Well, THIS was a blast. Jen Johans had me onto her excellent podcast again to talk about 5 Elvis movies of my choosing! I picked: King Creole, Flaming Star, Girl Happy, Live a Little Love a Little and The Trouble with Girls. We thought this was good timing, since I just wrote a piece for Criterion on Elvis’ movie career. And I wanted to go off the beaten track in my choices – particularly the two later films, Live a Little Love a Little (which I have written about so many times AND I WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO) and The Trouble with Girls. These films deserve discovery (not even re-discovery because they were never “discovered” in the first place). So it was super fun to talk with Jen about all of this. She’s an excellent host! So if you have some time, give a listen!
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