I Can’t Believe It. An Elvis Photo I’ve Never Seen Before

Over the past 16 years doing this blog, I’ve looked at what seems like a million photos of Elvis.  And I have uploaded many thousands of them to my files.  So, I was surprised when a friend emailed this one to me.


Have you ever seen it before?  If you did, it was in black-and-white.  The website historydaily.com recently did a feature on colorized rare historical photos. I don’t know if the colorizer is the name in the upper right corner or the one in the bottom left, but whoever it is, they did a great job.  When I look at this photo on full-screen, it is just amazing.  The colors jump right out at you.


This is a photo that was in my files.  Elvis and Gladys are wearing the same clothes and Elvis is holding the same glass.  So, it happened just before or after the colorized one.  Even if you are generally against altering Elvis pictures, you have to agree that this colorization vastly improves the image.


A note of thanks:

I want to say how much I appreciate the wonderful response to last weekend’s sale of my Elvis mementos.  Within two hours after posting, all but one item was spoken for.  So, thank you to Kathleen, Irene, Angela, Sharys, and Noralyn.

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2 responses to “I Can’t Believe It. An Elvis Photo I’ve Never Seen Before

  1. WOW!! This pic is AWESOME!! Yes, I have seen the black & white photo before, but the colorized one is GREAT!! Notice how, on the one pic, Elvis’ arm is resting casually on Gladys’ leg, but not on the other one. Also, the Teddy Bear is absent in one shot. Another “Elvis fact” that only the most observant people will notice: Notice on Elvis’ right wrist, there was a roundish-shaped, flesh-colored mole that he hated & subsequently had removed (probably in the Army). I have read about that in the MANY books I’ve read on Elvis. I LOVE to learn about obscure, little-known facts like this. ALSO, how many people are aware that Elvis eventually had:. Two nose-jobs, an eye-lift & a slight face-lift? I think the eye-lift & facelift were in ’76 or ’77, because he felt like he was starting to look old. I only saw him LIVE, once on Nov. 5′ 1971 in Bloomington, MN. I was only 22 years old & now I’m 71, and STILL a HUGE Elvis fan!! AMAZING how it NEVER GETS OLD!!!! LOVE & MISS THAT GUY SO MUCH!!! ❤️❤️

    • Hi Stephanie: Thanks for your very informative comment. I didn’t know about two nose-jobs or the slight face lift.


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