Post here your Elvis' pictures

August/ Sept. '57 'Pacific North West' Tour

Mon Mar 06, 2006 3:14 pm

Here are a few candid images I have pertaining to this tour!

Departing Memphis' Central Station - August 28th!

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Vancouver - Press Conference - August 31st! (This is the most unedited image I have!)

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Arrival in Portland, Oregon - September 3rd! (Including Press Conference!)

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Can anyone share any more candids from this tour! Thanks in advance!

Mon Mar 06, 2006 3:26 pm

While I'm at it, here are a few candid/ live images from Tupelo - Sept. 27th!

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Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:04 pm

Great idea Funky!! I was actually thinking of uploading and asking for the same thing this week. :D There are some really cool shots from this short tour! Thanks for your photos, here are all I know have from this short-short tour. I would love to see more... So if you have anything, please post it!!

Enjoy!!

Memphis, Tennessee Train Station - August 27
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First stop on the tour. Spokane, Washington - August 30
I have no photos from this date (anyone?). Just three ticket stubs, an newspaper clipping and two reviews.
Ticket stubs
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Newspaper clipping
(it's a 1,5 Mb file, I need to resize it first, will add later)
Review
http://www.elvisconcerts.com/newspapers/news1957.htm

Empire stadium, Vancouver, BC, Canada - August 31
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More photos http://www.elvis-presley.ca/conference.html

Ticket stubs
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Press conference for Real Player
http://www.cybercloud.com/elvis/elvis.html

http://www.thevancouverite.com/vancouver_style/elvis_in_vancouver/

Vancouver, BC, Canada - September 1
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http://www.vancourier.com/issues02/082202/news/082202nn1.html

Tacoma, Washington - Setpember 1
No pictures or info or anything

Seattle, Washington - September 1
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http://www.historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=3440
http://www.historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=3218


Portland, Oregon - September 2
EDIT Arrival to Portland
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Last two from http://elvis.fan-sites.org

Funky - are you sure of the dates of your last three phots. I never knew that they were from Tupelo.
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Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:15 pm

Great shots Funky.

Look for a story-behind-the-photo on Elvis´ departure on August 27, 1957 on my website.

Sincerely
Brian

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Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:18 pm

bripet56 wrote:Look for a story-behind-the-photo on Elvis´ departure on August 27, 1957 on my website.


Sounds great! I'll sure be looking forward to it!!

Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:35 pm

Great shots Little Sister. I didn´t see your post prior to my last writing.

The Portland photos are from his arrival to Portland which can be seen in different DVDs or Videos.

I just added the story about Elvis´ departure on August 27, 1957 along with three pix of Elvis and Anita.

Sincerely
Brian

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Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:08 pm

That's pretty much what I thought, but I had the photos saved as Spetmeber 3, so I got confused. It does look like he is leaving the train, not boarding it.

I remember watching a documentary series about America in the 50's (it concerned everything - politics, entertainment, family life etc.) It had footage from this date, and a man who had interviewed him said that he was amazed that Elvis - although the same age and earning a lot more money - called him Sir. I wish I had taped that episode. As I think it is the only time I have seen this footage.

That was great read Brian, thanks for posting it on your website. Anita and Elvis sure do look a lot in love - I don't remember ever seeing a picture of Elvis and Cilla looking at eachother like this. But I might be bias... 8)

Is the boy standing behind Anita and Elvis Billy Smith? It looks a lot like him.

Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:47 pm

thefunkyangel wrote:While I'm at it, here are a few candid/ live images from Tupelo - Sept. 27th!



Hello ElvisPicFans,
i'm new here, seeing that so many great pics were postet especially by Funkyangel, Bripet, LittleSister etc. Thank you very much for letting us all see your work.
I have one question, funkyangel, I dated these pics as you did, but when lookin closely at them I noticed that in the first Tupelo pic he is wearing a tie, in the others an open shirt with the amulett (don't know the english word) on a chord.
What do you think, are these maybe from different dates?

Here is one more picture from 09-27-57 Tupelo:
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Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:54 am

Funky - are you sure of the dates of your last three phots. I never knew that they were from Tupelo

Little Sister, you are probally right (sincerely said!) about those images not being from Tupelo! The last image looks like a make - shift stage (perhaps Tupelo!) I am wondering if a make - shift stage would be strong enough for a piano, but who knows (hopefully someone!) L/S you noticed Billy Smith, too! :lol:
bripet56, thanks for the update (your website) and Jones, thank you, too!

Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:02 am

Little Sister, I forgot to say thanks for uploading your images! I must say, I don't think he looked any better in the 50's, than he did on that tour! Jones, in regards your question, maybe the last image pertains to Tupelo! I tell you, it's hard being an historian on images, but I wouldn't have it anyone way!

Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:00 pm

I believe I have all three of Funky´s "Tupelo" pix at home. I will check when I get home in about 10 hours (working 14 hours today). I´m pretty sure they´re not from Tupelo all three. Last one is Tupelo, if memory serves me well.

Sincerely
Brian

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Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:00 pm

I think the first two "Tupelo" pix are from Los Angeles, October 28th.

Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:28 pm

The fool wrote:I think the first two "Tupelo" pix are from Los Angeles, October 28th.


That theory would be supported by Elvis' shirt/tie/tiepin/hair (look at it falling down at the front) on the pressconference on that date.
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Anyone know for sure?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:17 pm

Just checked my pix and the 4 pix Little Sister posted in her last letter are all from October 28, 1957 in Los Angeles.

Sincerely
Brian

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Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:53 pm

Thanks for checking Brian! Do you know if these are from Los Angeles also? He is wearing the same outfit and the background seem to be the same.

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Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:59 pm

Yes Little Sister, they´re all from same date, October 28, 1957 in Los Angeles.

Sincerely
Brian

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Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:00 am

Last night, after some searching online. I managed to date two live photos from Portland, OR. Source: http://www.elvis-studio-and-concert-records.de/


Portland, Oregon - September 2
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Possible Portland-photo
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Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:01 am

bripet56 wrote:Yes Little Sister, they´re all from same date, October 28, 1957 in Los Angeles.


Awsome!! Thank you very much Brian!

Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:21 am

OK, sorry for posting a gazillion msgs tonight. But I just stumbled a across a whole bunch of photos on TCB World, that I suspect is from October 28. Any thoughts? Also, note the golden tie, very cool!! 8)

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As I understand it, it was after all the tumbling with Nipper that Elvis got the cops after him, and they came out and filmed the show the following night. "I couldn't move. I had to stand still. The only thing I could move was my little finger." (well actually, he was talking about Florida then, but they never filmed the show in Florida did they?)
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Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:28 am

Little Sister, there are a couple more from Portland in Ger Rijff´s excellent "Long Lonely Highway"
In fact lots of great shots from this tour in that book.

Sincerely
Brian

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Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:33 am

Oh cool!!! Thanks for that info. I won't be able to buy it anytime soon, but I will defenitly put it on my list. Maybe I will find it 2nd hand somewhere, I managed to find Florida Close Up very cheap on a 2nd hand store online. And I'm very pleased with that one!! (of course!) 8)

Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:39 am

Great shots Little Sister. And all from October 28, 1957.

No, I don´t think they ever filmed any shows in Florida. LAPD did however, film Elvis show on October 28, 1957. They said they found nothing wrong with the show. Elvis was, however, told to cut out what the critics called the sexy overtones of the show.

Wouldn´t it be great to see this footage? Imagine seing Elvis rolling around on the floor with that Nipper-dog.

Sincerely
Brian

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Wed Mar 08, 2006 1:06 am

Didn't they just film the October 29-show, after his show the previous day - where he bumped and grinded Nipper ;-) But yes, that would be great footage!!

I was just thinking of what NBC (?) did with the Stones this last Super Bowl. Muting Jagger's mike everytime he said a "bad" word. I don't think that mainstream America really hasn't gotten any more liberal since the 50's. Or at least not the TV. The where cencouring Elvis in the 50's, Madonna in the 80's and now The Rolling Stones (!) in the 21st century.

Wed Mar 08, 2006 1:30 am

Nope Little Sister, according to the newspaper-clipping they filmed the first show and then ordered him to tone the second show down.

Gotta get some sleep now, see ya tomorrow again, I suppose.
Night

Sincerely
Brian

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Wed Mar 08, 2006 1:41 am

Little Sister wrote:As I understand it, it was after all the tumbling with Nipper that Elvis got the cops after him, and they came out and filmed the show the following night. "I couldn't move. I had to stand still. The only thing I could move was my little finger." (well actually, he was talking about Florida then, but they never filmed the show in Florida did they?)

Elvis is indeed talking about Florida, in 1956. After his first show he was told to stop moving, or else. The date was August 10. They did not film anything that day, as far as is known.

Did he not look AWESOME in Oct '57? Why oh why was there no film or audio recording of that tour? Another missed opportunity.

DJC