wow Jen - amazing! Thanks for sharing this with us - great pics too!
Nearly 36 years after Elvis Presley rocked Madison Square Garden, George Kalinsky raided his files, hunting for pictures he'd taken of the concert and never printed. He dug out nearly 100 never-before-seen shots, including some Graceland officials consider the most iconic ever taken.
"Lost" pictures of The King have left a New York cameraman all shook up.
Nearly 36 years after Elvis Presley rocked Madison Square Garden, George Kalinsky raided his files, hunting for pictures he'd taken of the concert and never printed.
He dug out nearly 100 never-before-seen shots, including some Graceland officials consider the most iconic ever taken.
"I thought I had eight or 10 good photos, but I found four rolls of film," said Kalinsky, the Garden's official photographer for 40 years.
"It was mind-boggling. I'd totally forgotten that I'd taken that many."
The collection is headed to Graceland for an exhibit.
one picture showing a white jumpsuited Elvis, his cape billowing behind him - stands 36 feet tall on a Times Square billboard, part of a display honoring the world-famous snapper.
"That is the one Graceland said was the most iconic," said Kalinsky, who met Elvis backstage after the show and described him as "very humble."
Kalinsky, 64, has taken pictures of every major Madison Square Garden event - including Muhammad Ali's fight with Joe Frazier, a Jimi Hendrix show and the Pope's 1979 visit.
He found the films after being invited to take part in a Times Square display celebrating "Great Moments in New York."
He had asked Graceland for permission to use another of his shots, and they asked if he'd search to see if he had any he'd never published.
"This is an incredible and rare find," said Kevin Kern, spokesman for Elvis Presley Enterprises.
"It is as if George found a treasure chest of never before seen Elvis photos."
2008/04/09 Adam Nichols - www.nydailynews.com / www.epgold.com
beautiful pictures whould love to see them all
my boy , my boy
I hope he comes out with a book, I can't see why he hasn't said so with so many photos. Thanks for the information. Great photos.
I dream a world where man no other man
will scorn. Where LOVE will bless the earth
and peace its paths adorn...
Wow! Beautiful photos, thanks so much for posting them on here Jen!
Thanks Jen great pictures after all them years Elvis still looks good.
Thanks Jen... Just reminds me of how incredibly handsome that devil actually was....
Daddy, I miss you more every day. You will always be my hero..
This is just great, thanks so much for posting these
Old Times they are not forgotten
Beautiful pics! I hope he comes out with a book, too!
Thanks, for sharing Jen.
Some beautiful photos here
These do need to be published in a book, so that fans throughout the world can see them.
"Don't tamper with the property of the U.S. Male"
Fabulous, so clear and in great shape, are these some from the undeveloped film rolls, I wonder. Glad he decided to share.
Does anyone know which perfomance this was, and the name of the costume?
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Just pretend, I'm holding you, and whispering things soft and low.
And think of me, how it's gonna be and just pretend I didn't go
waw great pics tanks for sharing these love that jumpsuit
What an amazing find. Some stunning pics here.
...you won't forget me when I go.
I agree completely...these NEED to be put together into a book!!!
We will miss you dearest friend
We will forever miss you at TCB
Tell Elvis we say HI
I love them all...especially #1 #2 and the last one.
I will never forget you Rosanne.
Those are some great pictures! Thank you for sharing!
Is this photo on the Madison Square Garden album from the June 10 1972 show?
The two jumpsuits do not look the same.
Every man has a flaming star