Dolores Hart gave me a surprise birthday party, all the kids from Paramount Studio was there. It was a big surprise to me. I was there for about ten minutes and in walks Elvis with the boys. He has this huge stuffed tiger under his arm […] and he named it Danny Boy. He gave me this big box, for weeks I had been asking Elvis for pictures that I could give the kids in my neighborhood. When they had heard I was doing a picture with him, they all pleaded for photos of him. So I would always ask him for pictures for the kids. […] So he hands me this box and I placed it off to the side, he said “Oh no you need to open that now”. So I opened it and it was a movie camera with a light bar and film. He said “Now you can take your pictures”. — Jan Shepard. [x]
Home movie of Jan Shepard’s birthday party, February 22, 1958.