INTRODUCTION

THIS WEBSITE/BLOG titled “Elvis – A Touch Of Gold” includes articles on Elvis’ records and the sessions that made them possible As an introduction, I also address Presley’s movies, television and concert appearances, and even some memorabilia—mostly the ’50s EPE novelties like charm bracelets, lipstick, and other yucky stuff for girls.

Here I will primarily address the music and the records of Elvis Presley, especially READ MORE

hirschfeld and elvis: drawings and prints 1956-1968

 
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HE FIRST CARICATURE of Elvis Presley appeared in July 1956 in Collier’s magazine. The drawing was by the inimitable Hirschfeld, although it was a rather bland drawing, lacking the pizazz usually associated with his work—as if he wasn’t particularly interested in his subject. Nonetheless, Hirschfeld and Elvis continued to be linked, as he would draw Presley several times through the years. This eighth volume of READ MORE

the first published caricature of elvis presley


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HE FIRST CARICATURE OF ELVIS PRESLEY that I have found was first published in the July 6, 1956, issue of Collier’s magazine. The image was drawn by the inimitable Al Hirschfeld and was used to illustrate yet another column criticizing the singer—or more accurately, the singer’s fans. As this is an important image, I have devoted the entirety of this article (essentially “Elvis’ Golden Caricatures
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quora question answered: was elvis presley a great musician?

IRECENTLY DISCOVERED QUORA, a sorta social media website with a mission: “To share and grow the world’s knowledge.” They do this by allowing registered members (it’s free and easy) to ask questions and other members to offer answers. When I signed up, I ticked off a number of categories of interest to me, and these are the questions that Quora sends me via email every READ MORE