Photos : Elvis Presley : Ramada Hotel : Monroe Louisiana : March 7, 1974
Source: Elvis Australia
December 27, 2011 - 8:48:11 PM
Here we have two photos taken by Mickie M. Malbrough on the the afternoon of the March 7, 1974 at the Ramada Hotel. Monroe. Mickie tells us that 'at that time was still a pretty small town with very few hotels. The largest in Monroe at the time was the Ramada. And, I think it only had two floors. Elvis and his entourage rented the entire second floor. We just happened to pull into the parking lot as his limo arrived.
It was sheer luck. Before the concert, Red West took my friends and I on the second floor but we didn't get to see Elvis before the concert. Because they had just flown in that afternoon, he was resting up for the concert. We did get to see him after the concert. He was with Sheila Ryan.
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