Tag Archives: Elvis Presley

Paul Coates

March 24, 1958 I’ve been accused of making some uncomplimentary remarks about Elvis Presley in the past. I’ve been accused of saying that he struck me as the kind of child that other children are traditionally "not allowed to play … Continue reading

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Matt Weinstock

Jan. 29, 1958 Charles Judson, former city editor of the late lamented L.A. Daily News, is now farm editor of the daily Grand Junction (Colo.) Sentinel. His job requires that he travel about the countryside, checking agricultural conditions and writing … Continue reading

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Elvis update

Oct. 29, 1957 Los Angeles You may remember my post on Elvis Presley’s concerts at the Pan-Pacific Auditorium, based on contemporary reviews by those two keen observers of popular culture: Wally George and Hedda Hopper. I’m sorry to say I … Continue reading

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Dec. 21, 1957

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Elvis trivia contest

Update: The 1947p's/LAPL's own Mary McCoy delves into ProQuest and turns up some ready answers, noting: "Gotta leave some for the rest of the kids to answer – no one likes a ProQuest-it-all!" Update II: I'm going to start filling … Continue reading

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Matt Weinstock

Oct. 21, 1957 Last Friday, a Hollywood hillsider named George was unable to start his car–the battery was dead. A neighbor obligingly drove him down the hill to a gas station, where George asked if he could get a rental … Continue reading

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