On A Date With Elvis Presley -December 1956.

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On A Date With Elvis Presley -December 1956.

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An article from Country Song Roundup - December 1956.

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8) "Well sir,to be honest with you,we just stumbled upon it." - 1954
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Re: On A Date With Elvis Presley -December 1956.

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Thanks for the share.

Andrea June Stephens must have had an experience that she would never forget. A photo even got published in Life magazine, although her head was turned to the side.


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http://life.tumblr.com/post/54829706541/backstage-kisses-are-bestowed-on-pretty-admirers


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Life - August 27, 1956



All the photos in the December 1956 Country Song Roundup are from 8-10-1956 (Fri) in Jacksonville. Many nice images were published in this wonderful 1987 photo journal:



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Florida Close-Up (Amsterdam: Tutti Frutti, 1987)


And these pages have even more:
http://scottymoore.net/FlTheater.html
http://www.elvisechoesofthepast.com/down-in-the-alley-florida-1956/


IIRC, The fool posted this page somewhere, but it's nice to see it again. Some things I notice this time include:

- fan, singer and collector Jimmy Velvet in the "good luck kiss" photo
- cousins Carol Junior Smith and Gene Smith in the "after the show" image ... lucky Andrea
- all the contest winners have their complete addresses displayed, which would never happen today, notice zip codes are two-digit
- Fred Netherly of Mays, Indiana entered the "Elvis Presley 'Win A Date' Contest" ... the only male of the 25 winners, he snagged a consolation record


Cool stuff.

One wonders, is Andrea still with us today? If so, she's probably around 77 years old now.
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Thanks for the added material on this subject.
I wish my mom saved more of her 50's mags.
Would be interesting to know if Andrea June Stephens was still around.

A few more pics .


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http://www.metrojacksonville.com/forum/index.php?topic=12704.0

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