Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            August 1, 1961, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (United Artists) "What A Wonderful Life."

Florida locations used for filming were: Yankeetown, Inverness, Ocala and Tampa. The bridge and beach scenes were shot in Bird Creek in Yankeetown and the Citris County Courthouse was based in Inverness. The bank scene was filmed in Ocala. 

 

 

Principal photography for "What A Wonderful Life." began. Working titles for this movie were "It's a Beautiful Life" and "Here Come the Kwimpers."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     August 2, 1961, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (United Artists) "What A Wonderful Life."

Florida locations used for filming were: Yankeetown, Inverness, Ocala and Tampa. 

 

 

Principal photography continued on "What A Wonderful Life."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          August 3, 1961, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (United Artists) "What A Wonderful Life."

Florida locations used for filming were: Yankeetown, Inverness, Ocala and Tampa. 

 

 

Principal photography continued on "What A Wonderful Life."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 August 4, 1961, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (United Artists) "What A Wonderful Life."

Florida locations used for filming were: Yankeetown, Inverness, Ocala and Tampa. 

 

 

Principal photography continued on "What A Wonderful Life."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           August 5, 1961, (Saturday)

Port Paradise Hotel, Crystal Springs, Florida?

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              August 6, 1961, (Sunday)

Port Paradise Hotel, Crystal Springs, Florida?

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              August 7, 1961 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (United Artists) "What A Wonderful Life."

Florida locations used for filming were: Yankeetown, Inverness, Ocala and Tampa. 

 

 

Principal photography continued on "What A Wonderful Life."

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"Tossin' and Turnin'" by Bobby Lewis.

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"Tossin' and Turnin'" by Adams/Rene.

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"Bo Weevil Song" by Brook Benton.

Teen Beat: 

"Tossin' and Turnin'" by Bobby Lewis.

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HOT C&W SIDES:

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"Tossin' and Turnin'" by Bobby Lewis?

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"Stars for A Summer Night" by Various Artists.

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"Something for Everybody" (M) by Elvis Presley. #15

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

"G.I. Blues" (S) by Elvis Presley. #46

"Summer Kisses, Winter Tears" hit the number one spot in South Africa.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            August 8, 1961, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (United Artists) "What A Wonderful Life."

Florida locations used for filming were: Yankeetown, Inverness, Ocala and Tampa. The bridge and beach scenes were shot in Bird Creek in Yankeetown and the Citris County Courthouse was based in Inverness. The bank scene was filmed in Ocala. 

 

 

Principal photography for "What A Wonderful Life." began. Working titles for this movie were "It's a Beautiful Life" and "Here Come the Kwimpers."

RCA released the latest Elvis single: "His Latest Flame"/"Little Sister" The sleeve used a publicity photograph from August 1960.

 

Songs: "(Marie's the name) His Latest Flame"/"Little Sister" (RCA 47-7908)

RCA Victor (47-7908)

Compact 33 rpm: "His Latest Flame"/"Little Sister"

 

Songs: "(Marie's the name) His Latest Flame"/"Little Sister" (RCA 37-7908)

RCA Victor (37-7908)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     August 9, 1961, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (United Artists) "What A Wonderful Life."

Florida locations used for filming were: Yankeetown, Inverness, Ocala and Tampa. 

 

 

Principal photography continued on "What A Wonderful Life."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        August 10, 1961, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (United Artists) "What A Wonderful Life."

Florida locations used for filming were: Yankeetown, Inverness, Ocala and Tampa. 

 

 

Principal photography continued on "What A Wonderful Life."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              August 11, 1961, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (United Artists) "What A Wonderful Life."

Florida locations used for filming were: Yankeetown, Inverness, Ocala and Tampa. 

 

 

Location filming in Florida ended on "What A Wonderful Life."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         August 12, 1961, (Saturday)

Elvis and his entourage flew from Tampa to Los Angeles. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           August 13, 1961, (Sunday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           August 14, 1961 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (United Artists) "Follow That Dream."

Samuel Goldwyn Studio - 1041 North Formosa Avenue, Hollywood, California. 

 

 

Filming continued in Hollywood. The movie title by now had evolved to "Pioneer Go Home" but Producer Walter Mirisch liked the song "Follow That Dream", so he chose it as the movie's title. Director Gordon Douglas didn't agree. "It sounded like a Doris Day movie," he said.

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HOT 100:

"Tossin' and Turnin'" by Bobby Lewis.

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Tossin' and Turnin'" by Adams/Rene.

Easy Listening: 

"Bo Weevil Song" by Brook Benton.

Teen Beat: 

"Tossin' and Turnin'" by Bobby Lewis.

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HOT C&W SIDES:

"I Fall to Pieces" by Patsy Cline.

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HOT R&B SIDES:

"Tossin' and Turnin'" by Bobby Lewis?

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MONO ALBUMS

"Stars for A Summer Night" by Various Artists.

"Something for Everybody" by Elvis Presley. #2

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #15

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"Stars for A Summer Night" by Various Artists.

"Something for Everybody" by Elvis Presley. #22

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"Something for Everybody" (M) by Elvis Presley. #2

"Something for Everybody" (S) by Elvis Presley. #22

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          August 15, 1961, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (United Artists) "Follow That Dream."

Samuel Goldwyn Studio - 1041 North Formosa Avenue, Hollywood, California. 

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   August 16, 1961, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (United Artists) "Follow That Dream."

Samuel Goldwyn Studio - 1041 North Formosa Avenue, Hollywood, California. 

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        August 17, 1961, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (United Artists) "Follow That Dream."

Samuel Goldwyn Studio - 1041 North Formosa Avenue, Hollywood, California. 

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               August 18, 1961, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (United Artists) "Follow That Dream."

Samuel Goldwyn Studio - 1041 North Formosa Avenue, Hollywood, California. 

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        August 19, 1961, (Saturday)

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

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            August 20, 1961, (Sunday)

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

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           August 21, 1961 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (United Artists) "Follow That Dream."

Samuel Goldwyn Studio - 1041 North Formosa Avenue, Hollywood, California. 

 

 

No information.

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HOT 100:

"Tossin' and Turnin'" by Bobby Lewis.

"Little Sister" by Elvis Presley. #61

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Wooden Heart" by Wise/Weisman/Twomey/Kaempfert.

Easy Listening: 

"Bo Weevil Song" by Brook Benton.

Teen Beat: 

"Tossin' and Turnin'" by Bobby Lewis.

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Tender Years" by George Jones.

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HOT R&B SIDES:

"Tossin' and Turnin'" by Bobby Lewis?

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MONO ALBUMS

"Something for Everybody" by Elvis Presley.

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #14

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"Stars for A Summer Night" by Various Artists.

"Something for Everybody" by Elvis Presley. #19

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BEST SELLING POP VOCAL ALBUMS

"Something for Everybody" (M) by Elvis Presley. #1

"Something for Everybody" (S) by Elvis Presley. #19

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          August 22, 1961, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (United Artists) "Follow That Dream."

Samuel Goldwyn Studio - 1041 North Formosa Avenue, Hollywood, California. 

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  August 23, 1961, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (United Artists) "Follow That Dream."

Samuel Goldwyn Studio - 1041 North Formosa Avenue, Hollywood, California. 

 

 

No information.

Elvis was offered $250,000 for two days' work as the voice (speaking and singing) of John Tom, a tomcat in an animated feature tentatively titled "Gay Purr-ee". After a typically contentious exchange with Hal Wallis' partner, Joe Hazen, about whether Elvis was contractually permitted to appear in a Cartoon without Paramount's permission, the Colonel heeded to what had undoubtedly been his inclination all along and rejected the offer. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        August 24, 1961, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (United Artists) "Follow That Dream."

Samuel Goldwyn Studio - 1041 North Formosa Avenue, Hollywood, California. 

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               August 25, 1961, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (United Artists) "Follow That Dream."

Samuel Goldwyn Studio - 1041 North Formosa Avenue, Hollywood, California. 

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        August 26, 1961, (Saturday)

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

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            August 27, 1961, (Sunday)

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

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           August 28, 1961 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (United Artists) "Follow That Dream."

Samuel Goldwyn Studio - 1041 North Formosa Avenue, Hollywood, California. 

 

 

Principal photography on "Follow That Dream" ended.

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HOT 100:

"Wooden Heart" by Joe Dowell.

"Little Sister" by Elvis Presley. #26

"His Latest Flame" by Elvis Presley. #66

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Wooden Heart" by Wise/Weisman/Twomey/Kaempfert.

"Little Sister" by Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman. #22

Easy Listening: 

"Bo Weevil Song" by Brook Benton?

Teen Beat: 

"Tossin' and Turnin'" by Bobby Lewis?

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Tender Years" by George Jones.

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HOT R&B SIDES:

"Tossin' and Turnin'" by Bobby Lewis?

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MONO ALBUMS

"Something for Everybody" by Elvis Presley.

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #14

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"Stars for A Summer Night" by Various Artists.

"Something for Everybody" by Elvis Presley. #18

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TOP LP's BY CATEGORY

BEST SELLING POP VOCAL ALBUMS

"Something for Everybody" (M) by Elvis Presley. #1

"Something for Everybody" (S) by Elvis Presley. #18

BEST SELLING SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS (Non Cast)

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          August 29, 1961, (Tuesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  August 30, 1961, (Wednesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         August 31, 1961, (Thursday)

No information.

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