Longview woman shares Elvis collection as fans are ‘All Shook Up’ with new movie

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Published: Jun. 29, 2022 at 12:22 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 29, 2022 at 7:52 PM CDT
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LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - The Elvis movie brought in over $31 million at the box office over the weekend. With the premiere of the movie, East Texan Ginger Cook gathered her Elvis memorabilia and realized she had a lot more than she expected.

Growing up, Cook could not help falling in love with Presley’s music.

“I have always loved music and dancing. That has been my thing ever since I was a little girl, and so, when he came along and started doing all this, it was like ‘Wow, that’s really different and I like it,’” Cook said.

In middle school and high school, Cook bought magazines, 45s, and newspapers with articles about Elvis.

“I would just pick it up at the store, you know, Cook said, “I was at the grocery store, and I saw a magazine, and I thought ‘Oh well, I think I’ll get that.”

She held on to those items and brought them out for display with the premiere of the movie.

One of her most valued items? Elvis Presley’s scarf from a concert in Shreveport in 1976.

“In ‘76, when my other two friends went with me to Shreveport to see him was when I got my scarf,” Cook said.

She was “All Shook Up” when The King handed her his scarf.

“I have not washed it,” Cook said. “It smelled like Aramis for days.”

Four decades later, the group who went to the concert, reunited to see the Elvis movie.

“It just makes you see even more so where he came from, what he accomplished, and all that went on in his life,” Cook said.

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