Way back in January of 1935, a soulful lad was born who would grow up to set the music world on fire for decades to come. Some rock icons have fans; Elvis has impersonators.
Filmmaker John Paget spent a year on the blue suede tracks of quite a few not-very elusive Elvis copycats, and the end result of this labor of fasciination/love is the award-winning documentary “Almost Elvis”. The creator muses:
“We found that Elvis impersonation has expanded beyond the traditionally middle-aged male demographic and even women, senior citizens and toddlers are donning jumpsuits and sideburns.”
For more on this incredible film, including an oustanding Gallery of Elvi and news from behind the scenes, shimmy on over to the [ “Almost Elvis” site. ]
Posted on January 16, 2001 in News by Film Threat Staff
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