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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               August 1, 1960 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Flaming Lance"

20th Century Fox, 10201 Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

Elvis reported to 20th Century Fox at 9:00 am for pre-production work on "Flaming Lance", the working title for his new

film. It was produced by David Weisbart who worked with Elvis before on "Love Me Tender" and directed by Don Siegel. The

movie's plot was to seriously look at the life of a young man caught between the worlds of his Indian mother and his white

father. 

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FLAMING STAR

(20th Century Fox) (1960)

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Barbara Eden

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Rudolfo Acosta

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Don Siegel

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Steve Forrest

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Dolores Del Rio

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Richard Jaeckel

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Karl Swenson

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John McIntire

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L.Q. Jones

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

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HOT 100:

"I'm Sorry" by Brenda Lee.

"It's Now Or Never" by Elvis Presley. #3

"A Mess of Blues" by Elvis Presley. #40

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini,

by Brian Hyland.

"It's Now Or Never" by Elvis Presley. #5

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

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HOT C&W SIDES:

"Please Help Me, I'm Falling" by Hank Locklin.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

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HOT R&B SIDES:

"A Woman, A Lover, A Friend" by Jackie Wilson.

"White Silver Sands" by the Bill Black Combo. #28

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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MONO ACTION ALBUMS (on the charts 39 weeks or less)

"The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart" by Bob Newhart.

"Elvis Is Back!" by Elvis Presley. #3

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY ALBUMS (40 weeks or more)

"Inside Shelley Berman" by Shelley Berman.

BEST SELLING LOW PRICE MONO LP'S

"Soul of Spain" by 101 Strings.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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STEREO ACTION ALBUMS (on the charts 29 weeks or less)

"Persuasive Percussion" by Terry Snyder & the All Stars.

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY ALBUMS (30 weeks or more)

"The Sound of Music" Original Broadway Cast.

BEST SELLING LOW PRICE STEREO LP'S

"Soul of Spain" by 101 Strings.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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"Sing Along With Mitch" by Mitch Miller.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            August 2, 1960, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Flaming Lance"

20th Century Fox, 10201 Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

Elvis undertook horseback riding lessons each afternoon for the next two weeks in preparation for the role of Pacer

Burton.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     August 3, 1960, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Flaming Lance"

20th Century Fox, 10201 Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

No information.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           August 4, 1960, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Flaming Lance"

20th Century Fox, 10201 Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

Elvis was fitted with contact lenses in order to change his blue eyes to brown for his role as a "halfbreed," but in the end

he kept his own natural look.

Bill Bullock thanked Colonel Parker for "getting me off the hook on the recording equipment which was planned for Elvis'

home." The Colonel had accepted as a poor token of fealty the cost of automobile rental in California and record players for Elvis to use both at the movie studio and in his home. Bullock asked for a "snow letter" for his files, that confirmed acceptance of the arrangement. 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 August 5, 1960, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Flaming Lance"

20th Century Fox, 10201 Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

The movie title underwent many changes from "Flaming Lance" to "Flaming Heart", "Black Heart" and now "Black Star."

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           August 6, 1960, (Saturday)

The Beverly Wilshere Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California.

No information.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              August 7, 1960, (Sunday)

The Beverly Wilshere Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California.

No information.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               August 8, 1960 (Monday)

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