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Organizing My Elvis Pictures – Part 2

Elvis Signing Something

I’m on the internet all the time looking for stuff to inspire an ElvisBlog post. Like a news item or a historical story, but often I will type something Elvis-related in the Google search box, and just check out the images that pop up. Surprisingly, I find some of the best pictures after scrolling down four or five pages where the images start to waver off your original search term. Like the picture above with Elvis writing something, or more likely, autographing a page for a fan.

I have a nice file of Elvis autographs compiled from dozens of auction results, but this photo didn’t seem right to file there. So, to save time when I discovered it, I just put it in my humongous master folder called Photos for Blog Articles.

Photos For Blog Articles File

Here you can see the first fourteen files in my blog photo folder. There are a total of 145 files with hundreds of sub-files. But there are also hundreds of individual pictures just in the folder, but not filed.

So, I will do this post about organizing some interesting ones into the proper files. Like the photo at the top. Believe it or not, that file is Elvis in the Army. The site where I found it said it was taken in Bad Nauheim, Germany.

 

Elvis in Thonburi, Thailand

The website information on this one said it was a giant Elvis billboard in Thonburi, Thailand. I had no idea where to file it. It just didn’t fit anywhere. So, I’m going to put it in Images, which is kind of a catch-all for interesting pictures of Elvis himself or his first name. Like this:

On Sun Record

Or this.

Elvis plus Guitar

 

Here’s one that’s pretty strange.

Born on January 8

It is kind of distressing to know that Kim Jong Un shares the same birthday as Elvis. I had no idea where to file this, but I’m now putting it in Elvis and Other Stars. David Bowie already has a sub-file in there.

Speaking of Kim Jong Un, did you know his father was a big Elvis fan?

Kim Jong Il in Elvis Jumpsuit

That’s Kim Jong Il in an Elvis jumpsuit. He’s filed in Elvis Impersonator Losers, a file with way too many crummy looking Elvis wannabies. Then I got curious about whether Kim Jong Un inherited the same genetic preference for Elvis.

Kim Jong Un as Elvis Presley

The best I could find was this Photoshopped image. I made two copies and filed one in Altered Elvis and the other in that loser file with his dad.

 

Elvis Presley's Memphis

Do you remember when EPE opened an Elvis-themed restaurant in the old building where the Lansky Bros. clothing store used to be? The restaurant folded after a few years, but Graceland still owned the name Elvis Presley’s Memphis and used it again when they opened the new entertainment complex this year. I have decided to file this picture under Lansky Bros.

 

Linda Thompson and Bruce Jenner

I don’t know why I didn’t immediately file this one in the Linda Thompson sub-file of the Elvis Girlfriends folder, but it’s in there now. How do you like the good-looking fellow Linda paired up with after Elvis? I think his name is Bruce, but I could be confused.

 

Elvis Bacon

This one is now in Products. It’s not a good fit, but where else can I file a piece of bacon that looks like Elvis? Somewhere in my master folder there’s a potato chip that looks like Elvis. And a cloud, too, I think. Maybe I can find them and start a folder called Stuff That Looks Like Elvis.

 

British Passport - Elvis Autograph on Page 32

This could have been put in the Autographs folder, but I didn’t initially do that because I thought I could use the interesting story about it in a blog post. Well, here it is. This is page 32 of the British Passport of Pauline Mary Harvey. Apparently, she met Elvis in 1963 and needed something for him to autograph. I believe the little picture of Elvis was pasted in later.

British Passport - Pauline Mary Harvey - 1963

 

I am sure you all have seen the photo of Elvis making a face while getting a shot. It’s filed in the Caption Contest folder.

Elvis Getting A Shot

This blood pressure picture will go in there, too, although it will be harder to come up with a funny caption.

Elvis Having Blood Pressure Taken

 

Woodstock From back of Stage

This doesn’t really belong in any Elvis folder because it is a shot of the crowd at Woodstock taken from the back of the stage. I saved it because I thought it was such a cool photo, but it will stay in limbo because I just don’t know where to file it.

 

Sketch of Elvis made by Jimi Hendrix in 1957 - 14 years old

Speaking of Woodstock, one of the best performers there, Jimi Hendrix, made this drawing of Elvis in 1957 when Hendrix was fourteen years old. Look hard and you can make out all the Elvis song titles he added. This picture is now filed in Elvis and Other Stars.

It hasn’t been widely reported that Elvis was an influence for Hendrix. What do you think?

 

24 Hour Church of Elvis

How about the 24 Hour Church of Elvis in Portland, Oregon? It just doesn’t fit in any folder category, so I put it in Odds and Ends, which is not much of an improvement over not filed at all.

 

Album of Elvis Novelty Songs

Here is a two CD set containing 25 Elvis novelty and tribute songs. You can buy it on Amazon right now for $12.99. I put it in Elvis Records even though it’s not one of his own.

 

Barbara Hearn Dancing With Elvis

I must have discovered this picture early in my days of collecting Elvis photos and wasn’t sure who the girl was that Elvis danced with. Now, I immediately recognize her as Barbara Hearn, because there are several other photos of her wearing this dress. So the photo has now been filed in the Barbara Hearn sub-file of the Elvis Girlfriends folder. Look what else I have in that file – One of the shortest but expressive love letters to Elvis you will ever see.

Barbara Hearn Dancing With Elvis

Elvis not only made the girls swoon, he made them sigh.

 

The last time I did a post about organizing my Elvis photos was back in June 2014.  Click here to check it out.

 

 

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Captain Contest #29 — Winner

Previous winner Jean Pyle of Hawthorne, NJ came through again. Her approach is unique. Instead of just a caption, Jean takes on the challenge of reworking lyrics of an Elvis song to fit the image. She picked “Suspicious Minds” for this one.

Elvis - Hey, Look

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“Suspicious Minds”

I’m caught in a speed trap.
I can’t walk out,
Because I drove too fast, baby.

Why can’t they see
What they’re doing to me
When they don’t believe a word I say?

“We can’t go to the police station together
With your suspicious mind.
It was just peanut butter and bananas
I was racing off to find.”

Jean also worked peanut butter and bananas into this, which is appropriate since her prize is a $31 gift card from Baskin-Robbins. Their flavor of the month for January is “Peanut Butter ‘N Banana” in honor of Elvis’ 80th birthday.

Elvis Ice Cream in Cone

I’ve tried it and it’s pretty good. I even brought a hand-packed quart home.

 

I usually share a little of my ice cream cones with my golden retriever, Molly. No, she doesn’t lick it. I scoop a little into a cup for her. Well, with Baskin-Robbins’ Elvis flavor, I was able to do it a little differently. The peanut butter swirls are more like 1-1/2 inch long semi-frozen sticks. If you grab one end by two fingers, they pull out easily. I gave them to Molly and she loved them. By the way, Molly is a big Elvis fan, too.

Elvis - You Ain't Nothin' But A ... Golden Retriever

 

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Caption Contest # 28 — Winner

I thought it might be hard for readers to come up with a clean caption for this picture, and the limited number of submissions seems to back that up.  However, we have a winner — first time entrant Ray Caves.  Congratulations, Ray.

One of the ElvisBlog readers who enters nearly every caption contest and has won six times, is Jean Pyle.  She came up with the funniest dirty caption.  Too bad we can’t post it here.  Thanks for the laugh, Jean.

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“Now, girls.  Stay here.  I’ll ring roomservice for four fried peanut butter sandwiches. Thank You very much!!”

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Caption Contest # 27 — Winner

 

There were more submissions for this Elvis caption Contest than we’ve had in a long, long time.  Congratulations to Valerie Norris for her winning caption.

 

“Lamar, Red. Help!!! Get me out of here.”

Caption Contest # 26 — Winner

 

Congratulations to Gerard Montz for sending in the winning caption with his first-time submission.

 

“I could have had a V-8”

Caption Contest # 25 — Winner

 

Congratulations to Kyle Brady for his funny winning submission.  We’ll do another contest soon.

 

Hurry up, Doc.  Are you sure this will cure air guitar cramping?

Caption Contest # 24 — Winner

Congratulations to Curtis Piper for the winning submission on the latest caption contest.

Hey.  Knock off the kissing.  You're supposed to be throwing the ball with me.

 

Caption Contest # 23 — Winner

We have a new first-time winner for this Caption Contest.  Congratulations to Steve Heckman.  Second place went to Garard Montz, who submitted the longest caption ever, and even provided editorial comment on it.

I Want the Man who Stepped on my Blue Suede Shoes To Come Forward.

Caption Contest # 22 — Winner

 

Thie winner this time submitted three different entries, but he wished to remain anonymous.

 

FTD's cover art team picks another winner.
 
 
One of his other submissions was, “Are these yours, honey?”  Mr. Anonymous, you have a nasty mind.

 

Caption Contest # 21 — Winner

 

Frequent winner Jean Pyle has done it again.  This might just be her best caption yet.

 

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