Rare Vintage Photos That Uncover the Unknown Truth

By Sarah Norman | August 11, 2023

There was no script for "Viva Las Vegas" when Ann-Margret and Elvis got started (1964)

Step back in time and relive the glamour and scandal of yesteryear with our nostalgic photo gallery. From young and carefree Hollywood stars, to royalty caught in candid moments, these photos offer a glimpse into the private lives of the famous and infamous.

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Even though Viva Las Vegas is regarded as one of Elvis’ classic films, it could have gone completely the other way. According to the film’s director, George Sidney, there wasn’t even a story when Elvis and Ann-Margret agreed to appear in the film. Initially the film was meant to take place in the Middle East, but after some brainstorming they decided to move the action to Sin City. He said:

That was one of those cases where we had no script and we had a commitment. Originally it was something about an Arabian or something... But we turned it around and we wrote the script in about eleven days... We changed the whole thing and decided to do it in Las Vegas.

Chicago, 1969.

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Chicago in 1969 was a trying time for the city. The Chicago Seven were on trial for conspiring to incite a riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Even though the city was in turmoil, nothing gets this town on the Gold Coast down. At the time things were changing in a big way, and the steel industry was still going strong.

That being said, in the late ‘60s the makeup of entire neighborhoods were changing. White families were moving out of the city and a more diverse group of people were coming in. Throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s Chicago would change in a big way.