Following his hip-shaking appearance on "The Milton Berle Show" a few weeks earlier, Steve Allen tries to avoid further controversy by having Elvis sing the gritty hit "Hound Dog" to a basset hound, playing it for laughs. "Elvis knew he was being had," Wertheimer said, "but what could he do? He was a 21-year-old kid, but it was Steve's show."
Alfred Wertheimer
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