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Elvis Presley : The Ed Sullivan Show Dress Rehearsals : October 28, 1956

Elvis attended a dress rehearsal for the show on the 28th.

Also a a big cut-out of him on the top of the Times Square Paramount Theater was unveilecd promoting the premiere of Love Me Tender. He also gave a press conference, which he handled in a 'polite, personable, quick-witted and charming' manner. About his influence on teenagers Elvis stated: 'My Bible tells me that what he sows he will also reap, and if I'm sowing evil and wickedness it will catch up with me.

If I did think I was bad for people, I would go back to driving a truck, and I really mean this'. Elvis got inoculated with the new polio vaccine as part of a public service announcement for the March of Dimes.

'October 28, 1956: Droves of fans and curious Sunday afternoon strollers crowd outside the Paramount Theater where a 40-foot figure of rock 'n' roll idol Elvis Presley was unveiled earlier today'.

Crowds gather to see Elvis : October 28, 1956.
Crowds gather to see Elvis : October 28, 1956.

Crowds gather to see Elvis : October 28, 1956.
Crowds gather to see Elvis : October 28, 1956.

Below, Elvis signs some autographs with British comedienne Joyce Grenfell seen in the background, who starred in the same Ed Sullivan show. From Joyce Grenfell's autobiography 'In Pleasant Places', Joyce recalls that when she arrived at the CBS Studio at two o'clock that afternoon, there were barricades on West 56th Street to hold back the crowds of girls who had been there since early morning hoping to catch a glimpse of Elvis.

Elvis signs some autographs with British comedienne Joyce Grenfell seen in the background.
Elvis signs some autographs with British comedienne Joyce Grenfell seen in the background.

Diary entry 28th October 1956: Elvis is a pasty-faced plump boy of twenty one. At rehearsal he wore a navy blue sweater with red stripes round the yoke. His hair isn't long and his sideburns arn't that long either. For the show he wore a Kelly green jacket, grey pants and white buckskin desert boots. When he was introduced to me he said, as he looked away 'Nice to know you honey'. I asked him if all the adulation was very trying.

He called me ma'am and said. 'I don't want to brag, but I'm kinda used to it now. It's been goin' on a year' I thought he was pleasant, a bit of a roly-ploy boy, but a good singer of his sort of hillbilly songs. We were photographed together. He put his arm round my neck and breathed down my ear-hole.

Elvis signs some autographs with British comedienne Joyce Grenfell seen in the background.
Elvis signs some autographs with British comedienne Joyce Grenfell seen in the background.

Dress Rehearsals

Elvis Presley : The Dress Rehearsal : The Ed Sullivan Show : October 28, 1956.
Elvis Presley : The Dress Rehearsal : The Ed Sullivan Show : October 28, 1956.

Gordon Stoker : Ed Sullivan was a very warm person, extremely warm, Ed only came to the actual filming of the show, he didn't come to the dress rehearsal, and actually when Ed walked over to him, and shook his hands, it was the first time that the Jordanaires and Elvis, D.J. Fontana and Scotty Moore had met Mr Sullivan, and yet we didn't know what to expect, and neither did Elvis, but Elvis looked everything and did everything the best that he could do, when he was on the Sullivan he was determined to do a super job.

Elvis Presley : The Dress Rehearsal : The Ed Sullivan Show : October 28, 1956.
Elvis Presley : The Dress Rehearsal : The Ed Sullivan Show : October 28, 1956.

Elvis Presley : The Dress Rehearsal : The Ed Sullivan Show : October 28, 1956.
Elvis Presley : The Dress Rehearsal : The Ed Sullivan Show : October 28, 1956.

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Rehearsals : The Ed Sullivan Show : New York, October 26, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley gets his Polio Shot : October 28, 1956

The Ed Sullivan Show Appearances

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : First Appearance : The Ed Sullivan Show : September 9, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : The Ed Sullivan Show Rehearsals : October 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : The Ed Sullivan Show Dress Rehearsals : October 28, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : The Ed Sullivan Show : Press Conference : October 28, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos
Elvis Presley gets his Polio Shot : October 28, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : The Ed Sullivan Show : October 28, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : January 6, 1957 : Warwick Hotel, New York
Elvis Presley Photos With with Joanne Wilson, New York City's March of Dimes poster girl for 1956 [Same as above]
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley: The Ed Sullivan Show : January 6, 1957 : His third and final Appearance
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis, Monday evening, January 7, 1957 following his last appearance on the Ed Sullivan show

January 1956

TV Appearance = Elvis on TV : 1956 : One incredible year !!!

Articles about Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : RCA's McGavock St Studio : January 10 and 11, April 14, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos 1956 business contract signed by Colonel Parker and Elvis for The Elvis Presley Show
Elvis Presley Video Elvis Presley : The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show : January 28, 1956 TV Appearance

February

Elvis Presley Video Elvis Presley : The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show : February 4, 1956 TV Appearance
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore and Bill Black : February 9, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Backstage February 10, 1956
Elvis Presley Video Elvis Presley : The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show : February 11, 1956 TV Appearance
Elvis Presley Video Elvis Presley : The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show : February 18, 1956 TV Appearance

March

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley 1956 : March : June : July New page link
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley's 1956 Home : 1034 Audubon Drive, Memphis, TN

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : The Lousinana Hayride : March 10, 1956
Elvis Presley Video Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show : March 17, 1956 TV Appearance
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley singing and playing gospel music : March 17, 1956 New page link
Elvis Presley Photos Jimmy Dean and Elvis Presley on the Jimmy Dean WMAL-TV Show, March 23, 1956
Elvis Presley Video Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show : March 24, 1956 TV Appearance

April

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : The Milton Berle Show : April 3, 1956 TV Appearance
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Arena : San Diego : April 4, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Arena : San Diego : April 4, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Wichita Falls, Texas : April 9, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Fair Park Coliseum, Lubbock, TX : April 10, 1956
Articles about Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley- RCA's McGavock St Studio : January 10 and 11, April 14, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : San Antonio : April 15, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Oklahoma City : April 19, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : April 20, 1956 : North Side Coliseum, Forth Worth
Articles about Elvis Presley Elvis Presley, New Singing Find, Booked Into New Frontier : April 21, 1956 Link
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley at The New Frontier Hotel : From April 23, 1956
Elvis Presley CD, Book and DVD Reviews Review : Elvis Presley at The New Frontier : Las Vegas Sun : April 26, 1956 Link
Elvis Presley CD, Book and DVD Reviews Review : Elvis Presley at The New Frontier : Las Vegas SUN : April 28, 1956 Link

May

Elvis Presley CD, Book and DVD Reviews Review : Elvis Presley at The New Frontier : Las Vegas SUN : May 1, 1956 Link
Elvis Presley CD, Book and DVD Reviews Letter to the editor : Las Vegas SUN : May 12, 1956 Link
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Auditorium in St. Paul, Minnesota : May 13, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : May 14, 1956 : LaCrosse Wisconsin
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : May 15, 1956 : Ellis Auditorium
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley Detroit, MI. Fox Theater May 25, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Columbus, Ohio : May 26, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis, Scotty, Bill and DJ performed two shows at the UD Fieldhouse in Dayton : May 27, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos
Elvis Presley Dayton, Oh., as Elvis left for Memphis : May 28, 1956
Elvis Presley Video Elvis greeting fans at Los Angeles Airport, 1956

June

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley 1956 : March : June : July New page link
Elvis Presley Photos Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley swap autographs, Memphis : June 1, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Arriving in Oakland : June 3, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : In Concert : Oakland California : June 3, 1956 New page link
Elvis Presley Photos The Milton Berle Show : Los Angeles : June 5, 1956 TV Appearance
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : June 7, 1956 : Long Beach Municipal Auditorium
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : June 8, 1956
Articles about Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley MP3 Audio Elvis Presley Video June 16, 1956 : Wink Martindale TV Show
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley and Red West at Elvis' 1034 Audubon Drive House : June 14, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley MP3 Audio Elvis Presley Video The Wink Martindale Show : June 16, 1956 TV Appearance
Elvis Presley Photos Vernon, Gladys and Elvis Presley sing at the piano : 1034 Audubon Drive House : June 17, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley and Barbara Hearn : June 19, 1956 : Fairgrounds Amusement Park, Memphis
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley and Barbara Hearn at Elvis' 1034 Audubon Drive House : June 19, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley with Susan Hayward : June 28, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Mosque Theater, Richmond, Va : June 30, 1956

July

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley 1956 : March : June : July New page link
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Hudson Theater : New York City : Steve Allen Show : July 1, 1956 TV Appearance
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : RCA Studio One, Memphis, Tennessee : July 2, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos
Elvis Presley : On The Train to, Memphis, Tennessee : July 3, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Russwood Park, Memphis, Tennessee : July 4, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : St. Joseph's Hospital Memphis Tennessee : July 5, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Ocean Springs, MS. : Thursday, July 12, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis performs with The Statesman Quartet at Ellis Auditorium : July 27, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Water Skiing : Biloxi : July 31, 1956 New page link

August

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley Love Me Tender Movie Set Photos
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Olympia Theater, Miami, Florida : August 3, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : August 5, 1956 : Tampa Florida
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Florida Theatre St. Petersburg : August 7, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Jacksonville, FL. Florida Theater (3 shows per day) : August 10-11, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley at the Knickerbocker Hotel, Hollywood : August 18, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Love Me Tender Recording Sessions : August 24, 1956
Elvis Presley MP3 Audio Elvis Presley : August 29, 1956 : Hollywood, California (The Truth About Me) + Out Takes [Audio only]
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : August 31, 1956 : On the set of Love Me Tender

September

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : The Ed Sullivan Show : 1956-1957
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : September 1-3, 1956 Recording Sessions
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : First Appearance : The Ed Sullivan Show : September 9, 1956 TV Appearance
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley: Asleep In Flight : Back To Memphis September 23, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : September 26, 1956 : Tupelo, MS. Mississippi-Alabama Fairgrounds
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley at the Mid-South Fair : Memphis September 29, 1956

October

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : October 5, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos
Elvis Presley : Cotton Bowl, Dallas : October 11, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos
Elvis Presley : October 18, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : October 19, 1956 : Assault Charge
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : The Ed Sullivan Show Rehearsals : October 26-28, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : The Ed Sullivan Show : Dress Rehearsals : October 28, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : The Ed Sullivan Show : Press Conference : October 28, 1956

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley gets his Polio Shot : October 28, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : The Ed Sullivan Show : October 28, 1956 TV Appearance
Elvis Presley Photos Natalie Wood and Elvis Presley outside the Hotel Chisca : October 31, 1956

November

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis : Toledo : November 22, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Cleveland Arena, Ohio : November 23, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : E.H. Crump Memorial Football Game : November 30, 1956

December

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : December 11, 1956 : Mobbed by fans in Memphis after running out of gas
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley's Last Louisiana Hayride Performance : December 15, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley Touch Football : Dave Wells Community Center : December 27, 1956

1957

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley: The Ed Sullivan Show : His third and final Appearance : January 6, 1957 TV Appearance

The Movies Of 1956

Elvis Presleys Movies 1956, Love Me Tender, Twentieth Century Fox

The Movies In Photos

Elvis Presley Photos Love Me Tender New page link

DVDs

DVD Elvis : The Ed Sullivan Show : The Classic Performances DVD
DVD The Milton Berle Shows DVD
DVD Elvis : The King Of Rock n Roll 30 Hit Performances And More DVD

Elvis on The Ed Sullivan Shows

CDs

CD The Complete Louisiana Hayride Archives 1954-1956
CD Greatest Live Hits of the 50’s CD From MRS
CD Elvis At SUN
CD Elvis Presley : FTD Special Edition 2 CD
CD The Million Dollar Quartet
CD The King Of Rock 'N' Roll : The Complete 50's Masters
CD Elvis' Golden Records CD

Books

Book The Elvis Files Volume 1 : 1953-1956
Book A Moment In Time : 4 Days in '56 : Hardcover book from FTD
Book
Rock, Sex, and Roll : Elvis Presley Hardcover Book [JAT]
Book The Rock 'N Roll Years : My Wish Came True : 1954-56
Book Elvis : The Hottest Thing That's Cool The '50s inc, Ed Sullivan and Steve Allen Shows
Book Flashback Book + 2 CDs
Book Elvis : The Hottest Thing That's Cool - Elvis Book
Book Elvis Presley: The Family Album Book

Elvis Presley Photos

Elvis Presley Photos

Elvis Presley Video Video Preview: Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD

Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet. Never before have we seen an Elvis concert from the 50's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered Unreleased Film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don’t Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever. This is an excellent release no fan should be without it. The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people.

We love Elvis Presley !!!!!!!! : So ... Stop, look and listen baby that's our philosophy ... First thing in the morning, last thing at night ... look, stare everywhere and see everything inside ... Stop, look and listen!

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