9 Rarely Seen Vintage Photos of Elvis Presley
These shots of The King haven’t been seen by many. They’ll bring you back to the days of an exciting time in rock and roll.
Elvis in the army
Elvis Presley is seen wearing his Army uniform at Company “D” 1st Battalion 32nd Armor, barracks area, Friedberg, West Germany.
Interview with The King
courtesy Elsie Pringle/Reminisce
“In 1957, my husband, Norm, was a disc jockey at CKDA, a radio station in Victoria, British Columbia,” says Elsie Pringle. “Before he was inducted into the Army, Elvis Presley scheduled one last show in Vancouver. The big night arrived, and I was fortunate enough to get backstage as Norm interviewed ‘The King.’” Here are some candid photos that you won’t find in history books.
The boy next door
courtesy Lorraine O’Brien/Reminisce
“My husband and I were moved to Memphis, Tennessee, in 1955. The following year, my sister, Beverly, or Bunny as we called her, came to stay with us after the birth of our first child,” says Lorraine O’Brien. “We learned that Elvis and his parents lived only three blocks from our apartment. When she was done helping me with the baby, Bunny would ride her bike over to Elvis’ house. Gladys Presley was a true southern woman and she always invited my sister in for a soda. Within a year, Elvis bought Graceland and moved out of the neighborhood.”
All shook up
courtesy Betty Vickers/Reminisce
Betty Vickers snapped a photo of Elvis signing autographs after his show at the Polk Theatre in Lakeland, Florida, in 1956. She and her husband, Vic, bought the tickets for $1.50 each.
Love Me Tender
courtesy Jules Archer/Reminisce
“In 1956, I got the chance to spend a few days with Elvis Presley while he was making his first movie, Love Me Tender, with Debra Paget. I was a reporter then, and my assignment was to interview with rock n’ roll sensation,” says Jules Archer. Check out these rare, vintage photos of what life was like in the 50s.
Aloha From Hawaii
Elvis Presley’s charity concert, Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite, was screened in more than 40 countries to an audience of hundreds of millions on Jan. 14, 1973.
Elvis’ first guitar
Gladys Presley helped her son, Elvis, buy a guitar in Tupelo, Mississippi, when he turned 11.
Can’t Help Falling in Love
courtesy Marilyn Walter/Reminisce
Teens like Marilyn Walter worshiped Elvis Presley when he changed the music scene over 60 years ago. Now, take a look at these stunning, rarely seen photos of Marilyn Monroe.