Backstage with Elvis, Richard Davis and Sonny West during the filming of MGM's "Elvis: That's The Way It Is" in 1970.
Elvis Presley - Elvis : Thats The Way It Is - MGM 1970
Although the concert footage for Elvis: That’s the Way It Is was filmed at his Las Vegas performance, he did perform in nearly two dozen cities during 1970—his first concert tour since 1961—including a concert on September 12 in Miami, Florida, which was attended by one of Elvis’s biggest fans and another rock legend...Jim Morrison of The Doors.
August 4, 1970, Rehearsal | On July 31, Elvis took a chartered jet to Las Vegas, where rehearsals continued at the International Hotel’s Convention Center on August 4, with background vocalists now joining in–also captured by MGM. On August 7, MGM’s cameras were still rolling as Elvis conducted a rehearsal on stage of the Showroom Internationale, where the actual concerts would soon take place.
Elvis Presley rehearses for the That's The Way It Is documentary at the International Hotel in Las Vegas with The Sweet Inspirations and the TCB Band, August 4, 1970 (Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
Moving away from his film career, Elvis returned to the concert stage in 1970 with a tour that was captured by a documentary film crew and released as Elvis: That’s the Way It Is in November of that year. Last August, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment released this landmark film in a special Blu-ray Book Edition.