On this day in history, November 15, 1956, Elvis makes big-screen debut in 'Love Me Tender'

Elvis Presley's first movie, "Love Me Tender," was released on November 15, 1956, marking the end of his breakout year in pop-culture. Despite receiving tepid reviews, the film helped transform Presley into a multimedia icon and beloved figure around the world. He went on to star in 30 more feature films, including critically acclaimed movies such as "Jailhouse Rock" and "King Creole." In 1956, Presley had an unprecedented five songs top the Billboard pop charts, solidifying his position as a dominant force in the music industry.

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