Baz Luhrmann hopes to release Elvis Presley never-before-seen 1970s documentary footage

Scene from 1970 documentary, Elvis: That’s The Way It Is

It seems that Elvis Presley unreleased documentary footage may be in the works for release. Fans have been begging for years that the never-before-seen film footage from Elvis: That’s The Way It Is (1970) and Elvis On Tour (1972) be released to the public.

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Priscilla Presley raves about ‘ELVIS’ actor Austin Butler as movie heads to Cannes

Austin Butler as Elvis Presley in the 2022 film, ELVIS

During a recent personal appearance in Las Vegas, Priscilla Presley said that she watched a private screening of the new movie, ELVIS, due out in June. Director Baz Luhrmann wanted to be there when she watched the film for the first time. 

Instead, she chose to screen the movie with longtime friend of hers and close friend of Elvis, Jerry Schilling. Priscilla describes herself as being stunned by Austin Butler’s portrayal of her ex-husband. 

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Interview about Elvis Presley’s monumental album, “From Elvis in Memphis”, with author Eric Wolfson

Guest contributor, David Hopper of 360°Sound, spoke with Eric Wolfson, author of the new 33 1/3 book on Elvis Presley’s 1969 album From Elvis in Memphis (out now on Bloomsbury Academic). Hot on the heels of the ’68 Comeback Special, Elvis returned to Memphis to record there for the first time since his Sun records in the mid-‘50s. The sessions took place at American Sound Studio under the direction of producer Chips Moman. Backed by the ace house band The Memphis Boys, Elvis cut four Top 20 hits, “In The Ghetto,” “Suspicious Minds,” “Don’t Cry Daddy” and “Kentucky Rain.”

360°: You’re a longtime Elvis fanatic. Please start by telling us a little about your Elvis fandom and what led you to writing this book.

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