Monday, March 23, 2009

Elvis Happy

I have to admit that I haven't seen many Elvis movies. Last year I decided to watch Viva Las Vegas and it was pretty great, mostly due to Ann Margaret's amazing dancing. I'm not sure I could tell you what the film itself was actually about.

So I was pretty excited when we decided to show an Elvis movie for Old Movie Night this month. We decided on a slightly obscure one called Girl Happy, in which Elvis is sent down to Ft. Lauderdale during Spring Break to keep an eye on his boss's daughter, while performing there with his "combo" made up of three other young, much nerdier men. The premise is pretty predictable, about a gazillion young, bathing suit-clad girls, Elvis falling in love with multiple women, lots of gyrating, a beach party, a jail breakout—the usual. Basically all the makings of a great time.

I think it was a hit with the Old Movie Night crowd and it was a great way to usher in the spring. Especially since the weather here has been quite spring-like lately. Everyone got pretty into the picture, showing off some nice 60's dance moves:

And the proportion of Elvises to girls in this photo is about the same as the movie!

1 comment:

Millenia said...

I'm permanently Elvis Happy! He was especially delicious during the movie years in the 60's - Yum.

Glad you guys enjoyed Elvis night! Since you haven't seen many of them, I highly recommend you watch the earlier ones - the pre-beach stuff were much better. King Creole, Jailhouse Rock. He really did have the potential to be a great actor, which was what he'd always wanted. :)