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11 August 1997 (USA)  »

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Elvis: From the Waist up showcases great Presley performances in his first year on national television
14 August 2007 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Elvis: From the Waist Up was a VH1 special I taped about 10 years ago that I'm just now seeing since a few days from now, it will be 30 years since Elvis "left the building". This special, narrated by Bono of U2, chronicles Elvis' national television appearances in his first year from his debut on the Dorsey Brothers' "Stage Show" to singing to an actual hound dog on "The Steve Allen Show" to his first "Ed Sullivan Show" appearance when he was introduced by guest host Charles Laughton to his third and last one in which Ed called Presley and his backup singers, The Jordanaires, "fine young boys". All those performances are shown completely intact and with such clear picture considering they're all kinescopes from 50 years ago. Oh, and there's an appearance on "The Milton Berle Show" that ends with Berle himself trying to impersonate Elvis' moves to hilarious effect in front of the King himself! If you find this on VHS or DVD, I strongly suggest you check it out!

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