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« #15 : July 10, 2022, 07:03:05 AM »

We just saw the 2022 film Elvis, really strong on the power and influence "Col." Tom Parker had on Elvis career, life, and demise.

Elvis was first choice for lead in "A Star is Born" remake by Streisand, but apparently negotiations fell through, Parker wanted too much $$$.  That could've been the type of picture never offered up to Elvis previously.

Film was good, and actor does a great job, as does Hanks in a fat suit (once one gets over that it's
Tom Hanks).

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« #16 : July 20, 2022, 06:13:19 AM »

Apparently similar for "Bye, Bye Birdie" film.  Birdie was a parody of Elvis anyway, and Parker nixed that.

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« #17 : July 25, 2022, 03:13:11 AM »

The documentary "Elvis: That?s the Way it Is" is available for pretty cheap right now on the french iTunes and is a most watch. That's the special edition, which means incredibly remastered sound and pictures but also a few scenes/songs have been cut (dont can?t help believin, are you lonesome tonight and bridge over troubled water).


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« #18 : July 31, 2022, 07:17:30 AM »

James Coburn, Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Steve Reeves, and Eric Fleming (Eastwood?s costar on Rawhide) were among the actors who were offered the part ? but passed because of Leone?s lowball salary offer of $15,000. 

Biographer Marc Eliot credits Claudia Sartori, a Rome-based agent with the William Morris Agency, with suggesting Eastwood to Leone and his producers. To make her case, she showed them ?Incident of the Black Sheep,? a 1961 episode of Rawhide.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF15lJFsd58&list=PLwUOPoE7wpXxIqQWqzixn4mg9Emr7DhiC&index=90



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