05. G.I. Blues

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Re: 05. G.I. Blues

Postby HillbillyCat » Fri Feb 10, 2023 5:05 pm

I wasn't sure where to put it, but it might fit in this section of the forum as it is indirectly related to the movie and it is a memorabilia:

From the King of Thailand to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll

HM King B[h]umibol and Queen Sirikit both music aficionados met with Elvis Presley on the set of G.I. Blues during their visit to Paramount Studies. On this occasion HM King Bhumibol presented Elvis with a combined cigarette and lighter case produced by the Thai Nakorn company. This company was the best silversmith in Bangkok at the time and were bestowed the Garuda emblem by HM the King. The engraving on the front of the box read, “To Elvis Presley Hollywood 1960” and on the inside of the box, the words “King Bhumibol Adulyadej To the King of Rock ดnด Roll” were engraved. Included in the engraving was the stamp of the producer of the box “THAI NAKORN SIAM STERLING” with the Garuda in the middle.

Elvis Presley gave the unique combined lighter and cigarette box to Ursula Adelaide Aylmer (Nixon) who was working in America as an English teacher in the 1960s and had come to know or work for Elvis. Ursula Adelaide Aylmer kept the box until she passed away in 2021 at the age of 92. The family decided to sell the box and it will be offered in the Eur-Seree auction in Bangkok on 1-2 April 2023.
(Source: https://www.pattayamail.com/pattayamail ... oll-423949)

And here are the pictures of this lighter attached to the text:

From King To King - Lighter 1.jpg

From King To King - Lighter 2.jpg

From King To King - Lighter 3.jpg

From King To King - Lighter 4.jpg

From King To King - Lighter 5.jpg

A picture of Elvis and the Thai royal couple is also attached to the article, but we already have a better version here on our forum:

(Source: viewtopic.php?f=355&t=10702&hilit=Cafe+Europe#p128286 - posted by galaxie)
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The lighter was auctioned once before in May 2021 and sold for $3,600:
https://www.mallams.co.uk/sales/abingdo ... ew-lot/40/
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Re: 05. G.I. Blues

Postby Mister Moon » Fri Feb 10, 2023 7:18 pm

What a classy item. That King of Thailand sure knew how to spend his money.

By the way, I think that last photo is colourized.

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Re: 05. G.I. Blues

Postby Colin B » Fri Feb 10, 2023 11:16 pm

Mister Moon wrote:...By the way, I think that last photo is colourized.


It could be.

The software is sometimes so good these days that it's hard to be sure...
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Re: 05. G.I. Blues

Postby Private Presley » Mon Apr 17, 2023 3:10 pm

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Re: 05. G.I. Blues

Postby HillbillyCat » Mon Apr 17, 2023 9:29 pm

Private Presley wrote:https://youtu.be/9tzFMkpt6n0

Thanks PP, I totally forgot about this commercial trailer, though I bought the "Inside G.I. Blues" box set back then. Just watched the DVD again for the first time in what must have been 15 years now: The clip - which is part of the chapter "Original GI Blues film trailer" - is shortened: Right at the beginning you can see the picture frame being turned by the first girl towards the viewer, then she picks up the phone. Meanwhile, on the screen appears the following slogan: "LISTEN IN to the INTIMATE CONFIDENCES OF TODAY'S GALS!". After Elvis' "Gee, I hope you like it!", the actual movie trailer begins.

Gee, I really need to re-visit this box... :lol:
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