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The lady loves the Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day, but she doesn’t know it yet!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! I first saw Viva Las Vegas at the original Alamo Downtown with a nice restored print and an Elvis food special (fried peanut butter and banana sandwich). It might have been the fried PB&J, but the flick really works for me. I haven’t tracked down every Elvis movie as I keep hearing how bad some of them got, but I love both Jailhouse Rock and Viva Las Vegas. Viva has the edge because of the sultry gorgeous Technicolor redhead sexiness of one Ms. Ann-Margret. And I also have a very soft spot for classic era Las Vegas. The story isn’t much… swinger shows up with an engine-less race car to kick-ass in the Vegas Grand Prix… once he has enough money to buy the engine he needs, but he gets distracted by falling in love with Ann-Margret. Can’t blame him. While it’s not the most deep movie in the world, the courtship between Elvis and Ann-Margret is what makes the movie work. She’s so not interested and snarky that it makes a perfect mountain for the womanizing Elvis to climb. Their pool-side musical number The Lady Loves Me is my favorite moment of the flick. So, today’s pic comes from Viva Las Vegas, specifically one of Ann-Margret’s stage numbers. Enjoy (and click to make bigger)!

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Empire Strikes Back returns in tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes pic! See ya’ then! -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron
- The Road Warrior
- Ghostbusters
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- Metropolis
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Tommy Chong Meets The Blues Brothers
- The Empire Strikes Back (Filming the Crawl)
- John Carpenter’s The Thing
- Jaws
- Die Hard
- Aliens
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
- Rambo III
- Vertigo
- Planet of the Apes
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- Labyrinth
- RoboCop
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Marathon Man
- Young Frankenstein

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  • Aug. 20, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    about time!

    by redshirt

    A little late today there...

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST


    by Quint

    I just woke up. I'm on a stupid sleep schedule. Sorry 'bout that.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Fascinating pic

    by ConfusedPanda

    This pic has a lot going for it.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    It's Ann Margrock!

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    The next little lamb, was the littlest lamb, too little for such a big leap. Though he tried like a scout, he soon tuckered out, and the littlest lamb was asleep. The littlest lamb is asleep.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST


    by dukeroberts

    I have seen this movie so many times I cannot remember. Their chemistry is great in it and it really elevates it over most of Elvis's movies, although I like them all because he's in them. If you could find a behind the scenes shot of her in that red sweater and black tights number.....that would be sweet. She was so hot.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 8:35 p.m. CST

    I used to have this sexy Ann Margret poster in my room as a kid.

    by vettebro

    I rubbed one off to her at least twice a week when I was 15. Ann Margret was one sexy lady. She's great in Tommy. Magic is another favorite.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Mad Men

    by puto tenax

    Loved what the show did with Ann, what was it, last season? About time you woke up, Quint. Getting ready for Machette?

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Probably the Best Elvis Movie

    by OutsideChance terms of fun at least. Supposedly a few of his earlier movies (King Creole, Jailhouse Rock) are better made but they just aren't as plain enjoyable to watch as "Viva." Yeah, the plot is pure rom-com fluff but there are great songs (the title is, of course, a classic), the King is still years away from his bloated period, the setting is jazzy cool and the supporting cast ain't bad. And, on top of it all, you have one of the only times where Elvis was performing alongside a female singer-performer who could keep up with him (and who just happened to be one of the hottest women in history). This is, basically, the one Elvis movie everyone should watch.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Bah humbug to musicals! Bah humbug!

    by SoylentMean

    OK, not really. But I don't get the love. They're such silly things, like opossums. <P>

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    So Quint, will there be a Halloween movie thingy this year?

    by SoylentMean

    Not A Horror Movie A Day, but well, A Horror Movie A Day: Quint Style: Super Cool, Oh So Ain't It Cool: Not Like That Other Guy's Site: The Sequel.<P> Because we miss AMAD. And Halloween is the friggin' bestest.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    ann margret in the last exorcism?

    by alice133

    ann margret pullin a crotch grab before michael jackson was born.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST


    by redshirt

    No Worries! I always look for it when I come home from work. It's always a good surprise. Thanks!

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Everything up to Viva Las Vegas...

    by Acquanetta actually pretty good. (I'll even extend that point to Roustabout.) This is especially true if you compare Elvis' films to similar (genre) fare that was being produced at the time. But Viva Las Vegas marks the point where the Colonel decided to slash the budgets as a way of making even more money. There's still some highlights among the cheaper films (ie. Girl Happy; Spinout; etc.) but for the most part the quality declined along with Elvis' interest in making them. Anyway, nice choice for a BTS pic.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    god I love Ann-Maraget

    by Bloo

    man, she was so smoking hot, I think she's the reason I love redheads to this day

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah

    by ConfusedPanda The first time I saw the background at 2:45 in this clip, I was in love with this sequence.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Its amazing Quint can write 3 paragraphs about one picture

    by Neck_Lucas

    ..and Harry can barely write 3 over an entire movie

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Elvis = everything wrong with america

    by ErichZann

    Why do you glorify this kind of trash?

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST

    I love all the BIG CAPITAL LETTERS

    by RPLocke

    And then you get to a picture of Ann Marget.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 9:43 p.m. CST

    How about a BTS pic from TOMMY?

    by Snookeroo

    As long as we're talking Ann-Margaret and musical movies.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 10:03 p.m. CST

    Check it out!!

    by gotilk

    Early gays.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST


    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Ann Margaret is the main reason a lot of us

    by gotilk

    love redheads.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 10:19 p.m. CST

    I thought it was gonna be Roxanne!!

    by BadMrWonka

    anyone? anyone?

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Viva Las Vegas is my favorite Elvis movie

    by Tacom

    Largely because of Ann-Margaret.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 10:23 p.m. CST

    That is fucking sweet.

    by buffywrestling

    I demand more musical BTS, Eric.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Erich, that's a pretty dumb remark

    by Kal Reeve

    The problem with America is not Elvis, a true musical talent, but rather excess, celebrity worship, plummeting standards, wide-spread ADD, poor cultural tastes, and decay of the English language. <p> <p> I can certainly see how Elvis was a victim of excess. But otherwise your remark is another example of a kid on the Internet randomly running off at the mouth.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Here ya go sisster! Have a tisheew!

    by UltraTron

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST

    It's Fez on the left!


    I mean... Wilmer Valderrama. I mean... a thousan' dollars in cash mooooney!

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 11:27 p.m. CST

    The film, "Love Me Tender"

    by Fremen

    is the movie I like Elvis in the best. It was his movie debut and he did a pretty good job, in my opinion, for a first-timer. The story wasn't that nonsensical and Elvis didn't play it over-the-top. It also helped that Westerns are one of my favorite genres. --- Thanks for the sexy Ann-Margret pic, Quint. Keep up the great work.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 11:39 p.m. CST

    That's the most DIAGONAL head I've ever seen.

    by Tigger Tales

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 11:53 p.m. CST

    I'd like to travel back in time and throw her a bang.

    by KarlKolchak

    C'mon, you lazy scientists, what's taking so long? Einstein said it was possible. Or maybe it was the old guy in "Back to the Future."

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Why do people say "This is what's wrong with...

    by Sailor Rip

    ...America?" Not, this is what's wrong with the world? <p> It seems people think the sun rises and sets with the good old U.S. of A. <p> Every day I read about bombings and political oppression in a variety of countries and nations that are not the U.S. and........................nothing.<p> Some of you do realize how bad the WHOLE WORLD is FUCKED don't you? <p> I mean enough is enough. You think we suck, we get it. Yet go to a world news site everyday and it's blood and death and violent carnage all over the globe. I've never heard anyone here say "We'll, that's North Korea for you." That's fundamentalist's for you." <p> Fuck, we voted for a president we thought was in our and the world's best interest. The average American is a hard working decent person. What is it.........F it, I'm just tired of all this bashing as if we rule the world. Seriously check the news you'l---I'm not even bothering. <p> Thanks for letting me rant.

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Typical AMERICAN response

    by PeanutButterSlut


  • Aug. 21, 2010, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Damn Cpnservatives....

    by PeanutButterSlut

    Propane and propane accesories. GO HOME SAILOR, SB1070.

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 12:45 a.m. CST


    by PeanutButterSlut


  • Aug. 21, 2010, 12:46 a.m. CST

    No. It's Helen Mirren

    by UltraTron

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 12:58 a.m. CST

    KING CREOLE is Elvis's BEST movie

    by Lemonator

    Harry - Jailhouse Rock and Viva Las Vegas are fine, but if you want to see Elvis's BEST movie - check out KING CREOLE. It's Black and White, got his best songs and the supporting cast includes Caroline Jones as one of the love interests.

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 1:04 a.m. CST

    I tried.

    by Sailor Rip

    Really guys I want to keep an open mind but I have nothing to apologize for. I work, I respect others, I wouldn't raise my hands to someone unless in self defence or in defence of someone who needed it. I'm done justifying myself by means I've rarely seen others do on this site. it's a shame this is what it's come too. "Typical American." I hope so, I truly do.

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 1:14 a.m. CST

    I agree this pic is the worst

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    holy crap. even the james dean one was better than this since that snoozefest was at least behind the scenes.

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Oh the Arizona bill.

    by Sailor Rip

    Because as you all know "I" had a big hand in that and "I" was consulted on it and "I" passed the bill. Even though I live 2000 miles away it was me who did it all. Machete, come get me. <p> I tried to imigrate to Canada a few years ago and it was a grueling process, no relatives, no job already set up, so I gave up. Why did I want to go? Vancouver is a beautiful city. <p> But you know I like it here and if you don't no one's forcing you to stay/come here. <p> Such a waste of time.

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Milwaukee and Scorpio

    by Quint

    "A frame of the actual movie from 10 extra feet back" is exactly what a BTS picture is. What's this picture? An alternate angle during the shooting of the film with the crew in frame. Otherwise known as Behind the Scenes. You're totally free to think it's a lame picture, but just because you have a certain idea of what constitutes a good BTS shot doesn't make this photo not a BTS shot.<BR><BR>Scorpio, as far as the cast posing that's more of a valid argument than Milwaukee's, but it's still a look at the film that isn't commonly seen. I have a few more of those types of pics, but they're not the common thread. The Frankenstein pic was interesting to me because those characters are so iconic in their roles that seeing them in costume, but out of context of the flick was a nice surprise.

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 4:43 a.m. CST


    by JonChambers

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 4:44 a.m. CST

    What next - a Russ Meyers BTS?

    by JonChambers

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 4:47 a.m. CST

    Wake me up after you do a photo of Elvis from CHANGE OF HABIT.

    by JonChambers

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 4:50 a.m. CST


    by El_Padrino

    This movie reminds me of the way AICN used to be before they started to suck the dick of every body they once loved or hated. We cannot get get a good review because of the illusion of the writer getting that review. You are all puppets. Doesn't matter what you think... we are still here. Go fuck yourself!

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 4:55 a.m. CST

    Viva Las Vegas is my ringtone

    by alan_poon

    Mind you, that's only because I'm a degenerate gambler.

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 4:55 a.m. CST


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  • Aug. 21, 2010, 6:03 a.m. CST

    Another hottie in VIVA LAS VEGAS

    by Sonny_Williams

    An uncredited teenage Teri Garr is one of the dancers in this flick! She appeared in several other Elvis movies around that time. She was so fine back then.......

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 6:05 a.m. CST

    Russ Meyers BTS? I hope!

    by Sonny_Williams

    BTS big titties? Make it so!

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 6:42 a.m. CST

    Classic Vegas era was so Mafia

    by doom master

    and I still dont think Ann Margaret is a hottie....but Viva Las Vegas god dammit!

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 6:46 a.m. CST

    I also love it when they discuss Elvis

    by doom master

    and have the "pre-fatass" Elvis category as a dinstinction in both style and taste.... Skinny or Fat Elvis? I take Fat Elvis because he was so bad assed he just didn't give a damn...He even screwed up his own concerts by talking during his songs and improvising lyrics and you can't beat that....The man was pure ASS.

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 7:09 a.m. CST

    Funny Toy Story 2 trivia:

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    When Buzz and the other toys are wandering around Al's Toy Barn and come across the Barbies having a pool party, one of the Barbies' dances moves are based on Ann Margret in Viva Las Vegas.

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Love the BTSPotD, but...

    by nothingasitseems

    This one's your weakest selection yet, Quint. An Elvis movie??? Really? And Scorpio has a point. It's a frame of the film with a camera crew in the way. Whoopie-de-doo!!! This column is pretty much the only reason I come to this web site anymore, so tighten up your ship Quint!!!

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 9:53 a.m. CST

    ann margaret was dangerously sexy...

    by RedHorseVector

    excuse me, i need to go spank it to bye bye birdie.

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 10:19 a.m. CST

    I'd Let her pee on me.

    by Mr Soze

    Then and now

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  • Aug. 21, 2010, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Pure hilarity . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    You douchebags bitching about the Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day.

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 12:17 p.m. CST

    The man with one red shoe

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    in that thar chair thar.

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    ErichZann - FUCK YOU

    by Mr. Nice Gaius king.

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Why are there men in that picture?

    by Subtitles_Off

    And part of a camera rigging...<P>And floor...<P>And wall...<P>And a lot of beige?<P>Jeebs! Way to ruin a perfectly good photo, photographer!<P>Focus!

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST

    The best scene is "C'mon Everybody"

    by Tacom

    with Ann Margaret in the red sweater and black tights. That scene rocked.

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Ann Margaret always looks old.

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    ErichZann = Everything wrong with talkbacks

    by MattmanReturns

    Don't bother to explain your outlandish and totally uncalled for comment or anything. Troll.

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Dammit! I thought I was everything wrong with Talkbacks!

    by Subtitles_Off

    Foiled again!

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST


    by Sailor Rip


  • Aug. 21, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Ann Margaret...

    by thepoohguy

    Ahhh, when women were allowed to look like real women. Damn you Calvin Klein!

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST

    ErickZann--everything wrong w/ folks who marry their sisters.

    by Sal_Bando

    Fuck you, fuck off, go whack off to pix of your daddy. Moron.

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    No, that would be RPLocke.

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by RPLocke

    snobby douchebag that thinks he runs the site.

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Wow, RPLocke.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    You respond as if you've been waiting around all day for me to post.<P>Creepy...

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  • Aug. 21, 2010, 11:55 p.m. CST

    I'll explain it.

    by ErichZann

    America is sex crazed and thinks hip movement and lip movement equals talent. Elvis didn't cause that but he glorified it. Sorry if I didn't answer enough for you liking, Matt. I don't get around to checking this site every single day. I do work for a living.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 12:02 a.m. CST

    So is it true... that Elivs' character was an ahole in all his m

    by Russman

    Hi blows into town, bangs some chicks, steals the hot one from some dude then gets in a fight, beats the dude up, screws his girl and then drives off into the sunset singing a song?

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST got it backwards

    by Damned if I can login

    Elvis represents everything that is *RIGHT* about this country.<p>And your statement about America being "sex crazed" is yet another zinger. Do a little research at Google to see who surfs the most porn, and newsflash: It ain't the US of A...

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    I you're gonna post pics of Ann-Margret...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...they better be close-ups and she better be wearing way less clothing.<p> I'm just sayin'...<p> (Thanks to YouTube, we can enjoy the opening number from Bye-Bye Birdie without having to watch the whole damned stupid movie. Thank you Internet.)