Elvis Presley spotted Nick Adams role in Rebel Without A Cause.
James Dean died, and Elvis Presley was a ready-made replacement.
Nick Adams and Elvis caused gay gossip in the 1950s.
Adams at James Dean grave.
Adams dropped from movies to tv and finally to Japanese movies, low art then/cult classics now. Japan in the 1960s replaced Swiss watches with digital, eh.
Nick Adams died the week that Lisa Marie Presley was born, apparently of a drug overdose, but there were suspicious circumstances. A possible divorce looming and a typewriter given to Adams by James Dean was missing.
Nick Adams body being removed from the home.
Adams and Elvis:
September 23, 1956
Elvis flew to Memphis, together with Nick Adams and Gene Smith.
In the evening Elvis was seen at the Memphis Fairgrounds with Nick Adams.
September 24, 1956
Elvis and Nick Adams went to see Mildred Scrivener, Elvis’ senior-class homeroom teacher at Humes High.
Elvis donated $900 to the school for new uniforms for its ROTC program.
Elvis drove to Tupelo with Nick Adams.- Elvis was late and missed the parade.
Elvis did his first Tupelo Homecoming Concert, Adams was one of the opening acts and seen at the side of the stage filming Elvis. and between shows in the interview.
Elvis and Nick Adams returned to the Memphis Fairgrounds for the Mid-South Fair
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I have been really curious to get this book, since it might explain a gap in the Elvis cannon. Elvis having had the rumored affair with Nick Adams makes sense.
Elvis Presley and Maila Nurmi (aka Vampira) in Las Vegas
Sal Mineo visits Elvis on the set of Loving You
Natalie Wood and Elvis Presley Their publicity date is best documented in these 2 books Natalie, a Memoir by her Sister, Lana Wood and The Rebel and The King by Nick Adams.
Nathalie Wood won an Oscar for 1934’s Miracle on 34th Street, and she crossed paths with Elvis Presley in the in50s.