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Since there was no booking for a performance this night, Elvis and Tillman Franks went to Houston to see Bob Wills at Cook's Hoedown Club. Neither Elvis nor Wills were impressed with the other.
Elvis went to see wrestling matches at Ellis Auditorium. After that he had dinner with Penny Banner, one of the lady wrestlers, whom he took back to Graceland afterwards.
Elvis recorded the new title song Flaming Star at Radio Recorders in an 8.00 to 11.00 p.m. session.
Elvis reported to MGM in Hollywood for the preproduction on Kissin' Cousins. During the week he had script and choreography rehearsals. There were also wig fittings for his role as the blond twin.
Elvis arrived at Graceland at 11.00 p.m. He drove the Dodge Motor Home himself followed by a caravan of 5 cars.
Elvis performed at the Henry Levitt Arena, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas.