Years before he meets Priscilla, 21-year-old Elvis Presley is in love with a small-town girl, June Juanico, from Biloxi, Mississippi. Elvis had picked June out of the crowd at one of his concerts. After a chance meeting a year later, they started dating in May 1956. 'Heartbreak Hotel', Elvis' first national #1 hit is peaking at the top of the charts. He is yet to film his first Hollywood movie, and the legendary appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show are still months away. Most people, in fact, outside of a growing number of American teenagers, do not know the name Elvis Presley. The truly special summer of 1956 produced Elvis' first great romance, but also the end of his personal freedom. It's the summer that witnessed his astonishing rise to fame ... and also the abrupt end of a simple existence to which he could never return. 'Elvis - Summer of '56' contains the earliest and never-before-seen home movie footage of Elvis, which captures a rare 'day in the life' glimpse of the 21-year-old Elvis.
I was blown away by 'The Summer of '56 DVD' with the amazing home movies of a very young. I found this DVD to be very informative and really enjoyable. Seeing Elvis as a young man before he became famous was rather touching. There's a delightful innocence about the young Elvis that charms us in a much less self-conscious way at this point. It all makes the tragic trajectory that followed even sadder. Absolutely worth checking this out!
Elvis. He was just 21 years old at the time and he looked so innocent and naive, yet he had the swagger that would become his trademark in later years. And the story of a girl who so randomly becomes his girlfriend, a simple town girl, was so sweet to see. Kind of a Cinderella story. I thought I had seen everything there was to see on the King. This DVD is a great addition to my collection. Long live the King!