A collection of long-lost photos of Elvis that turned up in Dublin in 1997 will be included in a new documentary by Tupelo filmmaker Roy Turner. The photos were found by Maurice Colgan in a market in Dublin. 20 pages stapled together in what appears to be a printer's proof, which was once used as a preliminary step to printing a book. The photos are all from the Mississippi-Alabama Fair of 1956, which was declared the Elvis Homecoming Fair.
One picture shows marching bands on parade and a street banner proclaiming "Tupelo Welcomes Elvis Presley Home", other images show Elvis on stage for a daytime and a nighttime show and shots of Elvis enjoying the fair and accepting a guitar as a gift from the mayor. Turner's documentary, "Elvis Homecoming 1956," will be released June 3. Theater screenings are still being negotiated. It will also be available on DVD.
The booklet referred to in this story is an obscure release with no publishing details and the date on the cover is incorrect - Elvis' Tupelo concert was the day before, September 26, 1956. The concert was filmed by Fox Movietone News.