Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Elvis Presley Visits Nancy Sinatra's Vegas Show

Elvis Presley make sure to be in attendance for the opening night of Nancy Sinatra's Vegas show on August 29, 1969. Elvis and Nancy had starred in the racing movie Speedway the previous year. Here's some pictures of Elvis with Frank Sinatra. Nancy joins them in the first picture, while Fred Astaire chats with them in the last picture.

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38 comments:

Rev. Fred Phantom said...

Both Sinatra and Elvis do my favorite versions of 'My Way'--although ol' Blue Eyes pretty much owns the tune. Very cool to see them together.

Keith said...

Hey Rev. I do love both versions of that song. Yeah, Sinatra does own it though. Nobody does it quite like Frank.

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Jeremy Richey said...

Nancy and Elvis were great friends...and she has always been extremely kind and respectful towards his memory. She's a classy and terrific lady.

Keith said...

Thanks Jeremy. It was great hearing from you. Whenever I've have heard Nancy mention Elvis, she is very warm and positive about him.

Some Like it Vintage said...

Just love Nancy Sinatra! She actually is talented and not just riding the coat tails of her dad...great photos!

Planet Mondo said...

Love that pic. How does Elvis always look taller than everyone else in a picture with him. The 68-71 era is probably my fave Elvis period

Have you checked the duet of Frank and Elvis doing Love Me Tender/Witchcraft - I'm sure it'll be on youtube..

Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said...

Very cool candid photos of these celebs. Unbelievable, almost 40 years ago!

Robert M. Lindsey said...

My wife would kill to have me look like Elvis, (without the burns). did you ever see the clip from when Elvis got out of the Army and was on Sinatra's show. It was very awkward for both of them, but it looks like they warmed to each other by this time.

retrohound

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Keith, this post gives me a real Dinourge to see if I can find some Dinopixs of our Dino and the Elvis...only one I know of this the birthday cake scene...

Keith said...

Hey Veronica. I agree. I like Nancy. She's talented. She didn't make it just because of who her dad is.

Keith said...

Hey Dave. Thanks for the comments. Elvis is the King after all. I love those pics. I like that era in the career of Elvis. I'll have to check out that tune.

Keith said...

Thanks Jim. Glad you liked them. These entertainers are still cool 40 years later.

Keith said...

Hey Robert. Thanks for the comments. I think a lot of women would kill for their men to look like the King. I did see clips from that show. I agree with you on that.

Keith said...

Hey pallie DMP. Thanks for the comments. I know what you mean. I think that's the only one I've ever seen. Hopefully there are more out there.

Terence Sambo said...

love the rings elvis has on in d last foto :o]

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

You know I'm going to love these pictures. These are great. I adore Nancy. I did enjoy seeing her and Elvis together in Speedway. They were good friends.

Keith said...

Hey Terence. Me too. Elvis did have some cool style.

Keith said...

Thanks Phoebe. I knew you would since you're such a big fan of Nancy. I thought these pics were really cool. It's awesome to see them all together.

Couture Carrie said...

These photos are amazing! Elvis looks incredible!

xoxox,
CC

Keith said...

Thanks Carrie. Glad you liked them. Elvis does look really cool here.

Carlotta said...

elvis and frank 2 real kings!! I think that modern celebs will never achive that kind of coolness, no more elvis or frank or marylin..and maybe it's better!

Erika said...

All of these retro, vintage pics you post? J'adore!

Gabrielle. said...

thanks for the comment, dear!

ahh. frank sinatra AND elvis?! now, that's a match made in heaven, no?

xx!

jbfunky said...

Those are great pictures Keith! The King and Ol' Blue Eyes sure did have a mutual respect for each other

Scott (gotankgo) said...

Very cool photos. Reminds me of that old Marvel comic Team-Up, with the wild assortment of disparate celebrities getting together. Perhaps there were some tasty cocktails for everyone.

La Couturier said...

You always have the greatest pictures! =]

Bisous,
La C.

Gabbi said...

Incredible photos, Elvis was so gorgeous and Frank so very handsome. It's so sweet to see Fred Astaire there too. Such iconic figures.

Keith said...

Thanks Carlotta. I appreciate the comments. We just don't have celebs like this anymore. This was a time when stars were really stars.

Keith said...

Thanks Erika. I'm so glad you liked them.

Keith said...

Thanks Gabrielle. It's great to see the King of Rock 'n' Roll and the Chairman of the Board together. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey JB. Glad you liked these. Both of these men are amazing.

Keith said...

Hey Scott. Thanks for the comments. I love that. Yeah, that's what it reminds me of too. I'm sure there were some tasty cocktails around there somewhere. Cheers!

Keith said...

Thanks La C. I appreciate that. I am to please.

Keith said...

Thanks Gabbi. I really liked seeing all these greats together. They sure don't make them like that anymore.

Michael said...

I attended the party as the Las Vegas correspondent for Associated Press at the time. My date, who had just arrived in Las Vegas, was blown away. There were so many celebrities I remember Sergio Mendez of Brazil 66 having to sit on the floor!

Keith said...

Hey Michael. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. That's awesome to hear. Wow. I bet it was such a cool time. Have a great weekend. Cheers!