The Prince Of Paris (June 17, 1959)
By Josep Rulló / Bob Pakes
While he was stationed in Germany, Elvis visited Paris three times. In this article we’ll focus on his first trip to The City Of Lights, and specifically on June 17, 1959, during which Elvis and his entourage stayed at hotel Prince De Galles (Prince Of Wales).
This article, which is presented as a photo-folio, is divided into 4 ‘sections’:
1. outside the hotel in uniform
2. outside the hotel in casual wear
3. in the hotel lobby (including the press conference)
4. with Nancy Holloway at the Moulin Rouge
While browsing the images in this article, click the PLAY button to listen to a short interview with Elvis from the same day: (Duration: 02:04 mins.)
While attending a show at The Moulin Rouge, Elvis accepted the star of the show’s invitation to please meet him backstage afterwards. Nancy Holloway is an American singer who was very popular in France around the time Elvis was there (and in the 60’s as well).
According to Nancy Holloway’s WEBSITE, her meeting with Elvis took place on June 14th. But Elvis was still in Munich on this date (en route to Paris) and the actual meeting was on the 17th.
Included in the photo section of Nancy’s website, are a couple of nice and interesting images of her and Elvis with the headliner at the Moulin Rouge, Italian singer (Rocco) Torrebruno.
HERE is some rare footage from this day. We can see Elvis shaking hands in the lobby of the hotel, and also during the press conference.
HERE we have color footage of Elvis signing autographs on the Champs Elysees.
Courtesy of KEITH FLYNN
Elvis In Paris 1959 (1986)
Ären Med Elvis (1992)
Elvis à Paris (1st edition, 1999)
Elvis à Paris (2nd edition, 2007)
Rare 8mm film-footage of Elvis’ visits to Paris can be found on the following dvd’s:
Soldier Boy 53 310 761 (dvd)
Elvis In Paris (enhanced CD)
Military Tour Of Duty 1958 -1960 (dvd)