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May 1956 backstage?

Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:18 am

This photo is totaly new to me. I said May 56 becose he wear this shirt on May 28 photos at Audubon Drive. To me, this looks much more like June 56...

source: Photoplay presents Elvis 10th Anniversary Memorial Edition, Summer 1987
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Re: May 1956 backstage?

Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:31 am

Perhaps the shot is backstage at the Shrine Auditorium on June 8, 1956?

The young man holding that enormous mic might well be young radio newsman Lew Irwin doing his interview.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lew_Irwin

Re: May 1956 backstage?

Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:36 am

No, Doc, it's not June 8, he had a different shirt backstage Shrine Auditorium (below)
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Re: May 1956 backstage?

Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:06 am

Perhaps it's from the Texas tour in October 1956. Those sideburns are mighty long and thick.

Re: May 1956 backstage?

Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:11 am

Looks, indeed, like October, but the shirt doesn't fit to any show from Texas tour - on October 14, 1956 afternoon he wear a t-shirt, not a shirt (see below)
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Re: May 1956 backstage?

Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:07 pm

Thank a lot Hilton ! Beautiful pics ! :smt006

Re: May 1956 backstage?

Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:10 pm

Very welcome :smt006

Re: May 1956 backstage?

Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:26 pm

They last picture you posted i have not seen before, thankyou for sharing with us all here ::rocks

Re: May 1956 backstage?

Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:51 pm

Very welcome, it's a pleasure to share a good 56 photo!

Re: May 1956 backstage?

Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:49 pm

hilton22000 wrote:No, Doc, it's not June 8, he had a different shirt backstage Shrine Auditorium (below)


Never seen this one before. Thanks for posting it.

Sincerely
Brian
www.brian56.dk

Re: May 1956 backstage?

Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:21 pm

I just thought I had it all figured out with the first photo.
I was about to say it was from Houston, October 13, 1956 due to the pipes in the ceiling.
Then I noticed the ring on his right hand. That´s his horseshoe ring and on the October tour he wore that ring on his left hand and none on his right hand.
Since he wears the ring on his right hand it´s after June 5 but before September 23 as he wore two rings on his left hand and none on his right hand when he was abck in Memphis during the last week of September.
I believe the photo is from backstage at a show so that would actually bring it down to the late June tour or the August tour of Florida.

Sincerely
Brian
www.brian56.dk

Re: May 1956 backstage?

Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:29 am

I don't think this is from August tour becouse we don't have a single photo with white jersey shirt, he wears only simple white shirts (and the one with dots from August 6 and 9) And it's very hot in Florida in August, i don't think wearing a jersey shirt is a good ideea...
I think this is from late June tour, like Brian said, and, to be more precise, from Atlanta, Ga., Paramount Theater, June 22-24, 1956 (eventually from June 22)

From Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 23, 1956: "Elvis Presley rolled into Atlanta Friday, rocked through three performances at the Paramount Theater and had one of his $15 white jersey shirts ripped off by enthusiastic female fans. The rock 'n' roll artist received a welcome which he described as "great" upon his arrival in Atlanta from his home town of Memphis.
He performed before capacity crowds at all three shows Friday.
A majority of the spectators were teen-age girls.
Presley moaned through seven of the most popular rock 'n' roll tunes, including "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Blue Suede Shoes," at each of the Friday shows. He was dressed in a green jacket, black trousers, white jersey shirt, black tie and black and white shoes
."
http://scottymoore.net/paramount.htmlgreat
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Re: May 1956 backstage?

Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:32 am

Thank you guys,

This is a stunning topic !!!!

::rocks

Ed

Re: May 1956 backstage?

Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:49 am

How cool would it be to hear a tape of that interview? Elvis does not look pleased, which might mean some roasty replies!

Re: May 1956 backstage?

Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:47 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:Perhaps the shot is backstage at the Shrine Auditorium on June 8, 1956?

The young man holding that enormous mic might well be young radio newsman Lew Irwin doing his interview.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lew_Irwin


Not me.

Re: May 1956 backstage?

Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:29 pm

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lirwin wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:Perhaps the shot is backstage at the Shrine Auditorium on June 8, 1956?

The young man holding that enormous mic might well be young radio newsman Lew Irwin doing his interview.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lew_Irwin


Not me.


Cool to have you here Mr. Irwin.
Any photos or stories of you and Elvis you´d like to share? You´d thrill us all.

Sincerely
Brian
www.brian56.dk