King Creole

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The year was 1958 and there was no star bigger in entertainment than Elvis Presley. With three films already under his belt, Presley was cast in the title role of King Creole, a screenplay adapted from the Harold Robbins novel A Stone for Danny Fisher. In the film, Presley plays a 19-year-old delinquent, who, after flunking out of school, finds himself in the French Quarter in New Orleans. King Creole was shot in part in New Orleans’s French Quarter, including 1018 Royal Street. King Creole was the last picture Presley made before entering the U.S. Army to serve for two years. Presley was given a sixty-day deferment in order to shoot the film, before showing up for duty.