It will be a tribute befitting a king.
Turner Classic Movies will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the passing of
Elvis Presley with a multimedia effort, highlighted by a 24-hour movie marathon
The marathon features the completely remixed and re-edited letterbox version
of documentary Elvis: That's the Way It Is -- Special Edition at 8 p.m.
This 97-minute documentary captures the king of rock `n' roll during an August
1970 concert in Las Vegas.
The festival, starting at 10 a.m., comprises 11 of Presley's most popular
films, including Girl Happy (4 p.m.), Jailhouse Rock (10 p.m.) and
Double Trouble (4 a.m.). There will also be interstitials featuring
former friends and band members.
Online, turnerclassicmovies.com is presenting extensive Elvis content about his film and musical careers.
Users will find a movie schedule with articles about each film in the marathon,
a photo gallery, a video section featuring movie trailers and film clips and a
link to elvis.com.
At the TCM site, users can also register for the 'Elvis in Hollywood
Sweepstakes,' which offers visitors the chance to win authentic artifacts from
Elvis's Graceland archives. The grand-prize package includes the original script
for Live a Little, Love a Little (2 a.m.) and the original posters
promoting various other Presley flicks.