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Fun in Acapulco is a 1963 American musical comedy film starring Elvis Presley and Ursula Andress. While exterior filming was undertaken involving every other member of the crew at various places in Acapulco, Mexico, Elvis's own shots had to be taken at the Paramount studios in Hollywood, in March 1963, as he had been declared "persona non grata" by the Mexican authorities following a series of incidents which took place at the trendy "Las Americas" movie theatre in the Mexican capital during the openings of at least two of its earlier films, most notably "King Creole" ( an entire chapter in a book by noted Mexican counter-culture writer Parménides García Saldaña entitled "Rey Criollo", and finally published in 1970, deals on this subject which took place in 1959) and "G.I.Blues", which opened under the title "Cafe Europa", in the summer of 1962. A double was hired to dovetail his long shot scenes with the rest of the crew while location filming was taken place. The movie featured the Top 10 Billboard hit "Bossa Nova Baby" and reached #1 on the national weekly box office charts a week after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. The film would be Presley's last release before the arrival of Beatlemania and was the top grossing movie musical of 1963... Read more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fun_in_Acapulco
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Fun in Acapulco is a 1963 American musical comedy film starring Elvis Presley and Ursula Andress. While exterior filming was undertaken involving every other member of the crew at various places in Acapulco, Mexico, Elvis's own shots had to be taken at the Paramount studios in Hollywood, in March 1963, as he had been declared "persona non grata" by the Mexican authorities following a series of incidents which took place at the trendy "Las Americas" movie theatre in the Mexican capital during the openings of at least two of its earlier films, most notably "King Creole" ( an entire chapter in a book by noted Mexican counter-culture writer Parménides García Saldaña entitled "Rey Criollo", and finally published in 1970, deals on this subject which took place in 1959) and "G.I.Blues", which opened under the title "Cafe Europa", in the summer of 1962. A double was hired to dovetail his long shot scenes with the rest of the crew while location filming was taken place. The movie featured the Top 10 Billboard hit "Bossa Nova Baby" and reached #1 on the national weekly box office charts a week after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. The film would be Presley's last release before the arrival of Beatlemania and was the top grossing movie musical of 1963... Read more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fun_in_Acapulco
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Directed By: Richard Thorpe
Produced By: Hal B. Wallis
Written By: Allan Weiss
Starring: Elvis Presley, Ursula Andress, Paul Lukas, Elsa Cárdenas
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