Elvis Presley wearing a helmet and a pair of goggles while driving a race car

Looks like the King of Rock and Roll also liked to live on the fast lane!

Photo via Vintage Everyday

The photo above was actually taken on the set of Viva Las Vegas, a 1964 MGM musical film which starred Elvis Presley as race car driver Lucky Jackson, and Swedish-American actress Ann-Margaret as his love interest Rusty Martin. The film was a big hit, and was noted for the on-screen chemistry between the lead actors and the impressive song-and-dance scenes choreographed by David Winters. The song, written and recorded in 1963 for the film, also came to be one of Presley’s best-known numbers even if he never performed the song live.

Watch the trailer below for Viva Las Vegas to get a glimpse of Elvis Presley’s racing scenes from the movie!

All information for this article were sourced from Viva Las Vegas on Wikipedia and Viva Las Vegas (song) on Wikipedia.

Like these random vintage and/or pop culture photos? See more articles from the Overly Descriptive Title series in the Lomography Magazine!

written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-08-27 in #lifestyle #elvis-presley #viva-las-vegas #behind-the-scenes #1960s #overly-descriptive-title #lomography #analogue-lifestyle #1964 #movies

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