MY APOLOGIES IF YOU ARE HERE looking for something to read about Elvis’ movies. I started writing some notes for a series of mini-reviews of each of Presley’s movies—trying for some “objectivity” about the movie and its soundtrack music in each review—and accidentally pressed the Publish button instead of the Save Draft button.
So, unless I publish something with this article’s URL, then there is a URL that leads readers to an error page. Instead, there’s this: a page telling you that there’s nothing here to read and it will probably be several weeks before there is . . .
FEATURED IMAGE: The image at the top of this page was cropped from this photo that was taken in Arizona while filming the movie Stay Away, Joe. From left to right: Katy Jurado, Burgess Meredith, Elvis, and L.Q. Jones. The entire movie was filmed in seven weeks (October 9 and November 27, 1967) and, for the most part, looks it. I am one of the few people that can brag (?) that he paid to see this in 1968!
Mystically liberal Virgo enjoys long walks alone in the city at night in the rain with an umbrella and a flask of 10-year-old Laphroaig who strives to live by the maxim, “It ain’t what you know that gets you into trouble; it’s what you know that just ain’t so.
I’ve been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, a pawn, and a college dropout (twice!). Occupationally, I have been a bartender, jewelry engraver, bouncer, landscape artist, and FEMA crew chief following the Great Flood of ’72 (and that was a job that I should never, ever have left).
I am also the final author of the original O’Sullivan Woodside price guides for record collectors and the original author of the Goldmine price guides for record collectors. As such, I was often referred to as the Price Guide Guru, and—as everyone should know—it behooves one to heed the words of a guru. (Unless, of course, you’re the Beatles.)