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Dec. 8th, 1955

Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:14 pm

Source: http://uofllibraries.wordpress.com/cate ... otographs/


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Elvis Presley (1935–1977) is one of the most iconic American celebrities of the twentieth century, having been a hugely popular singer and actor for over twenty years, earning the nickname “The King of Rock and Roll.” But the photos held in the archives of Elvis Presley, performing in Louisville at a special employee party put on by tobacco company Philip Morris, don’t tell the whole story. A little research revealed that this show, held on December 8, 1955, was a mere month before Elvis’ very first record was released – “Heartbreak Hotel” in January of 1956. He was an unknown! In fact, it has since been reported that the president of Philip Morris, in the audience during the performance, tried to get Elvis kicked off the stage because he considered the singer’s hip gyrations obscene.

Re: Dec. 8th, 1955

Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:22 pm

Wow, great copy. Better than the one we've had for a long time.
http://scottymoore.net/louisville55.html

Interesting piece on the publicity guy too, even if he is a little off
http://www.reminisce.com/1950s/publicit ... -at-first/

Re: Dec. 8th, 1955

Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:29 pm

Rocker wrote:Source: http://uofllibraries.wordpress.com/category/photographs/


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Dec. 8, 1955, Rialto Theatre, (Elvis Presley) by Lin Caufield



Elvis Presley (1935–1977) is one of the most iconic American celebrities of the twentieth century, having been a hugely popular singer and actor for over twenty years, earning the nickname “The King of Rock and Roll.” But the photos held in the archives of Elvis Presley, performing in Louisville at a special employee party put on by tobacco company Philip Morris, don’t tell the whole story. A little research revealed that this show, held on December 8, 1955, was a mere month before Elvis’ very first record was released – “Heartbreak Hotel” in January of 1956. He was an unknown! In fact, it has since been reported that the president of Philip Morris, in the audience during the performance, tried to get Elvis kicked off the stage because he considered the singer’s hip gyrations obscene.


Thank you for finding this. I also appreciate the photographer credit found on the site (now added).

If one scrolls down that site, one will find a unique photo of Colonel Sanders, from the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant franchise...
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Re: Dec. 8th, 1955

Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:48 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:
Thank you for finding this. I also appreciate the photographer credit found on the site (now added).



I always had his name just wasn't 100% certain the pix in long Lonely Highway were the ones from his collection. I added it now to the page too.

Re: Dec. 8th, 1955

Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:58 pm

The three beauties that are known from this show are all in "A Boy From Tupelo."
I bought my copies over 20 years ago when I did research for "The Atomic Powered Singer."

Sincerely
Brian
www.brian56.dk

Re: Dec. 8th, 1955

Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:14 pm

bripet56 wrote:The three beauties that are known from this show are all in "A Boy From Tupelo."
I bought my copies over 20 years ago when I did research for "The Atomic Powered Singer."

Sincerely
Brian
http://www.brian56.dk


I'll have to check Ger's book when I get home to see if he might have had the full frame on two pages. I only ever had the half of that one with Scotty and Bill up before.

Re: Dec. 8th, 1955

Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:17 am

Here's the pages from Long Lonely Highway.

And i found this great article on Reminescence site (click on photo for large version) The entire interview can be found on True Story magazine (check The Fool's section)

http://www.reminisce.com/1950s/elvis-su ... elinquent/

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