Pictures of Elvis
A day of motorbike rides. The outfit wasn't quite as camp then as it looks now as apparently US truck drivers got around in this getup.
A still from the movie El Charro. Elvis considered his film work to have been lousy but there was never any chance that the producers would try and take him upmarket.
Elvis didn't take much time to graduate from greaser rebel who shocked people with his movements and daring to sing Black-American style songs to a Mr. Showbiz that brought in dollars by the truckload. The man on the left is his manager, "Colonel" Tom Parker.
During the Vietnam and Nixon times Elvis was anxious to be seen on the side of law and order. Middle-class counterculture kids didn't like him anyway but he still had a strong fan base. This picture shows Elvis with the "Memphis Mafia" all holding their Sheriff's badges.
Towards the end of his life, Elvis put on a lot of weight, possibly as a result of the pills he was being given to help him cope with his existence. After his death, he was found to have had a large cocktail of drugs in his system but the coroner did not say that he died of a drug overdose.
These pictures are from the book: Me and a Guy Named Elvis: My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley (Hardcover) by Jerry Schilling (Author), Chuck Crisafulli (Author), Penguin
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