TELEVISION: One of the Worst

Two years in the Army did more for Elvis Presley than relieve him of his 25-lb.

sideburns. His name mellowed with absence, and some people cast a friendlier eye on the new image: a clean-cut kid in khaki, his pelvis at parade rest. Last week ABC's Frank Sinatra Timex Show spent more than a quarter of a million dollars to welcome Elvis home and performed a highly useful service: it reminded the forgetful just how dreadful Elvis really is.

First briefly introduced in full-dress uniform under waving flags, amid the sound of military...

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