New Graceland Blog - Where's Elvis Presley? Tupelo or Memphis

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New Graceland Blog - Where's Elvis Presley? Tupelo or Memphis

In January 2014, Vanity Fair magazine published an article showing a photo of Elvis Presley presumably taken in downtown Tupelo, Mississippi, in 1947.

The article traces the origin of the photo to a woman who was walking into a drugstore to drop off some film that had one exposure left on the roll. According to the story, she noticed a young Elvis on his bike and asked him to pose, snapping her last frame of him. The woman later gave the photo to Presley family friend Janelle McComb of Tupelo, who passed along the photo and the story of how she obtained it to Elvis fan and memorabilia collector Wade Jones shortly before her death.

The story behind the photo may have been correct, but the city was wrong.

Learn more about this photo and where it was taken on this week's Graceland Blog.

Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at 2:14 PM
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