When photography was invented, it created a sensation that reverberated throughout the world. Visual imagery up to that time was the exclusive domain of artists and craftsmen. Suddenly everything changed.
Get ready, because pretty soon you'll be seeing Austin Butler everywhere. The year-old actor is set to play Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann's new biopic, and fans are already taking notice of the resemblance between him and the legendary singer. From his chiseled jawline to his perfectly styled hair, Austin is definitely swoon-worthy to say the least.
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For Elvis fanatics, this is probably a godsend. For everyone else, things get dicier. Despite his undeniable talents, Elvis was a wildly uneven recording artist. In any case, he had the privilege and the burden of a voice that sounded legit trying out everything from a quavery tenor to a hubristic baritone, unafraid of operatic grandeur or gruffness or languor, with vibrato and falsetto and commitment, traces of which are present even when one can hear the poor guy itching to get out of the studio and back to his Graceland.
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By Barbara Hoffman. Then, all of a sudden, there comes a time when they have to change professions. She came to America from Sweden at age 6, without knowing a word of English.
During the next eight weeks, he appeared on this variety series five more times, and each time the show received better ratings. The first show, however, was only moderately successful and was beaten in the ratings by The Perry Como Show. On Elvis' first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Showhe was introduced by Cleveland disc jockey Bill Randle, who was supposedly the first radio personality to play an Elvis record outside the South.
In the summer ofyear-old Elvis Presley was taking the country by storm. To complete the tableau, a low column was wheeled out to Presley, atop which was perched a mournful-looking Basset Hound wearing a top hat. The ratings were high, though, and the next day he reported to RCA studios, where he recorded his definitive version of "Hound Dog.