KNOXVILLE, Tenn.(WVLT)---To say Elvis Presley is a huge part of John Stansberry's world is an understatement.
From newspapers to 500 dollars in postage stamps with the face of Elvis, Stansberry has collected alot of memorabilia.
But it's what he captured with his camera 40 years ago that he's most proud of.
John shot film of Elvis when he visited Stokely Athletic Center in 1972, 1974, and 10 months before Elvis died in 1977.
The film is a little grainy, a little fuzzy but clear enough to know it's Elvis Presley.
Only the family has known about the secret film until now.
John Told Local 8 News Anchor Alan Williams, "I got stopped coming out, I didn't get stopped going in, what did they ask? They asked if I had a movie camera, I said yes, they wanted to know where the film was and they took the camera and opened it up and there was no film in it. It was in my daughter's pocket book."
"I didn;t lie about it!."
Stansberry's daughter, Melissa was beside herself.
"He came out on stage, he always would bow and the music would play we had binoculars and I got the binoculars
that moment of seeing him for the first time he pulled his cape out, that's embedded in my memory."
"That was a time before you had Ipods, You tube, MTV, and VH1 if you got to see an entertainer that you only could hear on the radio, that was big stuff."
A king of the past is still king in the hearts and minds of millions of fans. John Stansberry has proof.