Elvis Performs Poolside In Dazzling Color. This Duet With Ann-Margret Is So Enchanting!

From a scene from the 1964 movie 'Viva Las Vegas,' we see a a little wild, fun duet between the King and Ann-Margret.

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QUEEN OF ELVIS FANTASAY / YOUTUBE
QUEEN OF ELVIS FANTASAY / YOUTUBE

Recognized as much for their 14-year off-screen “secret” relationship as their on-screen roles, Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret definitely flaunt some chemistry in this performance of “The Lady Loves Me” from the movie “Viva Las Vegas.” The 1964 movie signifies the start of what several whispered was a fantastic – if undercover – Hollywood love story.

“We both felt a current, an electricity that went straight through us,” Ann-Margaret wrote of her co-star in her 1994 book “Ann-Margret: My Story,” which chronicles not just her professional life in the films, but also her relationships. This includes the relationship she shared with Presley until his 1977 death. “It would become a force we couldn’t control,” she wrote.

The song boasts stunning vocals by both stars. It comes with a scene of Presley in hot pursuit of his on-screen love interest, whom he follows all around a Las Vegas swimming pool, while the actress plays hard-to-get in several swimsuits.

Even though the film premiered at the height of Beatlemainia, “Viva Las Vegas” made a lot more than the British quartet’s 1964 release “A Hard Day’s Night.” “Viva Las Vegas” made $4.67 million, as opposed to the Beatles’ feature film debut, which only made $515,000. Both movies were released for summer audiences during that year.

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