Elvis And Me by Judy Spreckels (Modern Screen, March 1957)

Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:26 am

More About Elvis And Me, Part II
by Judy Spreckels
Modern Screen, March 1957

(And no, I do not have the Part 1. But it would be great if someone could post that here.)
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Re: Elvis And Me by Judy Spreckels (Modern Screen, March 195

Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:31 am

And the last two pages...
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Re: Elvis And Me by Judy Spreckels (Modern Screen, March 195

Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:39 pm

The fool wrote:And the last two pages...


Teriffic. I do enjoy seeing these vintage articles. If Elvis is not featured on the front cover, then often we assume he is not featured at all on the inside.

Re: Elvis And Me by Judy Spreckels (Modern Screen, March 195

Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:47 pm

Excelent magazine, thank you so much!! Photo from page img769 is new to me :smt007

Somebody know the date of the below photo? Maibe Miami, August 3, 1956?
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Re: Elvis And Me by Judy Spreckels (Modern Screen, March 195

Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:13 am

How in the heck did I miss this?

These uploads are just terrific, and so often contain crucial information. Thanks, as always, The fool!

It is VERY interesting to learn Judy made "a tape recording of every TV show he has been on." And then she goes on to say they "play back his old TV appearances and talk about them"! What!?!

This is further proof Elvis was very aware of how he came off on TV, and knew exactly what he was doing!!

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BONUS JUDY SPRECKELS INFO!

The "personal nickname" Elvis gave Judy, "Sugar," is obviously taken from her brief marriage to Adolph Spreckels II, heir to the Spreckels sugar fortune. Presley may have remembered the wedding, it was front-page news exactly 59 years ago:


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Toledo Blade, Tuesday February 2, 1954


What happened next sounds like something out of a crazy movie.

Judy married the 42 year-old socialite on January 31, 1954. It lasted all of 32 days. They separated on March 4 and Adolph filed for divorce on March 8, claiming that she treated him "in a cruel and inhuman manner." For example, he told the judge that he had to cook his own meals ...

Judy had her arm in a sling and told reporters that her husband broke her arm in a fight the previous Thursday. During a property settlement a few days later, she signed an agreement that she had not received any physical injury from him.

Interestingly, the same day Elvis cut "That's All Right" in Memphis, Judy and her ex-husband were in the news again.


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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Monday, July 5, 1954


Spreckels was by many accounts a troubled man, with a history of drinking and broken relationships; Judy had been his sixth wife.

Adolph died seven years later of a brain hemorrhage; he was 49. Police said he fell and hit his head after leaving a Phoenix cocktail lounge.


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Adolph Spreckels II, AP wire news report, Saturday, October 29, 1961


Judy remarried in Las Vegas on September 10, 1958, just days after Elvis left for Germany. And it wasn't to the fiancée she speaks of in the magazine article, Jim Couthen, but a fellow named B. E. Blackwell, 46, a Southland sportsman and heir.

Judy's still with us today, living quietly in California's San Fernando Valley.

The stories she could tell!
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Re: Elvis And Me by Judy Spreckels (Modern Screen, March 195

Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:34 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
These uploads are just terrific, and so often contain crucial information. Thanks, as always, The fool!

And thank you for all the extra information on Judy. So, she was the sixth bride of a 42-year-old man? From my humble Finnish point of view this is just plain crazy. But it is obvious that Judy cared for Elvis very much.

Re: Elvis And Me by Judy Spreckels (Modern Screen, March 195

Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:31 am

The fool wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:These uploads are just terrific, and so often contain crucial information. Thanks, as always, The fool!


And thank you for all the extra information on Judy. So, she was the sixth bride of a 42-year-old man? From my humble Finnish point of view this is just plain crazy. But it is obvious that Judy cared for Elvis very much.


You're welcome.

Crazy indeed! Your uploads were inspiring, and Judy has always been an interesting Presley associate.

She should write a book before it is too late. Spreckels was a very smooth operator.

Re: Elvis And Me by Judy Spreckels (Modern Screen, March 195

Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:22 am

You are one serious collector, 'Fool'. Thank you so much for sharing.