The life and career of Elvis Presley are chronicled in home movies, concert footage, and dramatizations. Subjects include early performances, army service, Ed Sullivan Show appearance, marriage, 1968 comeback, health decline and death.
Paul Boensch III
Principal photography began the 2nd week of July 1970, during rehearsals at MGM. Shows at the International Hotel were filmed in August. Photography was completed on September 9th with the concert in Phoenix, Az at the Veteran's Memorial Coliseum. See more »
[During rehearsal of "Bridge Over Troubled Waters"]
"Sail on silver girl, sail on by; your time has come to shine, all dreams are on there way." Hold it. Hold it. Right, right. I don't like the harmony part when it, when it switches there. That just sounds - eh - yeah - when it switches it sounds like some guy that's just lost right here. Which, you know, is the way it is. But, we don't have to emphasize it.
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An alternate version, with about 40% of the footage replaced, without the fan interviews or convention, and with more concert and rehearsal footage, was produced in 2000. See more »
Denis Sanders garnered high honors for directing this somewhat candid view of Elvis Presley at work and play, preparing for his summer 1970 stint in Las Vegas. Elvis at this time was still in his return to splendor. Looking fit and a fine specimen of singing, sex machine. Not yet feeling the passion for the real gaudy, sparkling costumes. Relaxed, but nervous; Presley plays and clowns for the camera. A lot of hard work and rehearsing culminates into a high energy performance on stage. Captured on film is just a portion of what made Elvis one of the world's most admired and beloved entertainers.
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