Here are vintage and rarely seen photographs of Elvis from the book "Elvis Presley's Memphis." These images were culled from the archives of Graceland and The Commercial Appeal, Memphis' 169-year-old newspaper.
|This photo shows Elvis on Aug. 5, 1955 at his second appearance at the Overton Park Shell in Memphis, Tenn. (Robert W. Dye / Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc.)|
|Elvis Presley in an undated photograph at Ellis Auditorium in Memphis, probably 1956-1957. He appears to be wearing the same shoes, socks and ring he wore the night of his May 15, 1956 concert. (The Commercial Appeal)|
|Elvis fingered an electric bass inside Graceland in this photograph published on March 7, 1965 in the first issue of Mid-South, the Sunday magazine of The Commercial Appeal. (Charles Nicholas / The Commercial Appeal)|
|Elvis pictured in 1957 with one of his Cadillacs. (Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc.)|
|Elvis outside Jim's Barber Shop on South Main Street in Memphis in 1956. On March 8, 1960, Elvis was quoted as saying, "Somebody asked me this morning what I missed about Memphis and I said everything." (Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc.)|
|By the fall of 1955, Elvis had toured the South, including Texas and Florida, performed at the Grand Ole Opry and on "Louisiana Hayride," and recorded all of his Sun Studio songs. (William Speer / Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc.)|