Movie News

Today’s Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day honors the King of Rock & Roll!

Published at: Jan. 8, 2011, 3:59 p.m. CST by quint

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

Today is Elvis Presley’s birthday, so I dug up some behind the scenes pics from an Elvis movie as a tribute to the King of Rock & Roll. Unfortunately I didn’t have anything worthwhile from my favorite Elvis movies (Viva Las Vegas and Jailhouse Rock), but I did find a few cool shots from a lesser Elvis flick called Change of Habit.

I have two shots… one with Elvis hanging with an incredibly young and impossibly cute Mary Tyler Moore and one with Elvis chatting with Col. Parker.

So, happy birthday, King! Enjoy the photos!

 

 

 

Tomorrow’s pic means something!

-Quint
quint@aintitcool.com
Follow Me On Twitter

Readers Talkback

comments powered by Disqus
    + Expand All
  • Jan. 8, 2011, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind?

    by nothingasitseems

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Those are the Sideburns of Awesomeness.

    by Nordling

    I am jealous of his head hair.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 4:06 p.m. CST

    I agree with Christian Slater in True Romance....

    by Ronald Raygun

    I'm a 100% hetero, but if I had to screw a guy, any guy of my choosing, it'd be Elvis. That is one handsome guy

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Thank you very much

    by phifty2

    Always dug Elvis.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Peanut butter and banana sandwiches for everyone

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 4:34 p.m. CST

    PF Flyers?

    by Fred

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Elvis

    by ShogunMaster

    Elvis was a hero to most But he never meant shit to me you see Straight up racist that sucker was Simple and plain Mother fuck him and John Wayne

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST

    It's also Bowie's birthday!

    by slave to the one

    Why not some behind the scenes pics from Labyrinth or The Man That Fell to Earth?

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Yowza!

    by covenant

    MTM was hot...definitely had the "girl next door" thing going for her.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 8:40 p.m. CST

    One Elvis BTS pic down! One Lennon BTS pic to go!

    by Drunken Busboy

    Please don't let a server crash ruined a cool tribute to a very cool human being. Sure his IMDB listing is short but the movies were great! How I Won The War, HELP, Hard Days Night, Let It Be! Make it right! Thanks for the pics of the King! Much appreciated!

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Hey Shogunmaster

    by I Max U Mini

    Elvis was not a racist. Elvis was a huge fan of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Jackie Wilson, and many of the early blues artists. He acknowledged that fact in 1956 when he said, "The colored folks been singing it and playing it just like I'm doin' now, man, for more years than I know. I got it from them." Pay attention to history.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 10:03 p.m. CST

    imaxumini, geoffrey

    by ShogunMaster

    It's a quote from 'Fight the Power' by Public Enemy, morons.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Just bought True Romance on Blu for $5.99 today

    by Stormwatcher

    was so stoked! Cant wait to watch that flick again.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 11:09 p.m. CST

    should have known when you said king

    by seabiscuits

    should have remembered the sinatra pic

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Change of Habit minor??

    by bass

    Nah, it's one of the better ones! Not saying much, of course, LOL. The freaky thing is, this would have been around 1968, and he was still looking pretty good. The Memphis comeback album and TV show is right in this same period. It's amazing how much he declined from here to 1977. And profoundly sad.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Close Encounters or UHF

    by HEADGEEK

    depending on Quint's fetishery

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Elvis - the original Vanilla Ice.

    by Professor_Monster

    I can't fucking stand Elvis - when I see him and all of Mafia, it reminds me of just how white trash America is. Every single time someone posts an Elvis pic someone should rip that shit down and put up a picture of Chuck Berry - the true king of Rock and Roll. Elvis brings more rednecks than country music Elvis is worse because his flock are the fucking christian rednecks. Fuck you king - you'd have been nothing without racism against the blacks who were truly creating the sound.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Geoff, no you didn't...

    by ShogunMaster

    You just called it a bad poem that I wrote. It's ok though. If you're too stupid to recognize a quote from a famous band, I can't expect you to remember a quote you made 1 message ago.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 11:24 p.m. CST

    That is a much cooler elvis

    by dockealy

    than the Vegas buffoonery that I always associate with the man.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 11:32 p.m. CST

    "The King" title now belongs to Michael Jackson

    by Seth Brundle

    i know they are of different music styles, but michael was bigger, just check numbers

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Geoff

    by ShogunMaster

    Jan 08, 2011 8:42:22 CST Hey Shogunmaster by i_max_u_mini Elvis was not a racist. Elvis was a huge fan of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Jackie Wilson, and many of the early blues artists. He acknowledged that fact in 1956 when he said, "The colored folks been singing it and playing it just like I'm doin' now, man, for more years than I know. I got it from them." Pay attention to history. Jan 08, 2011 9:05:08 CST i_max_u_mini by geoffrey_fourmyle Why should that clueless asswipe bother to pay attention to history when it's easier to just spout shit because he heard/read it from some other equally clueless asswipe and accepted it as gospel. Plus he's a lamest poet since Nipsey Russell. That sin alone is worthy of castration. I'm going to explain this as simple as possible here. i_max_u_mini was referring to me with his post. You reply to him with 'Why should that clueless asswipe bother....blah blah blah' So people who speak English would assume you were talking about me also. If you weren't trying to refer to me, then you don't seem to know how to express yourself in this magical language that we call English. So sit down and shut the fuck up. Big people are talking..

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 1:27 a.m. CST

    Geoff..

    by ShogunMaster

    Looks like you're trying to pick a fight with everyone on this site. Maybe you need to take your pills old man. BTW, trying to insult me doesn't disprove my last post. Sucks to be bested by us young whipper snappers, doesn't it...

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Geoff..

    by ShogunMaster

    Looks like you're trying to pick a fight with everyone on this site. Maybe you need to take your pills old man. BTW, trying to insult me doesn't disprove my last post. Sucks to be bested by us young whipper snappers, doesn't it...

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 1:38 a.m. CST

    Elvis and PE...

    by Boo Cocky

    Did he learn karate during this period?

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 1:55 a.m. CST

    elvis who? wheres justin?

    by alice133

    (|;[

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 1:56 a.m. CST

    LOL Geoff!

    by ShogunMaster

    You really are a sore loser, aren't you. If it helps, you're not a very good debater either..

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 3:33 a.m. CST

    That aint Chuck Berry Bitch

    by Phategod100

    I love white people.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Where'd you get True Romance on Blu for $6?

    by Christian

    That's one of ten movies I rate a perfect 10/10. A little of it is sentimental value but it's a perfect movie. There is no THE perfect movie but it's A perfect movie.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Are we really going to debate which race...

    by phifty2

    ..."created" Rock and Roll? It was a mix of music from a lot of different races and cultures. No one person created it. And if it has to be one person then it was Marty McFly. There's even video of the incident.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:37 a.m. CST

    New found respect for Elvis

    by RogueWarrior65

    I have new found respect for Elvis given that he thought John Lennon was an anti-war douchebag who couldn't keep his politics to himself when he visited Graceland.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 11:33 a.m. CST

    The King

    by dukeroberts

    Elvis wasn't the King because he created rock 'n' roll. He didn't invent rock 'n' roll and never claimed to. He was the King because he was the most popular artist of the genre. People starting calling him that prior the Beatles' popularity, so don't argue with that. Plus, he was a solo performer, whereas they were four together (The Four Kings of Rock 'n' Roll? No.). Elvis never took credit for creating rock 'n' roll and was not shy about his admiration for black artists who came before, during and after the time he arrived on the scene. Michael Jackson called himself "The King of Pop", not "The King of Rock n Roll", which might have upset his ex-wife, Lisa Marie Presley. Elvis sold more records than Michael Jackson here and abroad, so Michael cannot take anything from Elvis. Also, as anyone knows, if you come up with your own nickname, or call yourself something, like "I'm The Man", it is illegitimate. The title must not only be earned, but must also be given to you by another. Elvis did not like to be called "The King", but he is now stuck with in perpetuity. Finally, Chuck D has since gone back on what he said about Elvis in that song 20+ years ago. He realized that Elvis deserved more respect and was not guilty of what he accused him of. However, Chuck D still has not recoginized the error of his ways regarding John Wayne, so that makes him, yet still, a douchebag.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 11:35 a.m. CST

    roguewarrior65

    by dukeroberts

    When did John Lennon visit Graceland? Their epic 1965 meeting took place at Elvis's house in Palm Springs, I believe. Was there another meeting I'm not aware of?

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Clambake is my favorite Elvis movie!

    by Drunken Busboy

    Sure, it doesn't cure cancer but it has Shelly Fabares, Gary Merrill, James Gregory & Bill Bixby. It is my vice! ;)

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 6:13 p.m. CST

    VIVAAAAA LAS VEGAS

    by jack black

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 6:26 p.m. CST

    pics of Lennon and Elvis

    by CARTMANEZ

    http://www.elvisinfonet.com/spotlight_elvis_meets_the_beatles.html

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Little Richards is the Emperor of Rock and Roll

    by eck_iii

    Elvis gave up his crown when he became the jumpsuit wearing parody of himself.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 6:37 p.m. CST

    oh and jeeze EP was a good lookin mofo

    by CARTMANEZ

    i know its been parodied in True Romance about how handsome he was but he really had a great look as that bottom pic shows. no wonder theres so many impersonators - forget all the Pitts, Clooneys etc...every guy likes to think they look a little like The King and a great actor too - just watch King Creole. a shame he never broke into 'proper' movies in the late 60s and 70s...imagine him as The Sundance Kid, Dirty Harry, Mad Max or Han Solo (ok its hard to imagine anyone other than the actors who played those roles but EP wouldve been great too)

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Damn the Colonel

    by dukeroberts

    Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis's manager, turned down the opportunities of Elvis starring in The Defiant Ones, West Side Story and A Star is Born, among some others. Elvis may have had more chances to grow as an actor if not for that jackass, Colonel Parker. Elvis showed great potential in King Creole and Flaming Star, but due to the lower grosses of the more serious films he made, the Colonel nixed decent roles for him.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 12:16 a.m. CST

    by Professor_Monster

    Bluegrass is nothingmore than Holt rhyme _ or what would better be known as fairy tale notes played on limited instruments - check out the book conduction of sound and symphony which shows the limited progression white ruled america had with music - i will not argue Elvis was a backwood hillbilly who picked andplucked - but what made him who he was was the rythum and dance of black entertainers - andwhen i call the name of Chuck Berry - do yourself a favor and just shut the fuck up - he trumps any that came before him - why do you think Elvis wanted blacks towritehis songs - if you read about early motown youll find out - smokey robinson, jackie wilson and a slew of others did exactly that _ so why dont you go put on a copy of Rocket 88, unroll the cigarettes from your sleeve and track that rockabilly tune back to who originally wrote it

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 7:51 a.m. CST

    shogunmaster

    by Malcior

    I guess that would make you a Master Debator.... sorry I couldn't resist :-S

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Also, Elvis NEVER had a fat Vegas period

    by Dead_Kate_Moss

    Contrary to popular myth that he spent his last years grossly overweight - look, here's footage of him from just 6 months before he died - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8riARNpdOg - is that a fat man? Even in the concert shot and never shown that was recorded a month before his death, he is puffy-faced (from illness & drugs) rather than obese. Pisses me right off...

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 9:30 a.m. CST

    professor

    by dukeroberts

    In Elvis's Sun recordings, he recorded songs that he knew from listening to the race records stations in and around Memphis. Blues and R&B used to be called "race music". No songs were written for him by black songwriters there. He recorded songs that were previously recorded, a practice common for that time between many musical genres. If you think that a style of music can only belong to one group of people, well, I can't help you. Elvis did more to popularize rock & roll than any other artist. That is why he is called the King. When Elvis left Sun and began recording for RCA, he had a range of songs to choose, from songwriters of all stripes. Some were written by blacks, such as "Don't Be Cruel" and "Rip It Up", but most were written by whites. His favorite songwriters were a couple of white Jews named Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. They wrote "Hound Dog", originally recorded by Big Mama Thornton. So wait...not all black artists wrote all of their own songs? No. Some of them didn't write their own songs either. So, please get off of the "Elvis stole black music" train. Also, Jackie Wilson did not record anything for Motown. And now: Wilson also admitted he was influenced by Presley too, saying "“A lot of people have accused Elvis of stealing the black man’s music, when in fact, almost every black solo entertainer copied his stage mannerisms from Elvis.” And Motown did not exist when Elvis began making records.