Post here your Elvis' pictures

Re: Man behind the mask 1957

Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:44 pm

davide wrote:Extract from an interview with Gloria Pall:
...I saw him at a Halloween party and I didn't recognise him at first because he had a mask on and he was wearing a black leather outfit - motorcycle garb...


It's confusing, isn't it ?

He clearly wasn't dressed like that in the photos..............

Re: Man behind the mask 1957

Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:55 pm

davide wrote:Image
JEANNE CARMEN & ELVIS PRESLEY at SY DEVORE'S Halloween party: October 31st, 1957: Beverly Hills, California Photo Earl Leaf.
Here is a larger version of the photo already posted. The photographer for all the October 31st party shots was Earl Leaf


Also if you have a spare five mins take a look here : Jeanne Carmen: My Wild, Wild Life as a New York Pin Up Queen By Brandon James http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Suyk ... en&f=false
Worth a look at page 6 !,then Page 301 onwards,note by the Author Brandon James " The following book is an artistic interpretation of the extraordinary true life story of the amazingly beautiful Americian Icon Jeanne Carmen - my mother. Brandon James.



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Elvis and Marti Devore( Niece to Sy Devore)

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Davide


Wow, I've never had women look at me like that! Lucky bastard! :)

Re: Man behind the mask 1957

Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:59 pm

Joe Car wrote:Wow, I've never had women look at me like that!
Lucky bastard! :)


Err....................... have you tried wearing a mask ?

Re: Man behind the mask 1957

Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:37 pm

ColinB wrote:
Joe Car wrote:Wow, I've never had women look at me like that!
Lucky bastard! :)


Err....................... have you tried wearing a mask ?


Actually, my wife has suggested that to me, many times! :lol:

Re: Man behind the mask 1957

Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:19 pm

Thanks davide.

Although her description of Elvis clad in leather and with the entire Memphis Mafia present doesn't fit the picture it seems like she actually did attend the party and would be the girl in the picture with Elvis.

Sincerely
Brian
www.brian56.dk

Re: Man behind the mask 1957

Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:47 pm

davide wrote:Also if you have a spare five mins take a look here :

Jeanne Carmen: My Wild, Wild Life as a New York Pin Up Queen By Brandon James
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=SuyksDfVUy0C&printsec=frontcover&dq=Jeanne+Carmen&cd=1

Worth a look at page 6 !, then Page 301 onwards, note by the Author Brandon James

"The following book is an artistic interpretation of the extraordinary true life story of the amazingly beautiful American Icon Jeanne Carmen - my mother. Brandon James."

Artistic interpretation indeed. That entire Elvis chapter reads like something from the Lucy de Barbin files.

Re: Man behind the mask 1957

Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:23 am

Image

Davide

Re: Man behind the mask 1957

Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:30 am

davide wrote:Image

Davide


Cool to see yet another photo from this day.
Thanks a lot davide.

Sincerely
Brian
www.brian56.dk

Re: Man behind the mask 1957

Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:12 pm

Below another photo of Jean Carmen at this party

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davide wrote:[Image


Same photo in better quality

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I don't think this alternate of Elvis and Joan Bradshow was posted in this thread before :

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Re: Man behind the mask 1957

Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:27 pm

Nice E-Cat, thanks a lot for the better quality photo. A big improvement. (EDITED)

Sincverely
Brian
http://www.brian56.dk
Last edited by bripet56 on Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Re: Man behind the mask 1957

Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:33 pm

::rocks
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Re: Man behind the mask 1957

Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:46 pm

bripet56 wrote:Nice hilton, thanks a lot for the better quality photo. A big improvement.

My pleasure, Brian :shock:

Claude, thx for posting that first photo

Re: Man behind the mask 1957

Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:22 pm

E-Cat wrote:
bripet56 wrote:Nice hilton, thanks a lot for the better quality photo. A big improvement.

My pleasure, Brian :shock:

Claude, thx for posting that first photo


Darn, I gotta look closer when expressing my gratitude.
Thanks a lot E-Cat for the better quality photo. I edited my post above.

Sincerely
Brian
www.brian56.dk

Re: Man behind the mask 1957

Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:03 pm

no problem Brian :)

Re: Man behind the mask 1957

Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:21 am

The funny thing is, Elvis almost didn't go to this holiday shindig.

But he did, and at Devore's home he met the King.

And the mask was a special gift, from a man.

George Klein's recent memoir tells all:

Halloween fell a few days after the Pan Pacific shows, and our group was thrilled to have been invited to a party thrown by Sy Devore, the top Hollywood designer known as the "tailor to the stars." Except that the invitation was really for Elvis, and he didn't want to go. The more excitedly we talked about the party, the less interested he was in it, and when somebody made the mistake of saying "Everyone's going to be there," that about clinched it: He didn't want anything to do with the Halloween party. But he didn't count on an early-evening visit from Billy Murphy, who turned up with a handmade Halloween present for Elvis: a beautifully put-together, gold Mardi Gras-style mask. Elvis took one look at Murphy's mask and said, "All right, we're going to the party."

[snip]

I walked into one of the party rooms and saw a costume that topped them all: Nat King Cole was dressed as Elvis, with a black leather jacket, pasted-on sideburns, and a guitar around his neck. Elvis and I had always loved Cole's music, and I went right up to him and introduced myself. He was extremely nice, and when he heard I was with Elvis, he said he really wanted to meet him. I went to find Elvis, and at first it was hard to get him away from the pretty girls he was talking to. But as soon as I told him who Nat King Cole was dressed as, he had me lead him there. I'll never forget the sight of Mardi Gras Elvis standing there talking to Nat King Cole Presley.

George Klein, with Chuck Crisafulli, Elvis: My Best Man:
Radio Days, Rock 'n' Roll Nights, and My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley
(New York: Random House, 2010), p. 104-105



The meeting with Cole may well explain actress Gloria Pall's memory lapse. Cole's "black leather/Elvis" costume must have gotten jumbled in her memory of that night.

This is such a neat topic!

Re: Man behind the mask 1957

Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:19 am

Great story, thanks for posting.
I'd would love to see some photo's of Cole and Elvis...

Re: Man behind the mask 1957

Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:30 am

Thanks -- so would I!

Re: Man behind the mask 1957

Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:31 am

Thanks guys for the new info and the newly added pics.
I always wondered where the mask came from.
::rocks

Re: Man behind the mask 1957

Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:47 pm

..Gloria Pall, sexy hostess of 1950s TV show, dies
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Share0Print......LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gloria Pall, the sultry hostess of a 1950s Los Angeles TV show that was canceled because her character's sexy poses and flirtatious comments were deemed too hot for television, has died.

Pall died Dec. 30 of heart failure at a Burbank hospital, her son Jefferson Kane told the Los Angeles Times in a story published online Saturday. She was 85.

Pall was a former model and showgirl when she was cast by KABC-TV in 1954 to introduce each week's romantic movie. Appearing as "Voluptua," the statuesque Pall welcomed viewers with a breathy coo to her boudoir and tell them to "Relax, take off your shoes, loosen your ties."

During the show, she caressed a bearskin rug and made costume changes behind a translucent screen.

As she signed off, clad only in a men's pajama top, she kissed the camera goodbye.

The station canceled the show after seven weeks amid pressure from religious and parent groups, and lackluster commercial sponsorship. The protests attracted national media attention.

Pall said her character was simply being suggestive. She described her over-the-top character as "corny not porny."

She also had a brief acting career and had memorable roles. In an image from the 1957 film "Jailhouse Rock," her legs frame Elvis Presley's face at a burlesque show; she clutches Kirk Douglas' arm in a scene from 1954's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea"; and in "Crimson Kimono," a classic 1959 film noir, Pall played a stripper named Sugar Torch, who gets shot in the opening scene.

She later became a Los Angeles real estate agent.