Year: 2015 Director: Jeanie Finlay
The King Is Dead, Long Live The King? When Elvis P shat himself to heaven in 1977 millions cried for him along with their lost youth and memories. Yet how can Elvis be dead when we have his music – the people cried, particularly when a new disc from Jerry Lee Lewis arrives with an Elvis-y sounding singer billed as ‘Orion’ duetting with The Killer. Then a masked man with swirling cape, slicked back quiff and that voice is ‘Reborn’ on the front of an LP showing him also prone in a coffin. Can this be real – is the Pelvis back from his toilet break?
In this intriguing documentary we find that Jimmy Ellis was given the dream he had always wanted – to be a star with adoring and willing girls at his feet, big selling records (but not in the traditional sense) and sell out concerts but with a hefty price. He would have to wear the mask whenever he was in public and would only be popular because he sounded like andor people thought he was Elvis back from the dead. Signed to Sun Records by the unscrupulous (and that’s being » Continue Reading.