• Short Summary

    Good item showing Elvis Presley leaving the army and holding press conference in New Jersey.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Elvis quits U.S. army.

    Frankfurt, Germany.

    Singer Elvis Presley walks down the steps of the bus which brought him to Frankfurt Air Base, journalists crowd round him. C/U Elvis talking to an interviewer. C/U of his latest girlfriend 16 year old Priscilla Beaulieu behind ropes which hold back the fans. The camera follows Elvis walking to aircraft. M/S news photographers. M/S Elvis waving from steps of aircraft, he hesitates and looks into crowd to give a special wave to Priscilla. C/U Priscilla waving. L/S aircraft taxiing onto runway.

    M/S of a press reception at Fort Dix, New Jersey. M/S of girls looking through window trying to catch a glimpse of Elvis, camera pans to another girl doing the same. M/S press photographers. M/S of Elvis standing with Nancy Sinatra, he is holding a box tied with ribbon. C/U of Elvis and Nancy smiling. M/S pressmen crowded round Elvis. M/S as Elvis sits down at table in front of microphones. M/S of him sat there laughing (lead in for natural sound) C/U Elvis being asked by interviewer "Has two years of sobering army life altered your view of rock and roll?". He thinks for a while then says "No it hasn't changed my mind, because I was in tanks for a long time you see and they rock and roll quite a bit".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1668.18
    Media URN:
    52418
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/03/1960
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:30:00 / 01:40:52:00
    Canister:
    60/21

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