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Three unseen Elvis Presley photos found

Three rare photographs of legendary singer Elvis Presley, which were taken more than 50 years ago, have been found. Archivists discovered the negatives of the photos in...

entertainment Updated: Jul 03, 2010 14:02 IST

Elvis PresleyThree rare photographs of legendary singer Elvis Presley, which were taken more than 50 years ago, have been found.

Archivists discovered the negatives of the photos in a vast collection of documents from the office of Elvis' father Vernon Presley. The office is a stop on the daily tour of Graceland, Elvis' Memphis estate.

Angie Marchese, director of archives at Elvis Presley Enterprises, said the negatives were tucked in a small envelope with no writing on it. Archivists scanned the negatives and research revealed the photos were clicked in 1957.

The three photos of then 22-year-old performer have never been published, said Marchese.

The black-and-white pictures give a glimpse of a young Presley' connection with his fans, just as his hit All Shook Up was enjoying a run at No. 1 on the charts.

Telegraph.co.uk reports that the photos show Presley with his black pompadour, a jacket and long trousers. Some fans are sticking pieces of paper through the gates for Elvis to sign, and one photo shows Presley apparently signing something.

"It's really quite amazing that they weren't in our database already and we had never seen them before," Marchese said.