I have a new 3500-word essay about Elvis Presley's 1960s films that is now posted over at the New Beverly Cinema website, which you can find right here. The primary focus is on two films - FUN IN ACAPULCO (1963) and CLAMBAKE (1967) - which will be playing there for one night only on Tuesday, April 18, in stunning IB Technicolor 35mm prints. I'm hoping to pack the house.
The Elvis films were as central to my early movie-going experience as monsters or anything else, yet this is the first really substantial thing I've ever written about them. I hope you'll enjoy it.