Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Calendar* Correction: Elvis Presley's First Movie Contract

Several websites report that Elvis signed a three-movie deal with Paramount on April 4, 1956.  Some sites claim that Presley signed a one-picture deal, with an option for six more, on April 25.  According to the book The Gospel According to Elvis by Kevin Crouch and Tanya Crouch, Presley signed his first contract, a seven-year, three-movie contract, on April 6.  The April 6 date is confirmed by the newspaper The Chicago Tribune, as well as the official website for guitarist Scotty Moore.

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