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Elvis Presley in concert, Hawaii November 10, 1957

On November 9, 1957, Elvis arrived in Hawaii on the Matsonia at 9:00 a.m. and was welcomed by the shrieks of some 4,000 fans. Before he landed, he met the press aboard ship.

Elvis Presley in concert, Hawaii November 10, 1957 .
Elvis Presley in concert, Hawaii November 10, 1957.

Speaking with a Southern slur and often punctuating his answers with 'Sir', Elvis freely admitted', I'm pretty green when it comes to clothes. I don't pay over $7 for a shirt and $10 for a pair of shoes... but I do plan to stock up on a Hawaiian outfit while I'm here'. Elvis wore a white knit sweater with a large rolled collar, a wine-colored sports coat and black slacks. Asked if he might visit any neighbor islands, he said', It depends on how we're received here. Elvis explained their sudden decision to visit the Islands this way', It was a real rush deal. We were in Hollywood to make a picture (King Creole, then unnamed), but it was postponed until the first of the year. We weren't doing anything, so Mr. Parker asked if we'd like to go to Hawaii. I said', Huh, and was packed right away'.

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As for his traveling companions, mostly high school friends and disc jockeys, Elvis said, 'I like to have my friends along... it gives me a little touch of home. Anyway, it's more fun to see things together. I've got a waiting list... pretty long one... of friends who want to make trips with me. In fact I've heard from lots of so-called old friends from years ago who always say, 'You remember me, don't you?' As for such nicknames as 'Elvis the Pelvis', Elvis said 'There's nothing I can do about it, but it sounds like little kids trying to find something to rhyme with Elvis'. He said, 'I would eventually like to be a good actor. I haven't had time up to now, but I would like to study for it'. Asked why he didn't use the plane, he said, 'I don't like airplanes. I'm scared stiff of them. In fact, we could've been on the one missing now'. The Jordanaires and his band arrived by plane later the same day.

Elvis Presley in concert, Hawaii November 10, 1957 .
Elvis Presley in concert, Hawaii November 10, 1957.

Elvis Presley in concert, Hawaii November 10, 1957.
Elvis Presley in concert, Hawaii November 10, 1957.

Elvis Presley in concert, Hawaii November 10, 1957.
Elvis Presley in concert, Hawaii November 10, 1957.

On Sunday, November 10, Elvis appeared twice at the Honolulu Stadium and drew 14,963 spectators who paid $32, 000. Elvis was reported to get more than half of it. After juggling, hula, sword dancing,and jive, Elvis appeared on the open air stage dressed in a gold lame jacket, a black shirt, and black slacks. Elvis sang, 'Don't Be Cruel', 'That's When Your Heartaches Begin', and many more, but the screams drowned out his voice a great portion of the time. Elvis had only to say, 'Thank you very much', and the audience would come apart. He'd scratch his nose... another scream. He'd laugh... another scream. At times, Elvis seemed to deliberately drop his arm or wiggle his shoulder just to hear his fans react. He performed for about forty minutes. Surprisingly, he spent more time at the piano than he did with his guitar. As he sang the closing number, 'Hound Dog', he sat down on the edge of the stage. .. and then jumped down, off the stage, onto the grass section in front of the stage. He rolled on the grass and moaned out the words to, 'Hound Dog'. He kissed a girl across the barricade set up to keep his audience away from the stage, grabbed a coconut hat and paraded with it on his head. After he finished the song, he stepped into a waiting car and sped out of sight.

After the matinee performance, Elvis held a press conference at the Hawaiian Village Carousel Room:

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Elvis Presley in concert, Hawaii November 10, 1957.
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Above, Elvis had just settled into room 1406 on the 14th floor at the Hawaiian Village.

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