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“Elvis is the one who created women fainting for Rock Stars”

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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”!)

I call this one "J. Crew Elvis"!

 

Even at the very start, the camera sure loved him

 

This is just hot: the profile, the hair, the hands the BELT BUCKLE!!!

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:

Did "Bedroom Eyes" exist before Elvis? I think not

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UNF!!!!! And this one from the same shoot:

I love this because it looks like he's taking the shot himself, like with an iPhone!

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!)

Author: Amy H. Johnson

Amy H. Johnson is the author of The Fangirl Files a memoir about Boy Bands, TV Boyfriends and imaginary betrothals to 80s English pop stars. She prefers to be referred to as a "Cute Famous Boy Aficionado".

2 thoughts on ““Elvis is the one who created women fainting for Rock Stars”

  1. He was a beautiful creature but the second photo from the top…he looks like a mouth-breather…

  2. Top photo used to be in the window of my local barbers. This was meant to show the barber was cool.

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