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Loving You (1957) Poster

(1957)

Trivia

Elvis Presley's parents Vernon Presley and Gladys Presley were cast as audience members in this film. After Gladys died Elvis never watched it again, saying it hurt too much to see his mother on screen.
Was re-released with King Creole (1958) while Elvis Presley was in the army.
Dolores Hart sings "Detour" in the film. The song was originally a hit sung by Patti Page. Her husband worked as a choreographer for this film.
It was director Hal Kanter's idea to use Elvis Presley's parents as extras.
Was 7th on Variety's list in it's opening weekend.
Jana Lund gives Elvis Presley his very first screen kiss.
The Italian title of the movie, "Amami Teneramente", literally translates as "Love Me Tender", which is of course the title of Elvis' first movie (known in Italy as "Fratelli Rivali" i.e. "Rival Brothers").
Elvis Presley dyed his brown hair to black to celebrate his first color film.
Elvis Presley lodged in Hollywood's Knickerbocker hotel while filming in Paramount Studios.
Film debut of Dolores Hart.
A line of dialogue inspired the name of The Monkees, when Deke (Elvis Presley)says to his controlling managers in a moment of rebellion, "That's what you're selling, isn't it? A monkey in a zoo."

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