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3717 Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38116
Only 10 minutes from downtown and 3 minutes from the Memphis Airport.
3600 Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38116
Free walk-ups to the Meditation Garden are daily from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Welcome to the official blog of Elvis Presley’s Graceland! You can take Elvis-inspired quizzes, get first-looks on events here at Graceland and how-to guides on everything you need to know about Elvis and his home. Like Elvis, we come with a little southern charm
Elvis was a natural performer who ruled on both the stage and the silver screen.
Fans love his movies as much as they do his music. In fact, many Elvis Presley movie songs went on to become wildly popular in their own right. This month, we’re asking fans to vote for their favorite Elvis movies in our March Madness-style bracket, Elvis Movie Madness, to determine the fan favorite.
We’re in round three - Elite 8 - right now, with a few more rounds of voting to come before the winner is crowned. Which one do you think will win? “Blue Hawaii,” “Viva Las Vegas,” “King Creole”? Or is your bet on a dark horse?
Here are some fun Elvis Presley movie facts about each of the 16 films that made it to the Sweet 16 in Elvis Movie Madness – and don’t forget to vote for your favorite!
LOVE ME TENDER
When "Love Me Tender" premiered in New York City, thousands of fans lined up at a 40-foot cutout of Elvis.
"Loving You" premiered in Memphis on July 10, 1957 at the Strand Theater, and Elvis took his parents and his date, Anita Wood, to a private midnight screening.
Elvis chatted with fans in between scenes on the set of "Jailhouse Rock."
"King Creole" was directed by Michael Curtiz, who also directed "Casablanca" and "Yankee Doodle Dandy."
The film received positive reviews and many fans and film critics consider it the best Elvis Presley movie.
Elvis' leading lady for this 1960 film was Juliet Prowse, who went on to star in "The Love Boat." While filming "G.I. Blues," she was engaged to Frank Sinatra.
There are 14 Elvis songs in "Blue Hawaii," more than in any other Elvis Presley movie.
"Kid Galahad" was released in August 1962.
GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS!
Elvis wanted to travel to Hawaii by boat, but he had to fly due to a labor strike. Thousands of fans mobbed him upon arrival, and he lost a ring, a hat and other items in the melee.
IT HAPPENED AT THE WORLD’S FAIR
In this film, Elvis is kicked by a 10-year-old actor who would go on to be famous: Kurt Russell. Years later, Kurt played Elvis in a TV movie biography.
FUN IN ACAPULCO
"Fun in Acapulco" opened in November 1963.
VIVA LAS VEGAS
Ann-Margaret and Elvis share a laugh during a break while filming "Viva Las Vegas." The film was released June 17, 1964.
Col. Tom Parker, who previously worked in the carnival business, consulted on the film. A real carnival was employed and set up near the studio for authenticity.
"Girl Happy" was released in 1965. While filming in June 1964, the cast threw a birthday party for Col. Tom Parker on June 23, since his birthday was June 26.
"Tickle Me" hit the big screen on July 7, 1965.
CHANGE OF HABIT
In this scene, Mary Tyler Moore's character wears a Notre Dame sweatshirt. Elvis' character sports a UT Memphis shirt, as his character is from Shelby County, Tennessee.
ELVIS: THAT'S THE WAY IT IS
Directed by Denis Sanders, "Elvis: That's The Way It Is" was released in November 1970. It was filmed over the summer of that same year.
Which Elvis movie is your favorite? Don't forget to vote! You can vote once per day, and the more you vote, the more times you're entered to win an Elvis movie prize pack.
And if you love Elvis' films, you must see all of the movie artifacts at Graceland. There's an entire section dedicated to Elvis' movies, and it includes a number of costumes, scripts, props and much more. These special artifacts are only at Graceland in Memphis.
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