Blue Hawaii

Hollywood: Wallis-Paramount Pictures-Hazen / Paramount Pictures, 1961. Revised Final White script for the 1961 film. Notation (name) in holograph pencil on the front wrapper, though the association is unknown.

One of Elvis Presley's most successful post-Army efforts. Presley plays Chad Gates, fresh out of the Army, and heir to a Hawaiian pineapple fortune. His mother Sarah (Lansbury) wants him to take over the management of the family business, but he'd rather surf the waves and dig the dames. He lands a job at a tourist agency, and meets Maile Duval (Blackman) and Abigail Prentice (Walters), but he also manages to anger a young dude and they engage in fisticuffs.

Some of the songs featured in the film are the title number (originally written in 1937 for Bing Crosby), "I Can't Help Falling in Love," "Rock-a-Hula Baby," "Beach Boy Blues," and "Wedding Song." The soundtrack album is not only Elvis Presley's most successfully charting album, but it is also spent twenty consecutive weeks at number one on Billboard's Top LPs chart, a record to be broken only in 1977 by Fleetwood Mac's "Rumors" album, and it stayed on the charts for 79 weeks.

Set in Hawaii, shot there on location.

Self wrappers, noted as REVISED FINAL WHITE on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 160 and production No. 10224, dated March 17, 1961. Title page integral with front wrapper. 123 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 121. Mimeograph on eye-rest green stock, dated 3/17/61 throughout. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with two silver brads.

Hirschhorn, p. 374.

[Book #134953]

Price: $825.00