Soldier Boy 53 310 761

There are many books published about "Private Presley" but a comprehensive video documentary about our man as "Soldier Boy" is missing - until now:

Tripod Pictures Ltd presents: "Soldier Boy 53 310 761" starring Elvis Presley.

We begin our journey at the Kennedy Veteran Hospital where Elvis gets his first medical examinations to determine his draft status in January 1957. Of course, the well-known solemn promise scene and the "Operation Haircut" is included, too. There are private moments where Elvis can be seen with Anita Wood at Eddie Fadal's home. Be there when Elvis leaves the troop train to enter the U.S.S. Randall; see him arriving in Bremerhaven, Germany; Private Presley is the VIP on numerous press conferences and interviews e.g. with Dick Clark / American Bandstand. Experience Elvis on the grounds of the Ray Barracks or join the "King" during his trip to Paris, France. Unfortunately, Elvis was not home when Cliff Richard was visiting Goethestrasse 14 in Bad Nauheim, but the footage proves that he tried to say ,hello'. You'll get newsreel reports & the trailer for "G.I. Blues" - Elvis' first motion picture after the army.

A special never before released clip shows the unveiling of the memorial bust which was installed in front of the ,Hotel Grunewald" in Bad Nauheim to honor Elvis' stay in that city. This factory pressed DVD is a labour of love, compiled carefully to present the full story of Elvis and his military tour of duty. The DVD also features a booklet with additional information about dates & locations of the featured clips.

Video Type: PAL
Region Code: 0 - FREE
Running Time Total: 118 Minutes 

Source: For CD Collectors Only / Updated: Sep 8, 2011 
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snowplow floater (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 10, 2011report abuse
John Lennon wrote in his diary, "Elvis died when he went into the army". Obviously we cannot believe that that's how Lennon felt because it was just a random thought, not some sort of commandment. But Elvis' mother did die and i always feel that him being drafted contributed to her demise, he had to deal with so much crap with those two key changing events, it certainly changed him and i can never really celebrate this period in his life because it was very sad and i reckon he never got over it. Plus it was the establishments tactic to crush the youth and kill the radical sound called Rock 'n' Roll, "Pure unbounded joy". Really he knocked everybody's sox off in 1960 with those monumental 'Elvis is Back' sessions.

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