Viva Pod Vegas #008 – Blue Hawaii (1961)
It’s (basically) (or literally) musicals from now until the end of Elvis Presley’s filmography, and today’s is a pretty good one: Blue Hawaii! Art imitates life, and Elvis’s Chadwick “Chad” Gates is back from two years of service. He was (mostly) faithful, but his relationship will (once again?) be put to the test as he’s tasked with leading a group of young girls on a tour of the island(s). In this episode, we talk about songs we’re surprised to find on the Blue Hawaii soundtrack, Elvis’s island pals, and Angela Landsbury as Elvis’s worst mom yet. Whether you “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” find yourself “Slicin’ Sand,” want to sail away to an “Island of Love,” get stricken with the “Beach Boy Blues,” want to take a “Midnight Swim,” or hope there are “No More” of these phrases, grab a mixed drink and join us on island time for Blue Hawaii!
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