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Elvis & Ann-Margret Rock ‘Viva Las Vegas’ 1964

Ann-Margret & Elvis Presley are a dynamic duo in 1964’s “Viva Las Vegas.”


Las Vegas
is a amusing little bit of fluff, and all of the credit score is going to its
well-paired stars, Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret. There may be nearly no plot, even
for an Elvis film. But, when the 2 stars banter and bicker, or sing and
dance, you surprise at their younger good looks, intercourse attraction and effort, and charismatic
ability. They are a high-voltage wow in combination. 

Elvis Presley& Ann-Margret’s chemistry was once crimson scorching in 1964’s “Viva Las Vegas.”

Elvis Presley’s
personality Fortunate Jackson is so
multi-talented. He is a race automotive driving force who additionally sings and performs guitar. He can
fly a helicopter and he is additionally a waiter at the aspect. Aspect hustles, as the children
say lately. Ann-Margret is Rusty Martin, a kids’s swimming teacher who simply
occurs to sing and dance as properly. A “fortunate” accident!  A-M’s dancing is so lively that audiences
can burn energy by way of simply staring at her. Her making a song, then again, is an issue of
style. I’m simply now not keen on A-M’s babykins voice with that exaggerated

Elvis’ Fortunate is aware of his method round a chopper in addition to race automotive in “Viva Las Vegas.”

Elvis is a maximum dapper
cloth cabinet and dons some atypical fits and mod boots. Ann-Margret is completely
lovable because the kitten with the whiplash hair! And for many of the film, A-M
is at her ‘60s slinkiest, with graceful outfits that blow their own horns her determine and a
easy, lengthy wave of hair. It’s handiest in later scenes that she is teased,
lacquered, or bewigged, after which the substitute ‘60s Ann-Margret intrudes. It is
nice amusing to look at the celebrities rock the 1964 models of their wonderful early life.
There’s nice humor and chemistry between Elvis and A-M, which was once a lot famous
on the time.

Ann-Margret seems to be merely beautiful right here as Rusty Martin in “Viva Las Vegas.”

…in scenes like this, Ann-Margret seems like Few minutes-Pop! 

The padding is most commonly
tolerable, however the merry chase thru on line casino showrooms on the lookout for Rusty is a complete
time waster. Fortunate and Rusty’s date day is solely staring at the celebrities clowning,
however they make it amusing. That Elvis sings “Viva Las Vegas” 3
occasions in an 85-minute film speaks volumes to the filler on this slight characteristic

The identify song “Viva Las Vegas” is carried out 3 times in not up to 90 mins!

Presley and A-M’s
numbers in combination are nice amusing and the spotlight of the Viva Las Vegas. The midsection has the most productive of them, the place Elvis
sings and gyrates, as Ann-Margret whips herself into a horny frenzy. Within the
background is Teri Garr in a black and white get dressed for “That is What I Say.” And
the woman “with the crimson get dressed on” is Toni Basil. The 3 tune medley is a
mashup of excessive power amusing.

That is Teri Garr in B&W at the left, having a look somewhat glum during this quantity!

After that, it is a lot
of slapstick, and A-M going from her maximum interesting to comically caterwauling
thru a few numbers. Ann-Margret was once one of the feminine stars promoted
as the following Marilyn, after Monroe’s fresh loss of life. Her “Appreciation”
quantity is a susceptible take off on some earlier MM numbers, in particular of a foul MM
quantity, “Specialization” from Let’s
Make Love
. The shellacked, synthetic A-M in those scenes was once regarded as
refined. Perhaps this got here from director George Sidney, who was once
enamored/obsessive about A-M, after they made 3 motion pictures in combination. It was once stated
that Colonel Tom Parker needed to remind Sidney that this was once an Elvis film. Be aware the finale, the place
Elvis and A-M percentage a cut up display screen in combination to sing the identify song, and one
wonders if even Presley was once bored with vying for the display screen with A-M.

Ann-Margret in ruffles and a fall; Cesare Danova, wearing Tony Polar’s
“Valley of the Dolls” nightclub act swimsuit?

Elvis Presley is at
his mid-movie profession best possible: he sings and appears nice, plus his herbal
self-deprecating humor is put to excellent use within the boy-meets-girl state of affairs. This
can have been Presley’s creation to Las Vegas, the place Elvis could be a most sensible enchantment
within the subsequent decade, as would Ann-Margret.

Elvis Presley’s Fortunate is playing on love in 1964’s “Viva Las Vegas.”

Craggy William Demarest
(My 3 Sons) performs A-M’s father,
a laugh, since he was once 72 on the time to her fresh-faced 23—hi there, that’s display
biz! Cesare Danova is Elvis’ rival at the race monitor and for Ann-Margret’s
Rusty. Since A-M’s arduous to get angle towards Presley’s Fortunate is nearly
non-existent, Danova’s now not a lot of a risk.

Director George Sidney shows all of Ann-Margret’s charms in “Viva Las Vegas.”

Viva Las Vegas isn’t any musical vintage, however is a delectable trifle.
Simply revel in those nice stars of their top, some amusing tune and dances, and
nostalgic Las Vegas surroundings—disregard the remaining!

Right here’s
my take a look at one among Elvis Presley’s best possible, Loving

Love this candid shot of Ann-Margret & Elvis Presley on set of “Viva Las Vegas.”


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