An interesting note: Elvis's parents, Vernon and Gladys, appeared as extras in one of the final scenes. After Gladys's death, Elvis never watched this film again.
In 1958 Hart teamed again with Presley. This time in the movie King Creole, co-starring Carolyn Jones. After working with the King, Dolores said "Elvis is a young man with an enormous capacity of love...but I don't think he has found his happiness yet". Following King Creole, Hart gained further popularity in other films such as Where the Boys Are and The Plunderers. In 1963, Dolores left Hollywood and became a nun at the Bendictine Regina Laudis Monastery in Bethlehem, Connecticut, where she serves today.
Today, Dolores' thoughts of Elvis are "He was a fine person- had a delightful sense of humor."Click here to see my Dolores Hart autograph.
Also in 1957, Yvonne was chosen to co-star with the very popular Elvis Presley in Loving You in which she played the role of Sally. Elvis and Yvonne developed more than a professional interest in one another- and they dated some during the filming. On Easter weekend of 1957 she even went to visit him at Graceland, his Memphis home (see photo at right). When recently asked about her memories of working with Elvis in Loving You, the girl recalled that Elvis was a very nice young man and that she had a fun time making the film.
Miss Lime continued her film career with films such as Untamed Youth and the lead roles in High School Hellcats and Dragstrip Riot. Yvonne’s last movie was 1959’s Speed Crazy.Around this time, Lime and her best friend, Sara O’Meara, travelled to Japan to entertain the U.S. troops that were stationed there. While there, they came across eleven homeless children wandering the streets. The women discovered that these Amerasian children had been cast out of their orphanage in order to make room for Japanese children. Yvonne and Sara took the children back to their motel room and proceeded the following day to find an orphanage that would accept these orphans. In their search, the women came upon a Japanese woman who was already caring for ten orphans in her one-room hut. After enlisting the help of several soldiers, “Mama Kin’s” one-room house was renovated to hold many more homeless orphans. By the time the women returned to the U.S. they had provided care for over one hundred orphans. In 1959, Sara and Yvonne founded an international organization which built and maintained a number of orphanages in Japan and Vietnam, as well as a children’s hospital and school in Vietnam. Yvonne and Sara’s efforts eventually were redirected toward abused and neglected children in the United States, and they changed the organization’s name to Childhelp USA.
Today, Yvonne Lime says she has no plans for continuing her acting career, although she sometimes appears on television shows on behalf of Childhelp USA.
Click here to see my Yvonne Lime autograph.
Click here to see my Lizabeth Scott autograph.
|Love Me Tender||Paradise Hawaiian Style||Roustabout||Speedway||Spinout|
|Loving You Video |
No photo Available