Elvis Presley is an icon whose iconic status can be explained by taking into account his vulnerability, his achievement of the American Dream, and his bridging of the gap between black and white culture. Starting out as a singer, he later also became a successful actor. Over a twelve-year period Elvis played in 31 feature films instead of giving live concerts. Film was used actively as a tool to further his career and generate the greatest possible amount of money. Some films seem to be ?realistic? and to overlap with Elvis? legendary life. This diploma thesis takes a closer look at two films: Blue Hawaii (1961), which was very successful, and Change of Habit (1969), Elvis? last feature film. Elvis Presley sings in most of his films, so these Elvis films are, to varying degrees, musicals. Musical films can be described as featuring the dichotomy of narrative and spectacle. Spectacle is traditionally female and the spectator traditionally male, but in the musical an otherwise masculine character, in this case Elvis, can be feminized by the fact that he is spectacular. The musical persona is looked at and the feminine tropes of masquerade, exhibitionism, and narcissism are applicable to him. Outside of film, Elvis is androgynous as well, his androgynity being characterized by his features, his movements, and his style.Blue Hawaii follows the typical ideology of the musical, promoting capitalism, marriage and gender fixity, as well as giving a masculine point of view. Change of Habit is slightly different from the preceding productions, e.g. it deals with political issues and does not confirm the prevailing ideology. All in all, Elvis generally plays masculine characters in stereotypical plots, which present a heteronormative worldview. As a musical persona, however, he is feminized.