16. Roustabout

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Re: 16. Roustabout

Postby Suspicious Minds » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:17 am

Roustabout premiere invitation, measuring 9 1/2 by 6 inches (24.13 x 15.24 cm)

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Source: http://auction.graceland.com/mobile/lot ... pieces__pr
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Re: 16. Roustabout

Postby Suspicious Minds » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:25 am

Roustabout Belgian poster

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Source: http://auction.graceland.com/mobile/lot ... oster___be

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This fine Belgian poster promotes the 1964 Paramount release of Roustabout, starring Elvis with Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Freeman and Leif Erickson. The artwork is a departure from the U.S. posters for the film (as is the case with most European posters), with a unique rendering of Elvis, his female co-stars and the whole circus landscape laid out behind him. The poster proclaims in French “L’homme à tout faire,” and in Dutch “Duivel-doet-al,” both phrases meaning a handyman or jack-of-all-trades. Importantly for collectors, the phrase “Imprimerie J. Lichtert & Fils - Bruxelles” appears printed on the lower right of the bottom border—later Belgian reprints often have these phrases printed in English. The metal plaque at the bottom of the frame reads “Roustabout / Belgium.” The poster measures 21 by 14 inches (53.34 x 35.56 cm), is framed to dimensions of 24 by 17 inches (60.96 x 43.18 cm), and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
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Re: 16. Roustabout

Postby colonel snow » Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:40 am

Perhaps it’s nice to know there was talking in Miami between Brian Summerville – roadmanager for the The Beatles and Paul Nathan accociate producer for Hal Wallis.
On 18 february 1964 he wrote to Hal Wallis The Beatles were crazy of Elvis and would love to work with Elvis in a movie in may 1964. Problem was the Beatles had a three picture deal with United Artists. When the movie company was O.K. and manager Epstein agreed they work out the plans.
Hal Wallis suggested one or two numbers – possibly one alone and one with Elvis (in the finale).

We all know it never happened.

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Re: 16. Roustabout

Postby colonel snow » Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:42 am

Don’t knock it (songwriter ???) was selected for scene 74 (27 january 1964) ; at the final song selection (19 february 1964) replaced by Hard knocks (sung on stage at the girlie show).
A demo version was recorded on 20 november 1963 by Joey Castle. There's a clip on Youtube.


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Re: 16. Roustabout

Postby colonel snow » Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:46 am

Phantom lover (Blackwell-Scott) was selected for scene 161 (27 january 1964) ; at the final song selection (19 february 1964) replaced by Little Egypt (scene 139 - Carver’s combined show).
The demo version was recorded in 1963 by Joey Castle. There's a clip on Youtube.

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Re: 16. Roustabout

Postby John » Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:57 am

colonel snow wrote:Perhaps it’s nice to know there was talking in Miami between Brian Summerville – roadmanager for the The Beatles and Paul Nathan accociate producer for Hal Wallis.
On 18 february 1964 he wrote to Hal Wallis The Beatles were crazy of Elvis and would love to work with Elvis in a movie in may 1964. Problem was the Beatles had a three picture deal with United Artists. When the movie company was O.K. and manager Epstein agreed they work out the plans.
Hal Wallis suggested one or two numbers – possibly one alone and one with Elvis (in the finale).

We all know it never happened.

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That was a shame.

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Re: 16. Roustabout

Postby John » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:01 am

colonel snow wrote:Don’t knock it (songwriter ???) was selected for scene 74 (27 january 1964) ; at the final song selection (19 february 1964) replaced by Hard knocks (sung on stage at the girlie show).
A demo version was recorded on 20 november 1963 by Joey Castle. There's a clip on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tao8dqzgJ5Y

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I like that. It's typical Elvis movie material, really simple and formulaic.

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Re: 16. Roustabout

Postby John » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:15 am

colonel snow wrote:Phantom lover (Blackwell-Scott) was selected for scene 161 (27 january 1964) ; at the final song selection (19 february 1964) replaced by Little Egypt (scene 139 - Carver’s combined show).
The demo version was recorded in 1963 by Joey Castle. There's a clip on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CHAZemNlWU



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I'm not surprised this one didn't make it. Awful. Thanks for sharing it colonel snow.

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Re: 16. Roustabout

Postby colonel snow » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:35 pm

Song selection from 27 january 1964

The biggest little show on earth (no songwriter known) – considered for scene # 56 at Cat rack – replaced by It’s carnival time (first version)

Don’t knock it (Charles Singleton) – considered for scene # 66 – replaced by Hard knocks

Trouble is my middle name (no songwriter known) – considered for scene # 150 – Carver’s combined show = rejected

Trouble is my middle name (Nader-Gluck); recorded by Bobby Vinton and released in november 1962 on Epic 9561 (I doubt it's the same song???)

Phantom lover (Blackwell -Scott) – considered for scene # 161 – Carver’s combined show = rejected

There’s a brand new day on the horizon (Glory glory halleluhah tune) = rejected and replaced by
There’s a brand new day on the horizon – dixieland substitute with different lyrics


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Re: 16. Roustabout

Postby colonel snow » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:37 pm

Recording from Don't knock it by Joey Castle


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Re: 16. Roustabout

Postby colonel snow » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:45 pm

Deleted – information can be found elsewhere on the forum


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Re: 16. Roustabout

Postby colonel snow » Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:30 pm

Suspicious Minds wrote:Roustabout script & 2 lobby cards

1964 Roustabout Final White Script Dated February 7, 1964 - With Two Lobby Cards

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The movie script evolution includes many stages. This is the “final white” version for Roustabout in which all blue or yellow additions, correction, and replacements have been rerun on white paper stock (with a slight blue tint). The motion picture name is both typed and handwritten on the title page. Also on that page, “SF 83090 / Wallis-Paramount-Hazen” is typed at the top center and “FINAL WHITE / Screenplay by Allan Weiss / February 7, 1964” in the lower left corner. The final white script, coming from one of the film crew and on typed pages measuring approximately 11 by 8 1/2 inches (27.94 x 21.59 cm).

The lot also included two full-color lobby cards from the film, each measuring approximately 8 by 10 inches (20.32 x 25.4 cm).

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Source: http://auction.graceland.com/1964__em_r ... ot594.aspx



There are still changes made until 6 march 1964 in the script (extra added 4 pages). Total 118 pages - 6 march 1964 script.


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Re: 16. Roustabout

Postby goldbelt » Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:03 pm

Not sure from where you have compiled all the demo information and script examples you share on the forum, colonel snow - interesting stuff.

Also interesting is the additional information in the script regarding 'the real' Charlie for the Wheels On My Heels number, which gives additional insight into the choice of breezy title track for the movie too.

The two Joey Castle demos you provided on this topic though are significantly inferior to the tracks they actually used in the movie.

Thanks for all the info.

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Re: 16. Roustabout

Postby Private Presley » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:33 am

Roustabout Military Issue Poster

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Re: 16. Roustabout

Postby Juan Luis » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:44 pm

Published in Argentina.


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