Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           December 1, 1961, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Kid Galahad"

Culver Studios, 9336 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

 

Principal photography for "Kid Galahad" continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 2, 1961, (Saturday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Kid Galahad"

Culver Studios, 9336 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

 

Principal photography for "Kid Galahad" continued.

Elvis' automobile insurance form included a 1962 Chrysler New Yorker station wagon; the 1955 Cadillac 60 four-door Pink sedan; the 1950 Chevy one-ton truck in which Elvis used to drive anonymously around Memphis; a 1958 Harley-Davidson motorcycle; a 1960 Jeep; the 1960 Cadillac four-door sedan; the 1956 Lincoln two-door and 1960 Rolls Royce; and a 1962 Mercury Comet four-door station wagon. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       December 3, 1961, (Sunday)

NEW HOLLYWOOD HOME

10538 Bellagio Road, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California?

 

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      December 4, 1961, (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Kid Galahad"

Culver Studios, 9336 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

 

Principal photography for "Kid Galahad" continued.

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HOT 100:

"Big Bad John" by Jimmy Dean.

"Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley. #57

"Rock-A-Hula Baby" by Elvis Presley. #62

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Big Bad John" by Jimmy Dean.

Easy Listening: 

"Big Bad John" by Jimmy Dean.

Teen Beat: 

"Big Bad John" by Jimmy Dean?

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HOT C&W SIDES:

"Walk On By" by Leroy Van Dyke.

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"Please Mr. Postman" by the Marvelettes.

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MONO ALBUMS

"Judy at Carnegie Hall" by Judy Garland.

"Blue Hawaii" by Elvis Presley. #2

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #54

"Something for Everybody" by Elvis Presley. #77

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STEREO ALBUMS

"Stereo 35mm" by Enoch Light.

"Blue Hawaii" by Elvis Presley. #7

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #33

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TOP LP's BY CATEGORY

BEST SELLING POP VOCAL ALBUMS

"Something for Everybody" (M) by Elvis Presley. #77

BEST SELLING SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS (Non Cast)

"Blue Hawaii" (M) by Elvis Presley. #2

"Blue Hawaii" (S) by Elvis Presley. #7

"G.I. Blues" (S) by Elvis Presley. #33

"G.I. Blues" (M) by Elvis Presley. #54

 

"Little Sister" remained at number one in South Africa. "His Latest Flame" was number one in Ireland.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 5, 1961, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Kid Galahad"

Culver Studios, 9336 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

 

Principal photography for "Kid Galahad" continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                              December 6, 1961, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Kid Galahad"

Culver Studios, 9336 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

 

Principal photography for "Kid Galahad" continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 7, 1961, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Kid Galahad"

Culver Studios, 9336 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

 

Principal photography for "Kid Galahad" continued. Elvis reported to the make-up department at 8:45 am, in order to be on set for 9:30 am.

Crew Call: (7:30 am)   Shooting: (8:30 am)

Set: EXT. FAIR GROUNDS               Scenes: 169          Location: Stage 3

Set: INT. FAIR GROUNDS ARENA          Scenes: 170,175,176,177,179,180,182,183,184,185,186,187,188,189,190,191,192,193           Location: Stage 3 

Elvis received a thank you letter from Hedda Hopper. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          December 8, 1961, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Kid Galahad"

Culver Studios, 9336 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

 

Principal photography for "Kid Galahad" continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 9, 1961, (Saturday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Kid Galahad"

Culver Studios, 9336 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

 

Principal photography for "Kid Galahad" continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 10, 1961, (Sunday)

NEW HOLLYWOOD HOME

10538 Bellagio Road, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California?

 

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 11, 1961, (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Kid Galahad"

Culver Studios, 9336 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

 

Principal photography for "Kid Galahad" continued.

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HOT 100:

"Please Mr. Postman" by the Marvelettes.

"Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley. #41

"Rock-A-Hula Baby" by Elvis Presley. #47

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Please Mr. Postman" by Dobbins/Garrett/Brianbert

Easy Listening: 

"Big Bad John" by Jimmy Dean.

Teen Beat: 

"Please Mr. Postman" by the Marvelettes?

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HOT C&W SIDES:

"Walk On By" by Leroy Van Dyke.

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HOT R&B SIDES:

"Please Mr. Postman" by the Marvelettes.

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MONO ALBUMS

"Blue Hawaii" by Elvis Presley.

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #46

"Something for Everybody" by Elvis Presley. #82

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ALBUMS

"Stereo 35mm" by Enoch Light.

"Blue Hawaii" by Elvis Presley. #6

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #39

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TOP LP's BY CATEGORY

BEST SELLING POP VOCAL ALBUMS

"Something for Everybody" (M) by Elvis Presley. #82

BEST SELLING SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS (Non Cast)

"Blue Hawaii" (M) by Elvis Presley. #1

"Blue Hawaii" (S) by Elvis Presley. #6

"G.I. Blues" (S) by Elvis Presley. #39

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

 

"Little Sister" was number one in Belgium. "His Latest Flame" remained at number one in Ireland.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   December 12, 1961, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Kid Galahad"

Culver Studios, 9336 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

 

Principal photography for "Kid Galahad" continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                            December 13, 1961, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Kid Galahad"

Culver Studios, 9336 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

 

Principal photography for "Kid Galahad" continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 December 14, 1961, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Kid Galahad"

Culver Studios, 9336 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

 

Principal photography for "Kid Galahad" continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        December 15, 1961, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Kid Galahad"

Culver Studios, 9336 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

 

Principal photography for "Kid Galahad" continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  December 16, 1961, (Saturday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Kid Galahad"

Culver Studios, 9336 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

 

Principal photography for "Kid Galahad" continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 17, 1961, (Sunday)

10538 Bellagio Road, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California?

 

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 18, 1961, (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Kid Galahad"

Culver Studios, 9336 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

 

Principal photography for "Kid Galahad" continued.

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HOT 100:

"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by the Tokens.

"Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley. #18

"Rock-A-Hula Baby" by Elvis Presley. #32

"Twist-Her" by Bill Black's Combo. #76

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Please Mr. Postman" by Dobbins/Garrett/Brianbert

"Can't Help Falling in Love" by Wise/Peretti/Creatore. #20

Easy Listening: 

"Big Bad John" by Jimmy Dean.

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Walk On By" by Leroy Van Dyke.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Please Mr. Postman" by the Marvelettes.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

MONO ALBUMS

"Blue Hawaii" by Elvis Presley.

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #60

"Something for Everybody" by Elvis Presley. #90

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ALBUMS

"Stereo 35mm" by Enoch Light.

"Blue Hawaii" by Elvis Presley. #7

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #45

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's BY CATEGORY

BEST SELLING POP VOCAL ALBUMS

"Something for Everybody" (M) by Elvis Presley. #90

BEST SELLING SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS (Non Cast)

"Blue Hawaii" (M) by Elvis Presley. #1

"Blue Hawaii" (S) by Elvis Presley. #7

"G.I. Blues" (S) by Elvis Presley. #45

"G.I. Blues" (M) by Elvis Presley. #60

 

"Little Sister" was number one in South Africa. "His Latest Flame" remained at number one in Ireland.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   December 19, 1961, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Kid Galahad"

Culver Studios, 9336 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

 

Principal photography for "Kid Galahad" continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   December 20, 1961, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Kid Galahad"

Culver Studios, 9336 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

 

Principal photography for "Kid Galahad" ended.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 December 21, 1961, (Thursday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        December 22, 1961, (Friday)

With a bit of free time at hand, Elvis and his entourage flew to Las Vegas, Nevada. (photos)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 December 23, 1961, (Saturday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 24, 1961, (Sunday)

Christmas Eve, No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 25, 1961, (Monday)

Christmas Day, no information.

Elvis enjoyed the "Blue Hawaii" soundtrack at the top of the mono album chart at Christmas.

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HOT 100:

"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by the Tokens.

"Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley. #10

"Rock-A-Hula Baby" by Elvis Presley. #25

"Twist-Her" by Bill Black's Combo. #65

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by Wise/Peretti/Creatore.

"Can't Help Falling in Love" by Wise/Peretti/Creatore. #12

"Rock-A-Hula Baby" by Wise/Weisman/Fuller. #27

Easy Listening: 

"Big Bad John" by Jimmy Dean.

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Walk On By" by Leroy Van Dyke.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Please Mr. Postman" by the Marvelettes.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

MONO ALBUMS

"Blue Hawaii" by Elvis Presley.

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #49

"Something for Everybody" by Elvis Presley. #128

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ALBUMS

"Stereo 35mm" by Enoch Light.

"Blue Hawaii" by Elvis Presley. #6

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #45

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's BY CATEGORY

BEST SELLING POP VOCAL ALBUMS

"Something for Everybody" (M) by Elvis Presley. #128

BEST SELLING SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS (Non Cast)

"Blue Hawaii" (M) by Elvis Presley. #1

"Blue Hawaii" (S) by Elvis Presley. #6

"G.I. Blues" (S) by Elvis Presley. #45

"G.I. Blues" (M) by Elvis Presley. #49

 

"Little Sister" remained at number one in South Africa, while "His Latest Flame" remained at number one in Ireland.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   December 26, 1961, (Tuesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                            December 27, 1961, (Wednesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 December 28, 1961, (Thursday)

VERNON AND DEE'S NEW HOME

Vernon and his wife Dee with her three boys Ricky, Billy and David moved into their new home at 3650 Hermitage Drive located near Graceland. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        December 29, 1961, (Friday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  December 30, 1961, (Saturday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 31, 1961, (Sunday)

 Elvis' 1961 income consisted of $902,610 from movies and $775,078 from music publishing and recording.

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