Priscilla Beaulieu met Elvis Presley in Germany, in , and the two soon fell in love. print Print; document PDF Elvis and Me Homework Help Questions. Read Elvis and Me Online Book PDF. Elvis and Me is the unforgettable memoir of Elvis Presley. This New York Times bestseller reveals the intimate story that. him earlier that morning. “Some of the kids on the bus were calling me Elvis!” he exclaimed breathlessly. “Who's Elvis?” I was surprised that children as young as .
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Elvis and Me book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The New York Times bestseller that reveals the intimate story of Elvi. Elvis and Me is a biography written by Priscilla Presley (with ghostwriter Sandra Harmon). .. Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version. Elvis and Me: The True Story of the Love Between Priscilla Presley and the King of Rock N' Roll [Priscilla Beaulieu Presley, Sandra Harmon] on ichwarmaorourbia.ml
Jan 11, Becca Becca rated it it was ok.
Can someone please tell me why I read this as a 9-year-old? I am struggling to figure this out myself and am worried that the reading of this book at such a young age has caused permanent and irreversible brain damage. Therefore, in the event that I go mad and commit some crazy crime, will some fine member of the goodreads community please point out to the proper authorities that I was exposed to the writings and Priscilla Presley at an impressionable age.
View 2 comments. Sep 13, Melody rated it liked it Shelves: Years ago, I'd seen the movie that is based on this book, and I loved it!
And in some ways this book went along with the movie, but I felt like, it was more detailed than the movie. Wonderfully told by the woman who lived it, Priscilla Presley, it is a depicted account of her life with Elvis. It told all about Elvis' strange and unusal habits and how I thought controling he was of her,telling her how to dress, and act and wear her hair. I think that Pricilla is a woman to be admired.
Jan 02, Kristyn rated it it was amazing. Those that know me, know my love of the king It's from Priscilla's viewpoint of the things that happened during her years with Elvis. It was sad especially seeing how much they loved each other but how his life was spiraling out of control, how their marriage broke up and their relationship after divorce, to his death.
Jan 08, Sheryl rated it it was amazing. Every Elvis fan needs to read this book written by Priscilla. It's very heartfelt and accurate. You feel that Elvis and Priscilla loved each other very much Apr 07, Liliana rated it it was amazing. It was a complicated but loving tale. For a teenage girl, it isn't the most ideal relationship but at least she had security for someone her age.
I mainly felt sympathetic considering her needs weren't really met or filled. But beneath the sadness and pain she endured, there was some love and caring nature from Elvis.
It's definitely not conventional due to the fact that he played a loving father and husband for her but at the same time, she didn't have her parents around and they weren't suppor It was a complicated but loving tale.
It's definitely not conventional due to the fact that he played a loving father and husband for her but at the same time, she didn't have her parents around and they weren't supportive anyway.
If anything, his certain behaviours would be frowned upon these days. I'm not a massive Elvis fan myself so I did get a little shock here and there on how he acted towards her sometimes. But at the same time, I have a understanding for it all. Although there was happy times, there seemed to be a lot of struggle.
I can understand Priscilla's feelings mainly because she didn't know better, being a naive girl and all. Yet somehow the love remained and was stored till the end. If you are a Elvis fan, sure!
But if you are just a interested stranger, I wouldn't be surprised if you judged this relationship harshly for I did a lot of thinking too. Nonetheless, it was a interesting and compelling read.
Dec 21, Kylie Leblanc rated it it was amazing. I bought this book in a gift shop when visiting Graceland. I was not interested in Elvis at all. My husband is a big Elvis fan, so I went for him. Well after learning the history through the tours we took it interested me. I read almost the entire book on the ride home from Graceland. I'm sure she could have really bashed him but she wrote her book with love.
The book really seemed to paint a clear picture of their li I bought this book in a gift shop when visiting Graceland. The book really seemed to paint a clear picture of their life together! Can't wait to learn more Feb 24, Jessika Santulli rated it it was amazing Shelves: Her early childhood and years in Germany were especially riveting.
She does not paint a glorified picture of Elvis, but lets readers know his faults, strengths, tender moments, and temper moments. I enjoyed a look into her psyche during her years with Elvis. It was fun getting a backstage look into the lives of the rich and famous.
This book helped me examine my own life and the people I love. Feb 28, Todd rated it liked it. If you're an Elvis fan this book might be for you! I'm a casual fan, so I wasn't blown away by any facts, stats, or alleged philandering by the King! The fact that Priscilla could remember dialogue word for word from decades ago was also impressive and baffling at the same time! I gave this 3 stars! Jul 11, Travis Albertson rated it it was ok.
I liked the book, I like any book I can look more in depth at Elvis. Elvis never forced himself on anyone.
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I never could understand the relationship between Elvis and Priscilla. He was a control freak with a violent temper who insisted that Priscilla stay virginal and yet made her wear clothes and make-up that made her look like she was working at the Mustang Ranch. He was insanely jealous of her, while he couldn't keep his own pants pulled up and had affairs with most if not all of his female co-stars.
I admire his beautiful singing voice and always will, but Sep 13, Leah rated it really liked it. I loved this book and the perspective. I don't particularly care for Elvis Presley, but found the book to be entertaining and well written. Mar 24, Circa Girl rated it really liked it Shelves: A very similar read to Furious Love - the biography of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's passionate relationship - in that it strikes you with as much destructive, controlling unhealthy, boundary crossing behavior between Elvis and Priscilla she was only 14 when he sought her out!!
Elvis is obviously an icon but I was never a big fan of his acting, his music, or really even his style, however, Priscilla's intimate account shows hi A very similar read to Furious Love - the biography of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's passionate relationship - in that it strikes you with as much destructive, controlling unhealthy, boundary crossing behavior between Elvis and Priscilla she was only 14 when he sought her out!!
He had all the typical constraints of a talented artist: But he also showed tremendous generosity and devotion to the people he cared about and desired to live a purposeful, spiritual life, even if the dream of spiritual satisfaction ultimately eluded him. Nov 23, Leslie rated it it was amazing.
Priscilla and Elvis got together for the first time at his house in Germany. As we sat down at the table, Elvis began devouring the first of five gigantic bacon sandwiches, each one smothered with mustard. Mar 13, Roberta rated it liked it.
Priscilla moved into Graceland when she was 14 years old. That says a lot about Elvis and Priscilla and Priscilla's parents. Has anyone else noticed that when you read the true stories of so many people in the entertainment spot light it's nothing more than dysfunction squared. I would so much rather have a happy life with less money than the lives these people write about.
Feb 23, Christy rated it really liked it. When I was about ten, I had a crush on Elvis.
It lasted about a day, but during that euphoric time, I fantasized that he would notice me and think I was really beautiful. I was not.
This is her story. You can tell from the ungrammatical title that she slept her way through school. What were her parents thinking!!?? Yet she loved him, and eventually she married him and bore his daughter. To me, Elvis has always been a caricature once I recovered from my crush , yet her account portrays a loving, generous, gifted, and manic human being.
Aug 22, Jackie St Hilaire rated it really liked it. A tale of two worlds. After visiting Graceland in July , I wanted to know more about the couple who made Graceland famous. At a gift shop on the way out, there were several books on Elvis for sale but only one about Priscilla. I read it on vacation in Tennessee. Elvis hand picked Priscilla Beaulieu in , she was 14, he was In , after many letters and telephone calls, Priscilla met Elvis in A tale of two worlds.
In , after many letters and telephone calls, Priscilla met Elvis in LA for a few weeks. He took her to boutiques, made her change her hair color and style he liked it black and teased. He showed her how to put make up on. He changed her into his image of what a woman should look like, act like etc.
She was just a teenager and her emotional level had shown Elvis some maturity, but had not grown to this level of living Elvis' lifestyle. His possessiveness grew, as the relationship grew.
Her parent's tried to stop the courtship but to no avail. Elvis had so much control over people that he managed to even manipulate her parents. He loved me and deeply wanted to be faithful to me but never felt certain that he could resist temptation.
It was a persistent battle, and it even got to the point where he felt he had to resist me. He said, "We have to control our desires so they don't control us. If we can control sex, then we can master all other desires. When this phase of his life passed, she and Elvis had a bonfire and burned the stacks of magazines and books he had accumulated on the subject.
They tried marijuana during this time, but did not like it as it made them ravenously hungry. While they both thought it had been an "extraordinary experience," they were afraid of it and experimented that one time only. She wrote that being called "Mrs. Elvis Presley" sounded better than live-in Lolita , teen heartthrob or the other labels given her in the past by some of the press.
After the wedding ceremony, Frank Sinatra 's private jet flew them to their Palm Springs, California home. Being the romantic that he was, Elvis carried his new bride across the threshold singing " The Hawaiian Wedding Song ", then carried her straight to the bedroom.
Elvis and Me: The True Story of the Love Between Priscilla Presley and the King of Rock N' Roll
After a second wedding reception at Graceland for friends and Memphis locals, Elvis and Priscilla went to his ranch near Horn Lake, Mississippi where they locked themselves away for several days of much needed privacy. However, the press and the curious lined a fence on the property's perimeter and stood on the tops of cars to take photos.
While they planned on having children, Elvis and Priscilla had hoped to wait awhile, and Priscilla was not prepared for her pregnancy. She considered an abortion , in part because Elvis had made derogatory comments in the past about "women using pregnancy as an excuse to let themselves go. During Priscilla's pregnancy, she and Elvis made love passionately until she began hearing rumors about Elvis and Nancy Sinatra , his co-star in the film Speedway.
When Priscilla confronted Elvis about the stories he dismissed them out of hand, telling her she was being overly sensitive due to her "condition" pregnancy.
However, six months into her pregnancy, Nancy Sinatra telephoned Priscilla and said she wanted to give her a baby shower. Priscilla was apprehensive about such a request coming from a woman she hardly knew, but Elvis convinced her to accept the offer. Priscilla went along with it and she and Sinatra got along well together. Everything seemed fine until a week or so later, when Elvis informed Priscilla that he needed time to think and wanted a trial separation. Devastated, all she could say was: Just tell me when to leave.
Two months later, their daughter Lisa Marie was born in Memphis on February 1, Free to shape his own career after the MGM motion picture contract expired in , although still required to complete two more films, Presley accepted an offer from the NBC network to do a television special. NBC executives offered "open development" along with a young director named Steve Binder , who was receptive to presenting Presley in a way he could be himself. Elvis Presley's '68 Comeback Special was an enormous success, the highest-rated television special of the year and his closing song titled " If I Can Dream " became his first million-selling record in several years.
Filled with new energy, he recorded so many songs, that RCA Records needed a year and a half to release them all.
Included in these sessions were hits such as " Suspicious Minds " which went to No. Every show was sold out with thousands being turned away at the door. This success led to a five-year contract for appearances twice a year, with the largest fee ever paid to any singer in history. Unfortunately, his renewed popularity brought a large increase in the number of death threats, requiring a significant increase in personal security.
After years of personal unhappiness due to the state of his career, for a time his triumphant return to a live stage brought new vitality to their marriage. However, the renewed stardom, with regular touring around the United States and appearances in Las Vegas, meant he was away from his family more, and renewed the problem of other women in his life.
When Elvis suggested Priscilla cut back on her visits to see him, it only added to her anxieties. Things grew worse when she returned to their Palm Springs home and found a number of letters from girls showing they had obviously been there. Priscilla Presley admits she had two affairs of her own, and the up and down marriage was irreparably broken down by The last straw came when Elvis, possibly having learned of the second affair with her karate instructor Mike Stone , forced himself on her in his Las Vegas hotel room, telling her, "This is how a real man makes love to a woman.
Separated on February 23, , the Presleys divorced amicably on October 9, , mutually agreeing to share custody of their daughter. Elvis had made another televised special called Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii in January , but after not seeing him for several months prior to the actual court hearing, Priscilla was bewildered by his physical appearance. She remarked on how swollen his hands were when she held them in hers. Less than four years later, Elvis died.
After his death, his father Vernon agreed to have Elvis's body reburied to deter thieves. Priscilla also describes several episodes involving Elvis' explosive temper and his jealous nature; including the time he went into a rage and threatened to fire a male employee Memphis Mafia member Jerry Schilling , who supposedly acted too "friendly" with Priscilla.
Affairs with other women[ edit ] Conversely, she writes about Presley's double standard for his own behavior. His promiscuity with other women led to several confrontations. Priscilla says she was aware he had been dating Anita Wood, a girl from Memphis, when they first met in Germany and that he had continued the relationship for nearly two years following his discharge from the Army. When he asked Priscilla to move to Memphis he told her the relationship with Wood was over, but she describes later finding a packet of love letters from Wood in the attic at Graceland.
However, according to Elvis's own words, he did not make love to Anita Wood the whole four years he was with her. It was difficult for her too, but that's just how I feel.
Why I Wrote Me And A Guy Named Elvis by Jerry Schilling.
In a televised interview on January 14, , with Larry King on CNN's Larry King Live , Anita Wood said that following media reports of a girlfriend in Germany, Elvis "had me believing that she Priscilla was just a friend and her daddy was in the Army with him, and there was nothing to it whatsoever. In her book, Priscilla devotes four pages to the subject to There was a lot of publicity about a romance between Elvis and Ann-Margret during the filming, and in the following weeks when Elvis returned to record music and prepare for his next film.
Despite his denials of an affair, Priscilla went to Los Angeles and stayed with him. Aware Priscilla was there, Ann-Margret took matters into her own hands and suddenly announced to the Los Angeles press that she was engaged to Elvis Presley.
The news was picked up by every major newspaper in America and Elvis informed Priscilla that he and Colonel Tom Parker thought it best for her to "go back to Memphis till it calms down. Elvis returned two weeks later, admitted to the affair, but promised it was over.
Of all the movie stars Elvis Presley worked with, Ann-Margret was the only one to attend his funeral. The very next line of Priscilla's book says that after the Ann-Margret ordeal she soon suspected there were other women. She began traveling with him but says she would still "get crazed with worry. Priscilla relates how her insecurities would lead her to imitate the other woman's appearance changing her clothes, hairstyle and makeup , to hopefully please him.
If she forcefully challenged Presley on her suspicions he would threaten to send her home to her parents. One such confrontation over Shelley Fabares , another Presley film co-star led to a screaming match where he told her to get out.
Bags packed, chauffeur ready to take her to the airport, Elvis changed his mind at the last minute and she willingly stayed. In the TV movie, the confrontation was portrayed over the Ann-Margret affair, not over Fabares as written in the book. Priscilla writes that it was years later before she realized his tactics were part of a need to control her. This pattern began before they were married, but in her made-for-television documentary titled Elvis by the Presleys, she admitted he had affairs with other women during their marriage.
Uncertain about who he was and where his career was going, Elvis turned to spiritualism , dragging an uninterested Priscilla with him. He had not performed live for several years and labeled most of his movies a joke. The movie studio ordered him to lose the weight in a hurry, marking the introduction of diet pills to the already excessive regimen of placidyls and Dexedrine which would eventually kill him.
In his search for a "higher state of consciousness" Presley became fascinated with the occult and metaphysical phenomena. During his spiritual quest everyone around them saw Presley's personality change dramatically from vibrant and playful, to passive and introverted. Presley went through a period of celibacy, in keeping with the teachings of an Indian guru. He loved me and deeply wanted to be faithful to me but never felt certain that he could resist temptation.The Essential '70s Masters Peace in the Valley: Books by Priscilla Presley.
The news was picked up by every major newspaper in America and Elvis informed Priscilla that he and Colonel Tom Parker thought it best for her to "go back to Memphis till it calms down. She writes that Elvis grabbed her and "forcefully made love" to her, saying, "This is how a real man makes love to his woman. Uncertain about who he was and where his career was going, Elvis turned to spiritualism , dragging an uninterested Priscilla with him.
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