Hit Parader - December 1972.

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Hit Parader - December 1972.

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Man, what a bounty of beautiful color photos from 6-27 and 6-30-1968. He looked so darned good then. But it's a little odd not one photo from the 6-09-1972 press conference, just four years later, appears in the article by Frank Simpson.

Elvis looked pretty darned good that day, too.



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Although Simpson paraphrases quite a bit of what was actually said that afternoon, at least we get the name of the man who introduces Elvis to the assembled media, Herb Hellman, "who runs the publicity side of RCA Records." He apparently began in that role back in 1955.

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drjohncarpenter wrote:Man, what a bounty of beautiful color photos from 6-27 and 6-30-1968. He looked so darned good then. But it's a little odd not one photo from the 6-09-1972 press conference, just four years later, appears in the article by Frank Simpson.

Elvis looked pretty darned good that day, too.



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Although Simpson paraphrases quite a bit of what was actually said that afternoon, at least we get the name of the man who introduces Elvis to the assembled media, Herb Hellman, "who runs the publicity side of RCA Records." He apparently began in that role back in 1955.

Thanks for the share.

Don't know why they wouldn't have used a photo from 72.Must have thought a 68 photo would suit the readers better.
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Domino wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:Man, what a bounty of beautiful color photos from 6-27 and 6-30-1968. He looked so darned good then. But it's a little odd not one photo from the 6-09-1972 press conference, just four years later, appears in the article by Frank Simpson.

Elvis looked pretty darned good that day, too.



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Although Simpson paraphrases quite a bit of what was actually said that afternoon, at least we get the name of the man who introduces Elvis to the assembled media, Herb Hellman, "who runs the publicity side of RCA Records." He apparently began in that role back in 1955.

Thanks for the share.

Don't know why they wouldn't have used a photo from 72.Must have thought a 68 photo would suit the readers better.
My feeling is they didn't have a photographer there, and didn't want to pay for the use of someone else's photo.
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drjohncarpenter wrote:
Domino wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:Man, what a bounty of beautiful color photos from 6-27 and 6-30-1968. He looked so darned good then. But it's a little odd not one photo from the 6-09-1972 press conference, just four years later, appears in the article by Frank Simpson.

Elvis looked pretty darned good that day, too.



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Although Simpson paraphrases quite a bit of what was actually said that afternoon, at least we get the name of the man who introduces Elvis to the assembled media, Herb Hellman, "who runs the publicity side of RCA Records." He apparently began in that role back in 1955.

Thanks for the share.

Don't know why they wouldn't have used a photo from 72.Must have thought a 68 photo would suit the readers better.
My feeling is they didn't have a photographer there, and didn't want to pay for the use of someone else's photo.

That could be too.
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Doc, the picture you posted is awesome. Elvis looked fantastic in New York City in June 1972. If someone back then could imagine the dark period of the final 2 years everyone would told him/her it's insane. Unfortunately, the tragedy came.
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jurasic1968 wrote:Doc, the picture you posted is awesome. Elvis looked fantastic in New York City in June 1972. If someone back then could imagine the dark period of the final 2 years everyone would told him/her it's insane. Unfortunately, the tragedy came.
Yes, it's kind of mind-blowing to look at a photo from the June 1972 press conference, and then look at another from on tour in June 1977. It's not that many years. So sad.
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drjohncarpenter wrote:
jurasic1968 wrote:Doc, the picture you posted is awesome. Elvis looked fantastic in New York City in June 1972. If someone back then could imagine the dark period of the final 2 years everyone would told him/her it's insane. Unfortunately, the tragedy came.
Yes, it's kind of mind-blowing to look at a photo from the June 1972 press conference, and then look at another from on tour in June 1977. It's not that many years. So sad.
Unimaginable. If you said to Elvis, look, you're arguably one of the best looking guys in the world by a few miles and you've got just 5 years to throw that away your time starts now - no one would bet on him achieving it. Tragic, just plain tragic. His natural talent shone through everything and made many not take notice of what was happening. That to a degree makes it even more tragic. As always - Only Elvis.
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