Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:14 pm
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Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:29 pm
Rocker wrote:Source: http://uofllibraries.wordpress.com/category/photographs/
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.
Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:48 pm
Thank you for finding this. I also appreciate the photographer credit found on the site (now added).
Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:58 pm
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."
Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:17 am
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