A home-town reporter tells the truth

Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:50 pm

A home-town reporter tells the truth
by Edwin Howard
Movie Life, May 1958
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Re: A home-town reporter tells the truth

Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:59 am

A fascinating if somewhat downbeat article, thank you for posting.

That may be the clearest picture of the "first interview pose" I've ever seen.

Re: A home-town reporter tells the truth

Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:05 am

Thank you very much, The fool, for posting this article.

Anything written by Edwin Howard is worth reading. He always offered intelligent and insightful views on his subjects.

I like how he shows his admiration for Marion Keisker in this article : "(...) a friend whose opinions and enthusiasms I had learned to respect."

As for the first photo, I agree with George. This is a lot clearer than ever, albeit cropped. It's especially clearer around his eyes, which always seemed too dark. I know there's an alternate for this shot that appeared in a vintage article too, but this is definitely the same as ever, just clearer, with less contrasts :

Elvis MPS 1954 2.JPG


Elvis MPS 1954 1.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Re: A home-town reporter tells the truth

Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:22 am

George Smith wrote:

That may be the clearest picture of the "first interview pose" I've ever seen.


Mister Moon wrote:Thank you very much, The fool, for posting this article.


Ok, so here it is a little bigger.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Re: A home-town reporter tells the truth

Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:51 pm

Thank you very much for this article and the great picture of the "teenager" Elvis. I wonder now after all these years if Marion Keisker was like a second mother to Elvis, because it seems she knew him so well. And she saw problems about insecurity and entourage, problems which will became bigger and bigger in the future. She hoped the Army will make Elvis more at ease and mature, but we know that the Army made him more stressed and vulnerable, a changed man and not in good ways.

Re: A home-town reporter tells the truth

Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:50 pm

Thousand thanks as always!