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!
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Previous Behind the Scenes pics:
- 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
- The French Connection
- The Road Warrior
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- 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
- Die Hard
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
- Rambo III
- Planet of the Apes
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Marathon Man
- Young Frankenstein
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Aug. 20, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST
A little late today there...
Aug. 20, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST
I just woke up. I'm on a stupid sleep schedule. Sorry 'bout that.
Aug. 20, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST
This pic has a lot going for it.
Aug. 20, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST
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
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 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
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
...in 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
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
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 pullin a crotch grab before michael jackson was born.
Aug. 20, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST
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
...is 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
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
http://tiny.cc/6ynad 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
..and Harry can barely write 3 over an entire movie
Aug. 20, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST
Why do you glorify this kind of trash?
Aug. 20, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST
And then you get to a picture of Ann Marget.
Aug. 20, 2010, 9:43 p.m. CST
As long as we're talking Ann-Margaret and musical movies.
Aug. 20, 2010, 10:03 p.m. CST
Aug. 20, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
Aug. 20, 2010, 10:14 p.m. CST
Aug. 20, 2010, 10:19 p.m. CST
Aug. 20, 2010, 10:20 p.m. CST
Largely because of Ann-Margaret.
Aug. 20, 2010, 10:23 p.m. CST
I demand more musical BTS, Eric.
Aug. 20, 2010, 10:31 p.m. CST
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
Aug. 20, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST
I mean... Wilmer Valderrama. I mean... a thousan' dollars in cash mooooney!
Aug. 20, 2010, 11:27 p.m. CST
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
by Tigger Tales
Aug. 20, 2010, 11:53 p.m. CST
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
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
Aug. 21, 2010, 12:44 a.m. CST
Propane and propane accesories. GO HOME SAILOR, SB1070.
Aug. 21, 2010, 12:45 a.m. CST
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Aug. 21, 2010, 12:58 a.m. CST
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
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
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
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
"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
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Aug. 21, 2010, 4:47 a.m. CST
Aug. 21, 2010, 4:50 a.m. CST
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
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
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
BTS big titties? Make it so!
Aug. 21, 2010, 6:42 a.m. CST
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
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
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
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
excuse me, i need to go spank it to bye bye birdie.
Aug. 21, 2010, 10:19 a.m. CST
by Mr Soze
Then and now
Aug. 21, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST
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Aug. 21, 2010, 11:42 a.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
You douchebags bitching about the Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day.
Aug. 21, 2010, 12:17 p.m. CST
in that thar chair thar.
Aug. 21, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST
by Mr. Nice Gaius
Aug. 21, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST
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
with Ann Margaret in the red sweater and black tights. That scene rocked.
Aug. 21, 2010, 2:26 p.m. CST
Aug. 21, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST
Don't bother to explain your outlandish and totally uncalled for comment or anything. Troll.
Aug. 21, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST
Aug. 21, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST
by Sailor Rip
Aug. 21, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST
Ahhh, when women were allowed to look like real women. Damn you Calvin Klein!
Aug. 21, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST
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
snobby douchebag that thinks he runs the site.
Aug. 21, 2010, 6:46 p.m. CST
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
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
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
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
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.)
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