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Space Needle - "It Happened at the World's Fair" - Seattle, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 47° 37.226 W 122° 20.935
10T E 548922 N 5274319
Quick Description: "It Happened at the World Fair" was filmed at the Seattle Space Needle in 1963...starring Elvis Presley and Joan O'Brien.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 6/5/2016 10:47:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMRBNM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 11

Long Description:
This websitechttp://www.elvisblog.net/2013/04/22/50th-anniversary-movie-it-happened-at-the-worlds-fair-1963/ has additional photos and informs us:

"Elvis Movie 50th Anniversary Pictorials — It Happened at the World’s Fair, 1963
Posted on April 22, 2013 by Phil Arnold | 2 Comments
It Happened at the World’s Fair, Elvis’ twelfth film, opened nationally on April 10, 1963. By this time, Col. Parker and the producers had given up any pretense of putting Elvis into quality movies, and this one was a real stinkeroo, in my opinion. The plot was very thin, there was way too much of five-year-old Sue-Lin, and the songs were weak (especially the four Elvis sang to Sue-Lin). However, this is supposed to be a pictorial, not a review, so let’s look at some pictures.
The movie could have been a virtual advertisement for the Seattle World’s Fair, because it featured glamorous shots of nine different venues, including the Water Works Fountain in the Central Courtyard shown here. However, the film premiered several months after the fair closed.Here we have Elvis and co-star Joan O’Brien in the famous Space Needle with its 360 degree rotation that provided stunning views. Actual filming was done on a set in Hollywood, and the floor didn’t rotate, just the section of windows behind them. Next time you watch the movie, note how the view never changes.
Elvis spent more time with Sue-Lin than he did with Joan O’Brien, and he sang more songs to the precocious child. However, the two songs he sang to O’Brien made her melt yieldingly into his arms."

The featured photo depicts the stars in the revolving restaurant at the Needle's apex.

Read more about the movie at (visit link) and more about the Space Needle at
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Movie or TV Show: "It Happened at the World's Fair

Year Released or First Aired: 1,963.00

IMDB Link: [Web Link]

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