Easy Come, Easy Go
Navy Frogman Elvis chases girls and sunken treasure and makes fun of the counterculture that replaced him.
While The Beatles went to India – Elvis kept his spiritual explorations private.
60’s Elvis was an institution
70’s Elvis was an evolution
his 70s stage wear had a multicultural tone and he wore symbols from a wide range of faiths
80’s Elvis was a devolution
Patriotic Elvis Sub-Featurette!
When Elvis was drafted, he had a choice of which service branch to go into.
Elvis had been in ROTC in high school and had lifelong interest in law enforcement.
He was probably convinced by his Mother and Parker that the Army being on the ground, was the safest for a celebrity who was not doing PR service and entertaining the troops and doing recruitment – which is what the Military wanted to use Elvis for.
Parker was not letting the military get Elvis for a mere $68 a month for all services rendered.
Drafting Elvis cost a lot to the IRS and increased army costs to put security around a regular soldier.
In Easy Come, Easy Go Elvis went Navy
Elvis was still serving in the army when Hal Wallis sent a crew to Germany to do second unit location backdrops and cutaway shots for GI Blues. Elvis movies continued to draw back to this life. GI Blues Army … Continue reading
Certainly, his military experience taught him something of command structure and Elvis – who had also been granted a Colonelship from some southern Governer or another – was the King-General of his court.
that guy he throws the water on is Lamar Fike. Fike was a Big Boy DJ in texas who, upon hearing an Elvis disc, quit in the middle of spinning it and went to LA and weaseled his way in … Continue reading