Newly Discovered Photos Of Elvis At Graceland

Every day is a discovery at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, and never has that been more true than when the negatives for three never before seen photos of Elvis were uncovered this summer in a collection of papers found in the Graceland office of Elvis’ father, Vernon Presley.

The newly-discovered photos show a twenty-two year old Elvis at the gates of Graceland in 1957 shortly after he purchased the mansion and the now famous gates were installed as an added security measure. The three rare photos have never been published, although a 4th photo from the same series has appeared on a limited basis in Elvis focused publications. Elvis is photographed just inside the gates signing autographs as a crowd of adoring fans seeks his autograph. A number of fans are even pictured on top of the famous fieldstone wall and brick columns that surround Elvis’ Memphis estate, appearing as if they are about to rush over the wall to greet Elvis. At the time, Elvis was celebrating an eight week run at #1 on the charts with the hit tune, “All Shook Up.”

As part of Elvis’ 75th Birthday year-long celebration that leads up to Elvis Week 2010, the photos will go on display in the Elvis Lives Exhibit at Graceland beginning July 1st through the end of Elvis Week on August 16th. Elvis Lives is a FREE and interactive exhibit area that allows you to experience how Elvis influenced pop culture as we know it today. Through video, photos and special displays, you will be able to trace Elvis’ impact on music and the world.

Source: / Updated: Jun 30, 2010 
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elvis_aotc (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 3, 2010report abuse
lray: Yes i know about the involvement from EPE with the 68 tv special and Aloha. But people think to narrow minded when it comes to the issues like who ownes concert outtakes of On Tour and TTWII. Again is say, with money everything is possible. Even though EPE don't own the rights, i know for sure that with positive negotiation and the right amount of money the material will be released. The fact is only, that EPE don't want to pay the right amount for it, so it stays in "the climate controlled archive" forever.
PRESYER (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 1, 2010report abuse
Are these photos in color ?
al shookup (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 1, 2010report abuse
It is great to see new pics of Elvis but I find it hard to believe that these negatives have lain 'hidden in a desk' for over 30 years since Vernon's death. If it is true, which I very much doubt, then the estate of the Presleys at Graceland must be in a real chaotic mess!
Mystery Rider (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 30, 2010report abuse
This is the stuff i love to see come to the surface, now all we need is the safeguard tapes from 1957 with all shook up that is still out there
lray (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 30, 2010report abuse
elvisaotc, sorry but you needed to be told about who owned the movie outtakes because you didn't know. The 68 tv special and Aloha have been treated well by EPE, but maybe you didn't know about that either. Found photos should not be upsetting to anyone.
elvis_aotc (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 30, 2010report abuse
Wow, that's good to hear Kilburn Tony, that the material of On Tour and TTWII is in a climate controlled archive. Ppfff i was worried, so this material stays crystal clear after about 100 years, and the release date is probably after all Elvis fans are dead. That is good news for sure. Fans need more than a couple "planed" discovered photo's. You can't tell me that they are "just" discovered. All things what EPE have, has been cataloged, so don't tell me that they found something new. I agree that it is great for the fans to see someting new, but it is nothing compared what can be brought out on DVD/ Blu-Ray for the fans. Elvis is the best earning dead person, so don't tell me about the rights of concert film out-takes of On Tour and TTWII. With money everything is possible. But now the fans are being fooled with some new pics, so fans can run to Graceland again. And you know what, they do.
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 30, 2010report abuse
How wonderful, new photo's are being discovered after so many years. I'm not sure what the previous posting has to do with story, EPE are not the owners of the concert film out-takes. For the record, the reels of film (not tape) are stored in a climate controlled archive. They are certainly not being left to rot.
elvis_aotc (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 30, 2010report abuse
And the loads of hours of material what is on tape of On Tour and TTWII get rotten in the MGM salt mine vaults...

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