Cultural depictions of Elvis Presley
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Elvis Presley has inspired artistic and cultural works since he entered the national consciousness. From that point, interest in his personal and public life has never stopped. Some scholars have studied many aspects of his profound cultural influence. Billboard historian Joel Whitburn declared Presley the "#1 act of the Rock era".
The following lists cover various media which include items of historic interest, enduring works of high art, and recent representations in popular culture. Only people and works with Wikipedia articles are included.
For purposes of classification, popular culture music is a separate section from operas and oratorios. Television covers live action series, TV movies, miniseries, and North American animation but not Japanese anime, which appears with manga and graphic novels.
Actors cast as Elvis Presley
Actors' last names in alphabetical order
|Actor||Credited character||Title (year of theatrical release, unless otherwise noted)|
|Lloyd Ahlquist||Elvis Presley||Epic Rap Battles of History, episode "Michael Jackson vs. Elvis Presley" (Season 2, 2012)|
|Austin Butler||Elvis Presley||Director Baz Luhrmann 's Untitled project (2021)|
|Bruce Campbell||(fictional) Elvis Presley||Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)|
|Rob Delaney||Elvis Presley||Rocketman (2019, scene deleted)|
|Peter Dobson||i) (fictional) young Elvis Presley
ii) The King
|i) Forrest Gump (1994)
ii) Protecting the King (2007)
|Johnny Harra||Elvis Presley, age 42.||This Is Elvis (1981)|
|Tyler Hilton||young Elvis Presley||Walk the Line (2006)|
|Paul Hipp||Elvis Presley||Liberace: Behind the Music (1988) (TV-made)|
|Don Johnson||Elvis Presley||Elvis and the Beauty Queen (1981) (TV-made)|
|Harvey Keitel||(fictional) Elvis Presley||Finding Graceland (1998)|
|David Keith||(fictional) Elvis Presley||Heartbreak Hotel (1988)|
|Gil McKinney||(fictional) Elvis Presley||Elvis Has Left the Building (2004, video release only)|
|Dale Midkiff||Elvis Presley||Elvis and Me (1988) (TV-made)|
|Drake Milligan||Elvis Presley||Sun Records (2017)|
|Chunkey Pandey||(fictional) Elvis Presley||Hello, Darling (2008)|
|Robert Patrick||(fictional) Mr. Aaron||Lonely Street (2008)|
|Rick Peters||Elvis Presley||Elvis meets Nixon (1997) (TV-made)|
|Jonathan Rhys-Meyers||Elvis Presley||Elvis: The Early Years (2005) (miniseries)|
|Kurt Russell||Elvis Presley||Elvis (1979) (TV-made)|
|Michael Shannon||Elvis Presley, age 35||Elvis & Nixon (2016)|
|Martin Shaw||Elvis Presley||Are You Lonesome Tonight? (1985, play)|
|Frank Stallone||(fictional) Elvis Presley||Angels with angles (2005)|
|Michael St. Gerard||i)and ii) young Elvis Presley
iii)(fictional) young Elvis Presley
|i) Elvis (1990) (TV mini-series)
ii) Great Balls of Fire! (1989)
iii)Heart of Dixie (1989)
|George Thomas||(fictional) Elvis Presley, as John Burrows||Memphis rising, Elvis returns- (2009)|
|Jeff Yagher||(fictional) Elvis Presley||The Twilight Zone Season 2, "The Once And Future King" (1986)|
|Rob Youngblood||Elvis Presley||Elvis and the Colonel: The Untold Story|
|Jack White||(fictional) Elvis Presley||Walk Hard (2007)|
- 2001 Audi Wackel-Elvis campaign
- 2015 State Farm "Magic Jingle Elvis" commercial, directed by Roman Coppola
Known silkscreens by American artist Andy Warhol featuring the image(s) of Elvis Presley and their current location, including art museums worldwide, as well as prices met and identified buyers and/or sellers.
Prices paid (at either auctions houses or privately) for ten of the silkscreens below, as of end of February 2020 total US$344,000,000.
- "Single Elvis", 1963, acquired in 2009 for a price still undetermined by billionaire Eli Broad, founder and owner of The Broad Museum, in Los Angeles, CA, where it is now located. Similar original silkscreens, all from 1963, are located at 1) the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany, 2) the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, Australia 3) the Akron Art Museum, in Akron OH 4) The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA and 5) the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, in Chicago. On May 11, 2004, a "Single Elvis" was sold at Christie's in NYC for US$3,367,500.
- "Elvis X2", 1963–64, one located at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, with another at the Berlin Pergamon Museum of Art in Berlin, Germany.
- "Double Elvis", 1963, sold privately in 1989 by the Estate of Albert Grossman, (previous owner, Grossman's main client, Bob Dylan) to the New York Museum of Modern Art for US750,000. Another 21 original silkscreens similar to, or closely resembling the aforementioned are said to exist, including those located at the 1) Seattle Art Museum, in Seattle, WA (for which Warhol made a second, blank panel to be paired with the painting to emphasize absence and loss; 2) the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, in Bilbao, Spain (6 x 6.9 feet); 3) the Kunsthalle Hamburg Museum, in Hamburg Germany; 4) the Fukuoka Art Museum, in Japan; and 5) "Ghost Elvis" because it is the final and most opaque image in the series, as exhibited in July 2012 at the Halcyon Gallery in London England and 6) The Future Perfect Gallery's Los Angeles, since 2018 located inside a section of the home at 1174 N. Hillcrest Road (Since advertised as "Casa Perfect, Elvis Presley' Trousdale Estates home from 1967 to 1974"). In March 2019, it was disclosed that the home had just been purchased by Harry Morton the son of one of its previous owners, the co-founder of the Hard Rock Cafe chain Peter Morton, for US$25.46 million- See also v) below,
- "Double Elvis", 1963, (3.5 X 6.6 feet) sold at New York's Sotheby's on May 9, 2012 for US$37.100,000, its buyers being billionaires Jose Mugrabi and then Steve Wynn, respectively. Six years later, on May 17, 2018 at Christie's in New York, Wynn sold it for US$37,000,000, the buyer being the British art dealer Brett Gorvy, co-owner of the Levy-Gorby Gallery in NY, London and Geneva. He in turn confirmed his purchasing of the Double Elvis being actually done on behalf of one of his clients. Another original, also quite alike the latter and entitled "Elvis 2 times" 1963, can be found at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
- "Double Elvis", 1963, (4.3 X 6.8 feet) sold at New York's Christie's on May 15, 2019 for US$53,000,000, the highest price ever paid for a "Double Elvis". Its provenence being the Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zürich, the Galleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome, a Private collection in Turin, and the Dominique Lévy Gallery, in Geneva, It was offered to Christie's, for its sale at auction by Mexican billionaire David Martínez
- "Elvis I and II", 1963 (13 x 6.82 feet) bought for US$15.700,000 at Christie's on 13 November 2007 and currently located at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. Canada-
- "Triple Elvis", 1964, (208.3 x 121.5 cm.) first in the "Triple Elvis" series whose price is known, it heralds a trio of images so close together that they appear to be one. It sold at Christie's on 19 November 1998 for US$1,872,500
- "Triple Elvis", 1963, (6.8 x 9.8 feet ), purchased at Christie's on November 13, 2014 for US$81.900,000by billionaires Doris and Donald Fisher, who lent it to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Four other very similar silkscreens, all from 1963, can be found at 1) the Richmond Art Museum in Richmond, VA, its original owners being philanthropists Frances and Sydney Lewis. At one point, it was loaned to the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, MS, thereby remain there until July 8, 2018 and 2) the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, this one with two of the figures closely mixed and a third, isolated. 3) The Luigi e Peppino Agrati Collection, shown at Milan's Italian Gallery in May 2018, its three heads joined at the ears and 4) the Saatchi Gallery, London, England, the three images so much apart from each other that the middle one only meets the other two at its feet.
- "Elvis five" located at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA.
- "Eight Elvises", (6.5 ft × 12 ft) 1963, a one of a kind large silkscreen sold privately on 26 October 2008 by Italian art collector Annibale Berlingieri, for US$100,000,000 (US$111.200,000 with fees). It is thought to have been purchased by the House of Thani's Qatari Royal family.
- "Elvis eleven times", 1963, the largest Elvis by Warhol in existence, as well as being a unique piece, currently located at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA
- "Campbell's Elvis", 1962, Warhol's first painting in which he superimposed two images onto a single canvas. It first auctioned at Christie's on 10 November 2010 for US$1.450,000. It was many years later brought to the 2019 Art Basel in Hong Kong and snapped up on March 20, 2019 for US$2.850,000 The painting which was originally owned by Salvador Dali, was eventually sold after his death to Steve Wynn.
- "Gold(en) Boot (Slippers) Elvis Presley", 1957. Currently in the private collection of actor Tom Lacy of the NBC TV series Law & Order
- "Red Elvis," 1962, bought privately in February 2000, for US$2.900,000 and later adjudicated, after a Connecticut Superior Court ruling, to its original owner, multi-millionaire art collector Peter Brant.
- "Elvis 21 times", 1962, sold at Sotheby's on May 3, 1993 for a still undisclosed amount. The seller was the Andy Warhol Foundation, the buyer being Warhol collector and actress Jane Holzer. It is now on loan at Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. in Nueva York.
- "Elvis 49 times" 1964 (5 x 7 feet) Sold in late 1975 by Warhol to his friends, both of them art dealers, Messrs Todd Brasser and Stuart Puvar. In the 1980s, they sold it to art dealer Leo Castelli for US$75,000. The painting then was sold to millionaire and art dealer Charles Saatchi who more recently sold it to multi-millionaire Robert Mnuchin, in whose home it now hangs.
- "Elvis Presley Rock Close up", 1964, at the Art NY Gallery.
Other Elvis-related, or based on known earlier works focusing on Elvis and prices met, when applicable. Artists are listed in alphabetical order, for ease of reference.
- Jef Aerosol's Elvis, at the Passage des Postes, Rue Blainville, Latin Quarter, Paris.
- Craig Alan's "Elvis", at the Whitewall Galleries, headquartered in High Wycombe, London.
- Robert Arneson's "Elvis", an 8-foot sculpture shown at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
- Tammam Azzam of the Syrian cultural caravan's "Elvis Warhol"
- Noah Becker's "Elvis", 2014, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches, as shown at the Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery in Saanich, British Columbia.
- Bill Belew's sketch of an Elvis jumpsuit, sold at Sotheby's for US$35,000 on November 23, 2013.
- Knowledge Bennett's Elvis (Cojones series) as shown at the SCOPE Art Show in NYC in March 2017 with an estimated worth of US$17,500, currently hung at the home of Nile Niami.Also Obama Cowboy, Six-Shooter (2012), a repeat of several Elvis multiple imaginaries, by Warhol (2012)
- Ashley Bickerton's "The Bar" as presented at the Art Basel in Hong Kong, after which it sold for $290,000, its foreground, on jute, copying the seams in the pants worn by Elvis in the original color photo used by Andy Warhol in his Elvis series.
- Peter Blake's "Girls with their hero", 1959, currently housed at the Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, England.
- BMW 507 "BMW 507 Elvis- Munchen y Graceland" by Argentinean artist Jorge M. Garcia
- G. Boersma, Double Elvis- Originally located at Saatchi Art Painting Of Woman Enjoying Portrait Of Elvis Presley By Andy Warhol, acrylic on masonite 8" x 8" (sold, 2018)
- Mr. Brainwash's Don't be cruel series
- Ryan Callahan's Hans Solo Double, as shown at the Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami, FL
- Enrique Chagoya's "Elvis meets the Virgin of Guadalupe", as shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in 1994, the property of philanthropist Arlene Schnitzer
- City of Tupelo's "You may have a pink Cadillac, but don't you be nobody's fool." Official Artwork for the 2019 anniversary Elvis Birthday Celebration
- George Condo's Double Elvis, first shown on May 7, 2019 at the Arsenale, Venice Biennale.
- Ralph Wolfe Cowen (Painter of The Visionary)'s "Elvis", as shown at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, its sister painting currently at the Graceland Museum in Memphis, Tennessee.
- Bonnie Daly's "Pablo Presley", 1994, 19.5” x 11”, acrylic on paper currently at the Museum of Bad Art, in Dedham, Massachusetts
- Adam Devir's "Woman as Elvis", Acrylic Silkscreen on Canvas 1.98 x 1.52 cm at the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin.
- Leah Devorah's "Elvis Presley", as shown at the ArcLight Hollywood in November 2017.
- Simon Dixon's Elvis 56, 30x30 prints at Art Republic.
- William Eggleston's Elvis and Priscilla (untitled), 1983 (printed 1984), located at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, a gift from Amy Loeserman Klein
- Elisabetta Fantone's "Elvis", at the Pangee Gallery, Montreal, Canada
- Howard Finster's "Elvis", an enamel, 11-by-12½-inch painting on board depicting Elvis and his manager at the set of Love me Tender. It sold at a Material Culture auction in Philadelphia, PA, for $12,500 on May 7, 2018.
- Stefano Fioresi's "My interior: Double Elvis", at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Stoccarda
- Autumn de Forest's "Elvis Warhol at age 9", as shown at Park West Gallery on June 15, 2013.
- Michael Friedel, German photographer, Elvis, 28 October 1956. polio shot.
- Adrian Ghenie's "Elvis", sold for $519,000 on 17 May 2018 at Phillips.
- Douglas Gordon's "Self Portrait of You + Me (Split Elvis)", 2015
- Red Grooms's "Elvis", as shown at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
- Arthur Halucha's Elvis, at the DekoArt-Gallery
- Peter Halley's "Elvis", sold at Sotheby's on November 12, 2015 for US$262,000
- Keith Haring's Elvis, sold at Christie's on October 7, 2017 for US$121,000.
- Betty Harper's "Rock is born" and other Elvis drawings in her collection, as shown in 2013, at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee.
- Corinna Heumann's Warhol Meets Lichtenstein (Elvis), 2004
- Gottfried Helnwein's "Boulevard of Broken dreams" (1985) shown in 2017 at the Philadelphia Art Museum
- Roberto Jimenez's Eight Red Elvises, 2012
- Deborah Kass's "Double Silver Yentl (My Elvis)" and "My Elvis", both 1993 and located at Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
- Steve Kaufman's "Elvis", sold for US$4,000 in 2017 after it was shown at the Gallery Hotel Art, in Florence, Italy
- Jeff Koons's "Triple Elvis" sold at Christie's on May 13, 2015 for US$8,565,000
- Milorad Krstic's Radmila and Elvis on the Lágymányosi Bridge, Budapest
- Marc Lacroix's "The White Hand of Salvador Dali wearing the shirt Elvis gave him", 1971, property of Damien Leclere, Marseille, France
- Hal Mayforth's "Elvis has left the building" Original acrylic on wood panel - 12 x 16 inches, price met US$1,300
- Shannon Oksanen's "Blue Elvis", 2008, oil on linen 20 x 18 inches (Est. $5,500), as shown at the Vancouver Art Gallery
- Dren Maliqui's "Face to Face", as shown in The Gallery of Fine Arts – Gift Collection of Rajko Mamuzić, in Novi Sad, Serbia, on February 7, 2008.
- Peter Mars, whose "Elvis" exhibit was first launched at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in 2011.
- Etta McFarland's "Heartbreak Hotel" a quilt shown at the Barns of Rose Hill in Berrybill, VA, in February 2019.
- Ronnie McDowell's "Reflections of the King", published in connection with his TV series Ronnie McDowell Painting America.
- Ivan Messac, Elvis silkscreen
- Meddlesome Moth's "The Trinity", showing extremely large (12 by 4 feet) artworks of Elvis, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis, drawn in stained glass and affixed as windows to the sky to one of the restaurant's diagonal ceilings. (Dallas, Texas)
- David Nicholson's "Rushmore Elvis", 2016 photo of Elvis at Mount Rushmore, together with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt
- Natalie Nelson's "Elvis Presley's birthplace", illustration drawn in connection with Time magazine's Special Edition on the South of The United States, to be published on August 6, 2018.
- Steve Payne 's "Elvis" (dovetailing George Dawe's Russian general portraits with Payne's 2018 Replace a Face technique.
- George Dawe Guy Peellaert 's "Elvis Presley's Last Supper", in Rock Dreams (1970-1973)
- Richard Pettibone's "Andy Warhol, Elvis, 1964" (13.3 x 13.3 cm), sold in 2006 at Sotheby's London Office for US$226,818.
- Pietro Psaier's "Wounded", Elvis and Warhol, 1989
- Daniel Richter's Elvis sold for $ 419,200 on 16 November 2006 at Phillips.
- George Rodrigue's "You Ain’t Nothin’ But a Blue Dog", 1996, 24x36, at the Neal Auction Company
- Ben Roe Jr's "Elvis and the Birds", exhibiting through Aug. 31, 2019 at South Broadway Cult.Cent.
- Mimmo Rotella's Elvis Presley, sold at Christie¿'s on May 26, 2008 for US$157,000.
- David Scheinmann's “Elvis/Marilyn”, silkscreen located at the 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville, KY. Also, Scheinmann's "Elvis Playboy", sold for US$5,400 in 2018.
- Honoré Desmond Sharrer's "Leda & the Folks", painting focusing on Elvis' parents and currently alternating its location between the Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton, Massachusetts and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- Robert Silvers, Elvis photomosaic
- Mark Stutzman, Airbrush and Acrylic for the 1993 launched Elvis US$0.29 stamp, part of the Legends of American Music Series as requested by United States Postal Service. (See Stamps, US)
- Roger G. Taylor's "Elvis in Art", St. Martin's Press (1997), ISBN 0-3120-1381-7
- Lucrecia Torva's Elvis, a 10X10 foot mural displayed at Tempe Marketplace in Tempe, AZ
- Gavin Turk's Elvis, Beige and Green, sold at Sotheby's Paris, on December 4, 2012 for US$56,000.
- David Uhl's Elvis in tune, 2007 currently at Graceland.
- Donald Urquhart's Elvis, at Glasgow' s Gallery of Modern Art, in Scotland
- Gary Varvel's, "Aretha joins music royalty", cartoon published at Indianapolis Star on August 18, 2018.
- Geraldo Vitorio, Brazilian artist's painting of Elvis and five other deceased music giants, three of whom being English subjects (David Bowie, John Lennon and Freddy Mercury), with the remaining two being US nationals of African-American extraction. (Jimi Hendrix and Michael Jackson), as first shown on the French Consulate in São Paulo, Brazil.
- Andy Warhol's "Portrait of Jean-Michel as David", 1986, a silverscreen of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat which revisits Warhol's seminal 1963 painting "Double Elvis". It was sold at Sotheby's in New York City on 14 May 2014 for US$3,189,000
- Albert Wertheimer's "The Kiss", (12 x 18 in.), a photograph sold at Sotheby's on October 9, 2009, the winning bidder being actress Diane Keaton, who paid US$4.063 for it.
- David Willardson's "Elvis I &II" as shown in the Rebecca Molayem Gallery in West Hollywood, CA
- Ronnie Wood's "Elvis I 1988", Serigraph on Paper, 30 x 23 in, Hand Signed at Lower Right
- Russel Young's "Elvis", sold at Sotheby's for US$11,875 on July 28, 2016
As a subject in US universities and abroad
- University of Iowa's "American Popular Arts, Elvis as Anthology", 1992 3 credit course, Iowa City, IA, USA
- Norwalk Community College's Elvis Presley and the American Dream, 1995 3 credit course, Norwalk, CT, USA
- University of Mississippi's International Six-day Conference on Elvis Presley, August 1995, Oxford, MS, USA
- Open University's Master of Arts in popular culture: Elvis Presley", 2005, Milton Keynes, UK
- Lakehead University's lectures on "Looking for Elvis", June 2009, Orillia, Ontario, Canada
- Arizona State University' Elvis- MUSIC 354, Summer of 2015 3 credit course, Phoenix, AZ, USA
- University of Oviedo's "Elvis, a synthesis of an América in B&W" 2016, Oviedo, Gijón y Avilés campuses, Spain.
- University of Kent's Elvis Presley Seminar, June 3, 2017, Canterbury, UK
- Stonehill College's 2018 periodical Seminar on the death of Elvis Presley, Easton, MA
- University of Adelaide's MUSGEN 2001 - 2018 From Elvis to YouTube Seminar, Adelaide, Australia
- York University's "All thing Elvis" June 10, 2019 lecture, Toronto, Canada
Cartoons, comics and adult animated series
- Bloom County, by Berkeley Breathed, Elvis is a character in the comic strip.
- Dark Future by Kim Newman: Elvis is a major character.
- Richie Rich/Jackie Jokers: two-part series "Happy Times"
- Elvis at the Gates of Heaven (filmed cartoon), Stan Lee
- Bubba Ho-Tep x Army of Darkness I and II, comic book series by Scott Duvall with art by Vincenzo Federici
- Agent King (adult animated fictional series, scheduled for 2020 release by Netflix), about his leading a double life as a spy and a singer. I
- Michigan ElvisFest, first held in 1989, then annually, in Riverside Park and Depot Town in Ypsilanti, Michigan
- Parkes Elvis Festival, first held in 1993, then annually since 2005 in Parkes, New South Wales, Australia
- Collingwood Elvis Festival, first held in 1995, then annually in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
- Tupelo Elvis Festival, first held in 1998, yearly since. Tupelo, MS
- Mesquite, Nevada 's Elvis Rocks Mesquite competition, annually since 2009. Mesquite, NV, USA
- Penticton Elvis Festival, first in 2002, annually since 2010, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
- Kobe Elvis Festival, annually since 2010 in Kobe, Japan
- Brunswick Elvis Festival, first held in 2011, then annually in Brunswick, Georgia, USA
- Niagara Falls Elvis Festival, first in 2017, then annually in Niagara Falls, New York, USA
- Nashville Elvis Festival, first held in 2017, then annually in Nashville, Tennessee, USA
- "Starring Louisiana", Krewe of Bacchus Parade, 2019, "King Creole" float, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
According to John Beyfuss, who reviews films for Memphis' Commercial Appeal since 1998, there has been since then an average of eighteen movies per year which carry some allusion to Elvis. There were an additional one hundred before 1998, which puts the number of such Elvis referencing in motion pictures, from numerous countries, at a minimum of four hundred since 1957, when the first such mention was made as part of the BBC-TV movie documentary A Night in the City. The list below is only a partial account and will be updated accordingly.
- A Brighter Summer Day: Sir and his friends send tapes to Elvis; film's title is from "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"
- Bubba Ho-Tep
- Bye Bye Birdie: hysteria ensues when an Elvis-like singer is drafted into the US Army
- God Is the Bigger Elvis, Oscar-nominated documentary about the life of Dolores Hart
- Elmo in Grouchland: Huxley points to a Velvet Elvis as one of his possessions
- Elvis & Nixon
- Elvis Meets Nixon
- Elvis Has Left the Building
- Finding Graceland
- Happy Feet: The character Memphis is based on Presley's personality and vocals, and he is named after Presley's famous hometown Memphis, Tennessee. Hugh Jackman, who provides the speaking and singing voice of the character, did his own Elvis impersonation for the film's soundtrack.
- Honeymoon in Vegas: Jack is aided by a band of Elvis impersonators
- Hounddog: Lou gives Lewellen some Elvis records
- Idol on Parade about a British rock and roll star being drafted to the English Army.
- Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: Harry briefly brings Elvis back to life
- Looney Tunes: Back in Action: the song "Viva Las Vegas" plays upon arrival in Las Vegas.
- Heartbreak Hotel: Elvis is kidnapped by a fan's son
- Independence Day: upon escaping the Mother Ship, Hiller declares "Elvis has left the building!" to which Levinson imitates Elvis saying, "Thank you, thank you very much."
- Let's Make Love: Elvis is satirized in an off-Broadway revue
- Lilo & Stitch franchise: Presley's songs and images are featured throughout, with title character Lilo Pelekai portrayed as a huge fan of Presley. Stitch also regularly impersonates Elvis in the TV series of the same name and makes a few references to Presley in some Disney crossover video games.
- Lilo & Stitch: Lilo uses Presley as a role model for Stitch to follow in an attempt to tame him. During a sequence, Stitch plays ukulele to the guitar solo of "(You're the) Devil in Disguise" twice, the second time while impersonating Elvis. In a photo shown at the beginning of the closing credits, Lilo, Stitch, Nani, and David pose before Graceland.
- Stitch! The Movie: "Slicin' Sand" is used as the film's opening song.
- Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch: Lilo looks to Elvis for inspiration to come up with an idea for her hula dance; she and Stitch go to several spots around Kauai where Presley supposedly visited, including a bench he supposedly sat on in Blue Hawaii.
- Leroy & Stitch: Lilo gives Jumba an Elvis record as a parting gift; he uses Presley's cover of "Aloha ʻOe" on said record to program a fail-safe in Leroy that shuts him down upon hearing it.
- Man on the Moon: Jim Carrey's take on Andy Kaufman's Elvis impersonation.
- Mystery Train: Elvis's ghost appears in a dream to Luisa; every room in the hotel has an Elvis portrait
- Oblivion: Jack has an Elvis bobble-head doll
- The Outsiders: the Greasers emulate Elvis
- Pulp Fiction: an Elvis impersonator performs at Jackrabbit Slim's
- RoboCop 2: Elvis's skeletal remains with a picture of Elvis near it is seen by RoboCop at the sludge plant where the villain Cain and his Nuke Cult are hiding out.
- Rock-A-Doodle. The main character of Chanticleer resembles Elvis Presley, and is also referred to as The King.
- Scary Prairie, animated short by Erik Winkowski depicting Elvis attempting to save Marilyn Monroe from a string of Japanese monsters.
- This is Spinal Tap: the band visits Graceland
- 3000 Miles to Graceland: a group plans a robbery in Las Vegas dressed as Elvis impersonators
- Top Secret!: Nick performs "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"; film parodies Elvis's musicals
- Tropico: Elvis is shown in the Garden of Eden alongside Adam, Eve, Jesus, the Virgin Mary, John Wayne and Marilyn Monroe
- True Romance: Elvis's ghost mentors Clarence
- Wild at Heart: Sailor and Powermad perform "Love Me"
- Wired: John Belushi impersonates Elvis
The Future Perfect Gallery's Los Angeles, California exhibit, since 2018 located inside a section of the home at 1174 N. Hillcrest Road (Since advertised as "Casa Perfect, Elvis Presley's Trousdale Estates home from 1967 to 1974"). In March 2019, it was disclosed that the home had just been purchased by Harry Morton the son of one of its previous owners, Peter Morton, for US$25.46 million.
- Ace Tucker Space Trucker by James R. Tramontana
- Almost famous (novel by Cameron Crowe written in 1996, but only published in 2019)
- The Armageddon trilogy by Robert Rankin
- Biggest Elvis by P. F. Kluge
- Elvissey by Jack Womack (1993)
- Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy: Mostly Harmless
- The Kane Chronicles: Carter has to rob Elvis's tomb to obtain an important clue
- Letters from Elvis, by Gary Lindberg
- Love me tender by Roy Paul Shields
- King Clone by Ted Harrison
- Nightmares & Dreamscapes: "You Know They Got a Hell of a Band"
- The Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz
- Raised on Rock, by Thomas Drago
- Refried Elvis, Erik Zolov
- Rey Criollo, Parmenides Garcia Saldaña
- Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris
- Truth like the sun by Jim Lynch, 2012.
- Big bang by David Bowman, 2019 (posthumous)
Named after Elvis Presley
Musicians, actors and radio hosts
- Elvis Blue (born 1979), stage name of South African Idol's season 6 winner Jan Hoogendyk
- Elvis Costello (born 1954), the stage name of Declan Patrick MacManus, an English musician and singer
- Elvis Crespo (born 1971), Puerto Rican Merengue singer
- Elvis Duran (born 1964), host of Elvis Duran and the Morning Show
- Elvis Maswanganyi, South African DJ, better known as DJ Mujava
- Elvis Perkins (born 1976), American singer and songwriter, son of actor Anthony Perkins
- Presley Chweneyagae (born 1984), South African actor
Athletes (association football)
- Elvis Abbruscato, (born 1981), Italian footballer
- Elvis Brajković (born 1969), retired Croatian footballer
- Elvis Hammond (born 1980), Ghanaian footballer playing in Britain
- Elvis Manu (born 1993), Ghanaian footballer
- Elvis Marecos (born 1980), Paraguayan footballer
- Elvis Martínez (born 1970), Venezuelan football defender
- Élvis Alves Pereira (born 1977), Brazilian footballer
- Elvis Scoria (born 1971), Croatian football manager and former player
- Elvis Scott (born 1978), Hondurean footballer
- Elvis Vieira Araújo (born 1990), Brazilian footballer
- Elvis Mendes (born 1997), Cape Verdean footballer
Athletes (other sports)
- Elvis Álvarez (1965-1995), Colombian boxer
- Elvis Andrus (born 1988), Venezuelan baseball player
- Elvis Dumervil (born 1984), American NFL defensive end
- Elvis Fatović (born 1971), Croatian water polo player
- Elvis Grbac (born 1970), former NFL quarterback
- Elvis Gregory (born 1971), Cuban fencer
- Elvis Merzļikins (born 1994), Latvian ice hockey player
- Elvis Patterson (born 1960) American NFL defensive back
- Elvis Peacock (born 1956), former NFL running back
- Elvis J. Perrodin (born 1956) American jockey
- Elvis Sinosic (born 1971), Australian Mixed Martial Artist and UFC Veteran
- Elvis Stojko (born 1972), former world champion figure skater from Canada
- Elvis Trujillo (born 1983) American jockey
- Elvis Vermeulen (born 1979), French rugby player
- Elvis Mitchell (born 1958), American film critic, formerly with The New York Times'
- Elvis Polanski, son of Director Roman Polanski and actress Emmanuelle Seigner
- Debby Ryan's cat (Elvis)
X,Y,Z fictional characters
- Elvis Cridlington, a firefighter in Fireman Sam
- Elvis "EJ" DiMera, a character on the American soap opera Days of Our Lives
- Elvis, a character in Perfect Dark
- Elvis, a character in God Hand
- Elvis, a host of The Dog House
- Elvis, a fictional alligator in Miami Vice
- Elvis, a guide dog in Growing Up Fisher
- Elvis & Kresse, a company owned by Kresse Wesling and James (nicknamed Elvis at university) Henrit whose upcycling of industrial waste, mostly turning old fire hoses into new luxury products including bags and other carry-on accessories yield profits half of which are donated to various charities.
- Elvis (comic strip), a Swedish comic strip
- Elvis (helicopter)
- Elvis (text editor)
- Elvis operator, a type of conditional operator in programming
- 17059 Elvis, an asteroid
- Elvis Rock, in Ceredigion, Wales
- Memphis Summer Storm of 2003 or Hurricane Elvis
- Elvis, a codename for the Nokia Lumia 1020
- Are You Lonesome Tonight?
- All Shook Up
- All the King's women by Luigi Jannuzzi
- Aye, Elvis by Morna Young, Directed By Ken Alexander
- Beach Blanket Babylon
- Bye Bye Birdie: hysteria ensues when an Elvis-like singer is drafted into the Army
- Coming back like a song, a play about stopping Elvis' reign in 1956 by Lee Kalcheim
- Cooking with Elvis
- The Elvis Dead: a comic retelling of horror film Evil Dead II in the style of Elvis.
- Elvis sings "Old Shep", by Anne McKee
- Four Weddings and an Elvis by Nancy Frick.
- The King, The Final Hours, by Mark Macias
- Graceland by Ellen Byron, directed by Tommy Wooten
- Grease: Main character's Elvis idiosincracies a main theme of the ´play.
- Happy Days
- Heartbreak Hotel by Floyd Mutrux
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: Pharaoh is acted in the style of Presley
- Million Dollar Quartet by Floyd Mutrux
- Nunsense II: Sister Mary Hubert impersonates Elvis
- Picasso at the Lapin Agile
- Smokey Joe's Cafe: features the Elvis songs "Trouble" and "Treat Me Nice"
- When Elvis Met Che, play by Sol Biderman
Television references of note
- ALF: "Suspicious Minds", ALF and Willie suspect their new neighbor is Elvis
- Boy Meets World: "Danger Boy", Elvis eats at Chubbie's and plays poker with Alan
- Celebrity Deathmatch: "Nick In A Coma", in a morphene-induced dream, Nick dreams of a fight between Elvis and Grateful Dead vocalist Jerry Garcia.
- Civil Wars: "Pilot", an Elvis impersonator is served with divorce papers
- Crossing Jordan: "Miracles & Wonders", Nigel thinks a dead Elvis impersonator may actually be Elvis
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: "Blood Moon", the team encounters an Elvis vampire
- DC's Legends of Tomorrow: "Amazing Grace", the Legends encounter Elvis after he comes into possession of the Death Totem affixed to the top of his guitar
- Designing Women:
- Charlene is an Elvis fan
- "E.P. Phone Home", the ladies travel to Memphis for a tour of Graceland
- "Shovel Off to Buffalo", Mary Jo's shovel has Elvis' face impressed on it
- E Street: "Episode 385", Ernie and Sally are married by an Elvis impersonator
- Eerie, Indiana: Elvis walks of out his home to get the newspaper in several episodes
- Elvis TV series
- Elvis TV mini-series
- Father Ted: "Competition Time"
- Fireman Sam: Fireman Elvis Cridlington is named after and inspired by Elvis
- Full House: Uncle Jesse once had a job as an Elvis impersonator
- Give My Head Peace: Uncle Andy is an Elvis fan
- Hannah Montana: the title character's brother, Jackson, is an avid impersonator of celebrities, most notably of Elvis Presley and Ozzy Osbourne.
- The Golden Girls:
- "The President's Coming! The President's Coming! Part 1", the ladies encounter an Elvis impersonator
- "Sophia's Wedding: Part 1", Sophia is married before an audience of Elvis impersonators
- The Killing: "Unraveling", Holder references a Velvet Elvis
- Las Vegas: theme song is "A Little Less Conversation"
- The Last Precinct: King is an Elvis impersonator
- Married... with Children: "I'm Going to Sweatland", the Bundys are inundated with fans when a perspiration stain on Al's shirt resembles a silhouette of Elvis
- Miami Vice: Crockett owns an alligator named Elvis; Switeck is an Elvis fan
- The Miraculous Mellops: several episodes features Elvis impersonators
- The New WKRP in Cincinnati: "Long Live the King", Les's editorial denouncing a rival station's Elvis look-alike contest prompts a call from a man who claims to be Elvis
- Nightmares & Dreamscapes: "You Know They Got a Hell of a Band", Elvis is the Mayor of Oregon
- Nip/Tuck: "Joyce & Sharon Monroe", an Elvis impersonator wants to look more like Elvis
- Pizza: "Dangerous Pizza", a group of Elvis impersonators get into a fight with a group of KISS impersonators
- Quantum Leap: "Memphis Melody - July 3, 1954", Sam leaps into Elvis
- Red Dwarf: "Meltdown", Elvis is part of a group Rimmer and Kryten lead against Adolf Hitler, who has taken Lister and Cat prisoner
- Renegade: "The King and I", Reno thinks a stranger who helped him during a fight may be Elvis
- Saturday Night Live:
- 7th Heaven: "The Heart of the Matter", an anesthetized Eric thinks he's Elvis
- Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story
- The Simpsons:
- "Viva Ned Flanders"
- "Viva Los Simpsons" 2005 DVD episode collection, Homer apes Elvis on the cover
- Sledge Hammer: "All Shook Up", Hammer goes undercover as an Elvis impersonator to catch an Elvis impersonator killer
- Sliders: "Pilot", Quinn sees a billboard of an elderly Elvis in Las Vegas
- Spitting Image: Elvis parody "I'm Sure Livin' Since I Died"
- The Twilight Zone: "The Once and Future King"
- Vinyl, Richie Finestra president of record label American Century, attempts to bring Elvis to AC. The Colonel gets furious when he finds out Richie was going behind his back has Elvis point a gun at him.
- Walker, Texas Ranger: "Suspicious Minds", the daughter of an Elvis impersonator witnesses a murder
- The X-Files: "Never Again", Mulder travels to Graceland
- Memphis 901 FC: Crown logo dedicated to Elvis and BB King.
- New England Patriots: Flying Elvis logo
- Kid Galahad, name taken from an Elvis film by world champion boxer Kid Galahad
- King Elvis the First, mascot of the Kenosha Kingfish, a baseball team playing at a collegiate summer baseball league in the state of Wisconsin,
- United States Postal Service, US$0.29 stamp. Dedicated on January 8, 1993, the actual image chosen, amongst 60 entries, being that of a watercolor airbrush and acrylic on board portrait of a young Elvis, as presented by artist Mark Stutzman. Some 517 million were printed and sold, with 124.1 million of them saved, and thus making it the most popular commemorative stamp, as well as the largest earner, a profit of US$32.5 million, to have ever been issued by the USPS as noted by the Washington Post.
- United States Postal Service, US$0.49 Elvis Presley Forever stamp. Dedicated on August 12, 2015, making Elvis Presley, the only US national, other than the Rev.Martin Luther King and several US Presidents, who has been the subject of two commemorative stamps since the USPS's founding in 1971. The image chosen was a 1955 photograph of Elvis by William Speer, with complementary work by designers Antonio Alcalá ans Leslie Badani
- Bill & Ted's Excellent Video Game Adventure: Elvis is one of sixteen "historical dudes" who can be rescued.
- Civilization II: The "Attitude" Advisor in the player's "High Council", who advises on the peoples' happiness, is an Elvis Presley caricature, wearing sunglasses even in the Ancient period.
- Fallout: New Vegas: one faction is called "The Kings", raiders who come across an Elvis Impersonator School. Although The Kings impersonate Elvis and know his songs, they don't know Presley's real name as none of the Elvis material they found at the school used it (The game is set a century after a nuclear war and as a result, knowledge of Elvis was lost until they found the school). They instead call Elvis "The King".
- Perfect Dark: The Extraterrestrial Maian Diplomat, known as Protector1, adopts the name Elvis as he becomes enamored with terrestrial culture, going as far to own a pair of blue suede shoes during the climax of the game.
- Theme Hospital: In later levels, patients arrive at the hospital suffering from "King Complex". Symptoms included the patient dressing up like Elvis, wearing a white/grey jacket with a red music note at its back, matching trousers, sunglasses and Elvis' famous hairdo. It was cured by visiting a psychologist, who would tell the patient how ridiculous he/she looked.
- Wayne's World: Elvis appears as a level boss.
- WMS Gaming: Casinos a 5-reel, 60-line slot online game.
- Cultural impact of Elvis Presley
- Elvis Presley
- Elvis Presley filmography
- List of halls of fame inducting Elvis Presley
- Richard A. Koenigsberg, "'I MOVE, THEREFORE I AM:' Elvis Presley, Rock 'n' Roll, and the Liberation of the American Body," keynote address at the INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ELVIS PRESLEY (Monday, May 19, 2008).
- Fans Waiting in Line for Release of Wackel-Elvis, 06/11/2001, Die Welt (German)
- Audi Wackel-Elvis commercial (2001, British version)
- Audi Wackel-Elvis commercial (2001, German version)
- "State Farm: Magic Jingle Elvis" The Mill Accessed May 21, 2015
- Penfold, Simon (31 August 2018). "Ain't nuthin' but a Pound-dog – Elvis becomes the voice of Poundland for a month". Express & Star. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
- mahmoud1882 (2007-11-24), Full house-Jesse dressed as ELvis, retrieved 2017-01-01
- "Quantum Leap -- Episode 91: Memphis Melody". The MacGyver Project.
- Thurstan, Chris (1 May 2018). "Today Theme Hospital is a fiddly management sim, but the daft jokes endure". PC Gamer. Retrieved 15 September 2019.