Elvis Presley died today 40 years ago. He’s a cultural icon of the 20th century and often referred to as the King of Rock ‘n Roll. Elvis Presley LP’s are still today everywhere. Besides his singing career, he was also quite an actor.
Fighting-scene Elvis movie Loving You
I always enjoy the fighting scene in the 1957 movie Loving You. Elvis referred to as “Side Burns” is being challenged to sing one of his songs. After a while, they convince the King to sing one of his hits. As a fee, Elvis wants a new pair of seat covers in his car. Then the fights starts!
Delivery man becomes Music star
The storyline of Loving You is about a delivery man who is discovered by a music publicist and a country–western musician who want to promote the talented newcomer, was scripted by
Herbert Baker and Hal Kanter, based on the short story “A Call from Mitch Miller.” Kanter expanded the script after being inspired by Presley’s last appearance on the Louisiana Hayride, and his manager Colonel Tom Parker’s antics.
This movie was a big hit and was released July 9, 1957. According to Wikipedia Paramount Pictures chose to ignore the first-run theater system, opting instead to release the film in sub-run neighborhood theaters, a system later dubbed the “Presley Pattern.” Composed by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Presley’s single “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear” backed with “Loving You” was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Photo: By Uncredited [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons / By Paramount Pictures (Loving You official Trailer) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons