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“elvis is king” is an illustrated children’s book that fans must see!

THIS IS AN UNUSUAL MOVE FOR ME in that I am pushing a product here on my Elvis – A Touch Of Gold blog. I didn’t go looking for a product to push; in fact, quite the op­po­site oc­curred. I was looking for im­ages for the se­ries of ar­ti­cles I am writing about the line of Elvis records on the Gold Stan­dard Se­ries. [Continue reading]

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would elvis wear a mask during the coronavirus pandemic?

WOULD ELVIS WEAR A MASK DURING THIS PANDEMIC? I found an ar­resting photo of a young Elvis wearing a bandana-like mask with what ap­peared to be modern demon­stra­tors in the back­ground. I found the image on Elvis Rare Records, where the site’s owner, Dave Reynolds, had sent me re­garding an­other issue. [Continue reading]

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elvis’ golden caricatures volume 9 (aloha from the ’70s)

THIS COLLECTION OF IMAGES of Elvis in the ’70s makes up “Elvis’ Golden Car­i­ca­tures Volume 9.” It is a col­lec­tion of art­work looking at the final years of Presley through the eyes of (mostly rel­a­tively) young car­i­ca­tur­ists from around the world. This is also the final volume of car­i­ca­tures that I have sched­uled at this time. [Continue reading]

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elvis’ golden caricatures volume 8 (love letters from the 70s)

THE ELVIS OF THE ’70s in his fan­tas­tical jump­suits and ex­panding waist­line has found at­ten­tion from artists who seem de­ter­mined to give an ugly ren­di­tion of the man. Partly due to the many car­i­ca­tures of Elvis as grossly obese and sloppy-looking, many non-fans have it in their heads that he was gross and sloppy during his life. [Continue reading]

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the (unfortunately) enduring image of “fat elvis”

SAY “ELVIS IN THE ’70s” and a lot of people im­me­di­ately think “Fat Elvis.” This is partly due to car­i­ca­tures of Elvis as grossly obese, leading many non-fans to be­lieve that he was sloppy-looking during his life. This was not true: while his face puffed out and his waist­line ex­panded, Elvis never had the sloppy look one as­so­ciates with ex­cess fat in the stomach, the butt, the arms, or the legs. [Continue reading]