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