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Some pics that were new to me...

Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:15 pm

...and hopefully for some of you too.


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http://50sspirit.blogspot.de/2012/11/no ... elvis.html


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/my_vegas/2145800662/


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http://www.elvispresleymusic.com.au/art ... 7PbvV.dpbs


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http://www.memphisflash.de/2011/12/elvi ... hael-rose/

Re: Some pics that were new to me...

Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:15 am

I see a couple of new to me pics. Great shots... Thank you, Rocker!

Re: Some pics that were new to me...

Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:22 pm

Is the second on from Las Vegas?

Re: Some pics that were new to me...

Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:10 pm

# 1, November 13, 1956 in Las Vegas with Alis Lesley
# 2, April 23, 1956 in Las Vegas
# 3, April 1956 in Las Vegas
# 4, May 26, 1956 Columbus, Oh
# 5, May 27, 1956 Dayton, Oh.

Sincerely
Brian
www.brian56.dk

Re: Some pics that were new to me...

Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:43 pm

# 4, May 26, 1956 Columbus, Oh
# 5, May 27, 1956 Dayton, Oh

...these two photos were shot by my father, Phillip Harrington. They are licensed through Corbis:

http://www.corbisimages.com/Search#pg=p ... =1&q=elvis

Re: Some pics that were new to me...

Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:38 pm

That's very interesting. Can you give us some background info on these photos, Evan?

Re: Some pics that were new to me...

Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:50 pm

Rock Legend wrote:That's very interesting. Can you give us some background info on these photos, Evan?


My dad worked for LOOK Magazine, and he was sent on assignment to photograph Elvis. According to my dad, he hung out with Elvis for a couple weeks (probably less than that), going to three different shows and meeting his family. He had some stories about Elvis, for example that a young man my dad referred to as "pimples" (most likely Gene Smith) would follow Elvis to shows and each night Elvis would tell Gene which of the female fans Elvis would like to see privately. It was my dad's impression that this was strictly sexual. Take it for what it's worth, but this third-hand account seems to show that "pimples" was a pimp of sorts.

I'll be adding many more images (about 150) of Elvis in 1956 to Corbis over the next few weeks.

Also, as I stated in another thread, Michael Rose has no connection to my family, and used my dad's photographs without permission. He is out to make money off of someone else's work that he has no connection to. I am setting out to make these images more readily available to the Elvis community.

Re: Some pics that were new to me...

Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:20 pm

Thanks for the info, Evan. Much appreciated. Your father's images provide fascinating glimpses of both the public and the private side of Elvis during his most crucial year.

You should do your own book. These photographs deserve to be presented uncropped and in the best quality possible.

Re: Some pics that were new to me...

Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:27 pm

Rock Legend wrote:You should do your own book. These photographs deserve to be presented uncropped and in the best quality possible.


I'm not sure I want to go into self-publishing, but I'm exploring options to provide prints at low cost to fans. And I agree about presenting the photos uncropped. I plan to keep the community informed of options for obtaining copies of prints and/or books when they become available.

Re: Some pics that were new to me...

Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:14 pm

Evan Harrington wrote:# 4, May 26, 1956 Columbus, Oh
# 5, May 27, 1956 Dayton, Oh

...these two photos were shot by my father, Phillip Harrington. They are licensed through Corbis:

http://www.corbisimages.com/Search#pg=p ... =1&q=elvis



Great to have you here and thanks for the informations!

Your father shot what is probably my all time favorite picture of Elvis (I see there's an alternate on your corbis site):

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Taken from JamesVRoy's fantastic site for Scotty Moore: http://www.scottymoore.net/dayton.html

To me everything is perfect about that picture as I love this very basic "a guitar is all you need" motif (not just with Elvis of course) and this picture just happens to capture so much of it. The bulbs (?) in the background that kinda look like amps for Scotty's guitar, the guitar cases, the way Elvis is leaning against the wall, seemingly looking into nothing and just listening to himself singing and Scotty looking up to him. The door on the right and the overall atmosphere of an old basement or something like that. It gives you this great bluesy, melancholy feeling. At least it gives me that feeling and that's what I so love.
All in all, I am not very much a fan of Wertheimer's pictures. They are certainly great for showing Elvis in private. But I don't care very much for that. I want to see him on stage doing his thing, being the singer and musician and don't even stop when he's having some time off. And the pictures that your father shot and that I've seen are some of the very best.

Re: Some pics that were new to me...

Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:21 am

Absolutley great shots..., each is new to me. Thanks so much

rlj

Re: Some pics that were new to me...

Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:32 pm

Thanks. There are more performance shots in the collection. I've added more to my print sales site, which can be seen here: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/evan ... yid=508368

and I created a facebook page for the collection, where I'll be posting updates on new images, all are welcome to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/854282134617349/

Cheers!

Re: Some pics that were new to me...

Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:05 pm

Rocker wrote:
Evan Harrington wrote:# 4, May 26, 1956 Columbus, Oh
# 5, May 27, 1956 Dayton, Oh

...these two photos were shot by my father, Phillip Harrington. They are licensed through Corbis:

http://www.corbisimages.com/Search#pg=p ... =1&q=elvis



Great to have you here and thanks for the informations!

Your father shot what is probably my all time favorite picture of Elvis (I see there's an alternate on your corbis site):

Image
Taken from JamesVRoy's fantastic site for Scotty Moore: http://www.scottymoore.net/dayton.html


To me everything is perfect about that picture as I love this very basic "a guitar is all you need" motif (not just with Elvis of course) and this picture just happens to capture so much of it. The bulbs (?) in the background that kinda look like amps for Scotty's guitar, the guitar cases, the way Elvis is leaning against the wall, seemingly looking into nothing and just listening to himself singing and Scotty looking up to him. The door on the right and the overall atmosphere of an old basement or something like that. It gives you this great bluesy, melancholy feeling. At least it gives me that feeling and that's what I so love.
All in all, I am not very much a fan of Wertheimer's pictures. They are certainly great for showing Elvis in private. But I don't care very much for that. I want to see him on stage doing his thing, being the singer and musician and don't even stop when he's having some time off. And the pictures that your father shot and that I've seen are some of the very best.




That exactly the same picture is also in this book (on the cover Elvis wears the same shirt as you can see):

Book - Elvis Presley 1956 - Photographs By Marvin Israel.jpg


In this book all photos are credited to photographer Marvin Israel. There are more photos in it that seems familiar. The book is from 1998:

Book - Elvis Presley 1956 - Photographs By Marvin Israel 3.jpg


Book - Elvis Presley 1956 - Photographs By Marvin Israel 5.jpg



The photo taken from this book:

Book - Elvis Presley 1956 - Marvin Israel - 36.jpg



And another one from this book, same shirt, same location:

Book - Elvis Presley 1956 - Marvin Israel - 39.jpg


Source: Melanie http://elvis-tkc.com/forum2/lofiversion/index.php/t17393.html

JamesVRoy also credits Marvin Israel on his site.

Seems there were two photographers on the same time at the same place, shooting history :D

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Re: Some pics that were new to me...

Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:57 pm

When I first saw Marvin Israel's book, I thought they were the same photos. It caused me some confusion at first.

Among my father's photographs I found a photo of Marvin Israel, showing that they were both there (my dad, holding his own camera, shot a photo of Marvin who was holding his camera, showing both were backstage at the Dayton 1956 show).

My dad was a more experienced and more established photographer than Israel was at that time. My dad worked at Look Magazine, Israel was doing work for Seventeen Magazine and Israel's professional interests were really in areas other than photography. I think that my dad and Israel were standing side by side on some of the photos. I once showed my dad the photo of Marvin Israel and asked if he remembered him backstage at Dayton, and my dad had no specific memory of Israel but said that there were a number of other news photographers there at the same time.

One thing that stands out for me about Israels photos is that Israel made his own trip to Audubon Drive to photograph the family, and those images are really not so good (in my opinion). When Israel wasn't standing next to my dad he wasn't getting such good photos. My dad went to Audubon Drive, without any other photographers around, and got some really great images. I could be wrong on this, but I suspect Israel relied on my dad who was a more experienced photojournalist. Don't get me wrong on that, I think Israel's photos are valuable, and the two of them went off in different directions (both professionally and in coverage of Elvis), but it is certainly striking that when Israel was in the same room as my father the photos are almost identical.

Israel's professional work veered away from photography and by the 1960s he wasn't doing much photography at all, concentrating instead on painting and being a magazine editor. I have a lot of respect for Israel, I just wonder if he intentionally stood next to my dad while photographing Elvis in order to make sure he got a good shot.

By the way, James Roy has done a really great job keeping up the documentation on the Scotty Moore web site. I can't say enough positive things about the work that James has put into Scotty's web page. Well done! Here's the link for the section on the Dayton photos

http://scottymoore.net/dayton.html