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Nude sweep, the Elvis-Madonna connection, and "scandal weave"

Clean Sweep

Traffic slowed to a near halt on Union this weekend when a Midtown woman decided to sweep the stairs of Idlewild Presbyterian Church. It wasn't the broom that caught motorists' attention. It was the woman's choice of attire, which, in this case, was no attire at all. According to reports, Memphis police took the woman to the Regional Medical Center before taking her to jail. Nobody has satisfactorily explained what she was doing with the milk crate or the bag of Kingsford Charcoal pictured below.

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Neverending Elvis

Did the ghost of Elvis Presley briefly possess Madonna just at the moment of his passing? According to Joe Henry, Madonna's songwriting brother-in-law, the King of Rock-and-Roll may have reached out from beyond the grave to give the Material Girl a birthday surprise. Madonna was born on August 16th, and, according to an Elvis Week story published on, "when Elvis Presley died on this date in 1977, [Madonna] professed in real-time that she felt his spirit had passed out of his body and through her own in exodus."

Hair Loss

Fly on the Wall has asked readers to aid us in documenting the lost hairpieces littering the streets of Memphis. Some discoveries are just too important not to share in print. Take, for example, this extremely rare shot of a "scandal weave," which was discovered in a sack of shredded documents.

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