Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind
Submitted by brochant.
Frank in a promotional shot for ‘The joker is wild ‘, 1957.
Elvis donating blood to German Red Cross at Wartturm Barracks and then giving autographs to the nurses, Friedberg, Germany, January 16, 1959.
Marilyn Monroe photographed by George Barris, 1962.
The lost photo session of 1956 (From Elvis World, by Jane & Michael Stern, 1992)
Except for an early radio jingle on behalf of Southern Maid Doughnuts, Elvis never endorsed a product. But in 1956, the Hungerford Company, makers of walnut and mahogany furniture, asked him to pose with their latest cabinetry. Bill Carrier, Jr., and Bill Kingdon of API Photographers in Memphis shot these pictures for a proposed advertising campaign. However, when Hungerford’s sales managers saw the rock provocateur squatting in front of their product and a paint-by-numbers oil, they nixed the idea. Teenage girls, they figured, were interested in saving their pennies more for Love Me Tender lipstick than for mahogany bureaus; nor would parents be eager to purchase a bedroom suite recommended by a swivel-hipped sex symbol.
The ads never ran, and the pictures were stashed in Graceland’s basement and the API archiver until 1986.