Elvis Presley and girlfriend, Barbara Hearn, July 4, 1956.
“People don’t understand what’s in that picture. Elvis had just been outside standing in his new swimming pool waiting for it to be filled up with a garden hose. I was dressed to go out with him for the evening. He had just taken the train back from New York, where he had recorded some new songs for RCA Victor. He brought the recordings home before they were to be released to radio. We were listening to one of them. He wanted to know if I thought it was any good. I said ‘yes’, I thought it was. That record was ‘Don’t Be Cruel.’” —Barbara Hearn