Paramount Pictures Signed Elvis Presley To A Three Movie Contract

9:30 PM, Apr 5, 2012   |    comments
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Undated -- On April sixth, 1956, Paramount Pictures signed Elvis Presley to a three-movie contract just a few days after his first screen test.

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