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!