I dream a world where man no other man
will scorn. Where LOVE will bless the earth
and peace its paths adorn...
I do think Elvis still liked Priscilla at that coming home interview but also that the Colonel didn't want the public to know it. I think he just lost interest once he was home and seeing others again.
In some ways I feel sorry for Priscilla in being used as a pawn by her parents but in another she had a mind of her own she could have used...she had 6 or was it 7 years at Graceland to dwell upon it.....I guess she did....eventually, she got a divorce but not until she had a baby to secure her interests....parental advice???
I would dearly love to know more about the Beaulieus. They strike me as wrong wrong wrong and I want to know why. All I can gleam is that it didn't take Anne long to find another man after Priscilla's real father died. Did she really love Paul or was he a convenience to her being alone with a baby daughter? Her fantasies about stardom...is that what led her to send her young daughter to a mega star's home...living vicariously through Elvis and Priscilla?
Bothers me no end that so little can be found about these people yet Elvis' life has been ripped and torn wide open for all the world to see.
Yeah yeah, I've heard it was BECAUSE he was a big star but that still doesn't explain the deep secrecy about people who were so close to him.
I would still like to know why Elvis would even bother with Priscilla after the army, if he did not love her? I mean, it would have been easy for him to not answer the phone, to have no contact, to not bother with her, period! They weren't even in the same country!
He could have easily said he had a girlfriend at home, which he did Anita Wood and just cut Priscilla off...
One thing that strikes me odd is why didn't Ann came out and tell priscilla about her real father?? I know from experince when l got adopted and it was kept from me for years and when l did find out, l went wild and did everything to make my parents mad at me or hurt, maybe in some ways priscilla was doing the same, but she could of been different and never stood up to her parents and let them rule her life and which l can see
She probably did go wild Jen. I think that would be a natural reaction from finding out news like that in your teens. I knew one poor girl in my hometown who was unstable to begin with and it sent her clear over the edge to live in institutions the rest of her life. I never understood the reasoning behind keeping an adoption or as in Priscilla's case the real identity of her father hidden.
How can you expect openness and honesty from your children if you don't give it?
Priscilla said (I think in her book) that her mother considered Elvis' music obscene and that she said she wouldn't let Priscilla cross the street to meet Elvis Presley.I would dearly love to know more about the Beaulieus. They strike me as wrong wrong wrong and I want to know why. All I can gleam is that it didn't take Anne long to find another man after Priscilla's real father died. Did she really love Paul or was he a convenience to her being alone with a baby daughter? Her fantasies about stardom...is that what led her to send her young daughter to a mega star's home...living vicariously through Elvis and Priscilla?
Then Elvis turned up in Germany and we all know what happened, LOL.
I think Elvis did believe she'd make a good wife for him down the line. And I think Priscilla was infatuated with him, at the least. But as it turns out they just didn't have that much in common. Priscilla didn't like the touring, had no use for Elvis' religious interests, and wanted a career of her own. I think Priscilla's show business aspirations alone would have broke them up eventually, even without all of the other things going on in the strange rock star world they lived in.I would still like to know why Elvis would even bother with Priscilla after the army, if he did not love her? I mean, it would have been easy for him to not answer the phone, to have no contact, to not bother with her, period! They weren't even in the same country!
Jen, why did your parents say they waited to tell you? Or did you find out by accident? I know they NEVER mean to hurt the child, yet it always does.
Just my opinion Rosanne but I think the parents don't think the child is ready to deal with the news until they are in their teens. They don't realize that it's a greater shock than it would be if they grew up with the truth.
Everyone realizes that Elvis only knew Priscilla in Germany from Oct. 1959-Feb,1960. In that time he had to participate in the military, spent his weekend leaves partying with guys and other women. He also send Anita a poodle for Christmas, Calls her to tell her he'll be home. Then it was 2 1/2 years before he let her visit. She gets there to live (a few months after that) and 5 months later he falls in love with Ann Margaret and has an affair. So I tend to believe Elvis that is wasn't that big a deal when he said it. I'm not saying that he wasn't very fond of her or didn't grow to love her, but he wasn't ready to marry her for some reason. And it sure wasn't this mad love like she tells in her book.
And as for that wedding night story, sound like someone got that out of a romance book. Come on now, think about it, I thought she was supposed to be a virgin that night. Ahh, so far no one has ever told me that their "first time" was anything like that. Not going to be graphic, that is stuff that happens in movies.
As a side note Elvis used to bring his girlfriends home to stay, Linda, Dixie, Anita, Elisabeth... that didnīt mean he had to marry them, he just got what he wanted and when he wanted untill the girls got fed up but Priscilla resisted till she got what he searched for. Like she herself said in her book she was determined to get him no matter what.
I agree Donut, Priscilla's description of their wedding night does sound like it's straight out of a romance novel and you are also right, the first time is not always so wonderful to many women...if you are a virgin.
And thanks for the article featuring an interview with Anita. I don't think I've ever read that one. It was great. As to finding the letter and Elvis' being torn between the two, that sounds true to me. I think Priscilla was putting a lot of pressure at that time.
Does anyone know what Elvis and Priscilla had in common?
If anybody knows would you please tell me
I know they were different in a lot of ways but I bet there were things they had in common and things they both liked to do. I am just drawing a blank right now. anybody that could answer I would appreciate it.
Also Priscilla moved to many places while growing up, being an army brat and all. I was wondering if Priscilla actually said where she considers herself from
I know she was born in Brooklyn and spent some time in Austin Texas but I wonder if she considers herself a Newyorker, a Texan, A midwesterner. where does Priscilla consider herself to be from. If anybody knows I would appreciate your answer