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Elvis: Summer of '56

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The story of “Elvis’ first great romance and the rise to fame that brought him to the world.”
—New York Times  

“Charming!” —Los Angeles Times

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DVD Bonus Feature

  • The original and complete never-before-released 19-minute “Elvis on Vacation in Biloxi” home movie with Eddie Bellman’s informal narration.
  • Photo Gallery

The summer that changed everything for young Elvis…and the world of entertainment. Network television, a Hollywood movie contract, and his first Number One hit, “Heartbreak Hotel.” Every teenager wants to know all about this mesmerizing new performer. The Summer of ’56 is also a time of romance for Elvis with his fiancée in Biloxi, Mississippi. But things are changing so fast, fame is overtaking Elvis’ private life…and his freedom. Elvis: Summer of ’56 is the story of the beginning of an astounding career, and the abrupt end of innocence for Elvis Presley.
Featuring the oldest home movie of Elvis, in color, plus interviews with fiancée June Juanico, life-long friend George Klein, guitarist Scotty Moore, drummer D.J. Fontana, and Trude Forsher, Elvis and the Colonel’s personal assistant in Hollywood.