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Well, I’ve seen the “Elvis” movie twice now and am totally caught up in his history. I thought Austin Butler (Elvis) and Tom Hanks (Col. Tom Parker) were fabulous and deserve Oscars. Butler had Presley’s voice down pat. I was very impressed, and he could move just like him.

The movie did solve one mystery for me. I always wondered why Parker would never let Elvis go on a world tour. Turns out Parker had immigrated from Holland but had never become a citizen. Had anyone found out, he could have been deported. He had no papers of citizenship . Thus he couldn’t accompany Elvis on a tour. He was too controlling to let Elvis go without him.

Anyway, I have fallen in love with the movie and the music (which I already loved). All in all it was a sad movie. That man had a HUGE whole in his heart. And yet in some ways the movie wasn’t strictly about him. It was also about how he changed the music culture in America. Can’t wait for it to come out on DVD.

Have any of you seen the movie? Are there any other Elvis fans out there? AND did any of you ever see him in concert?

My three favorite Elvis songs are “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”, “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You,” and “Unchained Melody” (his last recording). My favorite movie? “Blue Hawaii.”

Now how about you? Got a favorite movie or a song or two?

Austin & Elvis

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