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  • Apr 6, 1956
    Elvis Presley signs a three-picture deal with Paramount Pictures for $450,000
    Nov 21, 1956
    Six days after its premiere in New York, Elvis Presley's first movie, "Love Me Tender," opens across the nation
    Jul 30, 1957
    Paramount releases Elvis Presley's second movie, "Loving You"
    Dec 26, 1957
    The military draft board grants a deferment to Elvis Presley so that he can film "King Creole" for Paramount
    Jul 2, 1958
    Paramount releases Elvis Presley's "King Creole"
    Aug 13, 1959
    Singer/songwriter Bobby Darin signs a million-dollar contract with Paramount Pictures. "Dream Lover," a song Darin wrote, will eventually become a country hit in 1971 for Billy "Crash" Craddock
    Nov 23, 1960
    Paramount releases Elvis Presley's first post-Army movie, "G.I. Blues"
    Jan 6, 1961
    Colonel Tom Parker negotiates a raise for Elvis Presley. Paramount agrees to pay $175,000 for each of the studio's next three Presley pictures, and $200,000 for the two that will follow them
    Nov 22, 1961
    Paramount releases Elvis Presley's movie "Blue Hawaii"
    Apr 9, 1962
    Elvis Presley begins filming "Girls! Girls! Girls!" in Hawaii

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