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Elvis Presley and Tuesday Weld in the 1961 movie 'Wild in the Country.' The 20th Century Fox release also featured Hope Lange, Tuesday Weld, Millie Perkins, Rafer Johnson, John Ireland, Gary Lockwood, William Mims and Christina Crawford. (20th Century Fox)

Elvis Presley and Tuesday Weld in the 1961 movie "Wild in the Country." The 20th Century Fox release also featured Hope Lange, Tuesday Weld, Millie Perkins, Rafer Johnson, John Ireland, Gary Lockwood, William Mims and Christina Crawford. (20th Century Fox)

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  • Elvis Presley and Arthur O'Connell in the 1962 movie, 'Follow That Dream.' The movie also featured Anne Helm, Joanna Moore, Alan Hewitt, Herbert Rudley, Simon Oakland, Howard McNear and Roland Winters. It was based on the novel 'Pioneer, Go Home' by Richard Powell. (United Artists)
  • Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret in undated (circa 1964-1965) photograph. She starred with Presley in 1964's 'Viva Las Vegas.'
  • Technical details during filming of 'Roustabout' are studied here by Elvis Presley at the camera and Chet Stafford, chief gaffer on the film, who spots the lighting. Filmed in Technicolor and Technicscope, 'Roustabout' was a Hal Wallis production starring Presley and co-starring Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Freeman and Leif Erickson. John Rich directed. (Paramount)
  • When Elvis Presley, who rides a motorcycle in current film, 'Roustabout,' learned co-star Barbara Stanwyck could ride a motorcycle, Elvis promptly hoisted the four-time Academy Award nominee aboard a motorcycle built for two and they were off in a cloud of dust to the amazement of everybody March 20, 1964, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Elvis and Miss Stanwyck are shown in a cow pasture where the film company was on location. (UPI)
  • Elvis Presley in Stay Away, Joe. a 1968 comedy-drama western film with musical interludes set in modern times also starring Burgess Meredith and Joan Blondell.
  • Gary Player gives some golf pointers to Elvis Presley on the Paramount set of 'Blue Hawaii' in 1961. Producer Hal Wallis slated a screen test for the golfer later that year. Player was leaving May 9 for Fort Worth to get ready for the Colonial Tournament. (UPI)
  • Elvis Presley greeted by an island local as he arrives for filming of the 1962 movie, 'Girls!, Girls!, Girls!' Presley's manager, Col. Tom Parker, comes down the ramp behind him. (Paramount)
  • 'Girl Happy', Elvis's 17th motion picture co-starred former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley. The movie was filmed in July and August, 1964 and involved some location shooting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It opened at theatres in April 1965.  (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
  • Elvis Presley in the 1966 movie, 'Paradise, Hawaiian Style'. The movie also featured James Shigeta, Suzanna Leigh and Donna Butterworth. (Paramount)
  • Elvis Presley on the set of 'Jailhouse Rock' with Judy Tyler. (MGM)
  • Elvis Presley seeks romance and adventure, but his parents, played by Angela Lansbury and Roland Winters, wanted him to settle down in the family pineapple business in the 1961 release 'Blue Hawaii.' (Paramount )
  • Cynthia Pepper and Elvis Presley in a publicity photo for 'Kissin' Cousins.'
  • Elvis Presley in the 1964 movie, 'Kissin' Cousins.' The movie also featured Arthur O'Connell, Glenda Farrell, Jack Albertson, Pam Austin, Cynthia Pepper, Yvonne Craig and Maureen Reagan. (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
  • Elvis Presley in the 1964 movie, 'Kissin' Cousins.' The movie also featured Arthur O'Connell, Glenda Farrell, Jack Albertson, Pam Austin, Cynthia Pepper, Yvonne Craig and  Maureen Reagan. (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
  • Elvis Presley and Tuesday Weld in the 1961 movie 'Wild in the Country.' The 20th Century Fox release also featured Hope Lange, Tuesday Weld, Millie Perkins, Rafer Johnson, John Ireland, Gary Lockwood, William Mims and Christina Crawford. (20th Century Fox)
  • Elvis Presley chats with leading lady, Leticia Roman, 19, on the set of 'G.I. Blues' at Paramount Studio in Hollywood May 26, 1960. The film was Presley's first since his release from the Army, and the first ever for Miss Roman, an import from Italy. One Hollywood producer was already pegging her as another Lollobrigida. (Associated Press)
  • Elvis Presley and Suzanna Leigh in the 1966 movie, 'Paradise, Hawaiian Style.' Suzanna, who played a sexy aviatrix in the movie, lived in Memphis as of 2004. (Paramount)
  • Elvis Presley with Judy Tyler in a still from the movie Jailhouse Rock, a motion picture directed by Richard Thorpe, released by MGM on October 17, 1957. The film also starred Mickey Shaughnessy.
  • Elvis Presley in the 1966 movie, 'Paradise, Hawaiian Style'. Suzanna Leigh, (left), who played a sexy aviatrix in the movie, lives in Memphis as of 2004. The movie also featured James Shigeta and Donna Butterworth. (Paramount)
  • Elvis Presley in the 1966 movie 'Harum Scarum.' (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
  • Elvis Presley and Nancy Sinatra star in the 1968 movie, 'Speedway.' The MGM release also featured Bill Bixby, Gale Gordon, William Schallert and Victoria Meyerink. (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
  • Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret in undated photograph. She starred with Presley in 1964's 'Viva Las Vegas,' and supposedly had the King smitten until his death.  (Studio handout)
  • 'Girl Happy,' Elvis' 17th motion picture,  co-starred former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley. The movie was filmed in July and August of 1964, and involved some location shooting in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. It opened at theaters in April 1965. (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
  • Elvis Presley and Joan Blackman in the 1961 movie 'Blue Hawaii.' The movie, produced by Hal B. Wallis, also featured Angela Lansbury, Nancy Walters, Roland Winters, John Archer, Howard McNear, Steve Brodie, Iris Adrian, Hilo Hattie and Jennie Maxwell. (Paramount Pictures)
  • Elvis Presley looks at a camera angle on the set of the 1963 movie, 'Girls!, Girls!, Girls!' In the background is director Norman Taurog. (Paramount)
  • Elvis Presley began work on his 8th motion picture, 'Blue Hawaii,' in late March of 1961 on location in Hawaii. He had previously recorded the soundtrack and later returned to Hollywood for additional filming. The film, which co-starred Jennie Maxwell, would open at theaters in late November. While in Hawaii, Elvis performed a benefit on March 25 for the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. (Paramount Studio)
  • Jackie Gleason (seated, left) and Elvis Presley (seated, right) on the set of the 1963 movie, 'Girls!, Girls!, Girls!' (Paramount)
  • 'Girl Happy,' Elvis's 17th motion picture,  co-starred former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley. The movie was filmed in July and August of 1964  and involved some location shooting in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. It opened at theaters in April 1965. (MGM / The Commercial Appeal files)
  • The Civil War western 'Love Me Tender,' Elvis' first movie, opened Thanksgiving Eve (Nov. 21) 1956 at Loew's State Theatre in Memphis, where Elvis once ushered. The movie, which co-starred Richard Egan and Debra Paget, had premiered at the Paramount Theatre in New York City, November 15. Elvis sang four songs in the movie, which began filming in August. The film was originally titled 'The Reno Brothers,' but was changed to capitalize on the anticipated hit title song.  (20th Century Fox)
  • Elvis Presley in the 1966 movie, 'Paradise, Hawaiian Style.' Others appearing in the Paramount release were Suzanna Leigh, James Shigeta, Donna Butterworth, Marianna Hill, Irene, Linda Wong, Julie Parrish and Jan Shepard. The film was produced by Hal B. Wallis. (Paramount Pictures)
  • Elvis Presley and producer Hal Wallis (right center) being interviewed arriving at the island location for filming of the 1962 Paramount release of 'Girls! Girls! Girls!' (Paramount)
  • Elvis Presley with Diane McBain (left) and Shelley Fabares in the 1966 movie, 'Spinout,' which opened at the State Theatre in Memphis on November 17, 1966. Elvis recorded the soundtrack and began filming the movie, his 22nd, in February. (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
  • Elvis Presley in the 1968 movie 'Speedway.' Also featured in the MGM release were Nancy Sinatra, Bill Bixby, Gale Gordon, William Schallert and Victoria Meyerink. (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

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