Here are some highlights from the images section of the The Commercial Appeal website,some rare,but what's nice is the captions,the photographer credits and dates that come with some of them - look here for some more great photo's : http://www.commercialappeal.com/photos/archive/
PHOTO BY BOB WILLIAMS/THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL Maid of Cotton Patricia Cowden (left) and Memphis Cotton Carnival Queen Clare Mallory gave Elvis Presley royal kisses just before the rock and roll singer walked on stage before a packed Ellis Auditorium audience on the night of May 15, 1956.
PHOTO BY BOB WILLIAMS/THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL More than 7,000 people jammed Ellis Auditorium on the night of May 15, 1956, to stomp, shudder, shriek and sigh as a young Elvis Presley writhed his way through a rock and roll repertoire. Presley was the blockbuster of Bob Neal's Cotton Picking Jamboree, a feature of Cotton Carnival opening night.
Elvis Presley signs autographs for dancers in "Stars Over Dixie" at the Mid-South Fair Sept. 29, 1956. "Stars over Dixie" was a Broadway extravaganza booked for the fair in honor of its centennial anniversary.
PHOTO BY BOB WILLIAMS/THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL Elvis Presley in a Memphis city court on Oct. 19, 1956, along with Gulf service station employees Edd Hopper (left) and Aubrey Brown. The trio had a fight the previous night when Elvis pulled into the station at Gayoso and Second for repairs and was besieged by fans. Hopper, the station manager, ordered Presley away and a brief altercation ensued. All three were booked for assault and battery and disorderly conduct. Charges against Presley were dismissed. Hopper and Brown both had to pay fines.
PHOTO BY BOB WILLIAMS/THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL Yvonne Lime, Hollywood starlet, and Elvis Presley looked lovey-dovey at each other on April 19, 1957, in front of Graceland, Elvis' new $100,000 mansion near Whitehaven. Miss Lime, who was visiting for the Easter holidays, had a small part in "Loving You," Elvis' second motion picture which premiered July 9 of that year. Production had begun in mid-January and wrapped by mid-March.
PHOTO BY TOM BARBER, MEMPHIS PRESS-SCIMITAR/THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL An unidentified woman approached Elvis Presley at Goodfellows headquarters Dec. 16, 1957, with a request: "Elvis, please autograph my arm!" Elvis was at the headquarters to present the Press-Scimitar Goodfellows with 100 brand new $10 bills. Elvis let it be known that the Goodfellows had played Santa Claus for him seven years earlier. "Our family had it pretty rough that year," he recalled. "The Goodfellows made my Christmas for me."*
PHOTO BY BILL LEAPTROTT, MEMPHIS PRESS-SCIMITAR/THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL FILES Eight-year-old Mary Kosloski had a date with Elvis Presley Jan. 8, 1958, and he kept her waiting for more than two hours. The Collierville girl, who was the national March of Dimes poster child in 1955, seemed to forgive all when Elvis appeared and told her: "If you were 10 years older, honey, I wouldn't let you go." The pair were photographed with teddy bears and pandas Elvis was sending to the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis for auction during an upcoming fund drive.
Gary Player gives some golf pointers to Evlis Presley on the Paramount set of "Blue Hawaii" in 1961. Producer Hal Wallis slated a screen test for the golfer later that year. Player was leaving May 9 for Fort Worth to get ready for the Colonial Tournament. (UPI)
Elvis Presley on a go cart racing up the driveway of Graceland October 12, 1965. ( By Saul Brown, Memphis Press-Scimitar / The Commercial Appeal files)
PHOTO BY CHARLES NICHOLAS/THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL Elvis Presley posed with one of his cars outside Graceland in this photograph published March 7, 1965, in the first issue of Mid-South, the now-defunct Sunday magazine of The Commercial Appeal. Elvis complained of the long sessions with photographers making movie publicity stills: "I try to cut the time down to three or four hours, but sometimes you have to pose for six or eight. A man only has so many different smiles, and I don't have many."
Elvis Presley during a March 20, 1974 concert at Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis. Elvis ended a 15 city tour with three performances in his hometown on the 16, 17th and Wednesday night, the 20th, before a crowd of 12,300. ( By Jim Shearin / The Commercial Appeal )
A Memphis policeman carries away a young woman trying to reach the hearse bearing the body of rock and roll star Elvis Presley during the funeral procession to Forest Hill Cemetery on Aug. 18, 1977. Thousands lined the route for the final farewell.
*Another photo can be found here - viewtopic.php?f=8&t=33494&hilit=Goodfellows
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