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.