The Royal County Arbiter

27 February 2006

Reader's Digest Makes Interesting Choices

If you were making a cassette of Elvis Presley's Greatest Hits, what picture would you use for the cover? Presley was one of the most photographed people in the world, so there must be thousands upon thousands of pictures to choose from. Hawaii Elvis? Army Elvis? Hip-thrustin' Elvis? It's no easy task.

For the Reader's Digest design team of the 1980s, however, the answer was obvious: Moribund Elvis.

I wonder if their decision was questioned at any stage of the production process?

3 Comments:

Blogger Darrell:

"Spitting Image Elvis"

7:11 pm  
Blogger pinklefish:

And the award goes to Lazypants for best use of the word "Moribund" ever.

10:11 pm  
Blogger Jonathan:

Looks like a photo of an Elvis statue !

11:15 pm  

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