William Morris Agent Larry Auerbach remembers Elvis Presley
January 1, 2017
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Nat Lefkowitz, Elvis, Colonel Parker and Harry Kalcheim William Morris Agency, 1740 Broadway, New York, NY - Tuesday, January 31, 1956.
During rehearsal, there was a problem. Producer Jack Philbin turned to Auerbach while Elvis Presley gyrated and said, 'All the parts in his pants are moving'. Auerbach, assigned to fix the problem, took the singer to an Army and Navy store at 53rd Street and Broadway and bought him his first athletic supporter. 'He said, 'Why am I wearing this?' and I said, 'So your parts won't move', Auerbach recalled.
Larry Auerbach talks about Elvis (06:40)
Nat Lefkowitz, Elvis, Harry Kalcheim William Morris Agency, 1740 Broadway, New York, NY - Tuesday, January 31, 1956.
This detailed look at Elvis in the '50s includes several videos of Elvis live on stage including his army induction and much more.
'Memphis Recording Service: The Complete Works 1953-1955' 2CD/100 page book
'Elvis On Television 1956-1960 The Complete Soundtrack Recordings' 2CD/100-page set from MRS
'Elvis on Television 1956-1960' Hardback Book (in Slipcase) from Boxcar
'Elvis Live In The 50's : The Complete Concert Recordings' 3 CD / 172 page Book Set from MRS
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Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet.
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.
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.