Fri, 01/08/2010

Elvis at 75

Elvis Presley would have been 75 years old today. TV made a great impact on Elvis' career, when, in 1968, he appeared on Singer Presents Elvis, which would become known as his "comeback special." Variety noted in their review of the show that this special was "loose and sometimes interesting," a marked difference from the '50s TV Elvis of "dynamo hips [that] had stirred a fever pitch of controversy [on] Ed Sullivan."

In his Archive of American Television interview, 1968 Comeback Special producer/director Steve Binder describes the experience of working with Elvis in detail.