Thursday, January 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Elvis!



8th January, 2010, would have been Elvis Presley's 75th birthday. Whilst fans all over the world are listening to his music and watching his movies, I wanted to join the millions of other bloggers saying Happy Birthday to the King with this vintage postcard. Published by Star Pics, this postcard was posted on 19th July, 1963 from Lowestoft in the United Kingdom, presumably, judging by the handwriting, from a very young Elvis fan.

The black and white photo of Elvis is a promotional shot for the movie Blue Hawaii, taken by rock music photographer Michael Ochs at Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles, California on 1st April, 1961. Curiously, the image appears to have been printed from a flipped negative.

Many thanks to my "Little Sister" Jac - a fellow Elvis fan - who owns this postcard!



Find more vintage postcards at Marie's Cpaphil Vintage Postcard Blog and join other collectors on Postcard Friendship Friday. Today her post is entitled "God Save the Queen" so this post about a "King" seems to fit very well!

18 comments:

Christine H. said...

Ah, that wonderful handsome face.

Marie Reed said...

This is a knockout of a card! I didn't even know that it was Elvis' birthday today! I'm going to turn on a cd right now:) Wonderful post!

Postcardy said...

Elvis was one of a kind. I wonder how many Elvis postcards there are. New ones keep coming out still.

grace said...

Thanks for sharing your post card. I will now be on the look out for Elvis Post card.
I love Elvis, grew up with Elvis and saw him twice in person in Duluth Minnesota. Stayed up all night in line the second time and took my young sons. Well worth it. Happy Birthday Elvis you are the true King of Rock and Roll

MuseSwings said...

A complex person with a wonderful voice! Happy PFF

MuseSwings said...

Okay - I just had to comment again. The word verification is "potti" and I couldn't pass it up.

Snap said...

Talk about a blast from the past! Wonderful card. Happy PFF!

Beth Niquette said...

There was no one else like him. That is a wonderful postcard.

Happy PFF!

Mary said...

The Aware goes to this post for "most original use of theme". On New Year's Day, I attended the Rose Parade in Pasadena, and there were lots of awards like this at the Rose Parade. Happy PFF!

Terry said...

Howdy
Happy Pff to you ,and a happy birthday to Elvis :)
Thanks to your sister for sharing !
Happy Trails

Stacey said...

My mom is a huge Elvis fan; I love his music and his movies are so much fun... Thanks for sharing!

Lyneen said...

I would love to have an Elvis in my collection. I am sure during my youth Mom had something of Elvis. Happy Birthday to the King of Rock 'n Roll. TFS
PFF

Old Postcards said...

Fantastic blog and a wonderful Elvis card... thank you for featuring him on what would have been his 75th birthday

Sheila said...

I remember going to see Blue Hawaii! How that does date me. :( It must have been one of the first, if not the first, time I was allowed go with a friend. I was so excited.

peggy gatto said...

He is my guy!
We renewed our wedding vows at Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas!!! Performed by "elvis"!

Debs said...

thank you all so much for your comments! am thrilled elvis excited so much interest!

Carole said...

What a great card of Elvis.

syllah said...

The King!Youre postcards are great!I want to invite to see my postcards from Iasi,Romania!Radu http://syllah.wordpress.com/2009/12/19/albumul-vechiului-iasi/

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