On This Date: May 20, 1964 Viva Las Vegas Was Released

May 20, 2014
Viva Las Vegas Love in Las Vegas

MGM's 'Viva Las Vegas' 1964 Movie Poster

On this Date, May 20, 1964, the movie ‘Viva Las Vegas’ was released, starring Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret. Viva Las Vegas, also known as ‘Love in Las Vegas’, is a 1964 American romantic musical movie starring music icon Elvis Presley and actress Ann-Margret.

The film is regarded by fans and by film critics as one of Presley’s best movies, and it is noted for the on-screen chemistry between Presley and Ann-Margret.

Location filming took place in Las Vegas area locations including: the parking lot of the Sahara Hotel, Lake Mead Marina, a drag strip in the suburb of Henderson, at the old frontier hotel on the Las Vegas strip, a skeet shooting range at the Tropicana Hotel, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas gymnasium, McCarran Airport and the swimming pool at the Flamingo Hotel.

 

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