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 Post subject: Rijff Presents: The 'DIG' Las Vegas Photo Shoot !
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:41 am 
In may of 1956 teen publication 'Dig' magazine met up with Elvis
in Las Vegas for several photo shoots... both in Black & white and
color. Not many found their way into magazines at the time. It would
take at least 20 years before more 'escaped' into the hands of
collectors...! Were some photos considered too erotic for the time ?
Imagine Tom Cruise ( partly) undressed in bed getting a wake up
call by a middle aged man in his hotel room...?! Conclusions would
be easy to guess.

( to be continued )
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With the exception of the Rock n Roll Rivals mag cover, all other
photos are 'Dig' and Las Vegas '56 related... Kool or what?!


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 Post subject: Re: Rijff Presents: The 'DIG' Las Vegas Photo Shoot !
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:45 am 
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Once again the Rijffster produces the goods! Great stuff
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 Post subject: Re: Rijff Presents: The 'DIG' Las Vegas Photo Shoot !
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Kool indeed


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 Post subject: Re: Rijff Presents: The 'DIG' Las Vegas Photo Shoot !
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You are proving once again that you have the goodies Ger.
Great pics.
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 Post subject: Re: Rijff Presents: The 'DIG' Las Vegas Photo Shoot !
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:12 pm 
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Great topic Ger! (did you get my PM?)
Here's some memorabilia from this photo shoot?

I got two of these photos the b/w version is 5x7inch the color is 8x10inch.
A couple of months ago the 11x14inch color photo was on ebay...sold for over $500!!! :shock: nuts!

I don't know exactly how much different there are from this photoshoot....I know there are three walletsize photos en 3 5x7inch.
Two color ones and one b/w....perhaps someone has more info?

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 Post subject: Re: Rijff Presents: The 'DIG' Las Vegas Photo Shoot !
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:23 pm 
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Beautiful!! Love to see where he was sitting out by the pool deck wearing green jacket!


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 Post subject: Re: Rijff Presents: The 'DIG' Las Vegas Photo Shoot !
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:35 pm 
the one of him in the pink coat posing on the diving board,
isn't that the same one as pictured in color, in my my brother's book
Biografie van een Fenomeen ( white cover hardback/ uitgeverij
Sari) ? I can't check, the book is somewhere ... but I don't
know where?!
Im not sure if these ( great) shots came from the Dig photographer
as well? A while ago more of him in his pink jacket outside of the
Frontier Hotel ( parking lot?) came to light. They were auctioned on
ebay and found their way on the fecc forum...
Also half a dozen alternate color shots were put up for auction
of him in the green jacket from the photo shoot that landed the
one on the cover of Dig magazine. Anybody 'saved' these shots??


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 Post subject: Re: Rijff Presents: The 'DIG' Las Vegas Photo Shoot !
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Oh yes!

Very Kool indeed!
Almost wanna go the the Fecc Forum to find the other photo's.

Almost:)


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 Post subject: Re: Rijff Presents: The 'DIG' Las Vegas Photo Shoot !
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:31 pm 
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Anymore with the pink jacket at the pool? With the Fans? :D


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 Post subject: Re: Rijff Presents: The 'DIG' Las Vegas Photo Shoot !
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:38 am 
yes my darling, there are...but if I don't get a little help on
this topic from the other guys doing a little research in their
collection of books & photographs, we won't see them here.

I'll be picking up on this topic sometime next week, adding
another bunch of pix from the Dig photographer... but not
in his pink colored jacket.

In the meantime check out the link:

www.scottymoore.net

click on The Venues as seen on the index page. Go to
New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas. 2 beautiful pink jacket pics
are featured... plus many Frontier Hotel on stage shots and
other rarities. James V. Roy is in charge there, and doing a
brilliant job.


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 Post subject: Re: Rijff Presents: The 'DIG' Las Vegas Photo Shoot !
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:13 am 
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Ger Rijff wrote:
the one of him in the pink coat posing on the diving board,
isn't that the same one as pictured in color, in my brother's book
Biografie van een Fenomeen ( white cover hardback/ uitgeverij
Sari) ? I can't check, the book is somewhere ... but I don't
know where?!


Yes.

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 Post subject: Re: Rijff Presents: The 'DIG' Las Vegas Photo Shoot !
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Ger Rijff wrote:
Also half a dozen alternate color shots were put up for auction
of him in the green jacket from the photo shoot that landed the
one on the cover of Dig magazine. Anybody 'saved' these shots??


Here they are.

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 Post subject: Re: Rijff Presents: The 'DIG' Las Vegas Photo Shoot !
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:13 pm 
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Hello Ger,

Indeed there are many more from the swimming pool and at frontier. Jans just posted them before me.

Also two at The Frontier in color. I do have some other ones in b/w. They were published in your book "The Voice Of Rock n Roll"
Let me know if i can post these.

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 Post subject: Re: Rijff Presents: The 'DIG' Las Vegas Photo Shoot !
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:29 pm 
I knew ( hoped!) you guys would deliver the goods!!
Thanks, very much appreciated. Sure, use anything from my
books. I would have done so myself If I had a scanner...
There's plenty Vegas 56 in 'Fire In The Sun' as well: with fans
and on stage. In part later used by James V. for his New Frontier
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 Post subject: Re: Rijff Presents: The 'DIG' Las Vegas Photo Shoot !
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Here is another picture from the photo shoot.

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Here are the photos from "Fire In The Sun"
Those photos are real cool! i mean...look at him!

And also notice the girls with the souvenirbooklets... :shock: holding them if it was toiletpaper :lol:
My boy...i wish i could make a jump back in the 50's....yes i would like to buy a box of those souvenirbooklets please...thank you!

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If anyone has a spare one of the Dynamite souvenir booklet...please pm, i'm still looking for this one as you probably noticed.


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 Post subject: Re: Rijff Presents: The 'DIG' Las Vegas Photo Shoot !
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:16 pm 
Quality scans, my man!
I did make great books, didn't I ?!


( heh-heh-heh...)


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 Post subject: Re: Rijff Presents: The 'DIG' Las Vegas Photo Shoot !
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Yeah you did....we're still waitin' for more :-)
Perhaps Rock n Roll Years vol.2 ?????

Regards,
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Thanks Columbo.
Here one more picture from this great book.

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 Post subject: Re: Rijff Presents: The 'DIG' Las Vegas Photo Shoot !
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Oh, My God!! The last photos with the fans outside of his room are AWSOME!!! I love It!! I think I'm gonna faint!! Wow! That's what I'm talking about!! Oh My! Thanks for posting them!! banana_rock.gif smt125
Hope I will see more.... :cheers


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 Post subject: Re: Rijff Presents: The 'DIG' Las Vegas Photo Shoot !
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sheila wrote:
Oh, My God!! The last photos with the fans outside of his room are AWSOME!!! I love It!! I think I'm gonna faint!! Wow! That's what I'm talking about!! Oh My! Thanks for posting them!! banana_rock.gif smt125
Hope I will see more.... :cheers


More, darling?!
You're a tuff one to satisfy... :wink:


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This is a great thread. Thanks a lot. You can't beat 50's Elvis.


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Ger Rijff wrote:
sheila wrote:
Oh, My God!! The last photos with the fans outside of his room are AWSOME!!! I love It!! I think I'm gonna faint!! Wow! That's what I'm talking about!! Oh My! Thanks for posting them!! banana_rock.gif smt125
Hope I will see more.... :cheers


More, darling?!
You're a tuff one to satisfy... :wink:


tee hee hee hee...I can't help it! :oops:


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Question...Was Judy Spreckles with Elvis the whole time while he was in Las Vegas? Including the photos that was taken of Elvis with fans? I found a few that they were outside of the hotel entrance.
There was pictures of him with the pink and Green jacket...was that all on the same day or a few days that he was there?


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 Post subject: Re: Rijff Presents: The 'DIG' Las Vegas Photo Shoot !
PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:36 pm 
Elvis opened up in Vegas april 23 till may 6. When exactly Judy was with him Ive not been able to find out yet? Probably for the opening night and a few days after.
They met up again beginning of june while he was guest on the Milton Berle Show.
... and possibly in Hollywood during the filming of LMT ?
Judy lived in California...and was married to an elderly millionaire...
About the pink and green sportscoat and jacket... He wore them often during his 2
weeks in Vegas. The Dig photographer was just one of many to cover the new born King
during his Vegas stint.

Hallelujah!


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