Lunch + A Movie: Girl Happy

A Chicago mobster hires a rock and roll singer (Elvis Presley) and his band to keep an eye on his daughter (Shelley Fabares) during Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale. Chaos ensues. Everyone lands in jail. Also stars Biloxi-native Mary Ann Mobley, Miss America 1959. Learn more about Girl Happy from Ward Emling, retired director of …

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Film Screening: Girl Happy

In May we're screening one of Elvis's beach party films, Girl Happy (1965). The plot—A Chicago mobster hires a rock and roll singer (Elvis Presley) and his band to keep an eye on his daughter (Shelley Fabares) during Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. "Boy sings; girls swoon." Not rated, 1h 36 minutes. Bring a …

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