Elvis in Kid Galahad, 1962.
On September 9, 1956, Elvis performed on the Ed Sullivan Show for the first time. Elvis sang ‘Don’t Be Cruel’, ‘Love Me Tender’, ‘Ready Teddy’ and ‘Hound Dog’ from the CBS Studio in Los Angeles. More than 80 percent of the national viewers watched Elvis’s debut on the Sunday night show.
Elvis in Wild in the Country, 1961.
“He was an instinctive actor…He was quite bright…he was very intelligent…He was not a punk. He was very elegant, sedate, and refined, and sophisticated.” - Walter Matthau
Rest in peace, Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 - August 16, 1977)
"I ain’t no saint, but I’ve tried never to do anything that would hurt my family or offend God…I figure all any kid needs is hope and the feeling he or she belongs. If I could do or say anything that would give some kid that feeling, I would believe I had contributed something to the world."
Elvis in King Creole, 1958.
Elvis in Change of Habit, 1969.
Elvis and Judy Tyler in Jailhouse Rock, 1957.