1965: Lover of the Century

Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:24 am

Some new pix here. From the TV Star Annual, Number 20.
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Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:26 am

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Re: 1965: Lover of the Century

Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:56 am

phwoah!



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Re: 1965: Lover of the Century

Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:43 pm

I would say WAOUUU.... thanks Madman :wink:

Re: 1965: Lover of the Century

Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:27 pm

Wonderful!! Thank you very much, great photos :smt007

PS: do you have the front cover, please?

Re: 1965: Lover of the Century

Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:01 am

You have quite the incredible collection! Thank you for sharing the magazine articles with us. ::rocks I would liked to see more!

Re: 1965: Lover of the Century

Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:07 am

Thanks for posting this article. The contrast between his appearance in "Harum Scarum" and "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" -- the weight gain between March and July 1965 -- is striking.

Elvis may not have publicly said anything about his abdication of the throne in the wake of the British Invasion, but his heavy appearance while making the Paramount film is no less than a cry for help. It was the first time in his career he had let himself look this way, and everyone from longtime fans to Hal Wallis noticed.

In Jerry Hopkins' biography there's a page where an insider quotes Presley, watching one of his movies, slumping down in his seat and muttering, "Too fat, too fat." 1966's "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" had to have been the one on the big screen.

Re: 1965: Lover of the Century

Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:31 pm

Thank for posting 'The'. Is this an American magazine?

Re: 1965: Lover of the Century

Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:33 pm

TONY. wrote:Thank for posting 'The'. Is this an American magazine?

Yes, it is.

Re: 1965: Lover of the Century

Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:10 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:Thanks for posting this article. The contrast between his appearance in "Harum Scarum" and "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" -- the weight gain between March and July 1965 -- is striking.

Elvis may not have publicly said anything about his abdication of the throne in the wake of the British Invasion, but his heavy appearance while making the Paramount film is no less than a cry for help. It was the first time in his career he had let himself look this way, and everyone from longtime fans to Hal Wallis noticed.

In Jerry Hopkins' biography there's a page where an insider quotes Presley, watching one of his movies, slumping down in his seat and muttering, "Too fat, too fat." 1966's "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" had to have been the one on the big screen.
You make it seem like he was the only human in the world to gain weight. So STRIKING :shock: Elvis just let himself go :roll: . He was being forced to take meds by his producers and directors in order to look the way THEY wanted him to look and the way the world wanted him to look.

Re: 1965: Lover of the Century

Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:08 am

If so, who "forced" him? I have yet to come across any such evidence but if you have a citation I would be quite interested.

Elvis's difficulties go pretty far back . . . and Doc has a point that Elvis was responding to a creer he felt out of his own control. Just as the music world got very exciting. Not merely the groups but a lot of diff. music. And he did not record any non movie music at the time.

rjm