Sunday, October 20, 2013

Born ready

In early 1956, Elvis Presley had already signed a record-breaking contract with RCA Records and wowed screaming fans on The Ed Sullivan Show. Very soon after, he was in talks with Paramount Pictures about his movie debut. Here, in his Paramount screen test, he lip-synchs Blue Suede Shoes with charismatic confidence. The impressed studio offered him a 3-picture deal on the spot. He was just 21 years old.

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