Because Elvis loves you (and you'd like to prove it to the world)

If you've been hunting for the top of the line, Rolls Royce of disposable cameras, this probably isn't it. On the other hand,  if you've been hunting for the one disposable camera on the market that takes extraordinarily fake pictures of you standing next to Rock n' Roll icon Elvis Presley, then we've somehow found exactly what you're looking for!

Of course, just showing people your really
fake pic with Elvis might not convince them you've met the King. That's why we're giving you some real facts to help bolster your real fake claim.

ELVIS LOVED HIS MOM: If you'd met him, you'd know Elvis "the Pelvis" was a total momma's boy. In fact, up until Elvis was in high school, his mom walked him to school every day, and made him carry his own silverware so that he wouldn't fall sick from the other kids' germs. The mother and son also chatted in their own bizarre baby talk that only they could understand.

ELVIS WAS DOWN WITH JUDIASM: Elvis wore a cross, a Star of David, and the Hebrew letter chi, because in his own words, he didn't "want to miss out on heaven due to a technicality."

ELVIS HAD A LOT OF GREY: If you looked close, you'd notice Elvis had white roots. The fact is, the King treated his hair with such harsh dyes and styling products that, by the time he was forty, all his hair was white.
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