It’s Elvis’ birthday y’all!!!!! The King would have been 77 on January 8th. To celebrate, here are a few of the pictures that would have covered the walls of my 1950’s Teen Girl Bedroom had I been alive to witness him at his most beautifully seductive (and my name would have been “Betty”!)
These are all from a great book called Elvis: A Celebration that chronicles his life and career literally from childhood to the last photo taken before his death. It is a page turner for sure.
These aren’t from that book, but this first one is one of my all-time favorite Elvis photos:
UNF!!!!! And this one from the same shoot:
I can’t even imagine what these types of photos did to 1950’s girls with libidos that had to be kept under wraps. I mean, I know what they do to me NOW and they are 50 years old and the man is dead!! (thanks to “Queen of Google” Laura for finding these last two for me!)
Another book that covers this Era of Elvis that is a must see is Alfred Wertheimer’s Elvis at 21: New York to Memphis. Elvis at the cusp of his full on ascent to superstardom – incredibly fascinating (and gorgeous!)
01/09/2012 at 6:43 am
He was a beautiful creature but the second photo from the top…he looks like a mouth-breather…
01/09/2012 at 6:41 am
Top photo used to be in the window of my local barbers. This was meant to show the barber was cool.