A film by Kurt Langbein
Documentary 2017, USA/Austria
In August, 1956, Elvis Presley started shooting his first feature film, Love Me Tender. At his side was his manager, Colonel Tom Parker and his just-hired secretary, Trude Forsher.
Elvis and the Girl from Vienna is Trude’s account of how Elvis’ career went from a southern United States singing sensation to a global legend. Over the five years that Trude worked with Elvis and the Colonel, she observed first hand the legendary moments’ in Elvis life.
Elvis and the Girl from Vienna is also told through the eyes of Byron Raphael, personal assistant to Trude, Elvis and Colonel from 1956 to 1958. The film includes music and
images that have rarely – if ever – been seen. It is not only the story of Elvis’ rise to fame, but of one of his most personal confidants, who escaped the ravages of WW2 to get the job a million girls dreamed of – Elvis private secretary.
A Langbein & Partner production 2017 |