June Juanico & Elvis Presley
June Juanico (born 1938) is a former beauty queen and an Elvis Presley fan from Biloxi, Mississippi, whom Elvis dated in 1955 and 1956. Elvis took three weeks of vacation with June in 1956, after having recorded his songs 'Hound Dog' and 'Don't Be Cruel' in the studio in Memphis, Tennessee.
June Juanico had met Elvis for the first time after one of his early concerts in Biloxi in 1955, when he was on the verge of the superstardom. She is said to have been the only girl Elvis' mother ever approved of.
However, Elvis didn't let this romance get too intimate. In a 1997 interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, June said she 'blames his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, for encouraging Presley to go out with beautiful women for the publicity'. According to Elvis biographer Peter Guralnick, Juanico didn't doubt that Elvis loved her.
June Juanico & Elvis Presley Gulf Hills Dude Ranch 1956
June Juanico & Elvis Presley Sun N Surf Motel1956
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950'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. + Plus Bonus DVD Audio.
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. Highly recommended.
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD Video with Sound.