Post here your Elvis' pictures

someone took some time colorizing this hayride pic

Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:59 pm

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I saw this here http://www.johnsgriswold.com/Product_4_Sale.htm

Wed Jun 07, 2006 6:57 pm

Man, that was neat. Looking real good and the colours are probably not too far from what Elvis really wore back in early 1955.

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Wed Jun 07, 2006 7:09 pm

James, my man.

At first I just thought that it was nicely done. But now I just realized I've never even seen the photo before.

Thanks my man. Early Hayride photos are always GREATLY appreciated.

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Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:14 pm

What's really interesting about that pic is the (pedal?) steel player in the background. Who is that?

Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:22 pm

I heard from Joey Kent who owns the LH archives, He's never seen it before either. I'm strating to think this is an actual color photo, there are too many very accurate things in it, like Scotty's guitar, the amps and and the pedal (lap) steels.

Jim

Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:13 pm

I would guess that either Elvis' pants or jacket was a different color. anyway..killer photo!

Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:16 pm

FVH wrote:What's really interesting about that pic is the (pedal?) steel player in the background. Who is that?


The Steel player is Sonny Trammel. The photo is believed to have been taken on the night of January 22, 1955.

Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:20 am

James, after studying my other photos from the Hayride I also started wondering if this might not be an actual colour photo. Actually I'm pretty convinced it is.

James, what made you date the photo as January 22, 1955? Because that's the date I put on my photo as well. Joey Kent's Hayride-book mention that on this date Sonny Tremmel was backing Elvis for the first time this year. Too bad Joyce Railsback didn't pen down anything from this show. It would have been nice to know if Elvis appeared between 9:00 and 9:30. Do you know if Elvis appeared more than once on any of his Hayride appearances?? The show lasted from 8:00 - 11:00 and Elvis most often appeared no later than 9:30. Did he ever come back on for a later appearance?? Maybe a question for Joey Kent!

Jon Romanovich, I wouldn't bet too much on Elvis' clothes being any other colour than in the pic. In early 1955 Elvis often dressed in different colours of pink clothes. In April, for instance, he appeared in apricot or orange slacks and sports shirt while the black jacket he wore had inserts of oragne in the back. The next day he left town wearing pink slacks and an orchid sports shirt. In fact, Elvis wore pink so often that on April 9 Joyce Railsback mention in her diary that Elvis did NOT wear any pink on that date. He was a real flashy dresser, even back in the very beginning.

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Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:44 am

bripet56 wrote:James, after studying my other photos from the Hayride I also started wondering if this might not be an actual colour photo. Actually I'm pretty convinced it is.


Exactly my thoughts.

Joern

Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:50 am

The Scotty Moore site has this similar shot:

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Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:12 am

Such an awesome shot. If that is a legit color photo (and it seems to be the case), those are the pinkest pants in history. And very cool!

Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:52 am

bripet56 wrote:James, what made you date the photo as January 22, 1955?


Joey told me.

I'll ask abouth the rest.

Jim

Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:12 pm

JamesVRoy wrote:
FVH wrote:What's really interesting about that pic is the (pedal?) steel player in the background. Who is that?


The Steel player is Sonny Trammel. The photo is believed to have been taken on the night of January 22, 1955.


I really didn't know that a steel player ever played with the combo at that time; I thought that there were only the three of them until DJ came along. I can't say that I've heard steel on any of the recordings from the Hayride.

Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:53 pm

The pic is incredible good!

Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:34 pm

Well, I can now tell you that the photo is a GENUINE COLOUR photo taken from the original colour slide which has been stored in a safety deposit box for 25 years.
If you want to buy a copy send a mail to John Griswold at johnny4by@hotmail.com

FVH, back in 1954 and early part of 1955 Elvis was often backed at the Louisiana Hayride by Sonny Tremmel on steel-guitar and Leon Post on piano or by Jimmy Day on steel-guitar and Floyd Cramer on piano.
Drummers were not so popular in country-music so D.J. Fontana sat behind the curtain playing his drums. It wasn't until the end of 1955 that he moved in front of the curtain at the Hayride.


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Thu Jun 08, 2006 7:47 pm

bripet56 wrote:Well, I can now tell you that the photo is a GENUINE COLOUR photo taken from the original colour slide which has been stored in a safety deposit box for 25 years.
If you want to buy a copy send a mail to John Griswold at johnny4by@hotmail.com


Yeah, I heard from John too. Apparently his step son's grandfather took the photo and he made a hi res scan of the slide. I was just reading up on that stuff and as early as 1945 kodachrome color slide was beginning to get popular with amatuer photographers.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transparency_(photography)

Cool find, I'm tempted to buy a print.

Jim

Thu Jun 08, 2006 7:50 pm

JamesVRoy wrote:I was just reading up on that stuff and as early as 1945 kodachrome color slide was beginning to get popular with amatuer photographers.


Where were they when we needed them ?

Like at the evening performance of the Dairy Show in Tupelo in 1956.

Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:01 pm

I am in the process of buying a copy already. This is by far one of the rarest photos I've seen in a LONG time.

I've gotten permission to put the photo on my website and I just finished the site which I've uploaded under the "50's Elvis"

Enjoy.
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Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:08 pm

FANTASTIC image!

We have audio from that night as well:

Tweedlee Dee
Money Honey [incomplete intro]
Blue Moon of Kentucky [bad high pitch throughout]
I Don’t Care If The Sun Don't Shine
That's All Right, Mama [w/steel gtr in solo]
=> 22 Jan'55 <=

Thank you for posting this shot.

Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:47 pm

Wow, this is an amazing, amazing photo!! 8) Did we in our wildest dreams think that we would see a color photo of Elvis doing the Hayride? Not I at least... and Elvis in that pink? He was one cool cat!!

Thanks for bringing it to our attention!

Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:13 am

And this is not just an amazing colour photo from the Hayride, this is in fact THE earliest colour photo at all.
At least to my eyes.

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Fri Jun 09, 2006 3:45 am

bripet56 wrote:And this is not just an amazing colour photo from the Hayride, this is in fact THE earliest colour photo at all. At least to my eyes.

There are color photos from Overton park Shell, July 30, 1954, backstage. One is on the cover of the June 2006 MAHM.

Also, it likely the photo above is Elvis, Scotty, Bill and Sonny performing "That's All Right."

Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:44 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:There are color photos from Overton park Shell, July 30, 1954, backstage. One is on the cover of the June 2006 MAHM.


Hmm, never saw those, got a link to any?

Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:51 am

you are quite right Doc. I've seen that one with Elvis and the boy from Overton Park. Are there more than one of those Overton photos in colour??

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Brian
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Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:07 am

This is an incredible find! Thanks for posting. The FTD Sun set will never get released as long as gems such as this keep showing up. 8)