# Elvis presley
‘Elvis’ doesn’t add much to the King’s life story, except Austin Butler
Austin Butler (left) and Elvis Presley (right) are pictured.(Via Wikimedia Commons) “Elvis” (2022) is, in a word, captivating. From his impoverished childhood in rural Mississippi where he discovered music, his adolescence in Memphis where he frequented Beale Street to his rise to stardom and subsequent crash and burn, “Elvis” takes us through the whole Elvis Presley story, but doesn’t add much to it. Baz Luhrmann, the famed director of “The Great Gatsby” (2013) and “Moulin Rouge!” (2001), takes a whopping two hours and 39 minutes to tell us what could have mostly been gleaned from a five-minute skim of Presley’s Wikipedia page. Luhrmann does add color here and there, and it’s still a highly enjoyable watch — mainly for Austin Butler’s performance as Presley, an excellent soundtrack and fantastic period costumes — but ultimately, “Elvis” falls short in expanding on the star’s life.
Elvis Presley's Enduring Legacy
Elvis is one of the most recognized and influential celebrities. Elvis Presley singing and strumming the guitar.Wikipedia. Fair Use Provision. People know Elvis for his film and music career, but he was also a cultural icon and an activist. He became a symbol of the US in the 1950s and beyond due to his good looks, charm, and overall popularity.
'Go, Cat, Go!' The Story of 'Blue Suede Shoes'
When the “King of Rockabilly,” Carl Perkins, released “Blue Suede Shoes” in 1956, radio stations played its B-side, “Honey, Don’t.” Within a month, Cleveland DJ Bill Randle put “Blue Suede Shoes” into regular rotation and the song’s popularity spread across the country. Soon Perkins had a million-seller, one of the first records to be a hit on the country, rhythm & blues and pop charts.
Elvis - Some Interesting Morsels
Image provided courtesy of The Elvis Archive at Graceland. This fully attributed article was researched, compiled, and written by the accredited and degreed veteran Investigative Reporter Kurt Dillon. The information provided within this piece is attributed to the following sources: The History Channel, The Elvis Presley Archive at Graceland, Wikipedia.com, and History.com.
Things to See on the Graceland Tours - Celebrating Graceland's 40th year open to the public
Home is where the heart is. And Graceland is the heart of Elvis Presley. He decorated the mansion with his tastes to make it comfortable for him. I’m not a fan of the 70s decor, but then again, I’m not a millionaire that recorded 149 songs and acted in 31 films. Graceland is a fabulous museum that honors and remembers everything that Elvis did for the entertainment world. To mark the 45th anniversary of Elvis' passing, Graceland is launching ELVIS 45, a year-long celebration featuring concerts, screenings, signature events, record giveaways, and more. You can see all of this on the Graceland Tours.
Tupelo, Mississippi: The Birthplace Of Elvis Presley And So Much More
When people think of Elvis Presley, they often first think of Memphis, TN, but Tupelo, MS, is where the first roots begin. It is not only where Elvis Presley was born and grew up but also where he purchased his first guitar at the Tupelo Hardware Store. On a visit, you can see all of these spots.
Elvis Festival, Garden Grove
Checking out the 17th Annual Elvis Festival themed “The King Lives On” in Historic Main Street in Garden Grove.
Visiting The Birthplace of Elvis: Tupelo, MS
We continue our music tour of the south with a stop in Tupelo, Mississippi, the birthplace of ELVIS PRESLEY! They still have the two-room house where he was born and spent the first several years of his life, as well as the church where he was first exposed to Gospel music. You can see a beautiful fountain, garden, and sculptures created to honor the icon at the birthplace site. Downtown, the hardware store where he got his first guitar – a gift for his 11th birthday – still operates today! They’ve even marked the exact spot where he stood as the store employee handed him the guitar and he strummed his first notes. And what do you have for lunch when visiting the birthplace of The King? Fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches, of course! Taking Care of Business – or “TCB,” as Elvis would say.