Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Posts Tagged ‘elvis presley’

Celeste Yarnall

In 1944, American on February 8, 2017 at 8:11 pm

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Celeste Yarnall:  born 26 July 1944, Long Beach California. On screen from 1962. Gidget (TV 1966) ‘Independence: Gidget Style’ – 2nd Girl (as Celeste Yarnell); Elvis Presley’s Live a Little, Love a Little (1968) Ellen.

Annette Day in ‘Double Trouble’ 1967

In 1947, British on January 22, 2017 at 12:48 pm

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Annette Day, the only English actress to co-star in a film with Elvis Presley has spoken exclusively to the BBC on the 25th anniversary of his death. Annette Day, of Telford, Shropshire, was 17 when she starred opposite Elvis in the 1966 film Double Trouble. Ms. Day was working on a market stall at Portobello Road in London when she was spotted by an American producer and flown to the Hollywood to star in the movie. During the filming Elvis bought her a white Mustang car. Ms. Day played Jill Conway, a rich heiress who follows Elvis around Europe in the film – which was shot in Hollywood. It was the only film that Ms. Day made, but she has fond memories of the movie. Read more.

Annette Day in 1967

In 1947, British on January 22, 2017 at 12:43 pm

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Annette Day (born 1947): “One of the youngest actresses to ever costar with Elvis, English ingenue Annette Day was just 18 years old when she acted in Double Trouble.

Day was discovered in typical Hollywood fashion. Producer Judd Bernard was shopping in an antique store on London’s famed Portobello Road when he caught a glimpse of the red-haired teenager. The shop belonged to Day’s mother, and Day was working behind the counter that day. Months later, when Bernard was casting for the film, he remembered the perky girl and called on her to ask the fateful question, ‘Do you want to be an actress?’

After a script reading in London and some meetings with MGM executives, Day did a screen test in Hollywood, which satisfied the producers enough to cast her opposite Elvis. Her only prior acting experience had consisted of doing the Charleston in a Christmas concert at school. Elvis’ cousin Billy Smith served as Ms. Day’s stand-in.

Elvis did take an interest in Day during filming, though not in the romantic sense. During filming Elvis surprised the 18-year-old, who had yet to learn to drive, with a white Mustang convertible. Unable to take the gift back home to Britain, Ms. Day left it in the U.S. in her brother’s care when she returned to England, where she still lives.” For Elvis Fans Only.

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Annette Day

In 1947, British on January 22, 2017 at 12:40 pm

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Annette Day: English actress born 1947. One movie: Double Trouble (1967) with Elvis Presley.

Debra Paget in ‘Love Me Tender’ 1956

In 1933, American on August 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm

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1956: twenty-three year old American actor Debra Paget sits on some wooden planks while a makeup artist smoothes her foundation with a cloth on the set of director Robert D. Webb’s film, ‘Love Me Tender’. Paget is wearing a crocheted shawl over a blouse and a pair of denim Capri pants.

Ann-Margret and Elvis Presley

In 1941, American on July 1, 2016 at 1:45 pm

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Ann Margret (born 1941) and Elvis Presley (born 1935) rehearse the duet they are to sing in the film Viva Las Vegas (1963).

Dolores Hart and Elvis Presley nose-kissing

In 1938, American on March 11, 2015 at 11:30 pm

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Dolores Hart: daughter of an actor, in Hollywood for 10 films in 6 years before retiring to a convent.

Ann-Margret and Elvis Presley

In 1941, American, Swedish on March 2, 2015 at 2:36 am

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Ann-Margret: co-star of Viva Las Vegas (1964).

Dolores Hart and Elvis Presley

In 1938, American on March 2, 2015 at 2:34 am

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Dolores Hart: co-starred in two Elvis films: Loving You (1957) and King Creole (1958).

Ann-Margret and Elvis Presley

In 1941, American on February 22, 2015 at 3:34 am

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Ann-Margret (born Ann-Margret Olsson 28 April 1941, Valsjöbyn, Sweden) in a dance sequence with Elvis Presley (1935 – 1977) from Viva Las Vegas (1964), choreographed by David Winters.