Join us on August 16 for a Hunka Hunka Double Feature: We Remember Elvis, a 40th Anniversary Celebration of the King. We've selected two films for you that embody Elvis' career, from the young rock 'n' roll rebel to the Vegas veteran.
First up is King Creole, which Elvis stated was the favorite of all of his films, and features two Oscar winners! Denied his high school diploma because of a schoolyard fight, Danny Fisher (Elvis) is unsure how he's going to support himself and his unemployed father (Oscar-winnerDean Jagger). He briefly flirts with a life of crime before a club owner (Paul Stewart) hears him singing and offers him a job. Things look promising until rival club owner and Danny's former boss, Maxie (Oscar-winner Walter Matthau), tries to lure him back with threats and the charms of his sometimes-girlfriend, Ronnie (the Addams Family's Carolyn Jones).
After that, stay to watch Elvis On Tour, the documentary that captured Elvis on his 1972 American tour and includes rehearsals, interviews, archival television appearances and backstage moments. With Elvis at his most flamboyant, this film features well-known hits and cover songs showcasing his country, gospel and rhythm-and-blues influences. The Elvis entourage, including Colonel Tom Parker, also makes an appearance. This film was Elvis Presley's final motion picture appearance and won a Golden Globe for best documentary.