PDA

View Full Version : Ginger slams priscilla in magazine article.



presley31
09-24-2012, 07:01 PM
55823

Interesting:) first one is a good one for those who dislike priscilla lol

Brian
09-24-2012, 07:37 PM
When you posted this i thought it was recently but this article is from 1991.

What Ginger Alden says about Priscilla is close to 100% accurate.

I don't see Ginger's comments necessarily stemming from jealousy because a lot of people have said the same things about Priscilla.

LaurieT
09-25-2012, 12:46 AM
When you posted this i thought it was recently but this article is from 1991.

What Ginger Alden says about Priscilla is close to 100% accurate.

I don't see Ginger's comments necessarily stemming from jealousy because a lot of people have said the same things about Priscilla.

Exactly Priscilla acts like there was never even a divorce. You know she tried to say that once?

josephinebeau
09-25-2012, 01:49 AM
One, this highly suspect article is well over 20 years old.
Two, it is Ginger,"I can't be bothered to stay the night at Graceland, or go on tour with you", Alden. Nuff said.(n)

Brian
09-25-2012, 02:00 AM
One, this highly suspect article is well over 20 years old.


The article is legit.

boquo2
09-25-2012, 05:10 AM
I think Ginger makes some valid points

presley31
09-25-2012, 02:42 PM
Does anybody have any other magazine articles?

mandymcgee
06-29-2013, 07:11 AM
Wow.

I just want to say a few things in response to this ridiculous article, old as it may be. First of all, Priscilla is not the one who keeps referring to herself as his widow (that would be magazines, reporters, ect), nor does she ever act as if there was never a divorce. In nearly every sit-down interview she's ever given, for television or documentaries, she has talked about their divorce, not once skirting around it.

It really bothers me that, just because they divorced, some people think Priscilla can't be emotional about Elvis' passing. She can't mourn just like everybody else. Elvis was her whole life, she practically grew up around him. Divorce does not mean you suddenly become callus to that person (unless, perhaps, the relationship was rotten through and through, which theirs was not). Elvis was her dear friend after the divorce. And Ginger is telling us that Priscilla isn't entitled to feel the pain of his premature passing?

P.S., Ging', Elvis filed for divorce to protect Priscilla's privacy, so that her home address or whatever it was would not be public information. At least, this is what I have read over the years.

And, Greedland? Really? Priscilla saved Elvis' cherished home from being lost forever. She saved it for him, for their daughter and the decision to open it up wasn't easy but she had no choice. God forbid this decision pull in any kind of money, and how dare she try to preserve this history and keep it in the family. Let us condemn her, right, Ginger?

The use of the Presley name is something I find kind of a boring debate. Whether Priscilla kept Elvis' last name or not (btw, she never technically dropped it, she only added back her maiden name), she was never ever, ever going to be seen or known as anything but Priscilla Presley. People would and always have associated her first with Elvis. So, Presley or not, she's been a hard worker at everything she does and those same career opportunities would have come knocking no matter what her name was.

The supposed quote by Elvis that he 'wouldn't have her [Priscilla] back!' is also a real contradiction to facts (probably not as well known back when this was published). This is stated with almost repulsion toward Priscilla. Elvis and Priscilla remained close friends after the divorce and he loved her dearly (even dedicating songs to her). So, it's just not plausible that he would say something like this with, what seems to me, disgust at the mere thought.

Btw, where did Priscilla and Mike Stone supposedly 'run away' to? I mean, Ginger needs to hurry up and write a book about Priscilla because she seems to know so much.

Ugh, this was just so laughable and grating at the same time. It rings of childish jealousy. It really does. Ginger probably is very, very bitter. Bitter because she isn't Mrs. Elvis Presley. That's what this whole article screams, in my opinion. Sorry, Ginger, Elvis may have fashioned you after his ex-wife, Priscilla, but you don't have half the class that she does. Trashing her to magazines like a bitter little brat, Elvis would wring your neck. She is the mother of his daughter and he'd never let you get away with disrespecting her like this.

I didn't know much about Ginger before this and therefore thought I could like her, but.... NO. This just turned me off of her completely.

Turbo
06-29-2013, 09:32 AM
This is the problem with life, anything can be changed from the facts to hurt other people when others are of that disposition.

It isn't fair and far too common.

After all, those who love or loved someone, if true, wouldn't try to destroy them.

Snake Eyes
06-29-2013, 01:09 PM
This is the problem with life, anything can be changed from the facts to hurt other people when others are of that disposition.

It isn't fair and far too common.

After all, those who love or loved someone, if true, wouldn't try to destroy them.

Fair comment but you can also hate what you once loved too.

Donut
06-29-2013, 01:42 PM
Wasn't Ginger finally writing a book? It could be an interesting one.

Snake Eyes
06-29-2013, 02:01 PM
Wasn't Ginger finally writing a book? It could be an interesting one.

Yeah she was wasn't she? Who knows if it'll eventually happen, but I'd read it.

Winston
06-29-2013, 02:48 PM
I must say that I have no interest in memories from Ginger Alden.

Brian
06-29-2013, 05:37 PM
Wow.

I just want to say a few things in response to this ridiculous article, old as it may be. First of all, Priscilla is not the one who keeps referring to herself as his widow (that would be magazines, reporters, ect), nor does she ever act as if there was never a divorce. In nearly every sit-down interview she's ever given, for television or documentaries, she has talked about their divorce, not once skirting around it.

It really bothers me that, just because they divorced, some people think Priscilla can't be emotional about Elvis' passing. She can't mourn just like everybody else. Elvis was her whole life, she practically grew up around him. Divorce does not mean you suddenly become callus to that person (unless, perhaps, the relationship was rotten through and through, which theirs was not). Elvis was her dear friend after the divorce. And Ginger is telling us that Priscilla isn't entitled to feel the pain of his premature passing?

P.S., Ging', Elvis filed for divorce to protect Priscilla's privacy, so that her home address or whatever it was would not be public information. At least, this is what I have read over the years.

And, Greedland? Really? Priscilla saved Elvis' cherished home from being lost forever. She saved it for him, for their daughter and the decision to open it up wasn't easy but she had no choice. God forbid this decision pull in any kind of money, and how dare she try to preserve this history and keep it in the family. Let us condemn her, right, Ginger?

The use of the Presley name is something I find kind of a boring debate. Whether Priscilla kept Elvis' last name or not (btw, she never technically dropped it, she only added back her maiden name), she was never ever, ever going to be seen or known as anything but Priscilla Presley. People would and always have associated her first with Elvis. So, Presley or not, she's been a hard worker at everything she does and those same career opportunities would have come knocking no matter what her name was.

The supposed quote by Elvis that he 'wouldn't have her [Priscilla] back!' is also a real contradiction to facts (probably not as well known back when this was published). This is stated with almost repulsion toward Priscilla. Elvis and Priscilla remained close friends after the divorce and he loved her dearly (even dedicating songs to her). So, it's just not plausible that he would say something like this with, what seems to me, disgust at the mere thought.

Btw, where did Priscilla and Mike Stone supposedly 'run away' to? I mean, Ginger needs to hurry up and write a book about Priscilla because she seems to know so much.

Ugh, this was just so laughable and grating at the same time. It rings of childish jealousy. It really does. Ginger probably is very, very bitter. Bitter because she isn't Mrs. Elvis Presley. That's what this whole article screams, in my opinion. Sorry, Ginger, Elvis may have fashioned you after his ex-wife, Priscilla, but you don't have half the class that she does. Trashing her to magazines like a bitter little brat, Elvis would wring your neck. She is the mother of his daughter and he'd never let you get away with disrespecting her like this.

I didn't know much about Ginger before this and therefore thought I could like her, but.... NO. This just turned me off of her completely.

I think you have been listening to Priscilla's side of the story for too long. LOL.

Brian
06-29-2013, 05:42 PM
Wasn't Ginger finally writing a book? It could be an interesting one.

At this point I doubt it will ever come out.

Had she written the book in the 1980s it probably would have been huge.

KPM
06-29-2013, 11:01 PM
Ginger was about 12 when Elvis and Priscilla began having problems-she was no where in sight and as I pointed out in the thread concerning albums in 1970 when Elvis went to Washington to see Nixon-Joyce Bova was his girl in Washington, when Elvis got his eye problem in March of 71 Barbara Leigh rushed to Nashville to be with him in the Hospital, then she left and Bova flew in from Washington to fly back to Memphis with Elvis (Priscilla was in California working on their house) Elvis juggled girls like a acrobat on Ed Sullivan....you know a divorce and marriage take 2 people.
Each usually has some modem of blame and responsibility-the Presley marriage and divorce is no different.
Each cheated-each grew and changed, each wanted different goals-and they divorced.
That does not mean they hated each other, that does not mean they wanted harm or pain to the other....time makes things easier.
But its telling that Elvis yells "listen Cilla" on a concert recording when he is singing "Its Midnight"

Brian
06-30-2013, 12:20 AM
In the article the Alden's are not really commenting on the marriage of Elvis and Priscilla.

They are mostly talking about things Priscilla did since Elvis passed away and giving their impressions and opinions on that.

Both Linda Thompson and Sheila Ryan have mentioned that Elvis would say things about Priscilla to them.

Elvis could have said things about Priscilla while Ginger was around.

debtdbruno
06-30-2013, 09:33 AM
Ginger was about 12 when Elvis and Priscilla began having problems-she was no where in sight and as I pointed out in the thread concerning albums in 1970 when Elvis went to Washington to see Nixon-Joyce Bova was his girl in Washington, when Elvis got his eye problem in March of 71 Barbara Leigh rushed to Nashville to be with him in the Hospital, then she left and Bova flew in from Washington to fly back to Memphis with Elvis (Priscilla was in California working on their house) Elvis juggled girls like a acrobat on Ed Sullivan....you know a divorce and marriage take 2 people.
Each usually has some modem of blame and responsibility-the Presley marriage and divorce is no different.
Each cheated-each grew and changed, each wanted different goals-and they divorced.
That does not mean they hated each other, that does not mean they wanted harm or pain to the other....time makes things easier.
But its telling that Elvis yells "listen Cilla" on a concert recording when he is singing "Its Midnight"

makes you wonder when he had time to work..........:lol::lol:

Donut
06-30-2013, 10:04 AM
Talking about Priscilla wasn't Ginger's goal when she said she was writing a book and few people would believe what she might know anyway. Many fans can't believe that Priscilla could do anything wrong and many others still think that Elvis died because Ginger fell asleep the night he died. Ginger must be one of the most disliked people in the Elvis world, so even if she knew interesting things about Elvis' past they wouldn't believe her.

jak
06-30-2013, 11:06 AM
Ive never understood why so many fans hate Ginger.She was in way over her head with Elvis.There is no way she was prepared for the situation she found herself in.Elvis needed a nurse not a girlfriend.Its not fair to blame her for what happened the night of the 16th.Elvis was beyond saving.We shouldn't forget Elvis nearly died a couple of times previously.He was just to self destructive.

debtdbruno
06-30-2013, 07:57 PM
agree Jak....she was in way too deep

Turbo
06-30-2013, 09:43 PM
Ive never understood why so many fans hate Ginger.She was in way over her head with Elvis.There is no way she was prepared for the situation she found herself in.Elvis needed a nurse not a girlfriend.Its not fair to blame her for what happened the night of the 16th.Elvis was beyond saving.We shouldn't forget Elvis nearly died a couple of times previously.He was just to self destructive.


I agree, Jak. Sadly, the comments about Ginger stemmed from people who didn't like her, and it has perpetuated and it keeps going.

Ginger made her comments on people who she felt were "yes men" and weren't placing Elvis' interests at heart, but their own.

jak
06-30-2013, 09:49 PM
Ginger couldn't have entered Elvis' life at a worst time. Other than being arm candy for Elvis and maybe giving him a temporary ego boost,she wasn't what Elvis needed. You know she didn't have a clue what she was getting into. She was in a tough spot. Im sure the reality of life with Elvis was a far cry from what she originally thought it was.

Donut
07-01-2013, 10:30 AM
Ginger couldn't have entered Elvis' life at a worst time. Other than being arm candy for Elvis and maybe giving him a temporary ego boost,she wasn't what Elvis needed. You know she didn't have a clue what she was getting into. She was in a tough spot. Im sure the reality of life with Elvis was a far cry from what she originally thought it was.

To be fair, I don't think Ginger was a saint either. She could have said goodbye to Elvis after learning what was happening behind close doors, which was very early in their relationship. I think they "used" each other in their own way. Elvis liked having a girl as young and pretty around and Ginger enjoyed getting this megastar attention and gifts.

jak
07-01-2013, 01:09 PM
To be fair, I don't think Ginger was a saint either. She could have said goodbye to Elvis after learning what was happening behind close doors, which was very early in their relationship. I think they "used" each other in their own way. Elvis liked having a girl as young and pretty around and Ginger enjoyed getting this megastar attention and gifts.

I really can't fault her for anything. The attraction of dating Elvis and what came with it would be attractive to most women. Elvis had used that his entire life to get what he wanted. Ginger could have walked out as you say,but if she did love him wouldn't she stay and try? I think she woud have hit the jackpot years ago with a book. She could have gotten big money years ago. I think it speaks well of her she never did.

Donut
07-01-2013, 07:17 PM
I really can't fault her for anything. The attraction of dating Elvis and what came with it would be attractive to most women. Elvis had used that his entire life to get what he wanted. Ginger could have walked out as you say,but if she did love him wouldn't she stay and try? I think she woud have hit the jackpot years ago with a book. She could have gotten big money years ago. I think it speaks well of her she never did.

And the chance of having a stunning 20 year old girl sleeping with you when you are 42 must be very hard to resist too, don't you think? ;)
I don't think we can blame any of them.

jak
07-01-2013, 08:24 PM
And the chance of having a stunning 20 year old girl sleeping with you when you are 42 must be very hard to resist too, don't you think? ;)
I don't think we can blame any of them.

Speaking for myself, I try to sleep with as many stunning 20 year olds as possible.Of course just because I try doesn't mean I get any;) Elvis probably had an easier time of it.

Brian
07-01-2013, 09:01 PM
I don't know people say that Ginger Alden didn't love Elvis or even want to be in a relationship with him.

They say that Ginger was pushed into it by her mother.

If that's the case then Elvis shouldn't have been in a relationship with her and definitely shouldn't have proposed.

Regardless of whether he intended to marry her or not if she didn't love him then he just shouldn't have.

If I were Elvis I would've looked for someone else to have been in a relationship with instead of Ginger.

It makes sense that Ginger wouldn't love Elvis since he proposed to her only after a short time.

He never asks Anita Wood or Linda Thompson to marry him but he asks Ginger Alden!!!!

jak
07-01-2013, 09:38 PM
I think it makes sense he asked her to marry him. Elvis was in deep trouble.He was a 42 year old rock star and he was in bad shape.Surely Elvis had to be worried about his situation.Getting married was probably an act of desperation on his part.He was so troubled,I think he may have been just looking for some stability.I don't think she the right one though.

Donut
07-02-2013, 10:39 AM
Speaking for myself, I try to sleep with as many stunning 20 year olds as possible.Of course just because I try doesn't mean I get any;) Elvis probably had an easier time of it.

:laughing:

See? We can't blame him. Besides, I'm sure Elvis only wanted to make those girls happy. He probable made the effort just for them.

elvia7
07-02-2013, 11:12 AM
Fair comment but you can also hate what you once loved too.

Jen, you're right !
We all know how many divorces today is carried out!:doh:

elvia7
07-02-2013, 11:14 AM
:laughing:

See? We can't blame him. Besides, I'm sure Elvis only wanted to make those girls happy. He probable made the effort just for them.

:lol:(y)(y)(y)(y)(y);)

jak
07-02-2013, 12:20 PM
:laughing:

See? We can't blame him. Besides, I'm sure Elvis only wanted to make those girls happy. He probable made the effort just for them.

Yes poor Elvis. It must have been so difficult for him with all those needy 20 year olds hanging around. Im sure glad I don't have those problems.

elvia7
07-02-2013, 12:49 PM
Yes poor Elvis. It must have been so difficult for him with all those needy 20 year olds hanging around. Im sure glad I don't have those problems.

Hey Jeff, tell me why I don't believe you;):D?

jak
07-02-2013, 02:11 PM
Hey Jeff, tell me why I don't believe you;):D?

If you can't trust me,who can you trust?

elvia7
07-02-2013, 02:17 PM
If you can't trust me,who can you trust?

I do not know Jeff, you idea:). I would not renounce the pleasure, especially if it would be a good deed, help, you know ... :D;)

KPM
07-02-2013, 10:50 PM
Ginger was swept up in the tornado known as "ELVIS" she enjoyed the ride-but then it gets serious-the winds, the rain, the unexpected damage to everything in its path.....Elvis enjoyed the freshness and sunshine of he spring day-but spring is fleeting...eventually the first cloudy day comes along in April....you see nothing has changed, nothing is perfect.
Seasons come and go but life is the same-and it catches up with you.
Elvis just did not have another rabbit in his hat.

Snake Eyes
07-03-2013, 10:00 AM
I think it makes sense he asked her to marry him. Elvis was in deep trouble.He was a 42 year old rock star and he was in bad shape.Surely Elvis had to be worried about his situation.Getting married was probably an act of desperation on his part.He was so troubled,I think he may have been just looking for some stability.I don't think she the right one though.

I would have worded it slightly differently, but for me it's a pretty accurate.

Turbo
07-03-2013, 10:12 AM
Could just be a practical young woman, who was everything that was the "Type" that Elvis seemed to look for, one who was innocent, young, truthful, spoke plainly, and was "Real". Someone to fill the void that needed feeling at the time.

Someone who also played "Hard to get" perhaps.

Timing is everything.

elvia7
07-03-2013, 10:30 AM
Getting married was probably an act of desperation on his part.He was so troubled,I think he may have been just looking for some stability.I don't think she the right one though.

I agree Jeff, I think Elvis really wanted was a sense of stability and still missing Pris.


I would have worded it slightly differently, but for me it's a pretty accurate.

We have similar feelings.

Tony Trout
07-03-2013, 02:24 PM
Agreed. And, yes, Ginger is in the process of writing a memoir of her time with Elvis.

Brian
07-03-2013, 05:40 PM
I don't buy that Ginger Alden is in the process of writing a book.

I've been hearing that for the past 15 years Ginger has been working on a book.

I'm thinking that if she was ever seriously writing a book she never finished it and so it's not going to come out.

The ship has sailed on a book by Ginger.

It's somewhat like Linda Thompson where you hear stories of her writing a book but nothing ever happens with it.

Snake Eyes
07-03-2013, 05:45 PM
I don't buy that Ginger Alden is in the process of writing a book.

I've been hearing that for the past 15 years Ginger has been working on a book.

I'm thinking that if she was ever seriously writing a book she never finished it and so it's not going to come out.

The ship has sailed on a book by Ginger.

It's somewhat like Linda Thompson where you hear stories of her writing a book but nothing ever happens with it.

Serious case of writers block maybe?

Tony Trout
07-08-2013, 04:20 PM
If you don't believe it, talk to Rosemary, her sister. She admitted to me on FB that Ginger is currently writing a book and it also says the same thing on Ginger's Facebook page in the "About" section.

Brian
07-08-2013, 04:39 PM
If you don't believe it, talk to Rosemary, her sister. She admitted to me on FB that Ginger is currently writing a book and it also says the same thing on Ginger's Facebook page in the "About" section.

I know that's what they say.

It's that Ginger has supposedly been working on a book for at least 12 years now.

Five years from now we could be having another discussion about Ginger Alden on this forum and someone will ask if she is working on a book.

Then someone will reply yes, Ginger is in the process of writing a book about Elvis.

I first heard Rosemary Alden mention that Ginger was writing a book in an interview with an Elvis fan magazine over ten years ago.

Nicole Presley
07-09-2013, 08:22 PM
Rosemary said a few days ago that Ginger is done writing her book and that it will be out next year.

Donut
07-09-2013, 08:55 PM
Rosemary said a few days ago that Ginger is done writing her book and that it will be out next year.

Hope that's true. I want to read it (y)

jak
07-09-2013, 11:10 PM
Hope that's true. I want to read it (y)

Me too.I never get tired of the books if they can provide any new info.Elvis has always been one of the most fascinating people that ever walked the earth.

Donut
07-10-2013, 11:48 AM
Me too.I never get tired of the books if they can provide any new info.Elvis has always been one of the most fascinating people that ever walked the earth.

He was, wasn't he? I never tire reading about him.

jak
07-10-2013, 12:22 PM
He was, wasn't he? I never tire reading about him.

Elvis is the only personality that I spend so much time on.I've been into Elvis since I was 7 years old.I never get tired of the music or studying him.There was something about him that set him apart from anyone else in my book.He was truly unique in every way.Elvis had a special quality that made you care about him.

debtdbruno
07-10-2013, 02:53 PM
Elvis is the only personality that I spend so much time on.I've been into Elvis since I was 7 years old.I never get tired of the music or studying him.There was something about him that set him apart from anyone else in my book.He was truly unique in every way.Elvis had a special quality that made you care about him.

well said (y)(y)

Donut
07-10-2013, 05:34 PM
Elvis is the only personality that I spend so much time on.I've been into Elvis since I was 7 years old.I never get tired of the music or studying him.There was something about him that set him apart from anyone else in my book.He was truly unique in every way.Elvis had a special quality that made you care about him.

Me too. I used to have other idols when I was younger but I never wanted to know so much about any other famous personality. Even the things that I would hate from anyone, famous or not, I find them fun and coming from Elvis. He sure was special.

KPM
07-10-2013, 10:53 PM
I actually kind of tire of some books-because they all seem to tell similar stories (or stories that do not sound or ring true based on the many many books I have already read)
His talent of voice is what has always got me-charisma and talent that won't quit.
But Elvis is fascinating, such a contradiction on so many things-A Rebel who says "yes ma'am and yes sir" to everyone.
A sex symbol who introduces to prime time-suggestive dancing and moves that shock Americas establishment-but is a deeply spiritual individual who loves to sing gospel.
Shy in many ways-but gregarious upon stepping on stage.
Wild hair trigger temper-but generous and giving to a fault.
Hates illegal drug usage-but feels anything goes if its a prescription medication.
Contradiction upon contradiction.

franny
07-11-2013, 05:01 AM
Serious case of writers block maybe?

Sounds like it :lol:

Let's hope Ginger's book comes out next year, as stated. I look forward to it.

jak
07-11-2013, 11:41 AM
I would hope Ginger would write an honest account of her time with Elvis.-I want to know what he talked about when he was just relaxing around the house.Did he talk about his career?Did he talk about his future?Was he worried about getting old?So many little things Im curious about.She was with Elvis at a very starnge time in his life.He was a 42 year old rock star and a idol to millions.I just have always what Elvis really thought of the whole thing.Did he know how important he was to people?Weve had so many books about him yet I feel like Im still missing something from his point of view.Its kinda hard to explain I guess.I want to know what Elvis was thinking if that makes sense.Seems like he would have really confided to Ginger or especially Linda.I think a book by either could be revealing.

Diane
07-11-2013, 01:09 PM
I agree with Ken. I pretty much quit buying new books finding that so many basically say the same things....not much new in any of them. I might buy a book from Ginger or Linda...maybe.

debtdbruno
07-11-2013, 05:08 PM
I would hope Ginger would write an honest account of her time with Elvis.-I want to know what he talked about when he was just relaxing around the house.Did he talk about his career?Did he talk about his future?Was he worried about getting old?So many little things Im curious about.She was with Elvis at a very starnge time in his life.He was a 42 year old rock star and a idol to millions.I just have always what Elvis really thought of the whole thing.Did he know how important he was to people?Weve had so many books about him yet I feel like Im still missing something from his point of view.Its kinda hard to explain I guess.I want to know what Elvis was thinking if that makes sense.Seems like he would have really confided to Ginger or especially Linda.I think a book by either could be revealing.

its a real shame he never got round to writing a bio on himself.......but I suppose he was such a private person, he wouldn't have wanted to 'air' all the gossip for the world to hear about

jak
07-11-2013, 07:21 PM
its a real shame he never got round to writing a bio on himself.......but I suppose he was such a private person, he wouldn't have wanted to 'air' all the gossip for the world to hear about

Youre right about that.Elvis was from a different era.He was able to pretty much maintain his privacy which was what he wanted.Its a lot different now for celebrities.

KPM
07-11-2013, 08:14 PM
I would hope Ginger would write an honest account of her time with Elvis.-I want to know what he talked about when he was just relaxing around the house.Did he talk about his career?Did he talk about his future?Was he worried about getting old?So many little things Im curious about.She was with Elvis at a very starnge time in his life.He was a 42 year old rock star and a idol to millions.I just have always what Elvis really thought of the whole thing.Did he know how important he was to people?Weve had so many books about him yet I feel like Im still missing something from his point of view.Its kinda hard to explain I guess.I want to know what Elvis was thinking if that makes sense.Seems like he would have really confided to Ginger or especially Linda.I think a book by either could be revealing.
I do not know if Elvis would have confided his most inner thoughts to a 19 year old-mainly because he was trying to impress her it always seemed to me...and I'm not sure his true inner thoughts, possible doubts, true fears, true feelings would be something he would think would impress a young women.....he would want to appear strong confident-in charge. But maybe a few might have slipped out to her in his darker moments.

Brian
07-11-2013, 09:13 PM
Assuming the book really is finished and assuming they find a publisher.

1. I wouldn't expect Ginger Alden to be that honest in her book.

2. I think it will be the I was in love with Elvis and we would have gotten married and lived happily ever after story.

3. I'm sure she'll address certain stories about her but they will be slanted positively towards her and her family.

KPM
07-11-2013, 10:07 PM
Heres a link to 2 small video interviews of Ginger and Linda from 1980:
http://www.elvispresleymusic.com.au/video/ginger_alden_linda_thompson.html

KPM
07-11-2013, 10:26 PM
Another quote from Linda in the Larry King interview:
Larry King: Why did you break up?

Linda Thompson: Well, after four-and-a-half years of the yo-yo back and forth of other women, up all night, sleeping all day, the drug abuse, you know, it was... I just realized that I probably was never gonna be able to help him the way I wanted to help him. There was no Betty Ford Center then. There was no place for him to go, and he kept falling back into this prescription drug dilemma.
Larry King: So what did you do? How did you handle it?

Linda Thompson: He helped me actually. Because I was in San Francisco with him and he said, honey, would you like to fly back to Memphis? I have brought the Jet Star in to take you back. And, you know, deducing that he was not going to bring the plane in just for me, I figured he brought another girl in from Memphis, and that was his way of saying, you know, there's another girl here, but you know, you want to go back to Memphis for a few days. He was playing the Cow Palace. And I said yes, that's fine. I'll go back to Memphis, but I'm sure you've brought someone else to be with. Oh, no, honey, I would never do that. The last time I saw him alive he looked me in the eye and said, I want you to know something, honey, before you leave. No matter what you ever hear, no matter what everybody ever tells you, I just want you to know that I love you. I don't love anyone else. There's no other girl here, and you're the one I love. OK.

Larry King: Did you think there was a girl there?
Linda Thompson: I knew there was. She was on the floor below, waiting.

jak
07-12-2013, 11:17 AM
The interview with Linda really speaks volumes about Elvis' attitudes towards women.In her comments you see some evidence of whjy Elvis' relationships never worked out.Including his marriage.Elvis could not be faithfull to anyone.It was a major flaw in his character.

Donut
07-12-2013, 12:02 PM
The last time I saw him alive he looked me in the eye and said, I want you to know something, honey, before you leave. No matter what you ever hear, no matter what everybody ever tells you, I just want you to know that I love you. I don't love anyone else. There's no other girl here, and you're the one I love. OK.

That's what he said to all his girls, and I mean all the girls he was with at the same time. Either Elvis was the cheekiest guy in the world or he had a big emotional/psychological issue. I'd say both options are correct, besides the huge quantity of meds he took didn't allow him to think clearly most of the time in my opinion.

jak
07-12-2013, 01:16 PM
Donut
I think Elvis was a player long before the meds were an issue.I think every woman he was involved with got the same treatment as Linda.Going all the way back to the Sun record days.I think it was just who he was.The fact is Elvis just didnt treat or respect women as you might expect.I think he sabotoged every good relationship he ever had.I understand if you want to unleash the hamster;)

Donut
07-12-2013, 01:43 PM
Donut
I think Elvis was a player long before the meds were an issue.I think every woman he was involved with got the same treatment as Linda.Going all the way back to the Sun record days.I think it was just who he was.The fact is Elvis just didnt treat or respect women as you might expect.I think he sabotoged every good relationship he ever had.I understand if you want to unleash the hamster;)

Yes, that's true. I should have specified and said the medication affected him emotionally during his last years. The reason I said this is because I'm rereading stories from those years in which he seemed to be feeling very confused, sad and alone, even though he had all those girls with with at all times. I think the huge amount of prescribed drugs he took worsened his state of mind. But yeah, it's not like he was ever faithful to any girl...

jak
07-12-2013, 01:55 PM
If Elvis could have somehow changed his attitudes I think he could have stayed in a good healthy relationship.It's obvious he inspired loyalty and devotion in those around him.Going back to the 50's I think they were probably 6 or 7 women that would have stayed with him long term.Probably would have married him.Elvis just couldnt be content though.

Donut
07-12-2013, 02:05 PM
If Elvis could have somehow changed his attitudes I think he could have stayed in a good healthy relationship.It's obvious he inspired loyalty and devotion in those around him.Going back to the 50's I think they were probably 6 or 7 women that would have stayed with him long term.Probably would have married him.Elvis just couldnt be content though.

The main problem, in my opnion, is that he had it too easy with them. They did whatever he asked and wanted and it must be difficult to feel respect and admiration for someone when they act like puppets in your hands. Look what happened to him with Ginger, for instance. He couldn't get her do whatever he wanted like he did with the rest and she was the one he ended up asking to marry him... We will never know if would have finally marry her but it looks like her rebelliousness was attractive to him.

Diane
07-12-2013, 02:06 PM
It would be interesting to be able to find out just what made Elvis that way. You would think with his devotion to his mother that his respect for women would be much higher. I suspect that Vernon's running around and maybe several of his other male relatives might have had something to do with it in the way that he thought it was a natural thing?

Brian
07-12-2013, 05:18 PM
I think it's because Elvis Presley had more options when it came to women than most people and that was due to the fact that he was a very handsome man and famous.

It's also because the women he was with accepted and tolerated him being with other women which is unusual.

The number of relationships men and women have varies but often times they have dated two or three people before they finally decide to get married.

Most men don't have as many women wanting to date them as Elvis did.

I think that was one of the reasons that made Elvis not want to get married.

There were other people like that.

Warren Beatty
Jack Nicholson
George Clooney
Wilt Chamberlain
Scott Baio


If more of the average Joe had the options that Elvis had they would date more women and they might not want to settle down either.

To Elvis' credit he was single most of his life and he may have settled down like Warren Beatty did when he was an older man.

You only live once and if you have as many opportunities with women as Elvis did you might as well take advantage of that.

I can understand why Elvis didn't want to get married to Dixie Locke in 1956 or Anita Wood in 1960.

The lifestyle he had with Linda Thompson is probably the way he wanted it when it came to women.

debtdbruno
07-13-2013, 05:02 PM
It would be interesting to imagine if he never became famous....and stayed a truck driver (or similar)
could he, because of the lack of opportunities, stayed faithful, and had a normal healthy relationship with either Dixie, or Barbara?

Obviously he was a good looking kid, but without the 'famous' tag....women wouldn't have thrown themselves at him the same.

Diane
07-13-2013, 06:05 PM
Probably not to the extent that he was able to after he gained his fame, but I bet he still would have had quite a few girls chasing him because of his looks and would have gone with it.

elvia7
07-13-2013, 07:26 PM
Probably not to the extent that he was able to after he gained his fame, but I bet he still would have had quite a few girls chasing him because of his looks and would have gone with it.

In the case of Elvis, is not just about fame!I do not know how the other ladies, but I'd go with him for a coffee, no matter in which year? (1977 obviously ).
It does not matter to me what he looked like. It is important, what else he could feel!
Each of us would love to help Him with ... I think it's understandable?

Joe Car
07-13-2013, 08:45 PM
Elvis loved women, women loved him. Shouldn't really have been married, that's for sure. That being said, his infidelity in his relationships wasn't right and fair to his partner at the time. Still, that was part of being a male celebrity back then was the amount of secrecy they had in their affairs and the loyalty for the most part from the women who they were cheating with as far as keeping the star's privacy and not going to the media. Nowadays this wouldn't happen. I was watching the video of Let Yourself Go from the comeback special the other day where he has that scene with the beautiful and luscious Susan Hennig and thinking what a lucky man he was because he and she were having a relationship. It then donned on me that he was a newly married man!

elvia7
07-13-2013, 08:57 PM
Elvis loved women, women loved him. Shouldn't really have been married, that's for sure. That being said, his infidelity in his relationships wasn't right and fair to his partner at the time. Still, that was part of being a male celebrity back then was the amount of secrecy they had in their affairs and the loyalty for the most part from the women who they were cheating with as far as keeping the star's privacy and not going to the media. Nowadays this wouldn't happen. I was watching the video of Let Yourself Go from the comeback special the other day where he has that scene with the beautiful and luscious Susan Hennig and thinking what a lucky man he was because he and she were having a relationship. It then donned on me that he was a newly married man!

I can only sympathize with you;)

franny
07-17-2013, 03:23 AM
It would be interesting to be able to find out just what made Elvis that way. You would think with his devotion to his mother that his respect for women would be much higher. I suspect that Vernon's running around and maybe several of his other male relatives might have had something to do with it in the way that he thought it was a natural thing?

Yes, you would think the way Elvis treated his mother, how he thought the world of her, that he would treat women with more respect. I think it's also a matter of him getting away with it. The women allowed it, so he probably didn't feel the need to change.

Diane
07-17-2013, 01:54 PM
That's true Franny, too many women threw themselves at Elvis...no self respect so I guess they shouldn't have expected any from him.