one knew it then.

Thanks again.

Re: A boy buries his mother... (magazine articles)

Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:28 pm

Sad to see his privacy invaded to such a degree. Perhaps he didn't have the strength to fight it. It recalls the humiliation he suffered earlier in the year, when he was photographed in his underwear at the induction center.

A boy buries his mother... (magazine articles)

Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:45 pm

The picture with Eddie, Elvis looked really bewildered. The Memphis Highway Patrol try to cheer him up with a helicopter ride over Memphis. Wonder if they succeed?Image
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Re: A boy buries his mother... (magazine articles)

Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:29 am

galaxie wrote:The picture with Eddie, Elvis looked really bewildered. The Memphis Highway Patrol try to cheer him up with a helicopter ride over Memphis. Wonder if they succeed?Image


Thanks for sharing... Very hard time for E.P.

Re: A boy buries his mother... (magazine articles)

Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:49 pm

Toddman38 wrote:
galaxie wrote:The picture with Eddie, Elvis looked really bewildered. The Memphis Highway Patrol try to cheer him up with a helicopter ride over Memphis. Wonder if they succeed?Image


Thanks for sharing... Very hard time for E.P.
Thanks but all credits to the original poster The fool!

Re: A boy buries his mother... (magazine articles)

Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:58 pm

galaxie wrote: Thanks for sharing... Very hard time for E.P.
Thanks but all credits to the original poster The fool![/quote]
THANKS INDEED - amazing find and very sad.
Did Elvis ever truly recover?

Cheers
Piers

Re: A boy buries his mother... (magazine articles)

Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:22 pm

PiersEIN wrote:THANKS INDEED - amazing find and very sad.
Did Elvis ever truly recover?
Cheers
Piers

Sad to think what Elvis' life could have been had Gladys survived her illness... no one left to look out for him... :cry: