I was watching CLAMBAKE lasnight one of my favorite movies made by Elvis and I noticed a mistake that probably alot of people never noticed---Elvis is driving and far away in the back you can see mountains___there're no mountains in Miami and neither in FT Laudardale-------Flat country.Also in that movie Elvis is overwight(still sooooooo gorgeous)but with extra pouns.You think he was hooked on pills already?I know that he had problems with his weight and he used to take pills to lose weight------was there a sign of what was ahead
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Hate to burst your bubble, but the mountain thing was noticed years ago, and is mentioned in Elvis, His Life From A to Z. Also, the scene where he and Shelley are at the beach at sunset in Miami is wrong. The ocean is east of the city, so the sun would've had to have been rising, not setting.
As for the weight, Elvis was much fatter in Spinout.
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Dexidrine was Hollywood studios answer to actors who had weight problems. MGM had Judy Garland on them in her teens and it caught up with her in her 40s. But long term use was not considered a problem back then. In the 60s the problems of some of these drugs began to become better known. In the 30s so many new drugs were being found and some were "true miracles" others turned out to be the opposite.
Did you know Coca Colas original secret ingredient was cocaine. Up until 1929 it was in the mix. But it was just another leaf with a unique flavor when they started making coca cola.
Yeah knew that.
Elvis wasn't acting in the 30's and MGM were not advising him on what to take. The buck stops with Elvis in that regard.
Last edited by KPM; 09-28-2007 at 03:03 PM.
I dont think their is an elvis movie out there that we all can't spot a blooper. The goal was definately quantity and not quality.
If Elvis was overweight in Clambake then what was the poor thing in Elvis in Concert? Elvis ALWAYS had a very full face, even when he was 2 years old. I dont think he was overweight at all. But you are right whether he was or wasnt, he was BEAUTIFUL
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Well I know to be scrutinized every single moment can not be easy. There is the upside of knowing you draw attention and most everyone wants attention-but the downside is we all have bad days, bad moments, we all age and most all have a "problem area" So if you are watched every step of your way-its got to be hard mentally. IMO
I dont know if i would call Elvis fat in that movie.Just a little chunkier than what he normally looked like.I would cut him a little slack for that.He was using drugs back then but I dont think he had lost control of the problem.He probably just gained a few pounds laying around.No big deal.
He was fatter in Paradise Hawaiian Style more than any other flick.
He was not only over weight in "In Concert", but also very bloated, adding to an already sickly appearance.
From what i have seen, he looks bigger than usual, his belly and face, but he soon lost it for the 68 comeback eh !!
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he was `chunky' in this movie and afew others at the time.
I occasionally fall over something but it doesn't mean i'm `using'