Elvis Presley Photos For Jailhouse Rock, 1957

Jailhouse Rock is a 1957 American musical drama film directed by Richard Thorpe and starring Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, and Mickey Shaughnessy. Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and based on a story by Nedrick Young, the film is about a young man sentenced to prison for manslaughter who is mentored in music by his prison cellmate who realizes his musical abilities. After his release from jail, while looking for a job as a club singer, the young man meets a musical promoter who helps him launch his career. As he develops his musical abilities and becomes a star, his self-centered personality begins to affect his relationships.

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Photo taken for publicity use by MGM studios and RCA Victor

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Photo taken for publicity use by MGM studios and RCA Victor

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Photo taken for publicity use by MGM studios and RCA Victor

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Gordon Stoker, Neil Matthews, Hoyt Hawkins at the piano, D.J. Fontana, George Klein, Elvis and Hugh Jarrett

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PR photograph with Mike Stoller, Elvis holding sheet music for ‘Jailhouse Rock’ and Jerry Leiber

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Elvis Presley – The Jailhouse Rock Sessions – April 30, 1957

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Hoyt Hawkins, Elvis, Gordon Soker, Hugh Jarrett and Dudley Brooks

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George Klein, Elvis, D.J. Fontana, Scotty Moore and Hoyt Hawkins on piano

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Elvis on the electric bass for The Jailhouse Rock Sessions

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Elvis for The Jailhouse Rock Sessions

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Elvis for The Jailhouse Rock Sessions

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A media photograph ‘Jailhouse Rock’: Judy Tyler, Elvis

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Dudley Brooks at the piano, Hugh Jarrett, Bill Black, Elvis on the electric bass and Scotty Moore on guitar