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By David English

Gordon Stoker: 'Between scenes we sang spirituals, that's what Elvis wanted to do. Charlie O'Curran was the Choreographer on several films, including 'King Creole', and he brought Patti Page, his wife to the set.

Patti Page and Elvis. Date 6th February 1958. Paramount Studios.

Patti Page and Elvis. Date 6th February 1958. Paramount Studios.

Colonel Parker and Elvis Presley
Colonel Parker and Elvis Presley.

Two members of the crew attend to Elvis and Carolyn Jones, Date : 4th March 1958.

Location was at Lake Pontchartrain Shack, New Orleans.
Two members of the crew attend to Elvis and Carolyn Jones, Date : 4th March 1958.

Elvis talks with hal Wallis, on the King Creole set.

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Dolores Hart, Liliane Montevecchi, Elvis. Tuesday 28th January 1958, Paramount studio.

Dolores Hart, Liliane Montevecchi, Elvis. Tuesday 28th January 1958, Paramount studio.

Director Michael Curtiz, Elvis and Dolores Hart.

Director Michael Curtiz, Elvis and Dolores Hart.

Elvis and Jan Shepard share a joke between takes at Paramount Studios, Hollywood. January 21, 1958.

Elvis and Jan Shepard share a joke between takes at Paramount Studios, Hollywood. January 21, 1958.

This picture is from 'Don't Ask Me Why' production number filmed on the 6th February, 1958.

This picture is from 'Don't Ask Me Why' production number filmed on the 6th February.

At right is Jan Shepard. Dick Winslow (second from left). Paul Stewart (left).

Yumi Shirakawa, Hideko Takamine, Elvis, Yoko Minamida, Misako Uji and Yumiko Hasegawa meeting Elvis.

Yumi Shirakawa, Hideko Takamine, Elvis, Yoko Minamida, Misako Uji and Yumiko Hasegawa meeting Elvis.

Elvis taking a break between takes is seated at a piano whilst talking to Charles O'Curran.

Elvis taking a break between takes is seated at a piano whilst talking to Charles O'Curran.
Location : Paramount Studios, Hollywood. Date : 14th February 1958.

'Hard Headed Woman' from King Creole

After a bit of research regarding the cut production numbers, David English came across these images which are of Elvis performing the deleted (last few seconds excepted) ...'Hard Headed Woman' from King Creole. The guitar which Danny picks up at the start of the following number 'King Creole' can be seen next to Gordon Stoker. The other note is Elvis' shirt which dosn't have the stripes down the side (seen in the 'New Orleans' number) More confirmation that the song was filmed and then it seems to have been cut for reasons unknown.

Scene 130/131 'Hard Headed Woman'
Date : Wednesday 5th of February 1958.

Asked why the song was cut from the movie, Scotty Moore answered ,'It might have had something to do with the royalties paid out to the songwriter. They (Colonel Parker and Freddy Bienstock) came down hard on the writers (with respect to the royalties that were paid out). Gordon Stoker : The studio would have had to pay more money if they used it.They can use so many bars and it doesn't cost anything.That was the reason.

Scene 130/131 'Hard Headed Woman'

Scene 130/131 'Hard Headed Woman'


Elvis at his goodbye party on the set of King Creole, early March 1958.

Complied by By David English | Edited by David Troedson, 2010.

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Must Have Book

David English who complied the King Creole photo pages found in our photo section had this to say about the book, 'I have the new King Creole book in my hands right now. It really is superb, most of the photo's I have never seen before'. 'The first section deals with the Recording Sessions, which puts my topic found in the picture section largely redundant. The second section has photo's by song alongside behind the scenes.

The highlight has shots from the deleted number 'Danny'.

Do yourself a favor, buy the King Creole Hardcover Book + Soundtrack CD.

View Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley Photos : From the King Creole FTD Book.

King Creole Book / CD Set From FTD

Recommended Books

For photos of Elvis in Paris we can highly recommend the book Elvis a Paris.

Elvis Presley Books A Date With Elvis : Army Days Revisited : Essential. The book is in both English and German which enhances the book and it Being about Elvis in Germany. Filled with 900 rare and previously unpublished photos, original news stories, interviews and pictures of memorabilia over 240 pages, this book is highly recommended . Also Includes the text of interviews such as Graceland 1960, Pat Hernon, Elvis Sails etc. Unbelievable, fascinating, just brilliant! What more could I say? A Date With Elvis - Army Days Revisited is a 'must have'! ~ Ger Rijff

Elvis Presley Books Private Presley: The Missing Years : Elvis in Germany : By Andreas SchrÖer, part author of the above 'A Date With Elvis''.Private Presley' traces the story of Elvis' two years in the army: the trauma of his mother's death just three weeks before he left for Germany; the media circus of his arrival and the constant attention of the press during his stay; the girls with whom he was and was not involved; his early encounters with his future wife, Priscilla, who was just fourteen when they met; and his triumphant return to America.

Elvis Presley Books Elvis Day By Day : By Ernst Jorgensen & Peter Guralnick is a complete account of public, private, rare, forgotten, and renowned moments, captured with such detail and immediacy they read like diary entries in a life--from first steps to the first time the young 'hillbilly cat' stepped on stage; from the creation of a revolutionary new sound to the last days of a universally known, tragically misunderstood music legend.

No longer in print. Grab one if you find one.

Elvis Presley Books A Date With Elvis : Army Days Revisited
 Book. Elvis A Paris Book
 Book.The Ultimate Elvis In Munich Book
 Book. The Elvis Files Vol. 2 1957-1959 : Hardcover Book

January 1958

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : January 8, 1958 : With Eight-year-old Mary Kosloski

March

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis and Anita Wood looked at new auto-mobiles : March 19, 1958
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis with Gladys & Vernon + Army Induction : March 24, 1958
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis fan letter to President Eisenhower
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley: Inside King Creole
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley In The U.S. Army 1958-1959
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis in the U.S. Army in colour

June

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : June 1, 1958 : Outside Graceland
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : June 10, 1958 : RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee

August

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley: August, 1958 : Methodist Hospital
Elvis Presley Photos August 14, 1958
Elvis Presley Photos August 13, 1958 : Waiting at the Hospital for word on his Mothers condition

October

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Ray Barracks, Germany : October 2-3, 1958
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Ritters Park Hotel, Bad Homburg, Germany : October 1958
Elvis Presley Photos Sheikh Elvis Presley : Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, Germany

November

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Grafenwoehr, Germany : November 28, 1958

 DVD. Elvis created the classic rock 'n' roll band

The Movies of 1958

Elvis Presleys Movies 1958, King Creole, Paramount

The Movies In Photos

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DVDs

 DVD. King Creole
 DVD. Elvis : The Ed Sullivan Show : The Classic Performances DVD
 DVD. The Milton Berle Show DVD
 DVD. Elvis : The King Of Rock n Roll 30 Hit Performances And More DVD

CDs

 CD. Elvis Live In The 50's : The Complete Concert Recordings 3 CD / 172 page Book
 CD. Elvis Presley : FTD Special Edition 2 CD
 CD. Elvis
 CD. The Million Dollar Quartet
 CD. Loving You : FTD Special Edition Movie Soundtrack 2 CD
 CD. Jailhouse Rock Volume 1 : FTD Special Edition Movie Soundtrack 2 CD
 CD. Jailhouse Rock Volume 2 : FTD Special Edition Movie Soundtrack 2 CD
 CD. 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong : FTD Special Edition 2 CD
 CD. The King Of Rock 'N' Roll : The Complete 50's Masters
 CD. Elvis' Golden Records CD
 CD. Elvis' Christmas Album CD
 CD. King Creole CD

Books

 Book. The Elvis Files Vol. 2 1957-1959 : Hardcover Book
 Book. Elvis In Gold : 1957
 Book. King Creole : Frame By Frame : Deluxe Hardcover Book : 400 pages
 Book. Elvis : King Creole (JAT Publising) Hardcover Book
 Book. King Creole : The Music : FTD Book & CD
 Book. Jailhouse Rock : Frame By Frame : Deluxe Hardcover Book : 400 pages
 Book. Flashback Book + 2 CDs

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