Elvis Presley with Indonesia's first President Kusno Soekarno
In this picture we see Hal Wallis, Indonesia's first President Kusno Soekarno [1945 to 1967], Elvis Presley Joan Blackman. Soekarno met Elvis in Hawaii while en route to the US to visit President John Kennedy.
Born Kusno Sosrodihardjo on June 6,1901, Sukarno, also spelled Soekarno was the leader of the Indonesian independence movement and Indonesia's first president (1945-1967), who suppressed the country's original parliamentary system in favour of an authoritarian 'Guided Democracy' and who attempted to balance the Communists against the army leaders. He was deposed in 1967 by the army under General Suharto.
Sukarno was the leader of his country's struggle for independence from the Netherlands After he was replaced by Suharto he remained under house arrest until his death on June 21, 1970, aged 66.
He was the only son of a poor Javanese schoolteacher, Raden Sukemi Sosrodihardjo, and his Balinese wife, Ida Njoman Rai. Originally named Kusnasosro, he was given a new and, it was hoped, more auspicious name, Sukarno. The spelling 'Sukarno' is frequently used in English as it is based on the newer official spelling in Indonesia since 1947 but the older spelling Soekarno, based on Dutch orthography, is still frequently used, mainly because he signed his name in the old spelling. Official Indonesian presidential decrees from the period 1947 - 1968, however, printed his name using the 1947 spelling. The Soekarno - Hatta International Airport which serves near Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia for example, still uses the older spelling.
Endowed with commanding presence, radiant personality, mellifluous voice, vivid style, a photographic memory, and supreme self-confidence, Sukarno was obviously destined for greatness. In 1927 in Bandung, where he had just acquired a degree in civil engineering, he found his true calling in oratory and politics.
He soon revealed himself as a man of charisma and destiny.
The photo is from the book, Elvis The King of Hawaii [Miss labeled as Elvis meeting the 'King of Burma']
Thanks to Iwan Satyanegara Kamah from Indonesia for this information and correction.
The Movies Of 1961 In Photos
Inside Wild In The Country | On set & Location 1960 | 1
Inside Wild In The Country | On set & Location 1960 | 2 (With pat Boone)
Inside Wild In The Country | On set & Location 1960 | 3
Inside Wild In The Country | On set & Location 1960 | 4
The Movies Of 1961
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