Art, Elvis, Movies

ELVIS MONTH Day 31 Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii (1973)

Year:  1973 Age:  38 Movie:  35th Morse code starts this concert.  For about 15 or so seconds, morse code and when I heard that sound I would come running to see...Aloha From Hawaii.  Elvis arrives in a helicopter greeted by fans and leis, leis that almost cover his head.  While waiting for the concert to… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 31 Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii (1973)

Art, Elvis, Movies

ELVIS MONTH Day 31 Elvis On Tour (1972)

Year:  1972 Age:  37 Movie:  34th Not the best documentary out of the four (68, that's the way, aloha).  It's a mix of concert footage, behind the scene footage and old stuff from the beginning.  We see Elvis hanging out with his buddy's and with his Dad. Fills in a few minutes with photo's of… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 31 Elvis On Tour (1972)

Art, Elvis, Movies

ELVIS MONTH Day 27 Speedway (1968)

Year:  1968 Age:  33 Movie  27th Strange beginning, in that, there is a scene before the opening credits.  The title track is really good, love it.  The opening credits shows, what I presume to be, cameos by actual speedway stars (actually, I do recognise Richard Petty).  Love the cars they are about to race.  If… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 27 Speedway (1968)

Art, Elvis, Movies

ELVIS MONTH DAY 25 Clambake (1967)

Year:  1967 Age:  32 Movie:  25th Clambake we're gonna have a Clambake!  Mega soon-to-be-richer Scott Hayward just wants to be loved for who he is, poor Scott, it's not enough to be super sexy and have a great voice but he wants love too?  So he comes up with the age-old trick of swapping places… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH DAY 25 Clambake (1967)

Art, Elvis, Movies

ELVIS MONTH Day 21 Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966)

Aloha, Hawaii USA!  Love that song and I love this movie.  Elvis plays Rick a pilot this time.  He has been fired again, all because of a woman...what a shocker.  He is off to see he old buddy, Danny, and asks for a job, which he gets.  We then get to meet the fabulous Donna… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 21 Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966)

Art, Elvis, Movies

ELVIS MONTH Day 19 Harum Scarum (1965)

Year:  1965 Age:  30 Movie:  18th Really was not looking forward to what I can safely say is the bottom of the barrel.  Starts off with Elvis playing an actor/singer at the premier of his movie, Sands Of The Desert.  Even that movie looks unappealing.  He sings Desert Serenade, sounds a bit too fast and… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 19 Harum Scarum (1965)

Art, Elvis, Movies

ELVIS MONTH Day 18 Tickle Me (1965)

Year:  1965 Age:  30 Movie:  18th Ah Tickle Me, I'm so torn with this one, it has some really great songs, but it's a bit silly, but fun silly...soooo I enjoy it.  Elvis starts off by singing Long Lonely Highway, which I think was actually meant for Roustabout and was cut.  Very cool song that… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 18 Tickle Me (1965)

Art, Elvis, Movies

ELVIS MONTH Day 17 Girl Happy (1965)

Year:  1965 Age:  30 Movie:  17th Starts off with the four boys in the band all dressed in Yellow, looking oh so cool and oh so 60's.  Cliff Richard could have driven into this movie on his Summer Holiday and you wouldn't even notice.  Rusty (Elvis) is assigned to look after the daughter of the… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 17 Girl Happy (1965)

Art, Elvis, Movies

ELVIS MONTH Day 16 Roustabout (1964)

Year:  1964 Age:  29 Movie:  16th Sooo many fights in this one.  Charlie is decked out in leather on a motorbike...I know nothing about motorbikes, but this one doesn't look real tough to me, anyway Charlie gets into his first fight at the teahouse.  There are a few regulars in this one, Kenneth Barker, G.I… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 16 Roustabout (1964)

Art, Elvis, Movies

ELVIS MONTH Day 12 It Happened At The World’s Fair (1963)

Year:  1963 Age: 28 Movie: 12th Mike and Danny fly a crop duster and thanks to Danny (not Elvis) they loose the plane, not that they can't find it, a bad bet lost the plane for them.  So they start making their way to Seattle, hitching a ride with a lovely man and his neice… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 12 It Happened At The World’s Fair (1963)

Art, Elvis, Movies

ELVIS MONTH Day 8 Blue Hawaii (1961)

Year:  1961 Age 26 Movie: 8th Oh thank God for Blue Hawaii, something a little more upbeat...we had Elvis committing manslaughter in Jailhouse Rock and Wild In The Country, assault with a deadly weapon in Love Me Tender (shot his Brother), was responsible for his Father's near death experience in King Creole (not to mention… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 8 Blue Hawaii (1961)

Art, Elvis, Miscellaneous, Movies

ELVIS MONTH Day 4 King Creole (1958)

Year:  1958 Age:  23 Movie: 4th Beautiful opening scene with the wet streets of New Orleans and songs about gumbo, which apparently is good enough to be in songs.  Must find out what gumbo is...did find out what gumbo is and it looks pretty good.  click on the above link for a recipe. Edith Head… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 4 King Creole (1958)

Art, Elvis, Movies

ELVIS MONTH Day 1 Love Me Tender (1956)

Year: 1956 Age: 21 Movie: 1st Love Me Tender is the only Elvis movie where he was not top billing. So this is Elvis' first movie.  I just happen to love love love westerns, and love black and white movies too.  1956 was such a long time ago.  15 years before I was born, (having… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 1 Love Me Tender (1956)