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Who's that girl?

Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:11 am

Who is that girl?

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Here is a 1956 UPI PRESS PHOTO of "THE KING", Elvis Presley & his girlfriend (?) Lana Wood as they seem to be very close in this Image.....Elvis would be about 21 years old here & is just about to have his career take off to the heights!!! As handsome as ever in his Monogramed E/P shirt ..(SILK?) Great Image of "THE KING" has "EDITORS CROPPING MARKS" for publication on the front & UPI stamp on the back with handwritten notes that say Elvis Presley & Lana Wood,Memphis Tenn. 1956 Presley prepares to leave for Holly

I know another caption of the same picture: “Actress Venetia Stevenson arrives from Hollywood for a visit on August 7, 1957”.

What is right or wrong now? What’s the right name of this girl and what year it is really?


Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:29 am

Don't know what has gone wrong here but I suspect that this is a self-manufactured UPI-photo and not an original.

The girl in the picture is Venetia Stevenson and she visited Elvis at Graceland sometime during 1957. I'll dig up the right date when I get back from work. I even think I have the newspaper clipping from 1957.


Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:32 am

Super, Brian.


Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:05 pm

Didn't she eventually marry one of the Evs? Phil, I think.

Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:12 pm

One of the Es, the ms and the c-squareds.

Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:13 pm

No, she married Don.

Don Everly
AKA Isaac Donald Everly
Wife: Venetia Sevenson (m. 1962, div. 1970, one daughter)
Daughter: Erin Everly (b. 1967, m. Axl Rose)

Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:17 pm

Venetia Stevenson it is and the date: August 8, 1957.

On August 9, 1957 Memphis Press Scimitar wrote:
Starlet Drops In.
Elvis Presley again has a beauteous house guest, this time Venetia Stevenson, Warner starlet. She was selected from 4,000 contestants in Popular Photography Magazine's contest for the "most photogenic girl in the world." Ed Sullivan, judge of the contest, had her on his program last Sunday night. She is the daughter of Anna Lee, British actress and Robert Stevenson, director-producer. Venetia was married briefly to Russ Tamblyn, young actor. Venetia arrived Wednesday night (August 7, 1957) and Elvis met her plane in a white Cadillac, was so excited he drove off without her luggage, but soon returned for it. Last midnight (August 8), with four of his boy friends, Elvis took Venetia to a private showing of his second movie, "Loving You" at the Strand. It was the fourth time Elvis has seen the picture. The Presley party drove up to the alley entrance behind the theater. Note Elvis' initials on his shirt. Elvis has had previous young women visitors from Hollywood. A police car escorted Elvis' black Fleetwood Cadillac when he drove it behind the Strand Theater last night, where the picture was taken.


Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:31 pm

kuenzer wrote:One of the Es, the ms and the c-squareds.


Well spotted !!!

Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:04 pm

Great work, Brian. Many Thanks.


Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:03 pm

bripet56 wrote:Venetia Stevenson it is and the date: August 8, 1957.

And here's the snap ->


Thanks for the info, Brian.