Elvis photographed by Fred Griffith at the McKellar Lake, Memphis, TN, July 8, 1960.

Elvis photographed by Fred Griffith at the McKellar Lake, Memphis, TN, July 8, 1960.

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January/February 1964. Elvis purchases the Potomac, former presidential yacht of Franklin Roosevelt, for $55,000 on January 30. He intends to donate it to the March of Dimes for use as a national shrine (FDR suffered from polio, the main disease fought by the March of Dimes). Costs of maintaining the yacht would be prohibitive, so the March of Dimes declines the gift. Elvis attempts to give it to the 7th Coast Guard District Auxiliary in Miami, which also doesn’t work out. Finally, on February 13, he presents the yacht as a gift to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis for them to use to raise funds as they see fit. The ceremony takes place in Long Beach, California, on February 14, with actor and hospital founder, Danny Thomas, accepting. 

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Original Caption:

Clutching an Elvis Presley “Love Me Tender” wrist watch, Sue Manker was all aflutter when the rock and roll king bussed her November 30, 1956 at Crump Stadium. The singer was tardy and missed the opportunity to crown her as queen of half-time activities at the E.H. Crump Memorial Football Game for the Blind. But what a consolation prize! (By Robert Williams)

Original Caption:

Clutching an Elvis Presley “Love Me Tender” wrist watch, Sue Manker was all aflutter when the rock and roll king bussed her November 30, 1956 at Crump Stadium. The singer was tardy and missed the opportunity to crown her as queen of half-time activities at the E.H. Crump Memorial Football Game for the Blind. But what a consolation prize! (By Robert Williams)

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Original Caption:

Elvis brought Nick Adams, a Hollywood actor he had met while filming “Love Me Tender”, to Memphis to show off his home town. Elvis and Nick would put on their leather motorcyle outfits and cruise around town. Elvis and Nick cruise around the Mid-South Fair, before heading back to Audubon Drive, just days after Elvis’ concert in Tupelo, Miss. in September of 1956. Photo by Robert W. Dye.

Original Caption:

Elvis brought Nick Adams, a Hollywood actor he had met while filming “Love Me Tender”, to Memphis to show off his home town. Elvis and Nick would put on their leather motorcyle outfits and cruise around town. Elvis and Nick cruise around the Mid-South Fair, before heading back to Audubon Drive, just days after Elvis’ concert in Tupelo, Miss. in September of 1956. Photo by Robert W. Dye.

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