It Happened at the World’s Fair.
I have an uncle who swears he is in a crowd scene in this movie.
World Expositions are one of the modern day Roman Circus methods of distracting and inspiring the public – see also Olympics.
Elvis Presley was used to add glamour to the event – promoting both the Seattle Space Needle and NASA – along with the mighty American Highway system.
Elvis is chasing a nurse at the fair, but most of the movie involved him babysitter a future governor of Hawaii.
Elvis plays a hard luck guy who joins the circus, learns about being part of a family of misfits and marries in.
Roustabout is the last Elvis album released in both mono and stereo.
The Mono version is the far more valuable collector one, since fewer were produced.
This is one of two movies, the other being Double Trouble, where Elvis is way too prettier than the leading lady.
Elvis was back in the hated denim clothes and it must have rankled to know that his movies were where others stars careers – tv star Barbara Stanwick’s careers went to die.
“I want the Jordinaries on the song.”
“But Elvis, where would they be? You’re on a motorcycle!”
“The same damn place the band is!”
Presley Pictures were Starlettes came to be born.
Rousabout was the first movie that Raquel Welsh was in.
Elvis steals her towel from a group shower….
Col Parker’s fave animal was said to be the elephants
he once organized a parade with Elephants and the all Midget Elvis fan club.
I have read about this but have yet to find any photos.
The Trouble with Girls
Elvis is the manager of a troop of travelling performers in a labour dispute and then has a townies vs show people problem