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1957 - Elvis Presley had his pre-induction medical check up at Kennedy Veterans Hospital, a preliminary to his call up from the US Army.
Elvis Presley Kennedy Veterans Hospital January 4, 1957
Elvis Presley at Kennedy Veterans Hospital on Getwell January 4, 1957. Elvis reported to the hospital that afternoon for his army pre-induction physical just days before his 22nd birthday (Jan. 8th). Elvis left for New York by train later that evening for his third and final appearance on Ed Sullivan's 'Toast of the Town Show' which broadcast January 6.
Elvis Presley at Kennedy Veterans Hospital on Getwell January 4, 1957. Note: person at left of elvis is unidentified. Possibly Farley Guy, an old elvis friend from lauderdale courts, who was inducted along with elvis march 24, 1958.
Elvis Presley leaving the induction center at Kennedy Veterans Hospital January 4, 1957 with Dorothy Harmony, a Las Vegas, Nevada chorus girl who is visiting in his home.
Elvis called the Colonel at 5.00 a.m. and woke the Colonel with his call. It turned out in an hour-long chat and the Colonel joked that the call interrupted his dream about Elvis getting an early army release, but that now he didn't get to know how the dream ended.
The filming on Wild In The Country was resumed.
Accompanied by Charlie Hodge, Sonny West, Richard Davis and Bill Morris, Elvis flew to Dallas, where he registered at the Royal Coach Motor Hotel under the name of Jon Burrows.
In a very good mood Elvis flew to Los Angeles on his way to Hawaii. Last November he was told to loose some weight and he and Red West each lost 25 pounds on a crash diet Elvis picked up in Las Vegas.
Elvis flew to Colorado for a vacation with Linda and a party of 17 others. First they checked into a Denver hotel, but Elvis dispatched Joe Esposito, Jerry Kennedy and Ron Pietrafeso to Vail to find enough rental houses and condos for the group.
Elvis, Ginger, and Ginger's sister Rosemary, flew to Palm Springs to celebrate Elvis 42th birthday on January 8.
Elvis and Ginger
Ginger leaving Harrison, Arkansas
January 4th 1977.
In November 1976 Elvis gave Ginger Alden a white Lincoln Continental, the last he would purchase. On January 3rd, 1977 Elvis and Ginger along with a 15 man strong entourage attended the funeral of Gingers grandfather. Elvis had Ginger's family flown into Harrison, Arkansas where they drove 20 mile's to Jasper, Arkansas for the services which took place in a very small church. Elvis used Ginger's white Lincoln Continental during this 24 hour visit. The local Newspaper reported "The Star is Seen Barely and Briefly".
The last photo above see's Elvis entering the car