200 Cadillacs (2004)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Music History  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Dan Griffin directs the film 200 Cadillacs, an hour-long documentary about Elvis Presley's tendency to give away brand-new Cadillacs, expensive jewelry, and entire homes as gifts. The filmmakers interview the personal assistants and friends who were often recipients of these extravagant gifts. Subjects include Elvis' drummer D.J. Fontana, Sweet Inspirations singer Myrna Smith, and Jordanaires singer Gordon Stoker. The film also includes interviews with Cadillac salesmen Joey Abel and Ernie Barrasso, along with over 200 archival photographs. Includes television footage from The Frank Sinatra Show and The Ed Sullivan Show.

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music-star, generosity, gift, car, charisma, reminiscence, archival-footage, recollection, rock-music