God Is the Bigger Elvis

God Is the Bigger Elvis

DVD - 2012
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The remarkable story of Dolores Hart, a rising Hollywood starlet who appeared in ten films starting in 1957, acting with the likes of Elvis Presley, Montgomery Clift, Warren Beatty and Anthony Quinn, but abandoned her blossoming career to become a Benedictine nun in 1963.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.?] : HBO Home Entertainment, c2012.
Branch Call Number: DVD-ED 271.1 GOD7401
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 36 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Apr 17, 2018

This is an interesting documentary on several levels. Includes short biography of Dolores Hart; scenes from "Loving You" with Elvis, other film history; story of her breaking engagement to an architect to enter a cloistered abbey in Bethlehem, CT, with the devoted ex-fiancee continuing to visit her at the abbey for last 47 years; a few stories about how other nuns decided to come to the abbey; inside look at life in the abbey, including Hart in her quarters with her pet birds, as well as carrying out her duties; and life on the working farm at the abbey with sheep, cattle, llama, etc.


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