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Elvis Presley: The Movie Career Begins

What do you know about Elvis Presley: The Movie Career Begins
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1) In 1956, following his rise to stardom as a singer, Presley launched a parallel career as a film actor, beginning with the musical western, Love Me Tender.  It was panned by the critics but did well at the box office.  They changed the title because of the advanced sales of the song "Love Me Tender". 
What was the original title?

  1. The Reno Brothers

  2. Country Roads

  3. They Died with their Boots On

2) While beginning the movie King Creole, Elvis got his draft notice on December 20, 1957.  However, Hal Wallis and Paramount Pictures had already spent $350,000 on Presley's latest film King Creole, and they feared the consequences of suspending or canceling the project.  The Memphis Draft Board granted Presley a deferment so the movie could be finished.  What was the date he was inducted into the Army?

  1. February 6, 1958

  2. February 24, 1958

  3. March 24, 1958

3) After completing basic training before being posted to Friedberg, Germany. 
What army basic training camp did Elvis attend?

  1. Fort Dix, New Jersey

  2. Fort Hood, Texas

  3. Fort Leonard Smith, Missouri

4) On March 5, 1960, Elvis returned to the U.S. and was honorably discharged from the Army. 
What rank had he achieved while serving?

  1. Corporal

  2. Sergeant (E-5)

  3. Lieutenant

5) After his tour of duty, what was the first movie he made in 1960?

  1. Wild in the Country

  2. Blue Hawaii

  3. G.I. Blues

6) In 1964, Elvis made Viva Las Vegas. 
Who was his co-star?

  1. Juliet Prowse

  2. Ann-Margret

  3. Judy Taylor

7) In spite of the formulaic movie songs, Presley did make noteworthy studio recordings, including "Suspicion", "(You're The) Devil in Disguise", "It Hurts Me" and "Guitar Man".  He also produced two gospel albums:  Elvis won his first Grammy award in 1967. 
What was it?

  1. "How Great Thou Art"

  2. "His Hand in Mine"

  3. "Amazing Grace"

8) Following the 1969 movie production, Elvis's career shifted back to recording and touring.  His remaining film appearances were in two concert films/documentaries in the early 1970s, although Presley reportedly continued to consider dramatic movie roles.  
What was the movie?

  1. Loving You

  2. Change of Habit

  3. Charro!

9) Elvis had done only 1 film in which he did not sing. 
What is the movie?

  1. Loving You

  2. Change of Habit

  3. Charro!

10) Over the years and with his huge sex symbol.  He is reported to have dated many women in his life. 
Who is NOT one of these girlfriends?

  1. Ann-Margaret

  2. Peggy Lipton

  3. Barbara Stanwick

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