Film on Friday

So many movies, so little time.  If you love movies, but simply don't have the time to watch them, we have an alternative for you:  come to the American Treasure Tour to enjoy our collection of vintage movie posters.  We know it's not the same thing, but it counts for something, and we have a wide array of variety in the posters we display; however, as with our music, much of it does ultimately come back to Elvis Presley.  Why?  Because he made so many top-selling records at the height of his popularity.  AND he was in so many movies!  

Elvis’ nineteenth film (out of thirty, give or take) was released in 1965 (one of three films he put out that year).  It tells the story of an American movie star, Johnny Tyrone, who travels to the Middle East to premiere his newest film. He is seduced by an exotic local, then kidnapped by a man who tries to get him to help assassinate the king. Johnny meets a slave girl named Shalimar, who also happens to be the royal daughter. Of course, Johnny frees her, saves the king, and is a hero to all.  Much of this film would likely seem familiar to fans of silent film, as it not only used the set upon which Cecil B. DeMille shot his famous 1927 silent The King of Kings, but is loosely based on the story made famous by Rudolph Valentino in 1921’s The Sheik.  A harmless film, it actually has the distinction of being a favorite among “so bad their good” movie fans.  It received a special call out by the founders of the Golden Raspberry Awards.  And if you don’t know what they are, here you go: