It’s a groovy explosion.
“Viva Las Vegas” was Ann-Margret’s second starring film after “Bye, Bye Birdie”. MGM paired her with Elvis Presley and the sparks started to fly. According to biographers, Ann-Margret was Elvis’ only “authentic romance” during the period where he was just “dating” his co-starlets.
Dating. Got it. I think we all understand what that means.
Elvis’ manager, Col. Parker, argued with director George Sidney, feeling that he was focusing more on Ann-Margret than on Elvis. He was. Who could blame him? Watch this clip and tell me where your eyes go.
By all accounts, the Elvis/Ann-Margret romance ended abruptly and Col. Parker never again allowed a female co-star to outshine Elvis.
Fashion note: I’ve always loved Elvis’ lapel-less jacket here. That never caught on. Still, he wears it well.
Have a groovy weekend!