Elvis is known to have loved cameras of all kinds, capturing the adventure of his daily life. In early 1955 he bought a single lens Revere super 8mm, model 40. It was simple to use and had the fail-safe sealed 8mm cartridge. This started the rich library of Elvis’ home movies from 1950s and 1960s.
Just after graduating from high school, Elvis Presley walked into Sun Records in August 1953. He paid to record two songs and Sam Phillips made note of him but didn’t think the young man had much of a future. Elvis continued to audition and play music but was rejected through the rest of 1953 and first half of 1954.