The Sun Years - Publicity portraits

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Great stuff, and I've never seen many of those before. Thanks for sharing!



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davide, thanks for posting. Some are new to me.




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great stuff davide love learning when and where history of Elvis




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Do we know who the photographer was for photos 7,8 and 9? Also does anyone have the photo of a fan holding picture 7 on March 4th, 1955?



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Amazing topic. Priceless, thanks a lot!

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One thought:

The Memphis Press-Scimitar published an alternate July 27, 1954 image in a later article that year, it's in one of Ger Rijff's photo jpurnals


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drjohncarpenter wrote:One thought:

The Memphis Press-Scimitar published an alternate July 27, 1954 image in a later article that year, it's in one of Ger Rijff's photo jpurnals
That's interesting - I would like to see the alternative if anyone has it?

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davide wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:One thought:

The Memphis Press-Scimitar published an alternate July 27, 1954 image in a later article that year, it's in one of Ger Rijff's photo jpurnals
That's interesting - I would like to see the alternative if anyone has it?

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Here it is. Unfortunately not in very good quality but better than nothing.
540727-02.jpg
Scanned from Ger Rijff's "The Rock´n´roll Years"

And from my own microfilm-copy
540724-MPS-540908-pg19-bripet56.jpg
The photo was shot a bit more from the side which can be seen by Elvis' nosetip being almost in line with his chin.

I've only seen this photo in those 1954 newspaper-clippings.

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Thanks Brian for posting the alternative image, which I have now updated.

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lewlew wrote:Do we know who the photographer was for photos 7,8 and 9? Also does anyone have the photo of a fan holding picture 7 on March 4th, 1955?
With regards to the photographer to photo's 7, 8, and 9 (and 6 also) I have been unable to find any further details.

This is the photo mentioned of Elvis with the fan holding the picture.The publicity still was later ripped up by Jo Hawkins boyfriend.

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Anne Braley (left), Jo Hawkes and Elvis,DeKalb March 4th,1955.
`Photo Courtesy of Willie Cox from the book 'Elvis In Texas - The Undiscovered King 1954-1958 by Lori Torrance with Stanley Oberst

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The alternative July 27, 1954 shot is mean, moody and magnificent.


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davide wrote:
lewlew wrote:Do we know who the photographer was for photos 7,8 and 9? Also does anyone have the photo of a fan holding picture 7 on March 4th, 1955?
With regards to the photographer to photo's 7, 8, and 9 (and 6 also) I have been unable to find any further details.

This is the photo mentioned of Elvis with the fan holding the picture.The publicity still was later ripped up by Jo Hawkins boyfriend.

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Anne Braley (left), Jo Hawkes and Elvis,DeKalb March 4th,1955.
`Photo Courtesy of Willie Cox from the book 'Elvis In Texas - The Undiscovered King 1954-1958 by Lori Torrance with Stanley Oberst

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Davide, thanks so much for that picture. I've been told from Scotty Moore that the particular publicity still was not used for long (Maybe 5 months or so) and was a 'stop gap' photo until Elvis could afford to have more professional photos taken...the Speer photo shoot was the outcome just a few months later and he would change his on tour photographs to a Speer shot.



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Awesome! Thanks again davide!




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drjohncarpenter wrote:The alternative July 27, 1954 shot is mean, moody and magnificent.
I thought that was Pete Best. ;)


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Damn good pictures! The pic of Scottty, Elvis & Bill was used in the Hank Snow all Star Jamboree tour photo album.



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Davide, it is a great joy to read your contributions. Keep them coming!



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Another great post! Thank you.



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drjohncarpenter wrote:The alternative July 27, 1954 shot is mean, moody and magnificent.
Which one is that Doc?



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Marko wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:The alternative July 27, 1954 shot is mean, moody and magnificent.
I thought that was Pete Best. ;)
Yes!

Joe Car wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:The alternative July 27, 1954 shot is mean, moody and magnificent.
Which one is that Doc?
Scroll up, bripet56 posted it.


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