No Oscar for 'God is the bigger Elvis'
Source: Catholic Culture
February 28, 2012 - 9:47:24 PM
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The Oscar-nominated documentary short film 'God Is the Bigger Elvis', tells the 73-year-old nun's story. 'It's absolutely an extraordinary event', said Mother Dolores, her voice barely audible above the red carpet's screaming bleacher fans. 'Believe me, this is very different than being in the monastery'.
Hart left Hollywood in 1963 after starring in films with Presley, George Hamilton and others. But even before her departure, she revealed Sunday, she was being drawn to her future calling. 'One of the things that Elvis and I did when we made 'King Creole' was we opened the Bible every afternoon before we went on set and we listened to the words of the Lord', she recalled. Asked what Presley would think of her nomination, she replied, 'I think he would be very happy'. Unfortunately, the 'Bigger Elvis' short documentary did not win the Oscar.
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