Celebrity Portraits

Elvis Presley – photos & quotes

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Elvis Presley

“Hmmph! I’ll get rid of him before he contaminates all the clean-cut youth in our country.” – Hedda Hopper on Elvis Presley   A very early example of Elvis merchandising, this is a bookend from around 1956.       Jazz pianist, composer and session musician Dudley Brooks working with Elvis Presley at Stan’s Play Room, […]

1950s

Henderson Brothers – Cap Gun Quick Draws – 1957

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Henderson brothers

11-year-old Eric Henderson (left) and his 9-year-old brother, Lars, train their cap guns on a stewardess in this 1957 publicity photo. The San Fernando Valley boys, touted as the fastest cap gunslingers in the country, appeared on a television show, brandishing their new cap gun models. Following the broadcast, the brothers were challenged by other […]