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When was this photo taken & who is the girl?

Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:56 am

Does anyone know when this picture was taken. It looks like a Christmas photo. Also who is the girl?
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Re: When was this photo taken & who is the girl?

Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:58 am

Christmas 1957, December 25 or 26. This is a photo from a book by Jim Curtin, "Christmas with Elvis", i think. I'm not at home right now, but i'll be back with a scan, soon.

Re: When was this photo taken & who is the girl?

Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:43 am

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Re: When was this photo taken & who is the girl?

Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:29 pm

December 25, 1957, Graceland. Elvis with Hannerl Melcher (she meet Elvis in October 1957, when he was in Vegas) and her friend Cathy Gabriel.


Mississippi

Re: When was this photo taken & who is the girl?

Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:04 pm

Mississippi wrote:December 25, 1957, Graceland. Elvis with Hannerl Melcher (she meet Elvis in October 1957, when he was in Vegas) and her friend Cathy Gabriel.
Mississippi

Actually the photos are from December 27 as Elvis didn't get his draft deferment until this date and that's the date (March 20) the girls are pointing to in the photo.

I know that Day-by-Day says that he got his deferment on December 26 but the earliest newspaper clippings I can find were printed in evening papers of December 27 and states that
Elvis Presley received a 60-day draft deferment today
This goes for the Memphis Press Scimitar as well.

Here's a newspaper clipping from Long Beach Press Telegram December 28, 1957 stating that the Draft Board notified Elvis on Friday (Dec 27).
571228-Ca-Long Beach-Press Telegram-pg02.jpg


So, the photo above is from December 27, 1957.

Sincerely
Brian
http://www.brian56.dk
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Re: When was this photo taken & who is the girl?

Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:22 pm

Thank you Brian, un de plus
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Re: When was this photo taken & who is the girl?

Fri Jan 01, 2010 3:00 am

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Re: When was this photo taken & who is the girl?

Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:46 pm

The Xmas Tree looks very sad :mrgreen:

Re: When was this photo taken & who is the girl?

Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:19 am

Is this one from the same christmas 1957 ???
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Re: When was this photo taken & who is the girl?

Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:50 am

Mississippi wrote:December 25, 1957, Graceland. Elvis with Hannerl Melcher (she meet Elvis in October 1957, when he was in Vegas) and her friend Cathy Gabriel.

Hannerl Melcher was 1957's Miss Vienna and Miss Austria.

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Hannerl and Elvis, Memphis, December 1957


Hannerl met Elvis in Las Vegas that November, and visited Graceland at Christmastime with her roommate, Kathy Gabriel, who was 1957's Miss Ohio at the "Miss USA" contest.

Hannerl was Austria's representative in the "Miss Universe" pageant. Both contests were held July 19 in Long Beach, CA. Hard to believe, but neither girl won their respective titles.

Elvis gave Hannerl a specially-autographed copy of his Loving You LP:

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To Hannerl
"Loving You"
Elvis Presley


A couple of years later, the lovely Ms. Melcher did nab a bit part in "G.I. Blues" -- as the strolling singer during one of Tulsa's dates with Lili (Juliet Prowse). Check it out!

Hannerl turned 72 this past November:
http://www.mabroselvisworld.com/Hannerl%20Melcher/uebersicht.htm

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Hannerl and Elvis, Memphis, December 1957

Here's a shot of Hannerl from 2004:

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(L-R) Ernst Kieninger, Anita Wicher-Askin, Leon Askin, author Rudolf Ulrich, Miss Austria 1957, Hannerl Melcher


You may always trust the Doc to do his best for you!
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Re: When was this photo taken & who is the girl?

Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:02 am

otto wrote:Is this one from the same christmas 1957 ???

No, this is from the one and only Christmas at 1034 Audubon in Memphis a year earlier.

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Gladys, Dottie Harmony, Vernon, Elvis - Memphis, December 1956

That's the lovely Dorothy "Dottie" Harmony with Elvis and his parents. He met her in Las Vegas during his November 1956 vacation -- where was Marilyn Evans? -- and he invited her to spend the Christmas holiday. She did, and stayed until Elvis headed off to New York almost exactly 53 years ago, to perform for the last time on the Ed Sullivan program.

Dottie was one of author Peter Guralnick's most insightful interviews for his landmark 1994 Presley biography, Last Train To Memphis: The Rise Of Elvis Presley. He spent a LONG time trying to find her -- she apparently lives quietly in California these days. It was worth the effort.

The DOC is on a roll today ... happy new year!

Re: When was this photo taken & who is the girl?

Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:04 am

Thanks Doc, You are sure on the roll

Happy new Year to you to
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Re: When was this photo taken & who is the girl?

Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:20 am

there is a very nice interview with Hannerl on Mabro's website (in German..):
http://www.mabroselvisworld.com/Hannerl ... grafie.htm

Hannerl is now 72 years old and lives in Vienna (Wien) - Austria

Re: When was this photo taken & who is the girl?

Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:01 am

thanks two e-cat and the doctre john for this infomation

Re: When was this photo taken & who is the girl?

Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:26 am

otto wrote:Thanks Doc, You are sure on the roll

Happy new Year to you to

Bless you, my son!

Re: When was this photo taken & who is the girl?

Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:14 pm

Source: "Christmas With Elvis" by Jim Curtin (1999)
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Re: When was this photo taken & who is the girl?

Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:30 pm

hilton22000 wrote:Source: "Christmas With Elvis" by Jim Curtin (1999)


Thanks Hilton, Curtin's book has a few gems.
Happy New Year!

Re: When was this photo taken & who is the girl?

Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:04 pm

Very welcome. Yes, there are some great photos in the book, too bad the quality of the photo from Dec. 57 is not so good.
Happy New Year :smt006
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