June 28, 1957

Russwood Park, Memphis, Tn.

Crowd Goes Wild When Elvis Steps Into Spotlight

STARS OF THE BIG RUUSWOOD SHOW - Not only did movie star Jane Russell look lovely in a red dress, but she sang "Ain´t Misbehavin´" and "I´ve Got a Crush on You" quite adequately at the big St. Jude Hospital party at Russwood Park last night. DANNY THOMAS, master of ceremonies at the big show, and Elvis Presley, got along well. Backstage it was "Doll Face" that Danny called Elvis, and Elvis called him "Mr. Thomas."

Danny went out to Presley´s 18-room manor and personally invited him to appear on the program when he was unable to obtain Presley´s top secret telephone number. TWO BIG HITS at the St. Jude Show were Susan Hayward, who has light red hair, and Elvis, who  has quite a wiggle. Susan showed she has quite a figure, as you can see in the picture. Elvis didn´t sing, but pleased the crowd with a nice little talk.

Copyright: Memphis Press Scimitar June 29, 1957