Photographer Jim Reid Dies

Memphis photographer, Jim Reid, the man responsible for two photobooks on Elvis, has passed away from lung cancer. Mr Reid was a colleague of Elvis World's Bill E. Burk at the now defunct newspaper, the Memphis Press-Scimitar. Bill Burk tells us: "Jim was one of three Press-Scimitar photographers that Elvis liked and thus had easy access to Elvis. One of Jim's more memorable photos was a grieving Elvis and a grieving Vernon sitting on the steps of Graceland after they had buried Gladys Presley in 1958. Jim also was the Press-Scimitar photographer at Union Station when The Tennessean train pulled in on 7 March 1960, bringing Elvis home from the Army". Jim Reid's Elvis photobooks were "Fond Memories of Elvis" and "Fond Memories of Elvis Vol. II Twenty-Three Years of Photos".
Source: Elvis Information Network / Updated: Aug 1, 2006 
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Elvisy (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 1, 2006report abuse
Jim I know you are listening so I want to tell you,God be with you man rest in peace.
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I am Buffalo-Horn! (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 1, 2006report abuse
As well as being a good photographer, Jim was a nice chap. He was always friendly to all the fans he met at the Fanfests/Conventions held in Memphis in August. He will be missed.

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