Movie Life, February 1958

Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:35 pm

Why Elvis Can´t Sleep Nights
By Ernie Helfand

A nice article detailing Elvis´ charitable work in Memphis and Tupelo. But what´s this Enough Rope movie for 20th Century Fox?
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Re: Movie Life, February 1958

Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:36 pm

And the last two pages...
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Re: Movie Life, February 1958

Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:37 pm

And one more page from this magazine...
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Re: Movie Life, February 1958

Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:52 am

Another excelent magazine, thank you very much for this. It's great to read these old articles - i just wish to see a photo of Nat Cole from Sy Devore's Halloween party...:)

Re: Movie Life, February 1958

Wed May 10, 2017 12:29 am

Thanks for the share, I somehow missed this when you posted it up.

So nice to see the September 1957 Memphis TV station appearances identified, along with some of the other people there. Ernie Helfand's article provides some details, too, including a quote or two.

Elvis hadn't signed anything at the time, his March 1958 army induction killing all opportunities. It's possible it was a considered project before management and singer agreed to Paramount's "King Creole." The article appears to have been written circa November 1957.

"Enough Rope" was a remake of the 1947 film noir "Kiss of Death," and ended up being released in the summer of 1958 as "The Fiend Who Walked the West."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fiend_Who_Walked_the_West

Loved the bonus page about Elvis and Anita Wood being "washed up" (not yet) and Sy Devore's Halloween/Birthday party, including the photo, likely taken by Earl Leaf.

One note is that the shindig did not happen at the Devore home but Lucy's New Orleans restaurant in Los Angeles. Almost no one gets that right. I found and posted this information on FECC a while back.

Thanks again for the share!