While exhibiting in the Hamptons I came upon a man with his white ’54 Cadillac convertible. I asked him to pose for some photos with the car and I later adapted those ideas to the Elvis image.
From November 1954 to November 1955 Elvis was contracted to appear on the Saturday night radio program Louisiana Hayride, in Shreveport La. I believe he drove this car (and sometimes his black 1955 Limousine) from Memphis to Shreveport on those weekend trips. I wanted to portray a moment “on the road”, pulling into a southern style diner.