Thursday, November 15, 2007
IN 1956 ON THIS DAY
On this day in 1956, the first of Elvis Presley's thirty three movies opened. Love Me Tender was not a huge box office hit, but I loved it! It was kind of a hokey Civil War drama, nothing spectacular in any way, shape or form, but I loved Elvis, so I loved his movie. Actually, Love Me Tender was probably my favorite of his songs, too. I didn't like the later Elvis, the Vegas years, or the movies and songs from those years. Once in high school and college my tastes became a bit more sophisticated......like the Beatles! But when I was in grade school, Elvis was the king. And two days ago, the Frontier in Vegas, the first place he performed here, was imploded.