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Is This Young Kid Elvis @ Three Years Old???

Mon May 13, 2013 10:32 pm

Give me HONEST & SERIOUS answers, please!

To me, this does not favor Elvis ONLY because the famous "lip curl" is incorrect. Elvis always curled the left side of his lip and not the right side, correct? The reason I'm asking is that I just got told that this isn't Elvis.....

Here's the picture....
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Re: Is This Young Kid Elvis @ Three Years Old???

Mon May 13, 2013 10:44 pm

It certainly is Elvis.

Re: Is This Young Kid Elvis @ Three Years Old???

Mon May 13, 2013 10:54 pm

Rob wrote:It certainly is Elvis.




Ok....thanks, Rob....I guess what threw me off was the smile and the side that the famous "lip curl" is coming from. That lip curl seemed to always come from the left side and not the right side - so that's what got me confused.

Thanks, buddy.

Re: Is This Young Kid Elvis @ Three Years Old???

Tue May 14, 2013 12:19 am

Tony Trout wrote:
Rob wrote:It certainly is Elvis.




Ok....thanks, Rob....I guess what threw me off was the smile and the side that the famous "lip curl" is coming from. That lip curl seemed to always come from the left side and not the right side - so that's what got me confused.

Thanks, buddy.


Maybe it's reversed! :)

Re: Is This Young Kid Elvis @ Three Years Old???

Tue May 14, 2013 12:23 am

Tony Trout wrote:
Rob wrote:It certainly is Elvis.




Ok....thanks, Rob....I guess what threw me off was the smile and the side that the famous "lip curl" is coming from. That lip curl seemed to always come from the left side and not the right side - so that's what got me confused.

Thanks, buddy.


Here it is reversed so that the smile is on the left.. looks a little odd now, but yes, Elvis' smile did curl up on the left, not the right.. who knows..
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Re: Is This Young Kid Elvis @ Three Years Old???

Tue May 14, 2013 8:11 am

Looks like its Elvis to me

Re: Is This Young Kid Elvis @ Three Years Old???

Tue May 14, 2013 8:48 am

keninlincs wrote:Looks like its Elvis to me


Cute, Ken.

Uh, the hair part might help some. The buttons on a small child, especially prior to the post-WWII period, aren't always helpful. Girls often still wear shirts and sweaters the "boy way" in the school uniforms, and for small children, sometimes the buttons were made always "the girl way," because they are easier for small fingers. I don't think they shopped fancy children's boutiques, though.

Hard to say about the mouth. Lemme check. Yes, in the first photo, it goes the other way. Curious. I think he's somewhat older here. Definitely. He was small for his age.

rjm

Re: Is This Young Kid Elvis @ Three Years Old???

Tue May 14, 2013 1:45 pm

rjm wrote:Uh, the hair part might help some. Hard to say about the mouth. rjm



The reversed picture looks so wrong after all the years of seeing it the other way round. While the 'sneer' may be confusing we can see that in many early pictures that Elvis hair is combed from left to right. Thus the familiar version is the right one.

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Re: Is This Young Kid Elvis @ Three Years Old???

Tue May 14, 2013 2:31 pm

And he did in fact sometimes do the smile the other way...... there's a LMT close-up which shows this, for example.

Re: Is This Young Kid Elvis @ Three Years Old???

Tue May 14, 2013 3:31 pm

Thanks, everyone. I appreciate it.



chris j wrote:And he did in fact sometimes do the smile the other way...... there's a LMT close-up which shows this, for example.


Can you post it, Chris? I'd like to see it....

Re: Is This Young Kid Elvis @ Three Years Old???

Wed May 15, 2013 6:08 pm

Tony Trout wrote: ... Give me HONEST & SERIOUS answers, please! ...

The Picture is from 1939 or 1940. But the Background is faked.

Re: Is This Young Kid Elvis @ Three Years Old???

Wed May 15, 2013 8:41 pm

KevinK wrote:Here it is reversed ...


The view is incorrect, look at the buttons on his shirt. It's a photo of Elvis, I wouldn't worry too much about the smile.

Re: Is This Young Kid Elvis @ Three Years Old???

Thu May 16, 2013 12:44 pm

It's Elvis and a pretty common childhood shot that's been around for awhile.

Re: Is This Young Kid Elvis @ Three Years Old???

Thu May 16, 2013 1:51 pm

Indeed, the future King of Rock 'n Roll is pictured there. The image looks reversed, but who knows. I can't imagine he would "sometimes do the smile the other way." Why would anyone do that?

Re: Is This Young Kid Elvis @ Three Years Old???

Thu May 16, 2013 9:29 pm

Hi Tony Trout, I have scanned the picture and will email to anyone who cares to post it here. The shirt buttons and scar on his chin say it's the right way round despite the smile going the other way!

Re: Is This Young Kid Elvis @ Three Years Old???

Thu May 16, 2013 9:31 pm

KHoots wrote:Indeed, the future King of Rock 'n Roll is pictured there. The image looks reversed, but who knows. I can't imagine he would "sometimes do the smile the other way." Why would anyone do that?


As I already pointed out, the image is correct.

Re: Is This Young Kid Elvis @ Three Years Old???

Fri May 17, 2013 1:07 pm

KHoots wrote:Indeed, the future King of Rock 'n Roll is pictured there. The image looks reversed, but who knows. I can't imagine he would "sometimes do the smile the other way." Why would anyone do that?


The hair and buttons say it's correct.

Only a little rich boy would have the opposite buttons (I have seen them in expensive children's clothing catalogs - it helps children button their own shirts, but in this case, that's silly.)

Why? I would think the photographer was perhaps urging him not to "twist" his mouth, so this is what happened. He was trying, in other words, too hard.

There are some interesting possibilities for the mouth situation in the first place. Another time . . .

rjm


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Re: Is This Young Kid Elvis @ Three Years Old???

Fri May 17, 2013 3:36 pm

rjm wrote:
KHoots wrote:Indeed, the future King of Rock 'n Roll is pictured there. The image looks reversed, but who knows. I can't imagine he would "sometimes do the smile the other way." Why would anyone do that?


The hair and buttons say it's correct.

Only a little rich boy would have the opposite buttons (I have seen them in expensive children's clothing catalogs - it helps children button their own shirts, but in this case, that's silly.)

Why? I would think the photographer was perhaps urging him not to "twist" his mouth, so this is what happened. He was trying, in other words, too hard.

There are some interesting possibilities for the mouth situation in the first place. Another time . . .rjm


Yeah, I get that it's correct. :D I only said it looks reversed. And of course that's based on that legendary smile going the other way. Strange thing he did as a tot!

Re: Is This Young Kid Elvis @ Three Years Old???

Fri May 17, 2013 6:50 pm

Elvis also smiles to his right in the well-known picture of him aged about 12 with his arm around his father's neck + big cold sore. Originally seen printed in reverse, to complicate matters.....

Re: Is This Young Kid Elvis @ Three Years Old???

Tue May 28, 2013 9:57 pm

As noted, the original photo is genuine and true.

His mouth would curl to the other side, depending on the situation, whether he was three or forty-one:



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Re: Is This Young Kid Elvis @ Three Years Old???

Wed May 29, 2013 9:33 am

He usually sneered on the right side as in the bottom photo but curled his smile on the left side, but I think the child photo is of a half smile.