There are few entertainers more known the world over than Elvis Presley. The King of Rock 'n' Roll has been dead and gone for nearly 40 years, but his songs and swagger remain iconic.
His loyal fans received a royal treat when color footage of Presley performing his 1957 No. 1 hit "Jailhouse Rock" from the movie of the same name was found and released on YouTube.
The footage, which combines wide-angle shots showing elements of the camera crew and close-ups of Presley and his backup singers and dancers performing, is amazing because the movie itself was released in black and white, giving new vibrancy to nearly every aspect of the famous musical number.
Presley's unique style of dancing — including the hip swivels that scandalized some of his earlier performances — were his interpretation of how the music made him feel, he said.
"Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it," Presley said, according to Brainy Quote. "That's what happens to me. I can't help it."
According to the Internet Movie Database, Presley choreographed the intensive dance number in the scene himself. It was among his best-received movies, with IMDB users giving it a conglomerate rating of 6.5 out of 10.