Last year, I mentioned a blooper in the movie Jailhouse Rock. It was a lapse in continuity in the scene where Elvis sings “Baby, I Don’t Care” at a pool party. Notice in the close shots Scotty is not wearing sunglasses, but in the long shots, he is.
Jailhouse Rock — No Sunglasses on Scotty
Jailhouse Rock — Scotty Wearing Sunglasses
I must admit I never noticed it, but when I read about it somewhere, I popped the DVD into the computer and checked it out.
Recently, I joined a wonderful website called TOO MUCH MONKEY BUSINESS, The Elvis Forum. They have dozens of topics, including “Movie Bloopers,” which showed I had missed many other continuity goofs. Here are some of the better ones.
Viva Las Vegas
This is the same mistake as in Jailhouse Rock. None of these singers are wearing glasses.
Viva Las Vegas — Singer With No Glasses
But the next shot shows Elvis and Ann-Margret dancing in front of the group. Look at the guy second from the right.
Viva Las Vegas — Singer with Glasses
As they continue to dance, you can notice a Band-Aid or piece of white tape on Elvis’ second finger, right hand.
Viva Las Vegas — Band-Aid on Second Finger
Whoops, now it’s gone.
Viva Las Vegas — No Baind-Aid on Finger
I like this one in Ann-Margret’s dance routine. The first shot show her wearing high heels.
Viva las vegas — Ann-Margret Wearing Heels
Later in the dance sequence, she is wearing flat pumps, or whatever you call them.
Viva Las Vegas — Ann-Margret Wearing Flats
Girls! Girls! Girls!
Elvis and Laurel Goodwin walk down the street in front of a movie theater. Notice anything familiar about the movie poster in the window?
Girls! Girls! Girls! — Walking Past Movie Posters in Window
Oh, yes. It’s an Elvis Presley movie.
There are some great pictures of Elvis and all the girls around the pool in Spinout. Notice the girl wearing the white suit with the orange stripes.
Spinout — Girl Wearing White Bathing Suit with Orange Stripes
As the shot changes to Elvis starting to stand up, she’s not there anymore. The film editor must not have cared about continuity at all. “Oh, it’s just an Elvis movie.”
Spinout — Where’d She Go?
Live A Little, Love A Little
Working at Classic Cat Magazine was one of two jobs Elvis’ character Greg Nolan tried to do at the same time. That buxom blonde below is a cardboard stand-up in front of the company’s logo on the wall.
Live A Little, Love A Little — No Classic Cat Magazine on Wall
When the shot changes to a close up, something new has been added.
Live A Little, Love A Little — Classic Cat Magazine on Wall
Fun In Acapulco
The bike ride Elvis and the boy take in town is full of continuity errors, but this one is pretty glaring. They come to a corner where they will turn right.
Fun In Acapulco — Elvis and Boy Approach a Corner on Bike
Next shot, they have turned the corner. Hey, how did that car turn into a truck? How did the restaurant’s curtain get down, and where did all those customers go?
Fun In Acapulco — They Turn the Corner and Everything Has Changed
Lance LeGault was a Lousiana blues singer who appeared as Elvis’ double in all the movies from 1960 to 1968. In Kissin’ Cousins, Elvis played two characters, so Lance did too. Here he is as Josh Morgan in a large dance sequence.
Kissin’ Cousins — Lance Le Gault Playing Josh Morgan
And here he is as Jody Tatum. Things move so fast in the scene that most people wouldn’t notice, unless you do pause. Except for the guy in the plaid shirt and hat and the soldier to his left, it looks like a mostly different group of dancers behind them
Kissin’ Cousins — Lance Le Gault as Jody Tatum
Elvis’ character in Clambake was Scott Hayward, son of the big oilman who owned Hayward Oil.
Clambake — Scott Hayward’s Driver’s Linense
But, look how they spelled the company’s name on this sign. Also, note how they cut five years off Elvis’ age on the driver’s license.
Clambake — Heyward Oil Sign
Kudos to the members of TOO MUCH MONKEY BUSINESS for spotting these Elvis movie bloopers. There is a ton of great, unusual stuff on this forum.
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