Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 April 1, 1961, (Saturday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Filming on location in Hawaii.

Filming continued on "Blue Hawaii."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    April 2, 1961, (Sunday)

Hawaiian Village Hotel, 2005 Kalia Road, Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii?

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    April 3, 1961 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Filming on location in Hawaii.

Principal photography continued.

The Colonel remained an imperturbable contributor to high jinks on the set, hypnotizing the guys one day for Hal Wallis, he also infuriated director Norman Taurog when he halted shooting and insisted on an extra payment from Wallis because of a provision in Elvis' contract that guaranteed $10,000 if the star supplied his own wardrobe. When Wallis expressed confusion as to what wardrobe Elvis could have supplied (since he is wearing nothing but a bathing suit), the Colonel pointed to his wristwatch.

The Colonel was always on the lookout for new recruits to his own phantom organization, the Snowmen's League of America, dedicated to the fine art of "snowing," or putting the other person on (con brio), an organization that costs nothing to get into and $10,000 to get out of. The Colonel promoted even his mock promotions in elaborate and resourceful ways.

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HOT 100:

"Blue Moon" by the Marcels.

"Surrender" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Hearts of Stone" by Bill Black's Combo. #41

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Blue Moon" by the Bel-Aire Girls, Tony Bennett, Jimmy Bowen, Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley, The Naturals, Buck Clayton/M. Morris Trio, the Marcels.

"Surrender" by Elvis Presley. #3

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"Don't Worry" by Marty Robbins.

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HOT R&B SIDES:

"Blue Moon" by the Marcels.

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MONO ALBUMS

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley.

"Elvis Is Back!" by Elvis Presley. #83

"His Hand in Mine" by Elvis Presley. #97

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STEREO ALBUMS

"Calcutta" by Lawrence Welk.

"G.I. Blues" (S) by Elvis Presley. #12

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"Elvis Is Back!" (M) by Elvis Presley. #83

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"G.I. Blues" (M) by Elvis Presley. #1

"G.I. Blues" (S) by Elvis Presley. #12

"G.I. Blues" was at number one in Japan and "Wooden Heart" was top of the charts in the UK, Holland and Australia. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 April 4, 1961, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Filming on location in Hawaii.

Filming continued on "Blue Hawaii."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           April 5, 1961, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Filming on location in Hawaii.

Filming continued on "Blue Hawaii."

While Elvis was away, extensive renovations were completed at Graceland on the living room, dining room, kitchen and Elvis' bedroom, with upstairs and basement stairways fitted with mirrors and Elvis' dressing room decked out with padded Walls and gold carpeting. Total cost came to $5,340.66. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                April 6, 1961, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Filming on location in Hawaii.

Filming continued on "Blue Hawaii."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                       April 7, 1961, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Filming on location in Hawaii.

Filming continued on "Blue Hawaii."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 April 8, 1961, (Saturday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Filming on location in Hawaii.

Filming continued on "Blue Hawaii."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    April 9, 1961, (Sunday)

Hawaiian Village Hotel, 2005 Kalia Road, Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii?

Bill for the Presley party (Joe Esposito, Red West, Sonny West, Alan Fortas).

The Colonel's younger brother Ad, arrived in New York and was greeted by the van Kuijcks who accommodated him for the next eleven days  while Parker was away on location duty for "Blue Hawaii."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 April 10, 1961 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Filming on location in Hawaii.

Principal photography continued.

 

Elvis with KPOI-AM DJ Tom Moffatt on the movie set. Tom interviewed Elvis for "Uncle Tom's Cabin" just before he departed for the island of Kauai to film the wedding scene. (Exact date of interview unknown)

Tom Moffatt Interview - Elvis Presley
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HOT 100:

"Blue Moon" by the Marcels.

"Surrender" by Elvis Presley. #7

"Hearts of Stone" by Bill Black's Combo. #99

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Blue Moon" by the Bel-Aire Girls, Tony Bennett, Jimmy Bowen, Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley, The Naturals, Buck Clayton/M. Morris Trio, the Marcels.

"Surrender" by Elvis Presley. #4

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HOT C&W SIDES:

"Don't Worry" by Marty Robbins.

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"Blue Moon" by the Marcels.

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MONO ALBUMS

"Calcutta" by Lawrence Welk.

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Elvis Is Back!" by Elvis Presley. #93

"His Hand in Mine" by Elvis Presley. #87

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"Calcutta" by Lawrence Welk.

"G.I. Blues" (S) by Elvis Presley. #11

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"Elvis Is Back!" (M) by Elvis Presley. #93

"His Hand in Mine" (M) by Elvis Presley. #87

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"G.I. Blues" (M) by Elvis Presley. #2

"G.I. Blues" (S) by Elvis Presley. #11

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               April 11, 1961, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Filming on location in Kauai.

Filming continued on "Blue Hawaii."

While in Kauai Elvis spent a lot of time at the Coco Palms Resort in Wailua.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        April 12, 1961, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Filming on location in Kauai.

Filming continued on "Blue Hawaii."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              April 13, 1961, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Filming on location in Kauai.

Filming continued on "Blue Hawaii."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     April 14, 1961, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Filming on location in Kauai.

Filming continued on "Blue Hawaii."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              April 15, 1961, (Saturday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Filming on location in Kauai.

Filming continued on "Blue Hawaii."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 April 16, 1961, (Sunday)

Hawaiian Village Hotel, 2005 Kalia Road, Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii?

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 April 17, 1961 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Filming on location in Kauai.

Location shooting in Hawaii ended.

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HOT 100:

"Blue Moon" by the Marcels.

"Surrender" by Elvis Presley. #10

"Flaming Star" by Elvis Presley. #85 (EP)

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Blue Moon" by the Bel-Aire Girls, Tony Bennett, Jimmy Bowen, Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley, The Naturals, Buck Clayton/M. Morris Trio, the Marcels.

"Surrender" by Elvis Presley. #7

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HOT C&W SIDES:

"Don't Worry" by Marty Robbins.

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HOT R&B SIDES:

"One Mint Julep" by the Marcels.

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MONO ALBUMS

"Calcutta" by Lawrence Welk.

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Elvis Is Back!" by Elvis Presley. #76

"His Hand in Mine" by Elvis Presley. #104

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ALBUMS

"Calcutta" by Lawrence Welk.

"G.I. Blues" (S) by Elvis Presley. #14

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TOP LP's BY CATEGORY

BEST SELLING POP VOCAL ALBUMS

"Elvis Is Back!" (M) by Elvis Presley. #76

"His Hand in Mine" (M) by Elvis Presley. #104

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"G.I. Blues" (M) by Elvis Presley. #2

"G.I. Blues" (S) by Elvis Presley. #14

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               April 18, 1961, (Tuesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        April 19, 1961, (Wednesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              April 20, 1961, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

 

The cast and crew returned to Hollywood, where filming continued at Paramount. 

The Colonel met up with his brother Ad, but was deeply suspicious that the family may be after money by blackmailing him. He asked his brother straight out about his fear and Ad assured him that was not the case. Parker let him stay at his apartment in Los Angeles and showed no emotion when they discussed his other brothers and sisters. The Colonel refused any requests for photographs of the two to be taken even to bring back home to Breda in Holland. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    April 21, 1961, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Blue Hawaii."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              April 22, 1961, (Saturday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Blue Hawaii."

After the completion of their two highly publicized fund-raising events, the Colonel wrote to the newly inaugurated vice president Lyndon Johnson and offered his and Elvis' availability for any future patriotic projects, whether "to use our talents or help load the trucks."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  April 23, 1961, (Sunday)

525 Perugia Way, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California?

 

 

Around this time the Colonel brought his brother along with him to meet Elvis who was watching television. Elvis shook his hand, but never seemed to be curious about his strange accent. When Ad returned home he told the family that they hadn't spoken much about private matters. Some family members reckoned that he may have been paid not to divulge anything.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                April 24, 1961 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Blue Hawaii."

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Runaway" by Del Shannon.

"Surrender" by Elvis Presley. #19

"Flaming Star" by Elvis Presley. #34 (EP)

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Blue Moon" by the Bel-Aire Girls, Tony Bennett, Jimmy Bowen, Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley, The Naturals, Buck Clayton/M. Morris Trio, the Marcels.

"Surrender" by Elvis Presley. #10

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HOT C&W SIDES:

"Don't Worry" by Marty Robbins.

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"Mother-in-Law" by Ernie K. Doe.

"Hearts of Stone" by Bill Black's Combo. #22

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MONO ALBUMS

"Calcutta" by Lawrence Welk.

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Elvis Is Back!" by Elvis Presley. #76

"His Hand in Mine" by Elvis Presley. #95

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ALBUMS

"Calcutta" by Lawrence Welk.

"G.I. Blues" (S) by Elvis Presley. #15

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TOP LP's BY CATEGORY

BEST SELLING POP VOCAL ALBUMS

"Elvis Is Back!" (M) by Elvis Presley. #76

"His Hand in Mine" (M) by Elvis Presley. #95

BEST SELLING SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS (Non Cast)

"G.I. Blues" (M) by Elvis Presley. #2

"G.I. Blues" (S) by Elvis Presley. #15

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                April 25, 1961, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Blue Hawaii."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        April 26, 1961, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Blue Hawaii."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             April 27, 1961, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Blue Hawaii."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    April 28, 1961, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Blue Hawaii."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             April 29, 1961, (Saturday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Blue Hawaii."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  April 30, 1961, (Sunday)

525 Perugia Way, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California?

 

 

No information.

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