Category: Elvis Presley

Was Elvis arrested for dancing? (Movie versus reality)

In the Baz Luhrmann biopic Elvis, the “King of Rock-N-Roll” gets himself handcuffed for gyrating his hips during a performance. He doesn’t get arrested, but the threat of arrest for dancing provocatively leads him to strike a deal to cut his hair and join the military for a few years to rehab his image. Did all of this really happen the way it was depicted in the film?

Did Elvis really call out and fire Colonel Tom Parker on stage in Las Vegas?

Baz Luhrmann’s telling of the Elvis Presley story in the feature film Elvis is also the story of his manager Colonel Tom Parker, played with creepy menace by Tom Hanks. During a pivotal scene towards the end, Elvis (Austin Butler,) confronts Colonel Tom Parker about hiding his past, having massive debts, and keeping Elvis in a “gilded cage” in Las Vegas because he was an illegal immigrant who couldn’t leave the country with Elvis. Did this jaw-dropping event happen in real life?

The King of Rock and Roll died from constipation!

Up until now everyone thought the King Of Rock and Roll died on the toilet because his love for fried peanutbutter banana baconsandwiches and other sinful goodies clogged up his arteries and caused cardiac arrhythmia. Now his friend of twelve years and physician Dr. George “Nick” Nichopoulos claims that Elvis Presley fatally succumbed to a battle with chronic constipation. He even attributed Presley’s weight gain to constipation, not overeating, saying that the Rock patriarch would lose 20 lbs. after a healthy bowel movement.