For my Elvis ‘R’ topic, I could have chosen the song “Release Me” for the A to Z Blogging Challenge as I do really love that song. But instead, I chose “Return to Sender” not for the song itself but for Elvis’ performance of it in one of my top ten favorite Elvis movies Girls! Girls! Girls! There is just something about that performance! Elvis’ jet black hair perfectly greased back and his swiveling hips and the all black outfit and his cheek bones and that smile! Never has Elvis looked better in a movie performance of a song, in my opinion.
Girls! Girls! Girls! was released in 1962 and in it Elvis plays a fisherman and a singer, of course. His passion is boating, so he makes money as a singer to buy a boat. Not only is Elvis beautiful in his performance of “Return to Sender,” he looks amazing this entire movie. Yes Elvis always looks good, but he looks particularly beautiful in Girls! Girls! Girls! because of his fisherman’s cap, popped collar and rolling up sleeves. Sigh! And the way he walks – that Elvis strut. Double sigh! Laurel Goodwin (who I didn’t meet but got to see talk on the panel during Elvis Week last year) and Stella Stevens costar. This is Elvis’ second movie filmed in Hawaii.
What is your favorite movie, song, book, topic about Elvis that begins with ‘R’? Please comment below. If you missed any of my Elvis ‘A’ to ‘Q’ 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 ‘S’ topic I’ve chosen for Elvis.