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Re: NEW Elvis in Tupelo

Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:05 am

1Sixstring wrote:First thing I noticed reading everyones comments...we all agree that boy in picture looks like young Elvis and looks more like 1948 circa than 1945.

I have to say that's one of the things I really appreciate about FECC forum, you folks have, not only an interest in the facts, but also enough respect for the history of them to really strive to get it right. I love the hell out of it.

When Kevin Woodnough posted this picture on the facebook page my first thought was, I wonder who the original source is/was for the story about the Drugstore/the film/and asking Elvis to pose.
There were 3 drug stores in Tupelo at this pertic timeframe. One on Main street, another on Spring St (I believe) and the 3rd escapes me presently but I know this just because I read an interview about a month ago with a fascinating Ole-Timer that made it clear about there being 3 different Drugstores in town.
This muddies the waters a bit as it could be in front of any of them, but it also makes one thing more clear, which is it opens the possibilty for it being in not just one specific location (assuming the story about the drugstore us accurate) but possible elsewhere in Tupelo.

Those are my musings for now.


If the young man in the photo is 13 -- and he is clearly NOT a ten year-old -- and Elvis was 13 in 1948, we must also remember he moved with his family from Tupelo to Memphis that year.

Again, many more questions than answers regarding this photo.

Re: NEW Elvis in Tupelo

Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:20 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
1Sixstring wrote:First thing I noticed reading everyones comments...we all agree that boy in picture looks like young Elvis and looks more like 1948 circa than 1945.

I have to say that's one of the things I really appreciate about FECC forum, you folks have, not only an interest in the facts, but also enough respect for the history of them to really strive to get it right. I love the hell out of it.

When Kevin Woodnough posted this picture on the facebook page my first thought was, I wonder who the original source is/was for the story about the Drugstore/the film/and asking Elvis to pose.
There were 3 drug stores in Tupelo at this pertic timeframe. One on Main street, another on Spring St (I believe) and the 3rd escapes me presently but I know this just because I read an interview about a month ago with a fascinating Ole-Timer that made it clear about there being 3 different Drugstores in town.
This muddies the waters a bit as it could be in front of any of them, but it also makes one thing more clear, which is it opens the possibilty for it being in not just one specific location (assuming the story about the drugstore us accurate) but possible elsewhere in Tupelo.

Those are my musings for now.


If the young man in the photo is 13 -- and he is clearly NOT a ten year-old -- and Elvis was 13 in 1948, we must also remember he moved with his family from Tupelo to Memphis that year.

Again, many more questions than answers regarding this photo.


This is very true Doc, and that thought was not lost on me either. I remember thinking at the time of reading that interview that of the 3 drugstores referenced one of them was near the end of town closest to N Green str address they were at at that time before leaving for Memphis. Of course this pic hadn't surfaced yet so it's perhaps odd I made note of that, but either way I did. So was one of the things I thought about as soon as a first looked this picture. If there's nothing doctored here and this photo is legit, it's definitely in that time frame of the Tupelo/Memphis shift. Boy if only that other side was visable, might clear alot up

Re: Elvis Tupelo 1945?

Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:27 am

The winning bid was $361.68....& not the original photo but a copy of it. I wonder if it may be listed again...for sale.

Re: Elvis Tupelo 1945?

Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:33 am

bluejeans1944 wrote:The winning bid was $361.68....& not the original photo but a copy of it. I wonder if it may be listed again...for sale.

Yes crazy man crazy!
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Re: Elvis Tupelo 1945?

Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:36 am

That's a lot of money for a print.

Re: Elvis Tupelo 1945?

Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:24 am

Very Rare, i think it's Elvis in the photo, not fake

Re: Elvis Tupelo 1945?

Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:37 pm

One hopes the buyer will have it thoroughly analyzed. If it is to be published in a serious book, for instance, the buyer needs to establish its legitimacy, and all the details!

There are certainly people from Tupelo to ask who are very much alive and kicking. They ought to be contacted, along with whichever Memphians knew him when they first moved. (Not so easy. It would just be Billy, I would think.)

rjm

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Re: Elvis Tupelo 1945?

Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:45 am

Don't know if this story about the picture in Vanity Fair has been posted elsewhere, anyway here it is:

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2014/01/elvis-teen-photo-tupelo


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Re: Elvis Tupelo 1945?

Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:11 am

HungerMoon wrote:Don't know if this story about the picture in Vanity Fair has been posted elsewhere, anyway here it is:

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2014/01/elvis-teen-photo-tupelo


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Yes, a good discussion and terrific information was posted earlier today on "All Elvis":

Elvis as a Teen - Alanna Nash
http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=81005&p=1249022#p1249022

Re: Elvis Tupelo 1945?

Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:04 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
HungerMoon wrote:Don't know if this story about the picture in Vanity Fair has been posted elsewhere, anyway here it is:

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2014/01/elvis-teen-photo-tupelo


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Yes, a good discussion and terrific information was posted earlier today on "All Elvis":

Elvis as a Teen - Alanna Nash
http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=81005&p=1249022#p1249022


I guessed it would be somewhere, but didn't find it in this original thread. The new post in the "All Elvis" section is indeed good, thanks for the link!

Re: Elvis Tupelo 1945?

Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:25 pm

I wonder if the ebay seller isn't selling a print made from a scan of the article in Vanity Fair.

Re: Elvis Tupelo 1945?

Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:59 am

Richard--W wrote:I wonder if the ebay seller isn't selling a print made from a scan of the article in Vanity Fair.



Not sure how that would work. The Vanity Fair article is new and actually talks about the auction.