I usually check out the the schedule for TCM (Turner Classic Movies) every morning in the TV section of my morning paper. The reason for this is that this channel more often than not is screening an Elvis film.
The last couple of days has been no exception, on the contrary. So far this year TCM has offered us Double Trouble, Kissin' Cousins, The Trouble With Girls, Viva Las Vegas and Speedway, if I remember correctly.
With Elvis' birthday around the corner, I though this was a build up of things to come. But, to my disappointment TCM isn't broadcasting anything with Elvis today on January 8. Talk about an anticlimax!
Visiting the TCM site on the Internet I found out that the American edition does deliver. So, for you living in the States with access to this channel, you can watch King Creole at breakfast and then stay home and have your own Elvis movie marathon with G.I. Blues, Blue Hawaii, Girls! Girls! Girls!, Fun In Acapulco, Roustabout and Elvis On Tour.
For us living in Europe, we'll have to think of something else, like watching Elvis on DVD. That ain't a bad alternative, even if it isn't the same. When an Elvis movie is showing on TV, you know you share the experience with others who are watching the same thing. And that's especially true on a day like the one today. Happy birthday, Elvis!