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Audubon Drive, Memphis

Audubon Drive, Memphis Mason-Dixon Lines P O E T RY B Y J I M S E AY From Jailhouse Rock ©1957 by Loew's Incorporated, Avon Productions, and M-G-M. Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art Film Stills Archive. There's a black-and-white photo of Elvis and his father Vernon in their first swimming pool. Elvis is about twenty-one and "Heartbreak Hotel" has just sold a million. When he bought the house, mainly for his mother Gladys they say, it didn't have a pool, so this is new. The water is up to the legs of Vernon's trunks and rising slowly as he stands there at attention almost. Elvis is sitting or kneeling on the bottom, water nearly to his shoulders, his face as blank and white as the five feet of empty poolside at his back. 79 The two of them are looking at the other side of the pool and waiting for it to fill. In the book somewhere it says the water pump is broken. The garden hose a cousin found is not in the frame, but that's where the water is coming from. In the background over Vernon's head you can see about three stalks of corn against http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

Audubon Drive, Memphis

Southern Cultures , Volume 9 (1)

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Copyright © 2003 Center for the Study of the American South.
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Mason-Dixon Lines P O E T RY B Y J I M S E AY From Jailhouse Rock ©1957 by Loew's Incorporated, Avon Productions, and M-G-M. Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art Film Stills Archive. There's a black-and-white photo of Elvis and his father Vernon in their first swimming pool. Elvis is about twenty-one and "Heartbreak Hotel" has just sold a million. When he bought the house, mainly for his mother Gladys they say, it didn't have a pool, so this is new. The water is up to the legs of Vernon's trunks and rising slowly as he stands there at attention almost. Elvis is sitting or kneeling on the bottom, water nearly to his shoulders, his face as blank and white as the five feet of empty poolside at his back. 79 The two of them are looking at the other side of the pool and waiting for it to fill. In the book somewhere it says the water pump is broken. The garden hose a cousin found is not in the frame, but that's where the water is coming from. In the background over Vernon's head you can see about three stalks of corn against

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Southern CulturesUniversity of North Carolina Press

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