On The set of American Graffiti , photographed by Dennis Stock, 1972.
Gun 1, New York, 1955 photographed by William Klein (x)
“… This seems to be considered my key image… It’s fake violence, a parody. I asked the boy to point the gun at me and then look tough. He did, and then we both laughed… [I see it] as a double self-portrait. I was both the street kid trying to look tough, and the timid, good little boy on the right.”
Deaf Mute, New York, 1950
Boy, it was wild. Wild in the early days, yeah. I have seen his clothes completely torn off, his shoes gone…just scratched all over and bleeding. Just wild fans, you know. Really don’t mean to hurt him, but just wanted a part of his clothes or something. - Vernon Presley.
Photos: Elvis backstage in Miami with torn trousers, August 1956.
Cedric Rainwater, Hank, Don Helms, Jerry Rivers & Sammy Pruitt.
‘Born Reckless’ - 1958 film poster, starring Mamie Van Doren and Jeff Richards