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    Is Elvis was a recluse a myth?

    Do you think Elvis lived as a recluse for his huge popularity or do you think he just didnīt like to mix with other celebrities and live like them?
    Many celebrities live almost a normal life and go out, travel...
    My guess is he was an insecure person and thatīs the reason he created his own world of family and friends. But anyway Elvis was seen going out in public to concerts in Vegas and even shopping in Memphis or LA so maybe itīs another myth that he couldnīt go out in public or do normal things like everybody.
    What do you think?
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    I think he couldnt go out because he was bigger than any other celebrity. He would get hounded everywhere and plus there were a lot of jealous people who might have wanted to kill him.
    "When I was a child, ladies and gentlemen, I was a dreamer. I read comic books, and I was a hero in the movie. So every dream that I ever dreamed has come true a hundred times. I learned very early in life that without a song, the day would never end; without a song, a man ain't got a friend; without a song, the road would never bend; without a song. So I keep singing a song." - Elvis Presley

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    Well this photo was taken either August the 11th or 14th 1977 he was returning from visiting his mothers grave after leaving some flowers so it proves he could go out on his own and he wasn't staying in his room at Graceland all the time in his last month on earth.As some would have you believe.

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    I think Elvis was unable to go out in public without being mobbed other than the rides he took around his hometown of Memphis and I also think you are right Donut in that he didn't like to socialize with Hollywood types and that he was insecure and needed familiar people constantly around him.

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    I've never seen that photo before Gary. Its amazing how often he was photographed in his life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary1 View Post
    Well this photo was taken either August the 11th or 14th 1977 he was returning from visiting his mothers grave after leaving some flowers so it proves he could go out on his own and he wasn't staying in his room at Graceland all the time in his last month on earth.As some would have you believe.


    Sources please??






    As far as Elvis being a recluse the last few months of his life, I believe that's very possible because you don't see a lot of photos of Elvis prior to 8/16/77 of him out in public....

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    Good question and one that is not often covered.

    Celebrity nowadays is a different ball game to what it was back in the 50's, 60's & 70's you have to be seen out there otherwise you are nobody.

    I don't think that Elvis was a reclusive as much as people would have you believe, when people are ill they tend to stay in more than they would otherwise, I also believe that due to his heavy tour schedule that Elvis would have spent time recuperating at home.

    Also not to start a debate or run Elvis down, perhaps the meds he took had a detrimental effect?

    I think that you only have to look at the candid photo section to see that Elvis was not Howard Hughes by a long chalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane View Post
    I think Elvis was unable to go out in public without being mobbed other than the rides he took around his hometown of Memphis and I also think you are right Donut in that he didn't like to socialize with Hollywood types and that he was insecure and needed familiar people constantly around him.

    Diane
    I totally agree with you Diane. I'm betting the only place he ever felt comfortable venturing out on his own was Memphis....

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    The picture with EP on his bike,is from 1976.

    Ep never went out much because he had BAD depression.

    In the 50" and 60"s he was out and about in vegas seeing other singers etc...he was well then of course.
    HELLO,I MUST BE GOING.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamhekev View Post
    The picture with EP on his bike,is from 1976.

    Ep never went out much because he had BAD depression.

    In the 50" and 60"s he was out and about in vegas seeing other singers etc...he was well then of course.
    what are your sources that say it's 1976??

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    I don't think Elvis was a recluse. He just preferred to have family and close friends' around and he was not into the hollywood circles...Didn't he usually have a hard time, when someone new came to the house...

    I think today celebs travel more because they have much tighter security then they did back then...

    He just preferred the comfort and surroundings of home...IMO..

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    Quote Originally Posted by utmom2008 View Post
    what are your sources that say it's 1976??
    2 things...it was the summer of 76,sep.

    And EP only rode his 3 wheel trike bikes in 1977...not his 2 wheel bike.
    HELLO,I MUST BE GOING.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamhekev View Post
    2 things...it was the summer of 76,sep.

    And EP only rode his 3 wheel trike bikes in 1977...not his 2 wheel bike.
    Again.....what are getting this info from???

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    Quote Originally Posted by franny View Post


    I think today celebs travel more because they have much tighter security then they did back then...




    They also love to be in the spotlight these days....they seek the attention.

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    Question

    Quote Originally Posted by utmom2008 View Post
    Again.....what are getting this info from???

    Were am i getting this info from???

    From the person who took the photo...wrong date by the way...April 3rd 1976.
    HELLO,I MUST BE GOING.

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    souce: http://www.elvis-collectors.com/cand...376riding.html

    same bike and this was 76 too.

    sorry everyone link not working and l can't copy and paste
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails april3gr.jpg  
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    Quote Originally Posted by presley31 View Post
    http://www.elvis-collectors.com/cand...ding.html...my souce

    same bike and this was 76 too.
    Thank you...
    HELLO,I MUST BE GOING.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamhekev View Post
    Thank you...
    your welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by presley31 View Post
    souce: http://www.elvis-collectors.com/cand...376riding.html

    same bike and this was 76 too.

    sorry everyone link not working and l can't copy and paste
    Thanks Jen...that's what I was looking for!

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