Category Archives: Live A Little Love A Little

Don Porter (1912 – 1997)

Don Porter: born 24 September 1912, Oklahoma USA; died 11 February 1997, Beverly Hills California. First credit: Mystery of the White Room (1939); selected credits: Gidget Goes to Rome (1963) Russell Lawrence Gidget (TV 1965-66) Russell Lawrence Live a Little, … Continue reading

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Sultry and Dark vs Blonde and Blue-Eyed

There is, unfortunately, no guaranteed formula leading to Hollywood stardom. Elvis Presley’s two new leading ladies in MGM’s “Live A Little, Love A Little,” demonstrate divergent approaches to successful screen careers.

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Blonde and Blue-Eyed vs Dark and Sultry

Celeste Yarnall: supporting role in Live A Little Love A Little (1968). “Michele Carey, dark and sultry, and Celeste Yarnall, blonde and blue~eyed, both aspire to stardom. That is about all the two glamor girls, who lead Presley astray in … Continue reading

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When I leave the studio my life is my own

Michele Carey promoting Live A Little, Love A Little (1968): “Miss Carey, whose film credits include “El Dorado,” “The Sweet Ride” and “Changes,” is absorbed in her career and is seldom seen at premieres, studio parties or on the interview route. … Continue reading

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Absorbed in her career

Michele Carey promoting Live A Little, Love A Little (1968): “Miss Carey, whose film credits include “El Dorado,” “The Sweet Ride” and “Changes,” is absorbed in her career and is seldom seen at premieres, studio parties or on the interview route. … Continue reading

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Celeste Yarnall

Celeste Yarnall:  born 26 July 1944, Long Beach California. On screen from 1962. Gidget (TV 1966) ‘Independence: Gidget Style’ – 2nd Girl (as Celeste Yarnell); Elvis Presley’s Live a Little, Love a Little (1968) Ellen. More after the jump.

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Kiss My Firm But Pliant Lips

Elvis Presley and Celeste Yarnall in Live A Little, Love A Little (1968). “I originally auditioned for Michelle Carey’s role. And I know they liked me. And it must have gotten pretty close between she and me. So they created … Continue reading

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Michael A. Hoey

Michael A. Hoey: screenwriter (Live A Little Love A Little), dialogue coach (Tickle Me, Sergeant Dead Head, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine, Spinout, Speedway); producer (Palm Springs Weekend), writer-director (The Navy vs. the Night Monsters (1966); born 8 September … Continue reading

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The Dane, Bernice and the King

The swinging sixties were a time of great confusion in Hollywood and a perfect example of that is Live a Little, Love a Little (1968), Elvis Presley’s 28th movie. For the first time, you see a studio wrestling with the … Continue reading

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The King in Bed

Elvis and Michele Carey in Live A Little, Love A Little (1968). “[Elvis] gets to use some mild cuss words and break a former Elvis taboo which was never to show Elvis in bed with his leading lady.” TCM.

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