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Elvis -- The Final Sullivan Visit, Jan 6, 1957

Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:58 am

If these have been posted before, I missed it.

Below are some nice shots from Elvis' final Ed Sullivan visit in New York on Sunday, January 6, 1957.

Some are from the CBS-TV camera rehearsal, a few from the broadcast.


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Elvis with singer Leny Eversong, Ed Sullivan - Sunday, January 6, 1957
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Re: Elvis -- The Final Sullivan Visit, Jan 6, 1957

Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:07 am

Great shots - Elvis just oozed coolness back then. Thanks for posting these!

Re: Elvis -- The Final Sullivan Visit, Jan 6, 1957

Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:10 am

He was the coolest cat around.
Thanks Doc

Re: Elvis -- The Final Sullivan Visit, Jan 6, 1957

Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:20 pm

Great pics ,thanks for posting

Re: Elvis -- The Final Sullivan Visit, Jan 6, 1957

Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:25 pm

When he really was the King. "Well-a honey I love ya, too much!"

Re: Elvis -- The Final Sullivan Visit, Jan 6, 1957

Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:30 pm

Thanks for posting, Doc. Great pics!

MT

Re: Elvis -- The Final Sullivan Visit, Jan 6, 1957

Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:37 pm

Hard to grasp he was really a young kid still, over there. A timeless and ageless quality was over him in those days.

Re: Elvis -- The Final Sullivan Visit, Jan 6, 1957

Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:18 pm

Rock Legend wrote:Great shots - Elvis just oozed coolness back then. Thanks for posting these!

Dixieland Rocks wrote:He was the coolest cat around.
Thanks Doc

keninlincs wrote:Great pics ,thanks for posting

the full sp wrote:When he really was the King. "Well-a honey I love ya, too much!"

MysteryTrain wrote:Thanks for posting, Doc. Great pics!

MT

epf wrote:Hard to grasp he was really a young kid still, over there. A timeless and ageless quality was over him in those days.

Indeed!

Thanks for the kind words -- are these images new to you guys?

What always bugged me about the third Sullivan appearance -- besides Elvis being shown "from the waist up" -- was how the elaborate set and his rhythm section are barely seen at any point in the program.

Re: Elvis -- The Final Sullivan Visit, Jan 6, 1957

Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:24 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:Thanks for the kind words -- are these images new to you guys?




No, we did these in the picture section before.
see Hilton's link to the getty images in the first post http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=49668

Here's one, that's Leny again, not Lene
http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=48868
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Re: Elvis -- The Final Sullivan Visit, Jan 6, 1957

Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:44 pm

here are a couple more from some mag pages Ger sent me ahile back, not sure if I posted them before
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Re: Elvis -- The Final Sullivan Visit, Jan 6, 1957

Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:51 pm

Some new photos for me. Thanks!

Re: Elvis -- The Final Sullivan Visit, Jan 6, 1957

Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:55 pm

"Great shots - Elvis just oozed coolness back then. Thanks for posting these!"

"He was the coolest cat around"
This reminds me of one of my favorite lines from Elvis XM Radio

"Elvis's music is so cool you can turn off the AC"
Makes me laugh ever time.

Burning Love

Re: Elvis -- The Final Sullivan Visit, Jan 6, 1957

Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:58 pm

JamesVRoy wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:Thanks for the kind words -- are these images new to you guys?




No, we did these in the picture section before.
see Hilton's link to the getty images in the first post http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=49668

Here's one, that's Leny again, not Lene
http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=48868

Thanks.

Re: Elvis -- The Final Sullivan Visit, Jan 6, 1957

Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:08 pm

Thanks doc and James. I think most of them are new to me.

Re: Elvis -- The Final Sullivan Visit, Jan 6, 1957

Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:31 am

Well while we're at it I had a few more on the home system. The ones in your first post John I had in a set of eight (excuse the duplication), I thought I had got them from the pic section
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Re: Elvis -- The Final Sullivan Visit, Jan 6, 1957

Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:50 am

Great thread guys.

Re: Elvis -- The Final Sullivan Visit, Jan 6, 1957

Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:46 pm

Great photos! I love them! Can anyone on here PM me with someone who can provide me with an address where I may order some enlargements of these Sullivan show pics. I would like to obtain some for my music room!! Any help?

Thanks in advance!!
TCB!

Re: Elvis -- The Final Sullivan Visit, Jan 6, 1957

Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:49 pm

Awesome!

Re: Elvis -- The Final Sullivan Visit, Jan 6, 1957

Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:48 am

Someone should do a book!

Re: Elvis -- The Final Sullivan Visit, Jan 6, 1957

Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:35 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
Rock Legend wrote:Great shots - Elvis just oozed coolness back then. Thanks for posting these!

Dixieland Rocks wrote:He was the coolest cat around.
Thanks Doc

keninlincs wrote:Great pics ,thanks for posting

the full sp wrote:When he really was the King. "Well-a honey I love ya, too much!"

MysteryTrain wrote:Thanks for posting, Doc. Great pics!

MT

epf wrote:Hard to grasp he was really a young kid still, over there. A timeless and ageless quality was over him in those days.

Indeed!

Thanks for the kind words -- are these images new to you guys?

What always bugged me about the third Sullivan appearance -- besides Elvis being shown "from the waist up" -- was how the elaborate set and his rhythm section are barely seen at any point in the program.


No i seen 'em i posted them awhile back and seems ive deleted my own post when i tryed to put the link up,but anyhow...
... like i aways have said better to see them twice than never at all!!
Thanks Doc,These Sullian shots are priceless

Re: Elvis -- The Final Sullivan Visit, Jan 6, 1957

Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:53 pm

Is it only me, I never realized they were standing on oversized records ..... sheesh

Re: Elvis -- The Final Sullivan Visit, Jan 6, 1957

Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:22 pm

Thanks Doc and James, they're great photos. 1957 was a great year for Elvis.

Re: Elvis -- The Final Sullivan Visit, Jan 6, 1957

Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:37 am

bc55 wrote:Is it only me, I never realized they were standing on oversized records ..... sheesh

That's an example of what I meant by the elaborate sets created for the January 1957 program.

They went basically unseen during the broadcast, which strongly implies the decision to broadcast Elvis "from the waist up" was done late in the process.

It would be neat to learn if there was a "behind the scenes" battle, who was involved, and who took which side.

Re: Elvis -- The Final Sullivan Visit, Jan 6, 1957

Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:00 am

Usually in situations like this, they just cave in to the sponsers demands.

No big deal since Elvis got his "message" thru to the teenagers, and it made him more controversial, ie. popular.

Re: Elvis -- The Final Sullivan Visit, Jan 6, 1957

Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:36 am

ekenee wrote:Usually in situations like this, they just cave in to the sponsers demands.

No big deal since Elvis got his "message" thru to the teenagers, and it made him more controversial, ie. popular.


Yeah, but how cool would his gyrations have looked in full-bodied glory.

I mean, closeups are fine, but waste the effect that those sets had ?!

Man, lucky for us these photos survived .....