“Queenie Wahine’s Papaya” from Paradise Hawaiian Style – Elvis from A to Z

No “Queenie Wahine’s Papaya” is not one of my favorite Elvis songs, but it is the only Elvis song or movie or topic that begins with ‘Q,’ so that is my pick for my Elvis ‘Q’ post for the Blogging A to Z Challenge. The song is from one of my favorite Elvis movies Paradise Hawaiian Style – not in my top five favorites, but definitely in my top 10.

In Paradise Hawaiian Style, Elvis plays a pilot who flies tourists around Hawaii. He is in business with his friend, but he keeps getting into trouble. Released in 1966, this is Elvis’ third movie filmed in Hawaii. There is a dumb scene in a helicopter with Elvis, Julie Parish and a lot of dogs, but I think it is very funny because I’m a dog lover and the dogs are so cute and so funny. I didn’t meet Julie Parish, but I saw her speak at the Elvis Memorial Service George Klein puts on either the 25th or 30th anniversary. Suzanna Leigh (who sadly just passed away after a long battle with cancer) played Elvis’ love interest. I talked with Suzanna at length at the Days Inn Graceland about 13 years ago or so. She signed her book for me and actually gave me her contact information as I was looking for a job so I could move back to Memphis. She was a really nice lady.


What is your favorite movie, song, book, topic about Elvis that begins with ‘Q’? Please comment below. If you missed any of my Elvis ‘A’ to ‘P’ topics, please click here. If you would like to read more about my thoughts on Elvis’ 31 movies, please click here. Remember to check back tomorrow to see what ‘R’ topic I’ve chosen for Elvis.

2 Comments on “Queenie Wahine’s Papaya” from Paradise Hawaiian Style – Elvis from A to Z

  1. I have to say I have not seen this. I think it’s time to revisit his movies. You have such interesting information to go along with it! Thanks for sharing.


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