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Loving You

Elvis’ second movie – surprisingly good, it has to be said – is basically an embellished account of the King’s own rise to the top to that date, complete with hard-nosed ruthless manager, obviously supposed to be Col. Parker. Since it features a cracking performance of Teddy Bear – always one of our favourites – how could it go wrong? Actually, our favourite Elvis film-related story concerns the aforementioned Col. Parker who was approached by  the studio as they wanted Elvis to make Love Me Tender, his first film. Parker asked for a price. $20, 000 they said. “Great,” says Parker, “that’s just the figure I had in mind. Now, what are you going to pay Elvis?”

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