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Updated on September 8, 2014

Elvis Presley's Hollywood Years

The King sings, dances and acts a bit too...

Between 1956 when he made his first film Love me Tender and 1969 when he closed his Hollywood career with Change of Habit, Elvis Presley starred in 31 movies!

Starting out with James Dean and Marlon Brando as his movie idols the fledgling actor's pre-army movies gave him plenty of scope to snarl and pout. It was with the 1961 release of Blue Hawaii, however, that the prototype of almost all Elvis' subsequent movies was established.

This is an attempt to reassess Elvis Movies - for years the stuff of critical derision - and argue the case for their collective recognition as a genre in themselves.

Agree with me? The please vote for your favourite movies and movie soundtracks on this page!

Focus on Fun in Acapulco - 1963

Directed by Richard Thorpe

I've always had a soft spot for Elvis Presley's thirteenth movie Fun in Acapulco - it was one of the first Elvis movies to have made a big impression on me as a child when it was shown on British television and that affection has stayed with me. Certainly to adult eyes it's clear that Paramount's production values were poor - Elvis never actually made it to Mexico for this film and any location shooting was done with a clumsily obvious stand-in - which is a great shame because Elvis is in amazing shape and fine voice. Frankly, as a major box office star at this stage in his movie career, he deserved a better vehicle for his talents.

Imperfections aside, Fun in Acapulco is still immensely watchable with the usual sterling supporting cast which includes the then new starlet Ursula Andress, veteran star Paul Lukas and child actor Larry Damison. This time around Elvis plays Mike Windgren a circus performer who has fled to Mexico after a family tragedy and is working as a lifeguard by day - and, yep! you've guessed it - a singer in a nightclub by night!

The soundtrack is one of my movie favourites too and features the classic Leiber and Stoller penned Bossa Nova Baby.

Celebrate Elvis Presley's 75th Anniversary with this DVD Collection - Long live the KING!!! This Elvis collection contains some of his finest acting performance

Elvis 75th Anniversary DVD Collection (17 Films including Elvis on Tour / Jailhouse Rock / Viva Las Vegas / It Happened at the World's Fair and This Is Elvis)
Elvis 75th Anniversary DVD Collection (17 Films including Elvis on Tour / Jailhouse Rock / Viva Las Vegas / It Happened at the World's Fair and This Is Elvis)

Commemorative concert photo book with iconic shots from behind the scenes of his movies and stage performances and insightful career highlights notes

10 reproduction memorabilia pieces, including studio correspondence and signed Elvis Presley checks

Selected titles also feature commentaries and/or making-of featurettes

 

Bossa Nova Baby - From Fun in Acapulco - 1963

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Focus on Kid Galahad - 1962

Directed by Phil Karlson

Kid Galahad, a remake of the 1937 film starring Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, and Humphrey Bogart, was Elvis Presley's tenth appearance on the big screen yet he still retains something of the innocence and raw appeal that was so apparent in his earlier films - watching him tackle the role of the boxer Walter Gulick aka Kid Galahad, we still believe in Elvis' own belief in himself and his dream of one day becoming a great actor.

After the lukewarm box office results of the dramatic Elvis vehicles Flaming Star and Wild In The Country which were followed by the phenomenally successful Blue Hawaii and then the critical success of Follow That Dream, in some ways this is a film that maybe tries to please everyone - the songs are there of course, but clocking in at only six (including the opening credits during which Elvis sings King Of The Whole Wide World), they are few enough to allow the dramatic storyline to develop. Elvis trained for the fight scenes in the ring with professional boxing coach Mushy Callahan and although he's a little pudgy looks convincing as he deals and receives those blows!

The cast in Kid Galahad is also top notch - working alongside such notables as Gig Young and Charles Bronson Elvis rises to the occasion, although legend has it that Bronson was cool towards the young actor and even dismissive of him.

Kid Galahad - 1962 - The Trailer

Kid Galahad on DVD

Focus on Frankie and Johnny - 1966

Directed by Frederick De Cordova

With Frankie and Johnny Elvis clocked up his twentieth Hollywood movie, yet this somewhat overlooked musical is well worth rediscovering. Of all the films Elvis made it is the one that comes closest to being a "classical" musical and takes its plot from the old 1904 music hall song of the same name; audiences at the time would have been familiar with the standard which follows the story of lovers Frankie (here played by Donna Douglas of The Beverly Hillbillies fame) and riverboat gambler Johnny (Elvis) and the tragic events of Johnny's dalliance with the infamous Nellie Bly (Nancy Kovak). Indeed, the story had been previously filmed in 1934 starring Helen Morgan and Chester Morris, although the decidedly upbeat Elvis version written by Alex Gottlieb strays from the original tragic ending.

Elvis is impossibly handsome in period costume and gives a credible performance as the superstitious gambler down on his luck and is supported, as ever, by a fine cast - the bickering riverboat show business couple Cully (Harry Morgan) and Peg (Audrey Christie) are particularly entertaining and are given some great lines in Gottlieb's script , whereas the riverboat on which the action takes place is the perfect backdrop for the musical numbers. The soundtrack is worth having for the title track alone! Filmed in glorious Technicolor, the new DVD release breathes new life into a forgotten Elvis classic!

Frankie and Johnny - 1966 - The Frankie and Johnny Theatrical Trailer

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Focus on Girls! Girls! Girls! - 1962

Directed by Norman Taurog

In this, Elvis Presley's eleventh film and the second of the so-called Hawaiian Trilogy which had begun the previous year with the box office smash Blue Hawaii and closed in 1966 with the weakest of the three, Paradise, Hawaiian Style, the title yet again would seem to warn the cynical or casual viewer that this will be yet another beach 'n' babes Elvis vehicle hung around a wafer-thin plot. Of course, the plot presents us with the usual fare, with Elvis - this time in the guise of a fisherman called Ross Carpenter who moonlights as a nightclub singer - caught in the inevitable love triangle between a streetwise fellow nightclub chanteuse played by Stella Stevens and the love of a "good girl" Laurel Goodwin (who also happens to be filthy rich). Instead of the usual lure of racing cars or motorbikes or speedboats, this time Elvis' other great love is a sailing boat he'd built with his late father, called the West Wind. And, of course, there are the usual fist fights with a no-good rival, solidly played this time by Jeremy Slate.

Watch Girls! Girls! Girls! without prejudice, however, and you'll be pleasantly surprised! Judged in terms of pure entertainment value the film is actually a resounding success. It benefits from the fact that a great deal of the movie was shot on location in Hawaii - even the scenes filmed with a backdrop in Hollywood are skilfully blended into the whole picture and Elvis looks tanned, fit and like he's genuinely enjoying himself. In fact, Girls!Girls!Girls! was the only Elvis musical to achieve a Golden Globe nomination.

Worth noting - as in It Happened at the World's Fair the following year - this is another Elvis movie with positive Asian roles with its depiction of the Sino-American community living on Hawaii.

The soundtrack is a curious but enjoyable mix of love songs, sea shanties - We're Comin' in Loaded, being particularly enjoyable, and even a tango in The Walls Have Ears. Probably the most famous song other than the title theme from the movie however, is the classic Return to Sender which made the top of the charts in the UK and number 2 in the States.

Return To Sender - From Girls!Girls!Girls! - 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! on DVD

Focus on King Creole - 1958

Directed by Michael Curtiz ; adapted from the Harold Robbins novel A Stone for Danny Fisher.

One the finest films Elvis starred in during his entire movie career is undoubtedly his fourth - King Creole. Directed by Michael Curtiz of Casablanca fame, the young Elvis showed just what could be achieved with a solid script and clear direction. Playing the part of rebellious youth Danny Fisher he stepped quite literally into the shoes of James Dean who had been originally slated to play the part, and showed his critics that he really could act.

With a supporting cast of soon-to-be stars such as Carolyn Jones (later of Addams Family fame) and Walter Matthau, as well as Dolores Hart, playing once again the innocent female love interest as she had in an earlier Elvis film, Loving You and 1949 Oscar winner Dean Jagger in the role of Danny's weak father, the film was a critical success. Unfortunately, it was the lowest grossing of all his pre-army movies and with the commercial success of GI Blues on his return to public performance two years later Elvis would struggle to find such high quality material ever again.

The soundtrack album is also one of Elvis finest and with almost all the songs in the film performed in the plausible context of the King Creole nightclub in New Orleans, they fit seamlessly into what is otherwise a dramatic and often violent movie set in the sleazy gangland of the city. The Leiber and Stoller penned title song King Creole and Trouble have become classic tracks. The opening duet Crawfish in which we find Danny joining in with the song of a street vendor (Kitty White) sung from the balcony of his home in the French Quarter is a stunning and relatively little known gem.

Crawfish - Duet with Kitty White - From King Creole - 1958

King Creole on DVD

King Creole
King Creole

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Focus on It Happened at the World's Fair - 1963

Directed by Norman Taurog

Elvis Presley's twelfth movie It Happened at the World's Fair is often cited in film trivia quizzes for what turned out to be the curious start of film star Kurt Russell's cinematic career. Russell plays the part of a small boy whom Elvis bribes to kick him in the shins as part of a ruse to attract the attentions of a nurse; Kurt Russell later went on to play Elvis himself in John Carpenter's well-received and extremely watchable 1979 biopic Elvis.

The film is, in fact, notable for many firsts. Filmed in sumptuous Metrocolor by cameraman Joseph Ruttenberg of Gigi fame, it was the first to feature the 1962 Seattle World's Fair and plays rather like a touristic guide to the sights and sounds of this event with a wafer thin plot hung around it.

Another first well worth noting is the importance of Elvis' young co-star Vicky Tiu (who grew up to be First Lady of Hawaii) who was a very early positive example of an Asian character in western cinema.

Although the plot is inconceivably innocent by today's parameters - a man leaves his young niece in the custody of Elvis, a crop dusting pilot down on his luck that he has just picked up as a hitchhiker! - Elvis is still clearly interested in making movies at this stage and gives a solid performance. He is well supported by a credible cast including Joan O'Brien as the love interest and Gary Lockwood (who would later appear in 2001: A Space Odyssey) as his unreliable, gambling sidekick.

The best musical number is probably the ballad I'm Falling in Love Tonight sung in the restaurant at the top of the famous Seattle Space Needle.

It Happened At The World's Fair - The famous Kurt Russell scene!

It Happened at the World's Fair...2007 DVD reissue.

On Location with the King! - Home movie footage of Elvis at the Seattle World's Fair

Focus on The Trouble with Girls (and How to Get Into It) - 1969

Directed by Peter Tewksbury

By the time Elvis Presley's penultimate film The Trouble With Girls (and How to Get Into It) was released he had almost totally lost interest in making movies. The year was 1969 - Elvis had 29 films already under his belt, and significantly, the Singer sewing machine sponsored TV Special had aired at the end of 1968 - the show that became known as The 1968 Comeback Special. Elvis Presley the rock and roller was back! In fact, he had recorded the soundtrack for The Trouble with Girls in October 1968 whilst the TV show had been recorded in June of that year. His next visit to a recording studio in January 1969 would result in the legendary and critically acclaimed 1969 album From Elvis in Memphis.

The great irony, of course, is that this film is one of the better later movies. Its title may hark back to his racing-driver-meets-girls-on-the-beach musicals but that's where the similarity ends! Instead, this is a quirky 1920s period piece with Elvis playing the part of Walter Hale, a Chautauqua manager (the Chautauqua was a bit like a travelling fair) and centres on his efforts to keep the troupe together as they move around small town America. Mid way through the film its plot changes direction and it becomes a kind of murder mystery...

Once again, the supporting cast make the whole film extremely watchable - Charlene, the long suffering Chautauqua stalwart played by Marlyn Mason is particularly good, and look out for Vincent Price's turn as Mr. Morality.

The best song in the movie is undoubtedly Mac Davis & Billy Strange's Clean Up Your Own Back Yard.

The Poster here is for the Italian version of the film - Guai Con Le Ragazze!

Clean Up Your Own Backyard - From The Trouble With Girls - 1969

Brand new The Trouble With Girls reissue on DVD

Focus on Double Trouble - 1967

Directed by Norman Taurog

With Elvis, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, distracted by his 1960s movie career, trouble hit his realm when four court jesters in the shape of The Beatles threatened to shake him from his throne. Certainly Elvis' attempts to stave off the mop-topped usurpers wasn't helped by the fact that he was churning out soundtrack albums whilst they, as Elvis had done a decade previously, were changing musical history. Double Trouble, in fact, can be seen as a woefully slow response by Hollywood in 1967 to the zany Beatles' flicks A Hard Day's Night and Help which had been released in 1964 and 1965 respectively.

Be that as it may there's still lots to be enjoyed in this caper which feels more like a musical Carry On than a traditional Elvis movie, with Elvis himself particularly good as a comic actor and at the very least looking as if he's enjoying himself! His somewhat insipid British co-star Annette Day promptly disappeared from show business after the film's release, whilst the rest of the cast including veteran character actor John Williams, comedy trio The Wiere Brothers and Austrian born actor Leon Askin, add to the mayhem with enthusiasm.

The songs range from the brilliant to the banal - Elvis actually stormed out of the recording of Old MacDonald - although with a total of 8 songs in all Elvis inevitably shines in most with City By Night being excellent and Could I Fall in Love consisting of a curious duet with himself as he sings along to a record of the same song.

Double Trouble - 1967 - The Trailer

Double Trouble reissued on DVD!

Focus on Jailhouse Rock - 1957

Directed by Richard Thorpe

Elvis' third movie Jailhouse Rock is considered by many to be his best film, an opinion supported by the United States National Film Registry which has selected it for preservation.

With two box office smashes - Love Me Tender and Loving You - already under his belt, Elvis delivers a confident and well rounded performance as a rebel in the James Dean mold. The supporting cast of Judy Tyler (tragically killed in a car accident shortly after completing the movie), Mickey Shaughnessy, Jennifer Holden and Dean Jones help bring a potentially run-of-the-mill script to life.

The most famous scene in the film is the stunning dance sequence in which Elvis sings the title track Jailhouse Rock written by Leiber and Stoller. The songwriting team provided another four numbers for the movie - I Want To Be Free, Don't Leave Me Now, Baby, I Don't Care and Treat Me Nice. These songs, with the addition of Young And Beautiful (Schroeder and Silver) also made the soundtrack EP a must have for any Elvis fan.

Elvis dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock!

Elvis dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock!
Elvis dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock!

Buy the Jailhouse Rock British theatre release poster!

Jailhouse Rock Dance Sequence - The Trailer

That ain't tactics, honey, it's just the beast in me.

NEW! Jailhouse Rock in Blu-ray format!

Jailhouse Rock [Blu-ray]
Jailhouse Rock [Blu-ray]

Has the king ever looked better?

 

Focus on Wild in the Country - 1961

Directed by Philip Dunne; screenplay by Clifford Odets from the novel by JR Salamance

Perhaps more so than any in other Elvis movie it is Wild in the Country that Elvis demonstrates his enormous instinctive ability as an actor...and the talent the studios were to squander in subsequent films.

In addition to the obligatory title tune Wild in the Country, it features only three songs - In My Way - I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell and Husky Dusky Day - all in strictly realistic situations.

The movie cast Elvis (once again) as a troubled youth and deals with his tangled relationships with the three women in his life - his court appointed psychiatrist played by Hope Lange, teenage-mom and sexy temptress Tuesday Weld (who co-starred with Lange in Peyton Place) and his childhood sweetheart played by Millie Perkins (star of The Diary of Anne Frank). All the women breathe life into what are essentially female stereotypes.

Sadly, box office returns weren't impressive enough to convince studio bosses or his ever dollar-hungry manager Col.Tom Parker that Elvis should continue with dramatic parts and when his next film Blue Hawaii was a smash hit the die was cast for Elvis' movie persona.

Wild in the Country - The Trailer - Vintage movie trailer 1961

Focus on Harum Scarum (aka Harem Holiday) - 1965

Directed by Gene Nelson

Often cited as the absolute nadir of both Elvis' musical and film career, Harum Scarum has today acquired huge, if inadvertent, kitsch value - filmed as a quick, cheap flick on the Hollywood sets originally used by Cecil B. DeMille in 1925 for the silent film King of Kings and with costumes from the 1944 movie Kismet the film consequently looks very stylish.

If Elvis appears rather bemused throughout the film - with the notable exception of his stand-out prison cell performance of So Close, Yet So Far (From Paradise) - the supporting cast camp up their roles with relish. Fran Jeffries as the villainous temptress Aishah and the suave bad guy Prince Dragna played by Michael Ansara are particularly good - not to mention the all-singing, all-dancing, tambourine shaking, belly dancing slave girls!

Today the plot actually sounds depressingly familiar for it hinges on a Middle Eastern plan to kill an Arab leader to gain power and wealth from ...yep! you've guessed...the country's petroleum supplies.

So Close, Yet So Far (From Paradise) - From Harum Scarum - 1965

Buy the Harum Scarum DVD reissue!

Focus on Love Me Tender - 1956

Directed by Robert D. Webb

1956 was the year of Elvis' celebrated television appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show. In fact, in his first appearance on Ed Sullivan he sang the title track to his brand new movie - Love Me Tender.

The film that established Elvis as a movie star - a Western filmed in black and white - was a tale of romantic jealousy set in the aftermath of The American Civil War. Originally titled The Reno Brothers it became Love Me Tender because the song - credited to Elvis Presley & Vera Matson but actually written by her husband Ken Darby - was such a big hit at the time. The soundtrack features three other songs by Ken Darby - Let Me, Poor Boy and We're Gonna Move.

Panned by the critics at the time, but adored by fans who flocked to cinemas and made it a hit, more than fifty years later Love me Tender is still enjoyable. Elvis' acting has the rough diamond appeal of enormous potential talent, whilst the supporting cast of Richard Egan as his brother, Debra Paget as the woman both brothers love, and Mildred Dunnock as his mother, all giving warm and credible performances.

Poor boy - From Love Me Tender

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Focus on Viva Las Vegas - 1964

Directed by George Sidney

If the plot line for Viva Las Vegas sounds familiar - a blend of Vegas gambling, racing car action and hit song and dance routines - what makes it enduringly popular is the palpable on screen electricity between Elvis and his co-star Ann-Margaret. Their off screen affair at the time of filming has since been well-documented and was the stuff of contemporary gossip columns.

Whilst the stars were getting along just fine, the behind the scenes haggling between Elvis' manager 'Colonel' Tom Parker and the film's director George Sidney over screen time dedicated to his client meant that the pair's sizzling version of Leiber and Stoller's You're The Boss was not included in the film.

RCA's subsequent failure to release a full album of all fifteen songs originally recorded for the movie, choosing instead to release a single and EP, denied Elvis what would have certainly been one of his best soundtrack albums. In 2003 the (almost) complete soundtrack was finally released on Follow That Dream Records (the Danish division of BMG), including all master takes plus alternate versions although the Ann-Margret solo tracks are still missing.

I don't work for anybody, I never come second to anybody and one small thing - I intend to win.

Viva Las Vegas - 1964 - The Trailer

NEW! Viva Las Vegas in Blu-ray format!

Viva Las Vegas [Blu-ray]
Viva Las Vegas [Blu-ray]

Looking and sounding better than ever!

 

Full list of Elvis Films - Clint, Vince and Tulsa...the characters he portrayed.

  1. 1956 Love Me Tender

    Clint Reno

  2. 1957 Loving You

    Jimmy Tompkins / Deke Rivers

  3. 1957 Jailhouse Rock

    Vince Everett

  4. 1958 King Creole

    Danny Fisher

  5. 1960 G.I. Blues

    Tulsa McLean

  6. 1960 Flaming Star

    Pacer Burton

  7. 1961 Wild in the Country

    Glenn Tyler

  8. 1961 Blue Hawaii

    Chad Gates

  9. 1962 Follow That Dream

    Toby Kwimper

  10. 1962 Kid Galahad

    Walter Gulick aka Kid Galahad

  11. 1962 Girls! Girls! Girls!

    Ross Carpenter

  12. 1963 It Happened at the World's Fair

    Mike Edwards

  13. 1963 Fun in Acapulco

    Mike Windgren

  14. 1964 Kissin' Cousins

    Josh Morgan / Jodie Tatum

  15. 1964 Viva Las Vegas

    Lucky Jackson

  16. 1964 Roustabout

    Charlie Rogers

  17. 1965 Girl Happy

    Rusty Wells

  18. 1965 Tickle Me

    Lonnie Beale / Panhandle Kid

  19. 1965 Harum Scarum

    Johnny Tyrone aka Harem Holiday

  20. 1966 Frankie and Johnny

    Johnny

  21. 1966 Paradise, Hawaiian Style

    Rick Richards

  22. 1966 Spinout

    Mike McCoy

  23. 1967 Easy Come, Easy Go

    Lt. Ted Jackson

  24. 1967 Double Trouble

    Guy Lambert

  25. 1967 Clambake

    Scott Heyward/'Tom Wilson'

  26. 1968 Stay Away, Joe

    Joe Lightcloud

  27. 1968 Speedway

    Steve Grayson

  28. 1968 Live a Little, Love a Little

    Greg Nolan

  29. 1969 Charro!

    Jess Wade

  30. 1969 The Trouble with Girls

    Walter Hale

  31. 1969 Change of Habit

    Dr. John Carpenter

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      greggers lm 4 years ago

      Great Elvis lens! I love that you spotlighted some of the lesser known ones like Trouble With Girls (still one of my favorites for some reason). Fun stuff!

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      This is a great tribute, Elvis will never be forgotten and with this lens you made that imposseble for any one too forget Elvis, thanks for sharing this wonderful lens

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      Kim 4 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      added to actors in Favorite Lenses lens

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is a terrific lens. I've never seen King Creole and am intrigued by what you wrote about it. I'm going to add it to my Netflix queue. All the best.

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      kerryhrabstock 5 years ago

      Wow. Great job. So many memories.

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      ErHawkns7100 5 years ago

      That don't movies like Elvis movies anymore, it's a shame.

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      jvsper63 6 years ago

      Hi, This is a great tribute to Elvis..Nice lens

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      Jonburrows 6 years ago

      Wow, what a great lens. You must be an Elvis fan too!

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      Rex AK 6 years ago

      excellent work! It really amazed me how you gather up all of those.. Great!!

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      blue22d 6 years ago

      Nice tribute to the king. Just came over to see as I saw this on Facebook via Poddys posting.

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      What a terrific lens covering Elvis's movie career. I have Love Me Tender on 78, sadly not worth as much as the 45, since more 78's were produced. I remember watching Viva Las Vegas and feeling dizzy watching the cars racing over the switchbacks (hills).

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great tribute to Elvis. Thumbs Up!

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      LouiseKirkpatrick 6 years ago from Berkshire, United Kingdom

      Awesome comprehensive guide to many of Elvis's best movies - blessed by a SquidAngel :)

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      Joan4 6 years ago

      Memories for sure! Beautifully done too!

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      Laraine Sims 7 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      This brought back many fond memories. Thank you Deb.

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      Robin S 7 years ago from USA

      Terrific tribute to the man and his movies!

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      marsha32 7 years ago

      Great one! My mom is a huge Elvis fan. I built an Elvis lens for her.

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      Edit Photos 7 years ago from Earth

      Excellent lens! 5***** and a little extra with a Squidoo Angel Blessing.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      This is an excellent lens featuring Elvis Movies. Great work.

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      drewad 8 years ago

      Oh my, your article brings back memories of when I first took my wife (then my girlfriend) to see our first Elvis Movie. She loved Elvis so much, that she was bawling (crying) all through the show. Anyway, we had a good time, and we both still enjoy the King's music.

      I am a "newbie" to squidoo; congratulations though, on this great and informative lense.

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      Mary 8 years ago from Chicago area

      My dad was a huge Elvis fan, and I loved watching the movies when I was a kid. Blue Hawaii was probably my fave. Great lens! 5*****

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      Faye Rutledge 8 years ago from Concord VA

      Oh, man, brings back memories! I was a big Elvis fan in the 60's! I went to all of his movies and had most of the albums. He was the King!

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      Marijoyce 8 years ago

      What a fantastic lens. I still love old Elvis movies, King Creole being my favorite one ever. Great work here. Really enjoyed this lens.

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      Sarunas 8 years ago

      Elvis is the best.. :D

      Five Stars from me. :)

      Keep it up.

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      Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

      I enjoy Elvis, his music and an occasional movie. Lots of information here for Elvis fans! I'm lensrolling your page to my page about his latest release, Elvis Presley Christmas Duets!

      Brenda

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      The Homeopath 8 years ago

      I love Fun in Acapulco and Viva Las Vegas. My dad was a HUGE Elvis fan, so I grew up watching the movies all the time. My husband and I played "Can't Help Falling in Love With You" at our wedding and when my sister got married, the bridesmaids walked down the aisle at the end to "Viva Las Vegas".

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Awesome lens to my favorite King! Having been born in 1952, I grew up watching his Star rise. As a little girl, I used to wish that he would meet my Mom, fall in love, and become my Stepdad. Oh the whims of a young girl! "Are You Lonesome Tonight" still brings me to tears and Christmas doesn't officially start in our home until the kids and now grandkids hear me sing "Blue Christmas". Thank you so much for this lens!

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      Pat 9 years ago from Midwest, USA

      I Can't Help Falling in Love With....this lens. :-D

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      greggers lm 9 years ago

      Nice!! I like the youtube clips to go along with your spin on each flick! You're right about "The Trouble With Girls", it's generally dismissed, but it's a nice quirky little late-60s movie, and Elvis is finally growing the lambchop sideburns! Great lens!

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      NIH LM 9 years ago

      Awesome lens! The videos you included really add a lot. It's nice to see Elvis in action!

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      clickingworks 10 years ago

      wow. Elvis is truly alive.

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      Pat 10 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Fantastic Lens!!!! I've linked to you from my Elvis lens

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      Gordon N Hamilton 10 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

      Always great to read about and listen to Elvis.

      Looking forward to reading more of your reviews.

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      justDawn1 10 years ago

      Great lens! You put a lot of work into it! I usually watched his movies only to hear him sing (and to see him, of course). But, I think Elvis was a much better singer than an actor!

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      DutchBlogger LM 10 years ago

      Hi Debs, your lens...ROCKS! A 5 star rating from a fellow Elvis fan ;) Please also visit my "The Dutch King of Soul" lens.Thanks, Robertwww.buildvre.com

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      giddygabby 10 years ago

      Thoroughly enjoyable lens. I've wanted a list of The King's movies for years and at last, here it is. Would love to see you in the Boomers Rock! group.

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      You got the movies, I have the shirts!

      Cheers!

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      Blessed by a SquidAngel

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      thankyou thankyouvery much... do come and visit me sometime

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      Rae Schwarz 10 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Congratulations! Your lens was picked by me as one of the 100 Best Movie Lenses on Squidoo! I love movies and I'm sick of crappy lenses, so thanks for making a great one! C'mon by and see your lens plus 99 others.

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