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A Rock Star, His Mother, and His Underwear. 1956.

For Mother’s Day. Elvis Presley, Gladys Presley, 1956. Memphis. Photo by Alfred Wertheimer.

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Happy Birthday, Ann-Margret

Ann-Margret entertaining US troops in Vietnam, 1966 Today is Ann-Margret’s birthday. Her autobiography, Ann-Margret: My Story is wonderful. What a career. And it’s still unfolding. There are so many classic scenes. Tommy. Carnal Knowledge. Of course, too, here is the … Continue reading

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Easter Egg Hunt at Graceland

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Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig!

Jean, Me, in Dublin, the night the fuse blew at the disco and we all had to stand out on the street while Irish firemen and garda ran about in all their hot-ness. Siobhan, Jean, Me, in Dublin, same night. … Continue reading

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“Love Me Tender, Love Me True …”

1956, premiere of “Love Me Tender,” Paramount Theatre, Times Square, NYC I love that Bright Wall/Dark Room is using Elvis to promote their next issue. My piece on Love Me Tender (mentioned here) will be included. They do original illustrations … Continue reading

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Love Me Tender (1956): The 4 Musical Numbers

I’m really excited about an upcoming piece I’ll have in the next issue of Bright Wall/Dark Room about Love Me Tender, Elvis’ film debut in 1956. I won’t go on and on here about it until the piece launches in … Continue reading

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Elvis in Los Angeles

My first day in Los Angeles, I drove up from Long Beach to meet up with my brother, my cousin Mike, offices on Sunset Boulevard. We had the table-read that night, and I had a couple of hours to kill … Continue reading

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A Very Good Omen

I walked into the bar where we would be shooting. It was a bee-hive of energy, people running around with light meters and equipment, moving bar stools, covering up Green Bay Packers logos … There was nothing for me to … Continue reading

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Gift

We had the table-read last night. Director, two actors, me. First time I’ve met all of them in the flesh. The whole damn thing is huge, I mean, come on, I’m enjoying every second of it. I love them all. … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Lizabeth Scott

Lizabeth Scott, of the smoky voice, the tough hard eyes, the lean body with beautiful dangerous curves, has died at the age of 92. Hers was not a lengthy career and it petered out a bit after the heyday of … Continue reading

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