Tag Archives: Wild in the Country

For Tuesday Weld’s Birthday: An Electric Pairing

Tuesday Weld, Elvis Presley Tuesday Weld, Elvis Presley’s sometimes girl, was also his costar in the wonderful Wild in the Country (1961), where they play two individuals who, at first, circle warily around each other, like cats who either want … Continue reading

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A QA with Jeremy Richey about Elvis Presley As An Actor

Jeremy Richey’s site Moon in the Gutter has been an almost-daily pitstop for me ever since I discovered it years ago. He approaches his topics with passion and enthusiasm, and reminds me of one of those buttons on Facebook that … Continue reading

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Daily Quote About Elvis: Millie Perkins

Millie Perkins, Elvis Presley, in “Wild in the Country” Millie Perkins was 22 years old when she made “Wild in the Country”, playing Elvis’ character’s sweet long-time girlfriend. She had catapulted to fame as Anne Frank in the movie “Diary … Continue reading

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The Colonel and Elvis: A Conversation Between Kent Adamson and Sheila O’Malley

Elvis and the Colonel, 1960s Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley’s manager for 20 years, is one of the most controversial figures in the Elvis Presley saga. In some circles, he is blamed for everything that didn’t happen in Presley’s career, … Continue reading

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Elvis Dispatch #2: Wild In the Country (1961)

A sometimes-overheated melodrama, drenched in Freudian analysis, so in vogue at the time, Wild in the Country actually gives Elvis Presley a chance to do some real acting. It has some Tennessee Williams elements, some Rebel Without a Cause elements, … Continue reading

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