Celeste Yarnall, 1944 – 2018

Celeste Yarnall, Alluring Actress of the 1960s, Dies at 74 Hollywood Reporter | 10/9/2018 | by Mike Barnes Celeste Yarnall, who appeared opposite Elvis Presley in Live a Little, Love a Little, had a memorable turn on Star Trek and donned a loincloth to play “the original flower child” in the jungle-set cult classic Eve,…

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, Love a Little (1968) Final credit: CBS Summer Playhouse (TV 1988) episode ‘Old Money’

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.

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 the comedy, have in common. Miss Carey developed her interest in acting only after working…

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. Miss Carey: “When I leave the studio, my life is my own.” Colorado Springs Gazette,…

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. Miss Carey: “When I leave the studio my life is my own.” Colorado Springs Gazette,…

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.

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 the role of Ellen for me. The original title of the script was ‘Kiss My…

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 1934, London, England; died 17 August 2014, San Clemente, California, USA. Obituary below.

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 dilemma of trying to make Elvis relevant to the new, emerging pop culture. Based on…

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.

A Close Shave for the King

Michele Carey (How To Stuff A Wild Bikini, The Sweet Ride) watches Elvis Presley shave in Live A Little, Love A Little (1968), the first Elvis movie in which he cussed, was seen in bed with a woman, and implied he took drugs. Save

Bernice calling

Michele Carey, Elvis Presley’s co-star in Live A Little, Love A Little (‘Oct 1968). Also appeared in How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (965) – an uncredited cameo – and The Sweet Ride (May ’68) in a supporting role as a porn actress ‘Thumper Stevens’.

Michele Carey

Michele Carey:  born 26 February 1943, Annapolis, Maryland. First credit: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV 1964) ‘The Double Affair’ – Maggie … How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (14-Jul-1965) Michelle – uncredited … The Sweet Ride (22-May-68) Thumper Stevens Live a Little, Love a Little (23-Oct-1968) Bernice … Final credit: In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro…

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley: born Elvis Aron Presley, 8 January 1935, Tupelo Mississippi; died 16 August 1977, Memphis Tennessee. 31 movies from Love Me Tender (1956) to Change of Habit (1969)