Elvis Presley And His Friends
Elvis Presley was a firm believer in the proverb “a true friend is a friend forever.” There was nothing he wouldn’t do for a friend. His closest pals, the “Memphis Mafia,” lived with Elvis, until his marriage. Afterwards, Elvis bought them homes nearby. On a whim, Elvis would buy a dozen Cadillacs or spend $30,000 in jewelry for his buddies. His generosity went beyond friends to many charities. He made donations to countless hospitals. He even held a concert in Hawaii, solely for charity. In 1964, El bought a yacht for $55,000 and donated it to a needy cause. Once, Elvis read about a policeman needing money for an operation and sent off a check. “Whenever you need me just call” was his motto.
The “Memphis Mafia” were always by Elvis’ side. Since he couldn’t go to restaurants, the group would have get togethers in the hotel suites after his concerts.
Elvis became fast friends with the guys on the set. During a break they’d sing a few songs.
Rocky Graziano on the Blue Hawaii set.
Elvis visits with fans in the hospital.
In 1960, Elvis got $125.000 for guesting on The Sinatra Show.
Frank and Elvis at a party.
Liberace traded his gold sequinned jacket and candelabra for Elvis’ striped jacket and guitar backstage at the Riviera.
Elvis couldn’t resist giving Sergio Franchi a copy of Kissin’ Cousins, his new album.
Elvis became friends with Frank Sinatra after Elvis appeared on his show.
Richard Grobb and Joe Esposito flank Elvis after a show.
Gov. Waller accepts a check for the Hurricane Fund in ’75.
Friends cheer up Elvis after he fractured his arm in a game of touch football in Memphis.
In 1974, Elvis met Gov. George Wallace and his family. Elvis was always interested in political issues, especially narcotics. He received many awards for his civic duties.
It is a quote. Modern Screen Presents ELVIS PHOTO ALBUM