The King had numerous rendezvous with many women on and off-screen during his roles but there was one occasion where his deepest fear came true.
The singer suffered an embarrassing blunder while on set and the cameras caught everything, yes everything.
During one racy scene from 1962’s Girls Girls Girls with Laurel Goodwin, the star’s excitement was easy to see – but the director and film buffs working behind the scene failed to spot it, or worse, decided to leave it in the finished product.
Laurel played the sweet character in the film, chasing Elvis’ character Ross in the movie alongside another woman trying to capture his heart.
The second woman, played by sexy Playboy model Stella Stevens, didn’t seem to set off sparks with Elvis, writes the Express.
During the dance scene for the track The Walls Have Ears, the star had a horror reaction to the gyrating and close encounter with Laura – and little Elvis peeked through.
The King told his Memphis Mafia sidekick Joe Esposito: “Did you see that? did you see what happened below the belt?”
Years later, Joe wrote in his memoir Good Rockin’ Tonight: “The dance scene with Laurel was complicated … at some point during all the wiggling and jumping, those pants really rubbed him the wrong way, and Little Elvis, as he called it, became erect.”
He says in between takes, Elvis, panicking, told him: “Damn pants were rubbing me the wrong way and I couldn’t stop the feeling. Geez, I hope they don’t have to reshoot this.”
But the next day, to his horror, The King saw the rough cuts and realised his nightmare had come true.
He told his pal: “Hot damn! Will you look at that? I was hoping it wouldn’t show because the pants were black. But there it is, sticking out like a sore thumb… well, sort of like a sore thumb.”
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Joe reassured him it would be edited out from the final cut, but director Norman Taurog didn’t make the changes.
But it’s hard to believe it wasn’t picked up or received backlash at the time.
Joe added: “I couldn’t believe it when the movie came out. There was Elvis, dancing around the apartment with Little Elvis at attention and aimed directly at Laurel!
“Of course, you had to be looking for it to notice. I’m guessing that only the few of us who knew were looking in that area and saw Little Elvis in action.”
Goodwin never spoke out about the extra player in the scene but admitted that Elvis was actually a “shy” person despite his persona and incredible talent.
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