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This Is Elvis (1981) Poster

(1981)

Trivia

At the time of its release the film included lots of very rare and never-before-seen footage of Elvis Presley.
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Joe Esposito, a friend of Elvis Presley, was cast to play himself.
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The expanded home video version contains rare footage such as the "Sagebrush Presley" comedy skit from The Steve Allen Show (1951) and Elvis Presley's compelling 1956 performance of a The Four Aces-style ballad, "I Was The One", which hinted an appeal to a wider audience or another musical direction even then.
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In 1961 Ral Donner, who is the voice of a "retrospective" Elvis Presley in this film, covered an Elvis song, "The Girl of My Best Friend", with some chart success.
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Paul Boensh lll's mother, Jean Boyd, was a nurse-companion to Minnie-Mae Presley(Elvis' paternal grandmother). In 1970 Jean took 2 1/2 year old Paul to meet Elvis. Elvis remarked on how Paul looked like him
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At age 14 David Scott won an Elvis Presley contest in Montreal, singing Teddy Bear. He did his own singing in This is Elvis on Mystery Train and Thats All Right Mama
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Johnny Hara named his daughter Lisa Marie after Elvis' daughter
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Production started May 1980
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Sam Phillips was portrayed by his son Knox Phillips. Vester Presley and 3 Gracelad workers, Pauline Nicholson, Mary Jenkins and Nancy Rooks portrayed themselves
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