This is Elvis is my clear choice for my ‘T’ Elvis topic for the A to Z Blogging Challenge, although I absolutely love the song “Tomorrow Never Comes” especially the way Elvis sang it in rehearsal for the ’69 – ’70 Vegas shows – click here if you want to listen. This is Elvis is my most favorite Elvis video to watch, along with Elvis and Me and Girl Happy – it is definitely my favorite Elvis documentary. I watch it several times a year as I have it downloaded on my phone and kindle and have the dvd and can stream it on my amazon fire tv.
I think I like This is Elvis SO much because it shows Elvis’ bedroom in Graceland – not a recreation of his bedroom but his actual bedroom. The documentary was made in 1981 just four years after Elvis died and a year before Graceland was open to the public. I also love it because it is a very complete documentary touching on Elvis’ music and movie career as well as his personal life weaving in dramatizations with actual footage – footage from tv appearances, concerts, backstage at concerts, rehearsals for concerts, karate, goofing around with the guys and home movies with Priscilla and Lisa Marie. It starts in Tupelo and ends with footage from Elvis’ funeral. Elvis’ friend and road manager Joe Esposito and girlfriend Linda Thompson provide their own narration, which adds to its authenticity.
What is your favorite movie, song, book, topic about Elvis that begins with ‘T’? Please comment below. If you missed any of my Elvis ‘A’ to ‘S’ topics, please click here. Remember to check back tomorrow to see what ‘U’ topic I’ve chosen for Elvis.