Another photo of Linda Williams and Elvis ,MGM Studios.13th June 1957.
'(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care' production number ,13th June 1957.
Script Supervisor Grace Dubray is sat foreground, Director Richard Thorpe, Elvis and Assistant Director Robert Relyea.
Judy Tyler and Elvis,MGM Studios 13th June 1957. Scene Garden Party
"Elvis saved my life." After the pool scene, we went in our dressing rooms, I unplugged the heater in my room and the electric cord broke, flames were shooting out of the wall plug and set the room on fire. I was screaming: "Elvis, Elvis...", he called for help and came back with the set man. I had locked the door when I went in so couldn't get out. Together they broke down the door
Elvis,MGM Studios 13th June 1957.
Judy Tyler and Elvis have a 'Cup of tea' for a publicity shot taken on lot 2, MGM Studios. The scene being shot is Scene 46 in the area of Exterior of the Peggy Van Alden Parents home when Vince and Peggy arrive at the house.
Date 31st May 1957.
Two shots of Anne Neyland,Elvis, and Judy Tyler taken by the portable dressing rooms on either the 6th/7th June 1957,MGM studios. The stars are in costume for scene 91,in which Vince gives a party in his hotel room. The scene was scheduled to be shot on thursday the 6th of June,but had to be finished on the morning of 7th of June,(hence the difficulty in pinpointing the dates for the two photos above)
Elvis and Anne Neyland,6th/7th June 1957
Elvis at the same location as above,7th June 1957
Director Richard Thorpe, looks on as Elvis get his 'haircut'.(Elvis had two wigs,an Intermediate haircut and a Butch haircut)MGM stage 23,Scene 11,Interior Prison Barber shop. 20th May 1957.
Scene 11A take 2 can be seen in 'Elvis In Hollwood'.
Director Richard Thorpe,Elvis and Jennifer Holden.Scene 119,lot 2 MGM,12th June 1957
Housing Project scene,Director Richard Thorpe in conversation with Elvis on the morning of Wednesday 15th of May 1957.
Dean Jones,Judy Tyler and Elvis.The scene being shot at this time was Scene 84,Peggy's Hotel room on the 5th June 1957. This image was featured in 'Inside Jailhouse Rock' book page 106,but is uncropped here.
Don Burnett played the part of popular singer Mickey Alba (seen in some posters)
Missing scenes/parts of scenes
Scene 20 : Theatre Prison broadcast - when Elvis performs 'I Want To Be Free' , there was also a section where Hunk sings before Vince,and a Harmonica player enters the stage after Vince. Filmed on 23rd of May 1957
Scene 26 : Warden's Office - after the riot in the prison dining room ,the Warden reads Vince the rules and then asks him who he wants with him at the whipping.
Scene 35 : Florita Club : Vince watches as Sam does number - Although this scene exists in the finished movie,it appears that it may have been shortened in the cutting room. Gloria Pall who played a stripper in this sequence had this to say " I think it was just one day,I did a whole dance for him with bumps and grinds and I told him,This reminds me of what you do,but they cut it,they cut my whole dance". Filmed on tuesday 28th of May 1957.
Scene 86 : Night club - Vince and trio do new number ,this can be seen in the finished movie very briefly as the camera tracks into Elvis who is singing a slow number. The shooting script mentions playback was required. Are we looking at small segment of a full music number that remains in the vaults?
Filmed on the 3rd of June 1957.****
Scotty Moore Wardrobe photo for the scene described above.
Scene 110 :Vince's Beverly Hills Mansion - Vince and gang get out of cars,enter house. This includes Vince,Hunk,Musicians,extra's and three cars. The intention was to have Mr.Shores voice over this segment. Filmed on the 6th of June 1957.
Scene 110x1 : Vince's Beverly Hills Mansion - Vince and his group enter.Man tells Vince Peggy did not call. This scene included Vince,Hunk,Trio,Dogs,extras.Filmed on the 7th of June 1957,stage 26, MGM Studios.
Scene 120 : Studio Gates - Vince and caravan drive into studio past gateman. This scene included Vince,Hunk,Trio,Dogs ,extras,3 cars. filmed on the 6th of June 1957,lot 1 MGM Studios.
Scene 127 : Hollywood Street - Hunk walking dogs as Peggy drives in,she offers Hunk job with record company.Hunk and Peggy,two dogs and Peggy's car, and extra's. Filmed on the 10th of June 1957
Alternative Angles/extra footage found in the Trailer
Riot Scene 24 -The Trailer shows a tighter version of the fight with Vince and an extra punch thrown by a prison guard . 24DD was used instead of 24F.Filmed on the 23rd of May 1957
An outtake of Scene 24F take 3 can be seen in the programme 'Elvis In Hollywood
Whipping Post Scene 27 - The Trailer shows an extra shot of Vince being released after the whipping and throwing a punch towards to the Warder. Original description in the shooting schedule 'Vince whipped - he goes after warden - guard knocks him out'. Filmed 22nd May 1957.
Garden Party Scene 123-124 - The Trailer shows alternative angle of the 'Baby I Don't Care' production number .Originally the script had Vince knock Alba in the pool after the song.It also stated it was to be a night scene. Filmed 13th June
Director Richard Thorpe talks to Judy Tyler,whilst Hairdresser Peggy Shannon attends to her hair on tuesday 28th May 1957.The scene is no. 35 Club La Florita Night
"OK get on to the sad part" "A Women and a bank did it" Scene 15-16 Cell,stage 23,filmed on 21st May 1957.note the lack of false wall.
“When Alex Romero, who was the choreographer of Jailhouse Rock, first presented the dance sequence for Jailhouse Rock, Elvis shook his head and he said, ‘That’s not me. I can’t do that, Alex. I appreciate, you know, what you’ve done here.’ He wanted Elvis to do more of a Gene Nelson/Fred Astaire type. Elvis said, ‘It’s not me. I’ll try it.’ And Elvis being the cooperative guy, he got up and tried. He said, ‘See Alex, it’s not me.’ And that’s when Alex said, ‘Elvis, I’ll tell you what. Let me incorporate your stage act into what I wanna do, and let’s see if that’ll work.’ and he went home that night, came back the next day, and had taken Elvis’s stage act and incorporated that into a dance sequence. Elvis said, ‘Hey, I can do that. That’s me.’ And in one take, right there in the rehearsal hall at MGM, Elvis had it down. And of course it became historic in being Elvis’s best dance sequence in a motion-picture.”
Sharon Sheeley, songwriter and friend of Elvis, remembers coming home from that movie (Pajama Game). And it was very late at night, and there this little drizzle out. And “Jailhouse Rock” came on the radio. And I remember Elvis stopped the car, got out of the car. It was on Fountain Avenue. And he danced the whole scene he did in the movie, in the middle of the street on Fountain Avenue. And I kept thinking if people woke up right now and looked out their windows, they’d see Elvis Presley dancing in the streets like Gene Kelly.
more to follow
**From the book 'Not So Quiet On The Set '
***Taken from Rijff 'n' Roy Present "Elvis Echoes Of The Past" - Part 1
**** From Inside King Creole
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