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Elvis In Hollywood : The 50's
Elvis In Hollywood The 50's
Actors: Elvis Presley, Trude Forsher, June Juanico, Hal Kanter, George Klein
Director: Frank Martin
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
NR     2000     1hr 0min

This 1987 documentary is distinguished by both its smart narrative premise and wonderful performance footage of Elvis Presley at the dawn of his remarkable career. With the King's melodramatic life already a familiar sub...  more »


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Actors: Elvis Presley, Trude Forsher, June Juanico, Hal Kanter, George Klein
Director: Frank Martin
Creators: Bryan Greenberg, Frank Martin, David Naylor, Jerry Schilling, Stuart A. Goldman
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Presley, Elvis, Classic Rock, Documentary, Biography
Studio: Bmg Special Product
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color
DVD Release Date: 02/22/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1955
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Simply the best...
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As an American raised in the second half of the 20th Century, I have been steeped in the legend of Elvis throughout my entire life. Prior to seeing "Elvis '56" on TV, I had seen footage of his early performances that I thought demonstrated a degree of brilliance. That being said, I must state, emphatically, that this brilliant film, which encapsulates his meteoric rise to fame, has made me a fan forever of this remarkable American artist. We can all go on to note how, after 1956, Elvis became a "boy in a bubble" and the sad effect that had on his personality and music. But this film is the unadulturated 100% pure Elvis Presley of which the legend is made. It's not just the music - which is incredible - but this fascinating young man himself, that makes this video so rewarding. And, finally, I have seldom seen a film - documentary or fiction - that so vividly rekindles the look and feel of an era. If you lived through 1956, this will take you back. If you didn't, watch this and you'll know what it was like."
If you can see only one Elvis video, this is the one.
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Wonderfully narrated by Levon Helm of the Band, this remarkable film documents the one year that made the difference in the life and career of Elvis--and in the culture of the U.S.A. and the world. Robust with period-evoking footage of the King's concerts and TV appearances, with numerous still photos taken offstage, on trains, etc., the film chronicles our man's transition from regional fringe player to breakout superstar the likes of which the world had never known. It's a gem from start to finish. It makes a fine companion piece to Peter Guralnick's biography, Last Train to Memphis."
Elvis Presley's Early Years - A Terrific Video
G. Reid | Roseland, NJ | 02/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This video of Presley's early career is wonderful. It may be the best of all the Presley videos. Don't miss it. You will be there for the early music and the meteoric rise of this rock n roll legend. The quality of the reproduction is excellent for the time period 1956. On this video you will see Elvis Presley at his best before he was spoiled by all the fame and money that came later in his life."
Horrible sound!
Kylan | Shreveport, Louisiana | 03/30/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Love the content, because I am the biggest Elvis fan on the planet but geesh, the sound is awful. The bass is earth shattering, way too much bass, and the music sounds very soft and muffled. Poorly done DVD but great on VHS."