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Live in Vegas 1956?

Sun Mar 12, 2006 3:55 am

I was wondering if all of these photos are from Vegas 1956?

I know that they are not all taken the same time (e.g. Scotty is wearing a tie on one shot and a bowtie on another). If it indeed is from Vegas, the 4th picture is interesting as you get to see more of what the showroom actually looked like.

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Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:01 am

If it indeed is from Vegas, the 4th picture is interesting as you get to see more of what the showroom actually looked like.

If this shot is what I think it is, then I never knew Elvis was introducing the band @ 50's! L/S awesome shots, like always!

Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:19 am

Thanks funkangel for the pictures they are Awesome :D

Re: Live in Vegas 1956?

Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:15 am

Little Sister wrote:I was wondering if all of these photos are from Vegas 1956?

It seems you are correct!

elvispresleyfan1935 wrote:Thanks funkangel for the pictures they are Awesome

They were posted by "Little Sister," give thanks where thanks is due!

DJC

Sun Mar 12, 2006 11:31 am

elvispresleyfan1935 wrote:Thanks funkangel for the pictures they are Awesome :D


elvispresleyfan1935, geez mate, I don't remember uploading any :roll:
:lol:

Sun Mar 12, 2006 5:02 pm

Yes Little Sister, those pix are all from Las Vegas and looking at the audience we can even find out exactly which show the pix are from.
Maury Friedman who owned the Frontier Hotel had consented to allow Elvis to do a show for teenagers. The show took place in the afternoon on April 28 and was the only Elvis show in which teenagers were allowed.

Tickets were $1.00 which entitled them to a soft drink and all money went to the Baseball Federation. The show was reproted to be one of the nicest seen by teenagers in Las Vegas and a reported 6000 attended the show.

Sincerely
Brian

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Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:59 am

bripet56 wrote:Maury Friedman who owned the Frontier Hotel had consented to allow Elvis to do a show for teenagers. The show took place in the afternoon on April 28 and was the only Elvis show in which teenagers were allowed.

Tickets were $1.00 which entitled them to a soft drink and all money went to the Baseball Federation. The show was reproted to be one of the nicest seen by teenagers in Las Vegas and a reported 6000 attended the show.

Sincerely
Brian


Thanks for the background Brian, Could this picture be from that same event? Image

Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:15 am

lol, I'm very sorry about that :oops: want happen again.
Thanks LittleSister for the pictures :wink:

Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:07 pm

Well Little Sister, it´s hard to say if your last pic is from the same date (April 28) or from one of the other days. It could very well be that the reporter followed Elvis on that day covering the teenagers mingle with Elvis and then later at the show.

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live in vegas 56

Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:25 pm

... 6000 teenagers at hand, for that special show?! Shouldnt that be 600?!! When the International opened in 69, it was considered the biggest showroom, with 2000 seats. The Frontier, in 56, could never have had room for 6000...

Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:41 pm

Thanks Ger, it should of course be 600. My fingers are too fast sometimes and seems an extra 0 slipped in there.

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Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:00 pm

bripet56 wrote:Well Little Sister, it´s hard to say if your last pic is from the same date (April 28) or from one of the other days.


Man this is a messed up thread... First someone misstakes me for Funky and now you mistake Memphis for me. LOL I don't mind... but it's messed up!! hehe

But seriously, do you know if any Vegas-photas are dated? It would be cool to put a date on a few more.

Also, thanks for the background info on the photos I posted. I did notice that the audience was a bit young, but I didn't reflect on it more than being suprised 'cause I thought that mostly older people was there. So are you saying that teenagers where not allowed there otherwise? Was that because they served alcohol in the showroom?

Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:53 pm

Sorry Memphis! Sorry Little Sister!
What a mess. Now we just nedd someone to mistake Memphis for Funky, then we got all the way around :lol:

Well, the only Vegas-photos I know for sure are the ones in your, Little Sister, first posting in this thread. They are from the afternoon show on April 28. That was the only afternoon show, all other shows were at 8 and 12 p.m. Youngsters weren´t allowed inside because of the age limit which was 21 (due to alcohol being served) so they arranged for a special show for the youngsters.

So intense research could possibly bring forth some more dated photos but until that I guess we have to be satisfied with knowing the photos are from Las Vegas.

Sincerely
Brian

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Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:53 pm

Sorry Memphis! Sorry Little Sister!
What a mess. Now we just nedd someone to mistake Memphis for Funky, then we got all the way around :lol:

Well, the only Vegas-photos I know for sure are the ones in your, Little Sister, first posting in this thread. They are from the afternoon show on April 28. That was the only afternoon show, all other shows were at 8 and 12 p.m. Youngsters weren´t allowed inside because of the age limit which was 21 (due to alcohol being served) so they arranged for a special show for the youngsters.

So intense research could possibly bring forth some more dated photos but until that I guess we have to be satisfied with knowing the photos are from Las Vegas.

Sincerely
Brian

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Wed Jun 21, 2006 4:31 pm

Elvis, Bill Black, Scotty Moore and D.J. Fontana relaxing between the shows at the Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.
April 25, 1956.

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Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:28 pm

thefunkyangel wrote:...the 4th picture is interesting as you get to see more of what the showroom actually looked like.


Right on, Brother. That's what makes it my favorite shot. Love those panoramics!

Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:19 pm

Thanks for sharing the pix..... they are really cool pix of Elvis!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:52 pm

On a side note, the watch Elvis is wearing in the picture that J posted he gave to Scotty soon after. Scotty kept it and for years sat broken in Gail's desk drawer at the Tape duplicating business he had on McGavock St. in Nashville. Several years ago they had it repaired , cleaned up and then gave it to Ronnie McDowall.

Fri Jun 23, 2006 3:06 am

Memphis wrote:
bripet56 wrote:Maury Friedman who owned the Frontier Hotel had consented to allow Elvis to do a show for teenagers. The show took place in the afternoon on April 28 and was the only Elvis show in which teenagers were allowed.

Tickets were $1.00 which entitled them to a soft drink and all money went to the Baseball Federation. The show was reproted to be one of the nicest seen by teenagers in Las Vegas and a reported 6000 attended the show.

Sincerely
Brian


Thanks for the background Brian, Could this picture be from that same event? Image


I looked this pix over....what gets me is that Eddy Martin is top bill ( look at the program the chick is holding ). I don't think ole Eddy sold any records after 1782.........but I could be wrong.

Fri Jun 23, 2006 3:11 am

ROCKABILLY wrote:I looked this pix over....what gets me is that Eddy Martin is top bill ( look at the program the chick is holding ). I don't think ole Eddy sold any records after 1782.........but I could be wrong.

Ho ho! Good one.