Elvis Presley : Inside King Creole Part II
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.
Colonel Parker and Elvis Presley.
Location was at Lake Pontchartrain Shack, New Orleans.
Two members of the crew attend to Elvis and Carolyn Jones, Date : 4th March 1958.
Dolores Hart, Liliane Montevecchi, Elvis. Tuesday 28th January 1958, Paramount studio.
Director Michael Curtiz, Elvis and Dolores Hart.
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.
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.
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.
Elvis at his goodbye party on the set of King Creole, early March 1958.
Elvis Presley and Sophia Loren (Meet on the King Creole Set)
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.
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
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 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 and Anita Wood looked at new auto-mobiles : March 19, 1958
Elvis with Gladys & Vernon + Army Induction : March 24, 1958
Elvis fan letter to President Eisenhower
Elvis Presley: Inside King Creole
Elvis Presley In The U.S. Army 1958-1959
Elvis in the U.S. Army in colour
The Movies of 1958
1958, King Creole, Paramount
The Movies In Photos
Elvis Live In The 50's : The Complete Concert Recordings 3 CD / 172 page Book
Elvis Presley : FTD Special Edition 2 CD
The Million Dollar Quartet
Loving You : FTD Special Edition Movie Soundtrack 2 CD
Jailhouse Rock Volume 1 : FTD Special Edition Movie Soundtrack 2 CD
Jailhouse Rock Volume 2 : FTD Special Edition Movie Soundtrack 2 CD
50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong : FTD Special Edition 2 CD
The King Of Rock 'N' Roll : The Complete 50's Masters
Elvis' Golden Records CD
Elvis' Christmas Album CD
King Creole CD
The Elvis Files Vol. 2 1957-1959 : Hardcover Book
Elvis In Gold : 1957
King Creole : Frame By Frame : Deluxe Hardcover Book : 400 pages
Elvis : King Creole (JAT Publising) Hardcover Book
King Creole : The Music : FTD Book & CD
Jailhouse Rock : Frame By Frame : Deluxe Hardcover Book : 400 pages
Flashback Book + 2 CDs