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Elvis (1968)

TV Movie  -   -  Music | Musical  -  25 October 1970 (West Germany)
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Trivia

The bordello segment that was deleted from the show's main production number before it aired was restored, with other footage, in 1977 for home video and as part of the " Memories of Elvis " special on NBC. Back in 1968, these scenes had made it past the censors, but the broadcast's primary and presenting sponsor, the Singer company, asked that the segment be cut, deeming it too risqué. See more »

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Elvis Presley: [joking while reading a script] It says here "Elvis, we're to film you from the waist up. You are not to touch hands with body... uh, I mean body with hands."
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Santa Claus Is Back In Town
Written by Jerry Leiber / Mike Stoller
Sung and Performed by Elvis Presley
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A legendary performer finds himself.
12 August 2001 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

After much convincing, Elvis Presley does something about his career teetering on the brink of stagnation. During the last week of June 1968, the man who almost single handedly led a musical revolution in the mid '50s made use of "Western Recorders" and the "NBC Studios", Burbank, California to put on tape a TV special. The Elvis NBC Special came to be known as "The '68 Comeback Special". It was originally aired on the night of Dec 3, 1968 and slaughtered the competition: 'The Red Skelton Show', 'It Takes a Thief' and 'The Doris Day Show'. Made up of production numbers and mini-concerts in front of live audiences, this TV special afforded a lost man to find his way home. Elvis Presley was back and once again his career would regain meteoric flight.

Producer/director Steve Binder would be swamped with accolades. NBC took the chance and came out looking like a champ. Elvis' fan base would swell. The lp "Elvis(TV Special)" would rapidly peak at #8 on the Billboard Top Albums chart. This 76 minute video is highlighted with a Gospel Medley, the Guitar Man Medley, and songs like 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy','Jailhouse Rock', 'Tiger Man', 'One Night', 'Memories' and the great finale number, 'If I Can Dream'.

Even non Elvis fans will appreciate watching this. In a way it is like watching musical history...hell it is musical history.


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