Actually, we will start with two you have seen before. This appeared in Part 7 of the series back on August 11. Alert readers Delores, Jo, and Leon’a all quickly posted on Comments that it was Photoshopped. However, this week I heard from reader Paul, and he included a link to the original.
This is Warren Beatty in a clip from the 1975 movie Shampoo. Thank you, Paul.
I like receiving your comments on Elvis photos, especially when you include a link to the originals before they are Photoshopped, so keep them coming.
This one posted on Part 1 of the series last January, and a week later I posted that three readers had informed me it was not Elvis, just an Elvis Tribute Artist. Nobody said how they knew, but it sounded reasonable, and I acknowledged their opinions.
Well, last week I found that picture again on Pinterest, as well as this:
The woman who posted it added this comment: Very, Very Nice !!!!! But a guy named Rocker Man replied: Not Elvis. So, I don’t know what to believe.
That Pinterest board had other photos along the same lines, but this one really topped them all.
People do some strange things with Elvis photos. They should be happy with the real photos of Elvis, like this one of him playing football:
Let’s move on to another topic. Lately, there have been some new photos of Elvis eating.
This is almost certainly Memphis-style barbequed ribs. Once during Elvis Week, a group of us went to Marlowe’s Restaurant, and I had their ribs. They were great. Because Marlowe’s is just a few blocks down the street from Graceland, it might be a good bet this is their ribs Elvis is munching on.
This is Elvis eating lunch in 1956 during a break in the filming his first movie, “Love Me Tender.”
I love Elvis’ eyes on this It looks like something is going on to his left, and he is wary about it.
Speaking of Marlowe’s Restaurant, look what’s on their website:
Ladies’ Elvis Jumpsuit Pajamas. Outstanding idea. $36. I’ve never seen them anywhere else. Let me know if you have.
Can you guess what this is? Here’s a big clue.
There it is on Priscilla’s head as she and Elvis celebrate their marriage on May 1, 1967,
And she also wore it at their second wedding reception in Memphis four weeks later. In her book, Elvis and Me, Priscilla said “We threw a big reception at Graceland for all our friends and relatives.” The italics were provided by Priscilla, to indicate she and Elvis were not happy with way some of the folks in their circle were excluded from the wedding ceremony.
In 2010 I posted an article called Elvis’ Wedding Reception Redo about this event. Click here to take a look.
This is a photo with a caption, Gladys and Vernon Presley on their wedding day. They married on June 17, 1933 when Gladys was 19 and Vernon was 17. Gladys looks pretty, doesn’t she?
This photo shows up on the internet occasionally with the tag Vernon and Gladys’ Wedding Picture, but that is disputed because Vernon does not look like a seventeen-year-old.
OK you Photoshop sleuths out there. Is this a phony? I think I’ve seen Priscilla in that net hat somewhere before. I wish it was real, because there are only a few photos out there of Elvis’ upstairs office off the bedroom.
Editor’s Note: It took only a few hours before super sleuth reader Jo sent me two of the original pictures used to make the above Photoshopped one.
The photoshop jockey even changed the photo on Elvis’ desk.
When I found this photo and read the caption, I remembered two of the names were people who had written a book about Elvis that I really enjoyed.
If you want to read about Elvis as a youngster, written by people who actually shared those times with him, you should get this book. It has stuff in it you haven’t read in any of the other biographies.
We will close with some iconic shots of Elvis and his fans. The first was shot in 1955. It’s pretty amazing the attraction Elvis had with the girls.
And he still had it twenty years later.
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