Thank you very much, great pictures
And here's a story from March 23, 1956
From "Washington City Paper
": Elvis arrived in Washington after playing Richmond’s Mosque Theater the night before. He had just one pre-concert obligation in D.C.: getting to the Evening Star Television Center at Connecticut Avenue near Van Ness Street NW for a TV interview on WMAL-7’s Town and Country Time. It aired at 6:30 p.m., hosted by Gay’s protégé, Jimmy Dean, a tall, 27-year-old country singer from Texas who would become better known for ground breakfast meats.
Dean, wearing boots and a neckerchief on camera, was fronting his own solid group back then, the Texas Wildcats. He was a local star getting national attention. Young Elvis showed up in a smart sports jacket—he didn't bother with a tie—and flashed some argyle socks. The host and his interviewee should have had some decent chemistry. Their on-air chat went basically like this:
Jimmy: So, you're gonna be on the S.S. Mount Vernon tonight, are you Elvis?
Jimmy: Have you ever worked on a boat before?
Jimmy: I imagine you’re looking forward to this, aren’t you?
In his autobiography, "Thirty Years of Sausage, Fifty Years of Ham", Dean remembered the interview as "possibly the worst I've ever done. Years later, when we were both playing in Las Vegas, Elvis would apologize profusely for leaving me hanging on that interview. He told me, "You know, Jimmy, I was so sorry about that but I was scared to death." It's hard to believe that Elvis could be shy or afraid of anything, but I guess even "The King" had those days in the beginning."