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Elvis and Cliff at Crump Stadium --> November 1956 !

Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:45 am

Has this one been posted before?


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With Cliff Gleaves, E.H. Crump Memorial Football Game for the Blind, Friday, November 30, 1956
Photo: Bob Williams, Memphis Commercial Appeal
Elvis arrived late, missed the first half and half-time ceremony where he was supposed to crown Sue Manker as queen of half-time activities.



Or this one?


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With Sue Manker, E.H. Crump Memorial Football Game for the Blind, Friday, November 30, 1956
Photo: Bob Williams, Memphis Commercial Appeal
Elvis kisses Sue Manker, queen of half-time activities.


Clutching an Elvis Presley "Love Me Tender" wrist watch, Sue Manker was all aflutter when the rock and roll king bussed her Nov. 30, 1956, at Crump Stadium. The singer was tardy and missed the opportunity to crown her as queen of half-time activities at the E.H. Crump Memorial Football Game for the Blind. But what a consolation prize!

http://www.gomemphis.com/photos/galleries/exclusive-photos-elvis-memphis/10932/

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Re: Elvis and Cliff at Crump Stadium --> November 1956 !

Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:56 am

The first one was originally posted by Bluejeans1944 here on this forum. Don´t remember when but always good to see those great photos from back in the 50s.
The other is known to me but I don´t know if it was posted here.

I had a story about that day on my website but I have deleted the entire website and will be launching a new in a short while.

Sincerely
Brian

Re: Elvis and Cliff at Crump Stadium --> November 1956 !

Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:43 am

Wow, both are new to me. Thanks for posting these, Doc ::rocks

Re: Elvis and Cliff at Crump Stadium --> November 1956 !

Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:15 am

One more

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Re: Elvis and Cliff at Crump Stadium --> November 1956 !

Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:58 am

And two more :D
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Sincerely
Brian
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Re: Elvis and Cliff at Crump Stadium --> November 1956 !

Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:23 pm

One wonders which teams played that night. And who won!

Re: Elvis and Cliff at Crump Stadium --> November 1956 !

Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:47 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:One wonders which teams played that night. And who won!


South Side won over Messick 14-7 :D

Sincerely
Brian

Re: Elvis and Cliff at Crump Stadium --> November 1956 !

Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:17 pm

You're right, Brian.




Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis Press Scimitar
December 1, 1956

Many Brave Chill Weather And Give Singer Warm Reception

Elvis Presley was 30 minutes late to the E. H. Crump Memorial Football game, but created the customary chaos nevertheless.
Some youngsters, chilled in the 37-degree temperature, left Crump Stadium last night before the arrival of Elvis in the fourth quarter. But there were enough on hand in the crowd of about 10,000 to produce a squealing, pressing mob scene about the rock ‘n’ roll king.
Presley said he thought half-time at the game would be 9:15. The game started at 8 and prep game quarters are only 12 minutes each.
Presley arrived in a police car with Capt. Fred Woodward of the Police Department, instead of in one of his own luxury cars. He was taken under the south stands and into the players’ room.
Meanwhile, pretty Sue Manker, 17, Humes senior and daughter of Mrs. M. R. Manker, 1167 W. Lexington Circle, had already been crowned at half time by James E. Harpster, executive chairman for the Lions at the event, when Presley failed to show.

Chosen by Lot

Blue-eyed Sue was selected by lot when Bruckner Chase, chairman of the Queen and Baton Twirlers committee, drew her name from a hat at the start of the parade calling attention to the game yesterday. Each high school had a candidate.

Harpster didn’t want to disappoint the crowd and wanted to work Presley into the act somehow. Capt. Woodward vetoed most ideas, saying he had to get Presley out of the stadium before the game ended.
Finally it was decided to bring Presley up the players stairs to his box on the south side. Surrounded by policemen, Presley reached the box. The teen-agers soon got the word. They flocked around the track to the box, came up from behind. Police kept them from Presley.
The game went on.

Chase was bringing Sue from the north side around the playing field. Harpster met them. They couldn’t get her thru the milling teen-agers. Finally a couple of policemen made a flying wedge and got the queen thru.
Sue, a poised, calm young lady, didn’t seem at all awed by Presley.
“Don’t be nervous,” Presley told her. “I’m more nervous than you are.” That was obviously true.

Kiss and Gifts
As she had already been crowned with a silvered tiara, Presley gave her a kiss on the cheek, which didn’t seem to particularly thrill her. He also gave her a “Love Me Tender” wrist watch, named for his movie, and an Elvis Presley bracelet.

Pre-game and half-time activities went off well, without Presley. The 10 Lions Clubs of Memphis and Shelby County sponsored the game for the first time.
It will be several days before it is known how much was raised for the blind and for the blind-aid activities of the Lions, but sponsors concede that the $100,000 goal will not be reached.
A traditional party for players, cheerleaders, etc., was given after the game. Before his death, Mr. Crump used to pay for this party personally. But the party last night cost $900 out of the take. Last year’s party cost $1500.
Presley was escorted out by police and got away before the game was over. The game never did stop for Presley. But many of the youngsters paid no attention to the exiting contest, won by South Side over Messick 14-7, while Presley was present.


Mississippi

Re: Elvis and Cliff at Crump Stadium --> November 1956 !

Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:02 am

bripet56 wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:One wonders which teams played that night. And who won!


South Side won over Messick 14-7 :D

Sincerely
Brian


Ha! I wonder if recent South Side alumnus Dixie Locke went to the game?