The 1961 film and album ‘Blue Hawaii’ were huge successes and testament to Elvis Presley’s legacy. The movie features fantastic locations in scenes from Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head, Mount Tantalus, and Hanauma Bay. This clip is the actual trailer for the movie.
The voice of Elvis is heard singing ‘Blue Hawaii’ as the video shows the beauty of the island. Words appear on-screen: ‘The Gateway to the South Pacific Opens Wide…For Elvis Presley and You.’
Elvis appears shirtless in the middle of the image of Hawaii. Next, we see Elvis playing ukulele and singing. The narrator says, ‘Elvis brings you the vacation of your life!’
The love interest in the film comes out of a cabana and asks Elvis if he likes her bikini. He does like it, and she thanks him for the gift and for thinking of her. He replies, ‘I wasn’t thinking of you. I was thinking of me.’
Elvis is an instructor on the island, and many girls are vying for his affection. He sings in a convertible with 5 women riding along. Scenes of Elvis singing, getting in a bar fight, and landing in jail are all included in the trailer.
His mother is played by the great Angela Landsbury. She wants him to take over the family business, but Elvis takes a job as a tour guide. His first clients are a group of teenage girls.
The beautiful island views and Elvis dancing and singing in different outfits are enough for any fan to thoroughly enjoy. This classic movie is part of American musical history, and the star power of Elvis is undeniable!