Elvis - 75 this week
2nd January, 2010
Had he lived, Elvis Presley would have been celebrating his 75th birthday this week. There will doubtless still be a lot of celebrating and remembering by his fans and everyone who continues to buy his music and merchandise today. He will of course always be thought of in musical terms, but his celluloid legacy deserves greater respect than it sometimes receives. His light and colourful musicals were a massively profitable - if generally critically lambasted - staple of sixties cinema. And his final two films, showing him performing, are a great reminder of him live in concert. And the posters and lobby cards produced for his movies provide some great images of the King.