Elvis and mystery date at the Sahara '57 --> IDENTIFIED!

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promiseland wrote:I have just went to my most reliable source on this matter My 67 year old Mother who is an absolute Elvis expert of the 50's and she says you are wrong Doc it is not Sandy Preston, but Dottie Harmony!
It's definitely not Dottie Harmony. It is unclear if they'd even seen each other much after the beginning of the new year, 1957

As is pretty clear by Cliff Gleaves' report in that 1958 movie magazine posted by The fool, and the photo of Sandy Preston found there, it is indeed Sandy.


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drjohncarpenter wrote:
promiseland wrote:I have just went to my most reliable source on this matter My 67 year old Mother who is an absolute Elvis expert of the 50's and she says you are wrong Doc it is not Sandy Preston, but Dottie Harmony!
It's definitely not Dottie Harmony. It is unclear if they'd even seen each other much after the beginning of the new year, 1957

As is pretty clear by Cliff Gleaves' report in that 1958 movie magazine posted by The fool, and the photo of Sandy Preston found there, it is indeed Sandy.
I believe the 1958 movie magazine article to be true but the woman pictured just doesn't match the woman in the picture that Elvis is sitting with especially the hairstyle , it is very rare for a woman who has became known for her looks to do a 360 on her hairstyle in those days and with a simple zoom in the noses are quite different . I would say that atleast another photo of Sandy Preston should be required to close the case because the woman that Elvis is with just don't add up to what the facts is with the article .
It's just very strange that most everyone who sees the woman with Elvis in the picture who is familiar with Dottie Harmony, Even with Elvis cropped out reconizes her as Dottie Harmony outside of FECC .
..at least that part is still a mystery!
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promiseland wrote:... it is very rare for a woman who has became known for her looks to do a 360 on her hairstyle in those days ...
The Sahara photograph is from Oct 1957, the Sep 1958 magazine shot is presumably from the following summer, a good eight months later. As Sandy Preston was a model, it is no surprise her hairstyle is different.

All indications are that the mystery woman is Sandy Preston, but thank your mom for her kind input.


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Looks like Sandy to me.




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I believe the 1958 movie magazine article to be true but the woman pictured just doesn't match the woman in the picture that Elvis is sitting with especially the hairstyle , it is very rare for a woman who has became known for her looks to do a 360 on her hairstyle in those days and with a simple zoom in the noses are quite different
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noses are different? what? right you stated that those weren't dimples...look at the neck! the neck is the same!

and breasts too...



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pauls35 wrote:noses are different? what? right you stated that those weren't dimples...look at the neck! the neck is the same!

and breasts too...
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It's difficult to say for sure if the girl was really Sandy Preston, but it's true that her smile looks similar to the girl at the Sahara (her picture below is from the Brooklyn Eagle newspaper, 1952).
Also, according to Historic Films (http://www.historicfilms.com/search/?searchType=all&q=sandy+preston#p1), it seems like Sandy was one of "The coming attractions girl" on the Steve Allen Show in 1957. The clips are not available to watch online, but if anyone here can find a way to watch them or has those TV shows, this "mistery" would probably be put to rest.
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It's not at all difficult to use the visual and written evidence on this topic to conclude that the beautiful Sandy Preston was Elvis' date in the Sahara photo on page 1. And it remains gratifying to know my hunch was absolutely correct.

Aunt Delta does make a nice discovery that Preston was a regular in 1957 on the Steve Allen Show, as the "Coming Attractions" girl. This may well be where Elvis first spotted her. If anyone has access to the Allen broadcasts listed in that archive link, it would be fun to see and hear her (January 20, 27 and April 14, 1957 shows).

Below are the details to these programs, identified, sorted and corrected by me:
Historic Films - Search "Sandy Preston"
http://www.historicfilms.com/search/?searchType=all&q=%22sandy+preston%22#p1

The Steve Allen Show
NBC-TV, Sunday, January 27, 1957

http://www.tv.com/shows/the-steve-allen-show/pearl-bailey-don-adams-lilli-palmer-the-collins-kids-steve-lawrence-670301/

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00 48 04 SKITCH HENDERSON IN STEAM CABINET TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT. WOMAN'S BODY WITH MAN'S HEAD.
00 49 20 STEVE LAWRENCE SALTS AND EATS MICROPHONE.
00 49 25 COMMERCIAL FOR VICEROY CIGARETTES. AT MEMPHIS COUNTRY CLUB. GOLF TOURNAMENT. DR. CARY MIDDLECOFF. NATIONAL OPEN CHAMPION, LIGHTS CIGARETTE. JINGLE.
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00 50 43 PEARL BAILEY - YOU'VE GOT IT MADE.
00 53 15 PEARL BAILEY & STEVE ALLEN ON A STEP-LADDER. SHE MAKES A LITTLE JOKE. SING DUET - SAY HOORAY FOR LOVE. TV TRICK PHOTOGRAPHY.
00 57 23 GENE RAYBURN LIVE COMMERCIAL.
00 57 30 COMMERCIAL FOR WOODBURY BEAUTY AND DEODORANT SOAP. JULIE CONWAY, SPOKESWOMAN. XL-7. WOMAN WASHES HERSELF IN BATH. TOUCHES HER FACE AS SHE LOOKS IN HAND-HELD MIRROR. ON A DATE. MAN KISSES WOMAN.
00 58 33 SANDY PRESTON, THE COMING ATTRACTIONS GIRL.
00 59 35 AD FOR THE GOODYEAR PLAYHOUSE.
Genre 1950s TV SHOW
Year 1957
Color B&W
Length 59 MINUTES


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The Steve Allen Show
NBC-TV, Sunday, January 20, 1957

http://www.tv.com/shows/the-steve-allen-show/julie-london-george-jessel-modernaires-263282/

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00 02 15 SPONSORS: VICEROY CIGARETTES
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00 02 40 INTRACEL PENETRATING ANALGESIC PAIN KILLER
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00 04 23 TOM POSTON IN TUXEDO. SMELLS THE CARNATION FLOWER IN HIS LAPEL. PULLS BACK. WATERS PLANT IN POT THAT GROWS UP THROUGH HIS COAT.
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00 05 34 STEVE ALLEN WITH PIZZA DOUGH ON HIS HEAD.
00 05 43 COMMERCIAL FOR VICEROY CIGARETTES. SPOKESMAN BILL ELLIOT. THINK OF IT.
00 07 34 THE TOASTMASTER OF THE UNITED STATES, GEORGE JESSEL. SITS DOWN TOO LOW. INTERVIEW WITH STEVE. OLD VAUDEVILLIAN. ANSWERS ARE JOKES. TALKS OF OLD DAYS.
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00 10 57 TOOT, TOOT, TOOTSIE, GOODBYE. AL JOLSON SONG.
00 12 20 GEORGE JESSEL DOES FAMOUS COMEDY BIT OF TALKING ON THE TELEPHONE TO HIS MOTHER. OLD-FASHIONED PHONE.
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00 16 50 LEADS INTO LIVE COMMERCIAL FOR WOODBURY SOAP WITH SPOKESWOMAN JULIE CONWAY.
00 18 16 THE MAN ON THE STREET: WHAT DO YOU THINK OF TODAY'S TEEN? LOUIS NYE AS GORDON HATHAWAY.
00 19 58 TOM POSTON CAN'T REMEMBER HIS NAME.
00 21 09 GLAMOROUS JAYNE MEADOWS.
00 21 52 GEORGE GOBEL
00 22 23 LIVE COMMERCIAL FOR INTROCEL PAINKILLER. STEVE POURS LIQUID ONTO HIS HAND. MUSCLE ACHES. PAINKILLER.
00 24 25 JULIE LONDON - FEBRUARY BRINGS THE RAIN.
00 26 46 STEVE PRESENTS JULIE LONDON AWARD FROM THEME MAGAZINE. MOST EXCITING NEW VOCALIST OF 1956.
00 27 16 JULIE LONDON - SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN.
00 29 11 STATION IDENTIFICATION - ALCOA HOUR ON NBC
00 29 43 COMING ATTRACTIONS GIRL SANDY PRESTON
00 31 31 EXTERIOR OF SARDI'S CROWDED RESTAURANT
00 31 40 INGRID BERGMAN
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00 35 10 PEOPLE AT BANQUET
00 35 15 RICHARD BASEHART ACCEPTS AWRD FOR FOREIGN FILM, LA STRADA.
00 35 29 COMMERCIAL FOR VICEROY CIGARETTES. SPOKESMAN BILL ELLIOT. GREAT QUALITY.
00 36 30 GENE RAYBURN
00 37 11 STEVE INTERVIEWS INGRID BERGMAN AT THE AWARDS DINNER.
00 42 45 INGRID BERGMAN AND YUL BRYNNER IN A SCENE FROM THE FILM, ANASTASIA
00 44 30 STEVE CONTINUES INTERVIEWS. INGRID BERGMAN TALKS ABOUT SHE BECAME AN ACTRESS, ETC.
00 47 45 GENE RAYBURN
00 48 00 COMMERCIAL FOR JERGENS LOTION. SPOKESWOMAN JULIE CONWAY. LABORATORY TEST. DISEMBODIED HANDS SOAKING IN WATER. THREE SETS OF HANDS IN LIMBO.
00 49 28 THE MODERNAIRES - JUKEBOX SATURDAY NIGHT
00 49 57 MAN IMPERSONATES NAT KING COLE SINGING THOSE NIGHT LIGHTS WILL LEAD ME TO YOU
00 50 46 FEMALE MODERNAIRE
00 50 59 MAN IMPERSONATES JOHNNIE RAY SINGING JUST WALKING IN THE RAIN. PARODY. SILLY. FAKE SNEEZE.
00 51 53 FEMALE MODERNAIRE
00 52 07 MAKING FUN OF THE WILL MASTIN TRIO WITH SAMMY DAVIS, JR. MY DAD, MY UNCLE AND ME. TAP DANCING.
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00 54 30 THERE ARE SUCH THINGS.
00 55 23 ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET. STEVE PLAYS PIANO, DOES SOME SKAT.
00 56 10 MOONLIGHT SERENADE
00 56 28 CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO.
00 57 32 STEVE DOES LIVE COMMERCIAL FOR RYBUTOL VITAMINS. HOUSEWIFE LOOKS LIKE CINDERELLA. NO PEP.
00 58 41 STEVE NEXT TO BOX OF VITAMINS AS BIG AS HIM.
Genre 1950s TV SHOW
Year 1957
Color B&W
Length 59 MINUTES


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The Steve Allen Show
NBC-TV, Sunday, April 14, 1957

http://www.tv.com/shows/the-steve-allen-show/esther-williams-stan-freberg-jackie-cooper-eydie-gorme-the-four-lads-666835/

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00 01 44 REVERSE BACKWARDS SHOT OF DIVER GOING BACK UP.
00 02 14 SPONSORS - TIMEX WATCHES.
00 02 27 GREYHOUND BUS. STEVE ON BUS SLEEPING BUS DRIVER.
00 02 37 JERGENS-WOODBURY
00 02 53 STEVE COMES OUT IN ROBE AND DRYING HIMSELF. SAYS MR. SULLIVAN ON THE BACK.
00 03 52 CURTAIN OPENS TO REVEAL SCENERY OF WOMEN SITTING AROUND LOVELY POOL OF WATER.
00 04 17 ESTHER WILLIAMS. STEVE HANDS OUT BATHING SUITS TO GUEST. TINY BIKINI FOR ESTHER.
00 05 09 JACKIE COOPER, TINY CHILD'S SIZE SUIT.
00 06 04 THE FOUR LADS. FOUR BATHING SUITS ALL ATTACHED.
00 06 37 LIVE COMMERCIAL FOR TIMEX WATCHES. JOHN CAMERON SWAYZE PUTS WATCH ONTO JACK HAMMER. SHOCK-PROOF AND DUST PROOF. PUTS WATCH INTO WATER. WATER-PROOF. IT TAKES A LICKIN' AND KEEPS ON TICKIN'.
00 08 03 EYDIE GORME. STEVE HOLDS UP HER MOST RECENT RECORD ALBUM.
00 09 00 EYDIE GORME - I'LL TAKE ROMANCE. WALKS ACROSS LITTLE FOOTBRIDGE.
00 11 31 MAN IN THE STREET: HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT TODAY'S TAXES? LOUIS NYE AS GORDON HATHAWAY, SILLY SINGING.
00 12 34 TOM POSTON CAN'T REMEMBER HIS NAME.
00 13 47 DON KNOTTS AS NERVOUS MAN
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BATHING SUIT. STEVE TAKES OFF HIS ROBE. WEARING SWIMMING TRUNKS. PUTS ON FLIPPERS AND
AQUALUNG. JACKIE HELPS HIM.
00 18 22 STEVE AND JACKIE COOPER GO INTO WATER.
00 18 26 UNDERWATER BUBBLES.
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00 27 17 GENE RAYBURN.
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00 34 54 GENE RAYBURN
00 35 01 COMMERCIAL FOR TIMEX WATCHES. JOHN CAMERON SWAYZE AT DESK. MAP IN BACK. ADJUSTS HIS TIE. TURNS HIS WRIST. SELF-WIND WATCH.
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00 40 18 COMMERCIAL FOR GREYHOUND BUS. WOMEN IN LIVING ROOM HAVING TEA. MAN POURS WATER INTO WOMAN'S OVERHEATED RADIATOR.
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00 40 38 PEOPLE GET ONTO BUS HELPED BY BUS DRIVER.
00 40 48 WOMEN IN BUS POINT AND LOOK OUT WINDOW.
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00 43 30 ESTHER UNSIPS STEVE'E SUIT. TEAR AWAY SUIT COMES RIGHT OFF. ALMOST PULLS HIS BATHING
SUIT OFF.
00 45 16 MUSICIANS POP UP OUT OF WATER PLAYING VIOLINS
00 46 07 ESTHER WILLIAMS DIVES INTO WATER. STEVE RACES AROUND.
00 46 26 STEVE THROWS HIS WATCH INTO THE WATER AND JUMPS IN.
00 46 41 STEVE & ESTHER SWIM AROUND WATER. THEY TALK ABOUT MEN'S AND WOMEN'S BATHING SUIT.
00 48 17 ESTHER WILLIAMS & STEVE COMMENTATE WHILE COMEDIANS MODEL SILLY MEN'S BATHING SUITS. FASHION SHOW.
00 48 34 LOUIS NYE IN GOLD LAME PANTS AND OTHER GAY-LIKE FABRICS & DESIGNS.
00 49 52 DON KNOTTS IN BIZARRE, GOOFY SUIT. HELP PRINTED ON THE BACK.
00 50 41 SKITCH HENDERSON IN FORMAL BATHING SUIT. SHORTS AND TAILS. HE ALMOST FALLS IN. PUTS BEARD IN BATHING CAP COVER.
00 52 42 BILL DAMIEN POPS OUT OF WATER.
00 52 57 ESTHER WILLIAMS & BILL DO A ROMANTIC WATER BALLET DUET.
00 54 24 STEVE TRIES TO DO WATER BALLET WITH ESTHER
00 55 20 LIVE COMMERCIAL FOR JERGENS LOTION. SPOKESWOMAN JULIE CONWAY. LABORATORY TEST UNDER DOCTOR'S SUPERVISION. WOMAN SOAKS HER HANDS.
00 56 39 STEVE AND ESTHER WILLIAMS SWIM AND SING MOUNTAIN GREENERY. JOINED BY EVERYBODY INCLUDING THE FOUR LADS.
00 57 55 JACKIE COOPER ON THE DRUMS DOES A LITTLE SOLO.
00 58 29 EYDIE GORME
00 58 46 STAN FREBERG
00 59 01 EVERYBODY JUMPS INTO POOL AND SING.
00 59 30 HOLD THEIR NOSES AND GO UNDER WATER.
Genre 1950s TV SHOW
Year 1957
Color B&W
Length 59 MINUTES


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Great work, Doc! Does anybody know if she's still alive? If yes, where is she now? Maybe somebody could contact and ask her?
Sorry, just a few thoughts spinning 'round in my head.


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Looks like the magazine Climax (nice name for a men's magazine :wink: ) dedicated 4 pages to Sandy in 1960.
LOT 6 VINTAGE ASSORTED MENS MAGAZINES 1950'S & 60's For Sale...

CLIMAX--JANUARY 1960--FAVORITE GIRL PHOTO CONTEST; SANDY PRESTON PIN UP
http://www.swordfishingcentral.com/store/LOT-6-VINTAGE-ASSORTED-MENS-MAGAZINES-1950S-%26-60s-220857309974.html
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Condition
Good - Very Good

COVER ARTIST
Thomas Beecham

INTERIOR ARTIST
Herb Mott- Norman Saunders- Walter House- Thomas Beecham- Charles Walker

MODELS
Sandie Preston-4 pages


AUTHORS
Norman Daniels"Killer at the Wheel"

FEATURES
Sam Goldwyn,Barbary Coast,Bob Considine

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Climax-Jan-1960-Sam-Goldwyn-Saunders-Daniels-/130590767152?pt=Magazines&hash=item1e67d0f830#ht_2017wt_955



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You were right, The Fool. The mistery date was indeed Sandy Preston.

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Re: Elvis and mystery date at the Sahara '57 --> IDENTIFIED!

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Aunt Delta wrote:You were right, The Fool. The mistery date was indeed Sandy Preston.
I already confirmed The fool's observation as correct, but thank you for finding more photos of the gorgeous Sandy Preston.

It would be really cool to locate a better quality copy of the Sahara photo.

EDIT: better quality found and uploaded. Thanks, davide!

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Elvis and Sandy Preston, Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas - Tuesday, October 22, 1957
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Re: Elvis and mystery date at the Sahara '57 --> IDENTIFIED!

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drjohncarpenter wrote:
Aunt Delta wrote:You were right, The Fool. The mistery date was indeed Sandy Preston.
I already confirmed The fool's observation as correct, but thank you for finding more photos of the gorgeous Sandy Preston.
Well, not everyone was so sure that it was really her, so I thought these two last pictures would be conclusive for them.
You're are welcome about photos. Hopefully someone will share more of his spicy vintage magazines in the future :smt002



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Re: Elvis and mystery date at the Sahara '57 --> IDENTIFIED!

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Aunt Delta wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:
Aunt Delta wrote:You were right, The Fool. The mistery date was indeed Sandy Preston.
I already confirmed The fool's observation as correct, but thank you for finding more photos of the gorgeous Sandy Preston.
Well, not everyone was so sure that it was really her, so I thought these two last pictures would be conclusive for them.
You're are welcome about photos. Hopefully someone will share more of his spicy vintage magazines in the future :smt002
If that's the same woman Aunt Delta she sure has changed alot in just 2 years a nose job and eyebrow paint but that's definitely her body :?
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Re: Elvis and mystery date at the Sahara '57 --> IDENTIFIED!

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Aunt Delta wrote:You were right, The Fool. The mistery date was indeed Sandy Preston.
Nice to see these new photos of Sandy. Thanks, Aunt Delta!



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Re: Elvis and mystery date at the Sahara '57 --> IDENTIFIED!

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The fool wrote:
Aunt Delta wrote:You were right, The Fool. The mistery date was indeed Sandy Preston.
Nice to see these new photos of Sandy. Thanks, Aunt Delta!
The cover to the magazine Aunt Delta found is hilarious:
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True Adventures, October 1959
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I wish I could read that true story about the island of lonesome women. Must be a fascinating piece of research.



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Aunt Delta wrote:I wish I could read that true story about the island of lonesome women. Must be a fascinating piece of research.
That would be my dream vacation hot spot! :mrgreen:



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davide, thank you! I will update my posts with the far superior image of Elvis and Sandy.

It's so obvious she is not Dottie, yet the shot is grouped in with the others.

As far as the Harmony shots, va-va-voom!!!


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Yummy! Davide, thank you very much for the beautiful pictures! :smt007


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Re: Elvis and mystery date at the Sahara '57 --> Venetia ?

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Aunt Delta wrote:Unfortunately the camera didn't get the end of the table, but seeing as he was giving autographs to everybody the girl of picture could be just a fan that wanted her picture taken with Elvis after all.

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Nice screen grabs. You can see friends George Klein and Arthur Hooten at the table with Elvis. It would make sense they hit Vegas as a "boy's club," on the hunt for girls.

If only we had some more photos of the night.
You also can spot Lamar Fike sitting at the table and Tom Diskin standing with Elvis.

Nice topic and great research btw!


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Marko wrote:Nice topic and great research btw!
Thanks.

One thing I've learned is to follow your intuition. Poor Sandy Preston will seemingly forever be mistaken as "Dottie Harmony" -- except by the sharp-eyed members of FECC!


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Re: Elvis and mystery date at the Sahara '57 --> IDENTIFIED!

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With all due respect for the extensive research on the topic, if this was a multiple choice topic, I would vote for "none of the above."

The fresh and lovely young lady next to Elvis in the photo doesn't strike me as a Las Vegas showgirl. In a public place in Vegas, this could have been any fan.