Blue Hawaii was released fifty years ago in November 1961. It was Elvis’ seventh film and was his most commercially successful movie, in spite of a rather skimpy plot. There is lots of great scenery, and 26-year-old Elvis looked in top form in his skin-tight swim trunks. Plus, there’s no shortage of skimpily-clad young ladies cavorting on the beach.
Scenes from the Movie:
Elvis arrives in Honolulu and stages this kiss to make girlfriend Maile (Joan Blackman) jealous. Elvis kisses three other co-stars in Blue Hawaii.
Elvis and buddies play music while Maile is stuck in the surf with no bathing suit top.
The famous wedding on a raft moving down a canal.
Down Time on the Set:
French Poster Italian Poster
Elvis Kissing His Co-Stars:
Rebellious teenager Ellie plants a kiss on Elvis
The teenagers’ chaperon has a strange way of telling Elvis she has fallen in love with his father’s boss. Maile sees it and gets the wrong idea, of course.
Elvis and Maile sort out the confusion and get married
Movie Press Book:
Cheese Cake Photos:
Joan Blackman looking good
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