Dixie Locke & Elvis (1957 article)

Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:13 am

This article may not be very factual. But I was surprised to see this being published as early as in early 1957.

The Girl Who Jilted Elvis!
By Ned Polsky
Modern Screen, April 1957
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Re: Dixie Locke & Elvis (1957 article)

Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:59 am

Thanks, The fool !

Please, keep 'em comin' ! :smt006

Re: Dixie Locke & Elvis (1957 article)

Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:53 am

The fool wrote:This article may not be very factual. But I was surprised to see this being published as early as in early 1957.

The Girl Who Jilted Elvis!
By Ned Polsky
Modern Screen, April 1957

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Ned Polsky is yet another writer with a history. He was about 28 when he wrote that piece, and was later a professor of sociology at State University of New York, Stony Brook. In 1967 he published a book of note called Hustlers, Beats, and Others.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ned_Polsky
http://www.amazon.com/Hustlers-Beats-Others-Ned-Polsky/dp/0202308871
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1985-09-29/entertainment/8503060087_1_lillian-ross-penguin-book-pool



The article is actually pretty close to truth from start-to-finish, save the strong implication that Dixie Locke was the reason they parted and more than a bit "flighty," that she was closer in age than three years apart, and that she was with him in June 1955 when Elvis burned up his automobile on the road (he was actually with Shirley Searcy).

Elvis did carry a torch for her even after they formally broke up in mid-1955, and they did have arguments based on Elvis' jealous nature and ever-demanding career. Polsky does not mention the scores and scores of girls Elvis began to meet as soon as he began touring in the fall and winter of 1954. In the end, one can only imagine how embarrassing this was to see in print, for both Dixie and Elvis.

Thank you for the fascinating share.
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Re: Dixie Locke & Elvis (1957 article)

Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:23 am

Fascinating article, thank you!

John's critique is spot on ... and who gave the reporter the photo ... ?

Re: Dixie Locke & Elvis (1957 article)

Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:53 am

One thing. They met after high school, in church. She didn't go to Humes.

Mostly, though, he captured it. I didn't know Polsky had passed away, or that he wrote something like this! Thanks!

rjm

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Re: Dixie Locke & Elvis (1957 article)

Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:36 pm

The Doc wrote:

/The article is actually pretty close to truth from start-to-finish, save the strong implication that Dixie Locke was the reason they parted and more than a bit "flighty," that she was closer in age than three years apart, and that she was with him in June 1955 when Elvis burned up his automobile on the road (he was actually with Shirley Stacy)./


Sorry Doc, but the correct name is Shirley Searcy.


Mississippi

Re: Dixie Locke & Elvis (1957 article)

Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:39 pm

Thank you all.

Also from this magazine...
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Re: Dixie Locke & Elvis (1957 article)

Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:41 pm

And Bing Crosby gives Elvis some advice in
Louella ParsonsĀ“ Good News
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Re: Dixie Locke & Elvis (1957 article)

Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:50 pm

And...
Mother Shoots Elvis
by Kay Wheeler
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Re: Dixie Locke & Elvis (1957 article)

Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:12 pm

Wonderful, The fool. Thank you.

The fool wrote:And Bing Crosby gives Elvis some advice in
Louella ParsonsĀ“ Good News


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"Enunciation" ? What's that ?

We're all "Hound Dog Music" fans here ! :D

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Great story. Kay Wheeler was (is) one of the coolest chicks ever !
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Re: Dixie Locke & Elvis (1957 article)

Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:38 am

Mississippi wrote:Sorry Doc, but the correct name is Shirley Searcy.


Thanks for the correction. Or course, I didn't have my copy of A Boy From Tupelo handy, and was typing from memory. How did I do with the rest of it? ;-)

Re: Dixie Locke & Elvis (1957 article)

Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:56 am

Fairchild1171 wrote:Ol' Bing was kinda off on his predictions...and Bing...it's called a Southern ACCENT! Thanks fool...always a pleasure to read your posts. ::rocks

Thank YOU, Fairchild1171.

Re: Dixie Locke & Elvis (1957 article)

Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:34 pm

Some more informations about Shirley Searcy:


http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cg ... d=19395774


Mississippi

Re: Dixie Locke & Elvis (1957 article)

Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:02 am

Mississippi wrote:Some more informations about Shirley Searcy:


http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=19395774


Mississippi


From that site:

Shirley was a Kilgore Rangerette, an accomplished yodeler, and dated Elvis Presley for two and a half years in his early days.


Shirley Searcy Delgato may have yodeled, but she did not date Elvis for 30 months ...