When Robert Mitchum considered Elvis Presley for ‘Thunder Road’

Robert Mitchum’s second son Chris vividly illuminates the family Christmas party where Elvis Presley jammed on piano with his dad and considered being in “Thunder Road,” a moonshine-fueled chase romp that’s since gained cult classic immortality. Meanwhile, in the accompanying lead photo…a week after the issuing of the ultimately enormous No. 1 single “All Shook Up” b/w “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin,” a 22-year-old sizzling Presley is seen at the Saddle and Sirloin Club in Chicago, Illinois, on March 28, 1957, during a press conference hours before commanding the stage of the International Amphitheatre. Presley had not performed a tour date in over four months, instead concentrating on the filming of his second movie, director Hal Kanter’s entertaining “Loving You.” Image Credit: eBay / For Elvis CD Collectors message board

The Chris Mitchum Interview, Part Two

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Jeremy Roberts

Jeremy Roberts

Retro pop culture interviews & lovin’ something fierce sustain this University of Georgia Master of Agricultural Leadership alum. Email: jeremylr@windstream.net