October 21, 1961

Elvis flew to Los Angeles with Joe Esposito, Charlie Hodge and Billy Smith. The other guys went by car.

Elvis hired Marty Lacker.

Also new in the house was Scatter, a chimpanzee. Elvis got the chimp from Captain Bill Killebrew. The monkey was trained to "drive a car" . Elvis and the guys really enjoyed the things the chimp did, unlike some of the girls around.

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