It’s been four months since the last Postscripts, and lots of interesting photos have cropped up that relate to earlier blogs. Here’s a look at several of them. Click on the titles below to see the original columns.
Elvis Birthday Cakes: Three weeks ago, we looked at Elvis birthday cakes, including the one presented to him on the set of King Creole when he turned 23 in 1958. Elvis was also filming a movie on January 8, 1961, when he turned 26. Here is Elvis and the cake, along with costar Hope Lang, during the filming of Wild in the Country.
More NodNiks: Back in December, we zoomed in on the heads of various Elvis figurines, bobbleheads and Christmas ornaments available at www.ShopElvis.com. I was not particularly charmed by the two NodNiks, mainly because their marshmallow-shaped heads looked kind of stupid to me. However, the promo text said they were the next big thing with young collectors. Perhaps this isn’t just wishful thinking. Certainly, they will have better success with these other choices.
Giant Elvis Pez: In that same blog article, I stated that my favorite little Elvis collectible was Jumpsuit Elvis Pez from the three-pack gift tin. However, not all Elvis Pezes (Pez Elvises?) are small. How about a three-foot tall Giant Elvis Pez? The one on the right is available in the Cirque du Soleil Viva Elvis gift shop in Las Vegas. The one with the TCB shield actually has a chip in it that plays an Elvis song.
Mixed Media Elvis Art: Back in August, we looked at Elvis Images constructed of various unusual materials. Google Images picked up several of them, and the Elvis bust made of matchsticks has brought many folks to ElvisBlog. Now we have a similar bust made from colored matchsticks:
The same article contained an Elvis Statue made entirely of butter. Since then, we have found another Elvis butter statue which includes a hound dog. To keep this fair and balanced, here is a butter statue of Michael Jackson and his pet chimp.
Again, in that old article, we looked at two Elvis images done on toast. One was scratched out on one piece of toast; the other contained hundreds of pieces. Here is one in between with Elvis’ face on thirty pieces of toast.
Elvis M&M Ornament for Christmas: Prior to Christmas 2008, we looked at the wide variety of Elvis M&M Christmas tree ornaments that were available. Now, the selection is even better, expanding to free-standing models. Here is “A Little M Conversation” M&M Elvis. Sorry to be a critic, but what’s with the eyebrows up on the top of the head? Kind of looks like Groucho Marx hair, doesn’t it? And what’s that thing he is holding in his left hand? At $20, I’ve got to pass on this one.
Pick the Better Elvis Image: Last fall, this article contained two Photoshopped pictures depicting Elvis as Superman. Here’s one more with young Elvis as Superboy. I still don’t know why nobody has done Elvis as Captain Marvel Jr., who was the super hero that young Elvis admired so much:
Look at all the things Elvis copied from Captain Marvel Jr. and his alter-ego Freddy Freeman: the hairdo, the lightning bolt (in his TCB Logo), the cape, and the white scarves around the neck.
In Search of Historic Elvis: This column from early December 2009 was a little short on pictures. Here is a photo of an ancient Elvis petroglyph that could have fit right in.
Like we’ve said here many times before, Elvis is everywhere.
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