Elvis Section 3 - Feb 1965 Harem Scarum Film*Costume...

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Feb 1965 “Harem Scarum” : Film * Costume drama *Elvis finds himself kidnapped in a strange middle eastern country with chich sexy girls *elvis plays johnny tirone *maryann mobly *michael in the film *billy barty in the film, red west plays the assassin, Baba “Harem Holiday” - up tempo syncopated feel - walking bass line is almost jazzy - blues song form -blues melody by Elvis -vocal pads at bridge -Jordanairs In background - -Abrupt ending Elvis spends April ’65 relaxing in LA Single 14-wks on the charts “Crying in the Chapel” *Elvis’ next song sells 2 million copies before dec ‘65 May 13-15 “Franky and Johnny”Film *Featured Donna Douglas who went on to play elie may clampit on the beverly hillbilly’s
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*Elvis was her man but did her wrong-takes place on a riverboat in the Mississippi-based on the timeless song set on a 19th century riverboat *Harry Morgan plays Cully, played Friday and col. Potter on Mash *Swam Langdon in it as well “Frankie and Johnny” :Song - title song from film - Dixieland feel & bluesy piano - standard jazz tune - lyrics are basis for film - Vocal Pads - modulates several times, gaining energy by the 3 rd modulation its all out, and by the 4 th Horns, & noisy drums -Chlaranet, acoustic bass - Ends w/ Dixieland horn jam “Cryin in the Chapel” tops the Beatles in England June “Paradise Hawaiien Style”:Film *it was just a cheap remake of blue hawaii *elvis an ex airline pilot who starts a charter pilot service, chopper full of dogs last one out of the water is a papaya picker *Elvis plays rick richards *susanna lay
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*Irene Sioux *Red West plays rusty *james segatta *Elvis Plays Ukallalee for the kids *robert eto *a lot of stunt work, 2 helicopters, heavy location shoots “Paradise Hawaiian Style”:Song - title song from film - pedal steel guitar, rising figure at the top - tom toms drums & percussion -marimba & shakers -bridge a bit synchapated w/ elvis melodies on top -Backup by jordanairs *“Elvis for everyone” Hits in August and goes to the top for 27 weeks *Visits the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor with the Col. and given an award for his work to preserve that moument Aug. 27, 1965 *Elvis meets the Beatles *they go to his home on Paruga way *Jam session occurs Elvis plays base and some piano, it is not recorded *Colonol and beatles manager play pool
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Through Sept: elvis extends his contract for another 10 yrs moves in Bel Aire Go Carts elvis’s new toy - Took a midnight ride down highway 51 Nov. 3: products with Elvis name sold more than 30 million so far that year alone -but he received only 60,000 in roylties rest went to col parker Nov: Harem Scarum opens nationally, mixed reviews December: Elvis gives an elderly woman a new motorized wheelchair after he read in the newspaper that hers gave out Opens gifts at Graceland-gifts to friends, fans and family HELPS LOCAL CHARITIES On Dec. 29 given his favorite present a miniature racing set from Priscilla Trophy room added to the house, to hold all the tracks and cars *On new years eve: *papers publish Elvis earns 1 million for Harem Sarum *half a million for Franky and Johnny 5.5 million income for 1965 for Elvis Pretty good year says David Stanley Jan. 1 1966:
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