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Elvis Presley with fan Yanick Gomez : August 22, 1970

Elvis Presley with fan Yanick Gomez - August 22, 1970
Elvis Presley with fan Yanick Gomez : August 22, 1970.

Elvis Presley with fan Yanick Gomez - August 22, 1970
Elvis Presley with fan Yanick Gomez : August 22, 1970.

Elvis Presley with fan Yanick Gomez - August 22, 1970
Elvis Presley with fan Yanick Gomez : August 22, 1970.

Fan Carol Jacobs and Elvis Presley

How did you became an Elvis-fan?

I first became a fan During the '50's when I first heard his music my interest was certainly aroused because I have always loved music. But when I saw him on TV for the first time, that was it! I was hooked for life.

You seem to have a huge collection yourself. How did you build it up in the pre-internet area?

My collection is relatively small in comparison to most collectors, but I kept a lot of things over the years. Knowing what I know now, I should have collected more! Plus, I traded pictures with other fans over the years.

What, in general, your favorite Elvis-stuff?

My favorite would have to be the pictures of Elvis and I together. (two of which I am attaching) I have 8 x 10's that he autographed for me. and then second would be my scarf that he gave me from one of his concerts that still has his sweat stains all over it. I cherish his music, and have a lot of his original 45's and albums.

But I do treasure my memories of the time spent with him.

Can you share a little about your- self with us?

My name is Carol, I was born in Kingsburg, California and have lived here most of my life, moving to Palm Springs, CA in the '70's and Napa, Ca. in the '80's. My husband and I own our own business in Fresno, CA and I enjoy gardening and my hus-band and I enjoy golfing.

Fan Carol Jacobs and Elvis Presley

Name your favorite Elvis-song, -movie and -album.

That's difficult. It depends on my mood. I still get chills when I hear 'Don't Be Cruel' because it brings back many wonderful memories of my childhood and the many times I danced to that record. I just love that Beat!

Fan Carol Jacobs and Elvis Presley

And then when I'm in a pensive mood, I love 'Don't'. My favorite album would be the 'Sun Sessions' because that was the raw, pure Elvis before the Military 'tamed' him. My favorite movies are all the pre- Army day movies one special one would have to be 'Jailhouse Rock', when he and Judy Tyler get in an argument on the sidewalk outside her parent's house. I adore that scene.

Elvis kissed me and after he kissed me, he said to Joe Esposito who had my camera.

'Did you get that picture Joe?' Joe said, 'I didn't know you wanted me to Boss', then Elvis said, 'yes, I wanted you to, lets do it again'. I said to Elvis, ' gee I never had a audience before'. So Elvis took me into another room, kissed me again and Joe snapped this picture. Of coarse I didn't mind that at all!

But I have to say that my knees felt like they were going to buckle and I'm sure Elvis felt my heart pounding. The other photo is a recent picture of me that was taken by Bev when we went out to lunch.

I still can't believe this girl from a town of 3,500, and thousands miles away from Memphis, got to meet Elvis Presley and become his friend. It was a dream come true. I know I am very, very lucky and I am very thankful.

The one Sandi wanted to ask us, exactly in her words:

'What is your favorite memory of time spent with Elvis in Palm Springs?'

Well, actually, I have two. The first one would be regarding the 'Aloha Special'. It was originally shown in January via Satellite around the world. Then they re-ran it in the U.S. the following November. I was living in Palm Springs at the time and Elvis just happened to be at his Palm Springs house during the re-run. So I was very fortunate to be at the house sitting next to him and watching it with him. There were probably 8 people at the house that night. He was telling all of the things that happened that we didn't see on TV. Elvis was very tuned in on things and he knew every spot where someone made a mistake, such as the symbols at the wrong time, etc. When it was over, we applauded and he stood up, took a bow, and said, 'Oh, it was nothing!' (only shown to over a billion people World-Wide and the first time a show had ever gone via satellite!) but I loved his sense of humor, It was one of the most becoming things about him.

The other time was at the Palm Springs house and it was just him and me sitting on the sofa in his den. He was in a sort of blue and in rather a quiet mood and all of a sudden he just started singing, 'A Man Without Love', a cappella. It was just beautiful and very moving. I still get chills when I think about it. I also spent time with him at two of his homes in Hollywood and also in the suite in Las Vegas, but we'll save a few of those stories for another time. There are many wonderful memories.

Is there anything else you want to get rid of?

We all know that Elvis had a beautiful voice and a beautiful face, but I want people to know that Elvis had a beautiful soul. He was very intelligent, he had the most wonderful sense of humor and he loved to have fun. But most of all, he was a gentleman. It breaks my heart to hear all of the horrible things said about him by people that were close to him and knew better. They just did it for monetary purposes because 'Good' supposedly doesn't sell. I am thankful to you for getting out the true stories of the 'REAL' Elvis. Thank you.

Carol, thank you for sharing your stories and pictures with us.

February 1970

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Houston Astrodome : February 25, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Houston Astrodome : February 27, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Houston Astrodome : February 28, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis introducing drummer Bob Lanning at the Astrodome, Houston, February 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley, backstage with fans in Las Vegas : February 18, 1970

March

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Houston Astrodome : March 1, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Leaving The Houston Astrodome : March 2, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley at Easter : March 29, 1970

June

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Arriving at Studio B : June 4, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Studio B Parking Lot : June 5, 1970

August

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley at a Nancy Sinatra show at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada : August 6, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Las Vegas : August 10, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Las Vegas : August 12, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley with fan Yanick Gomez : August 22, 1970

September

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis getting off his chartered jet in Phoenix, AZ on September 9, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Phoenix, AZ : September 9, 1970 : First concert tour since since October 1957.
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri : September 10, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Olympia Arena, Detroit, Michigan : September 11, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley: Convention Centre, Miami, Florida : September 12, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley Mobile Alabama : September 14, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : September 15, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis in the foyer of Graceland on September 23, 1970

October

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : October 9, 1970 : Elvis buys his first Stutz Blackhawk
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Attending a Tom Jones show at Caesar's Palace : Mid-October 1970 New page link
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Preslet : Gospel Convention, Ellis Auditorium, October, 1970 New page link

November

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon : November 11, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : The Forum Arena, Los Angeles, Ca : November 14, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Oklahoma City: November 16, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley on a plane to Denver to collect a police badge : November 17, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley with the daughters of the Denver Police Chief : November 25, 1970

December

Elvis Presley Photos George Klein's Wedding in Las Vegas : December 5, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley and President Nixon at the White House : December 21, 1970 (Six pages)
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Sonny West's Wedding : December 28, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Tupelo : December 29, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos New Years Eve Party at TJ's : December 31, 1970

DVDs

 DVD. Elvis: Young Man of the Nation DVD : Elvis' Jaycees appearance 1971
 DVD. Elvis : That's The Way It Is 2 DVD Set With 12 Never Before Seen Outtake's

CDs

 CD. Let's Be Friends : Elvis Presley CD
 CD. On Stage: Legacy Edition By Elvis Presley 2 CD Set
 CD. Almost In Love CD
 CD. Elvis : Back In Memphis : 2 CD FTD Special Edition
 CD. Elvis : That's The Way It Is : 2 CD FTD Special Edition
 CD. Elvis : Hits Of The 70s : 2 CD FTD Special Edition
 CD. Elvis Country (I'm 10,000 Years Old) : 2 CD FTD Special Edition
 CD. Love Letters From Elvis : 2 CD FTD Special Edition
 CD. Polk Salad Annie : Las Vegas 1970 February 15, 1970
 CD. One Night in Vegas August 10, 1970
 CD. The Wonder Of You August 13, 1970
 CD. Walk A Mile In My Shoes : The Essential 70's Masters 5CD
 CD. Elvis : Stage Rehearsal : Elvis Presley FTD CD

Books

 Book. Spotlight On Elvis : The Photographic Work of Ed Bonja
 Book. The Elvis Files Vol. 5, 1969-1970
 Book. Elvis Concerts : Elvis Presley Book from JAT Publishing

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