The most famous one of those is the title number, choreographed by Alex Romero and played to the hilt in prison couture with a stylized slammer backdrop — a scene replayed over and over again in subsequent tributes to the King. It didn’t hurt, either, that "Jailhouse Rock" the song was penned by hitmakers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, as were three other tunes featured in the film. While it’s generally agreed that Elvis himself was a movie hack, that didn’t matter a whit to the bobby-soxers who mooned over every scene.
See what all the fuss was about — and maybe have a laugh — when Jailhouse Rock screens for free at 11:30 a.m. today at the Aurora Central Library, 14949 East Alameda Drive, as part of its Monday @ the Movies series. And rest assured, this is a family-friendly film — in 2013, at least. For more information, visit auroralibrary.org.
Mon., Aug. 26, 11:30 a.m., 2013