Newspaper Ad for "Love Me Tender" is This Week's Insiders Artifact
April 20, 2011
We are celebrating the 55th anniversary of the year 1956 in Elvis Presley's life. It was the year Elvis catapulted to superstardom, enjoying his first national hit, "Heartbreak Hotel," his first movie, "Love Me Tender," and his first television appearances. In honor of the anniversary, this week's Elvis Insiders
Artifact is an advertisement from a California newspaper for "Love Me Tender." The film opened nationwide on November 21, 1956. In Memphis, it broke all records and Variety
reported its first-week earnings at $540,000 - a major triumph for 20th Century Fox.
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