Release After Filming Kid Galahad 1962
Since Elvis heard that Elizabeth Montgomery want to be in his film Blue
Hawaii, Elvis has a thing for Elizabeth and it is getting serious, for
the past yea Elvis has been trying to Liz to be his co-star. He has
asked the studio if they would give her a role but so far the studio
bosses keep passing her by.
When asked why and how Elvis felt about Elizabeth he replied, “I am
very envious of Liz’s husband Gig being married to her, and if she
were single I would certainly like to meet her.”
did Elizabeth have to say about Elvis’ comment? “I think Elvis is
very attractive and yes if I was single I would date he. He is not quite
my type… but who know what it could lead to? Let’s face it what girl
wouldn’t want to date Elvis? I do want to work with Elvis one day, if
the studios would let me…
Kid Galahad was completed, Gig carried on the argument about Elvis. Liz
was so fed up of hearing it. After three weeks of arguing the fighting
got so intense with Gig convinced that his wife had an affair with
Elvis, Gig packed his bags and left the house.
seems that Gig Young's private life did not improve and he became unhinged. He was an alcoholic who had a succession of failed
marriages (second wife, Sophia Rosenstein died after two years of
His third spouse was "Bewitched" star, Elizabeth
Montgomery, to whom he was wed for the seven years preceding her famed
television role. In September of 1978, Young married his fifth wife, Kim
Schmidt (thirty-three years his junior) whom he had met while filming The
Game of Love in Hong Kong. Three weeks into the marriage, Gig Young
shot his wife - and then himself - in the head with a .38 revolver to
fulfill an apparent death pact. Investigators are still not clear on the
tragic details, but were surprised to discover an additional three
revolvers and 350 rounds of ammunition in the apartment. Young was not
quite 65, his bride 31.
During the filming of
Galahad in the winter of 1961, Elvis's friends ordered a custom made
directors chair as a prank gift. The chair had "MR. PRESLEY"
stamped on the back of it; they presented it to the star on the first
day of filming.
Elvis turned to the crew,
the director, and the producer and asked, "Mr. Presley? Why so
formal?" Director Phil Karlson said, "Only the best for our
star!" Elvis hated the formality of it. He wanted to be treated
like one of the boys, and the chair destroyed that illusion.
The next day a new chair
replaced the formal one. The bright red canvas sported bold print that
read "JUST PLAIN OL' ELVIS." Elvis laughed out loud and
plopped into the chair.