About the book --
Judy Palmer's book
"My Treasured Memories of Elvis,"
is available to order now. We are publishing 168 photos total, nearly
all of them of Elvis, in 112 full color pages.
The book is 8.5 by 11 in size, hard bound cover. Cover design by Betty
Harper. This cover photo and the title page photo were taken during
Elvis’ Las Vegas engagement, September 1972. Elvis wore a blue suit
with silver designs. Judy considers her photographs of this engagement
to be her best work. She had learned to take concert photos in
available light to avoid the limitations of flash photography. These
same photos were sought after by fans. For a few years Judy sold
copies of her work. Judy attended shows in 10 of his 14 Las
Vegas engagements, and shows in Portland, Seattle and her hometown,
Spokane from 1969 to 1976.
Among her highlights are:
candid photos of Elvis when Lisa Marie was born, in
Memphis, and at his Los Angeles home when Elvis received his first
Stutz Bearcat car in 1970. Seattle, November 1970. Elvis
wore the white fringe jumpsuit with green macrame belt, which is also
seen on "Elvis That's The Way It Is.” Spokane, April 1973.
Elvis was in a white suit with red studs. In her hometown, Elvis paid
a little more attention to her, in one image he seems to sing directly
into her camera lens. Seattle, April 1973. Elvis wore the same
suit as he did in Las Vegas, September 1972 along with a cape. In the
evening show he wore a white, studded suit, with a cape. Las Vegas,
September 1973. white “Target” suit with blue jewels. Las Vegas,
September 1974 at Tom Jones' show. Judy photographed Elvis in
the audience being introduced by Tom, and this image is the back cover
of her book. She then photographed him on stage clowning with Tom's
Judy will autograph
copies in August during Elvis Week. See her while you are in Memphis, or
have me ship an autographed copy. Email me for details.