Saturday, June 28, 2008


Sometimes, you just have to wonder...

A British tabloid has published photos Elvis Presley's manager Colonel Tom Parker carefully prevented from being published. In the photos, Elvis doesn't look terrible or anything, but mostly he's not on his A-game in them.

The one that amazed me, though, is this one with a caption reading Here, he's kissing his mother, Gladys, unembarrassed by the youthful acne on his shoulders.

What was he thinking? He should have known that in 50 years, people would be obsessing over his back acne. Colonel Parker knew what he was doing, apparently. Translation is the crap photos of famous people will one day be worth way more than the good photos ever were.

I'm still waiting for a photo of Madonna in a restaurant with tri-focals trying to read a menu, regimented little rows of chin-skin accordioned up as she holds the menu as far as possible from her face so's she can read it. Of course, that's silly of me to imagine. She prolly pays a lackey just to hold menus for her on the other side of the table.

6 comments:

Christina LMT said...

Ya know, the Brits are the worst when it comes to being critical of people's appearance.

I'll never forget reading a magazine in the early Eighties, in which a picture of Princess Diana in a backless evening gown had a caption which included the phrase "a NOT-flawless back"...WTF? How nit-picky do you have to be? No wonder the poor girl had issues!

It's amazing the things that stick with you over the decades...

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I would imagine that Madonna has people who read the menu to her, perhaps even taste the food for poison first.

Thud said...

These pics have been published before and are amongst the best ever taken of elvis...a little glimpse of the man before the rot set in.

SpeakerTweaker said...

God knows we can't go around having celebrities looking like normal people, now could we?

Then who would be left to get CHL's in NYC or L.A.?



tweaker

Anonymous said...

Heh, heh, she better enjoy it while she can...see my post.

Attila The Mom said...

She prolly pays someone to hold the chin-skin up too. LOL!!