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Paunchy and packed into white bellbottoms and a sequined vest, 42-year-old Elvis Presley appeared at the Hollywood Sportatorium in Florida and it was 1952 all over again. Ruth Blumel, 55, who sleeps with Elvis' picture over her bed, dragged her 70-year-old through shreiking throngs to see him. "I paid $60 for a pair of tickets," hollered Stanley Hooper, 27, "And I was ready to pay $200!" "I waited 20 years to see him," screeched Shirley Impersa. Autograph seekers got into fits fights. Easy, fans, "Don't Be Cruel".