[QUOTE=riley]IT IS NOT TRUE
I abolutely agree - I like Cilla too....
I once read that she wants to keep Navaronne and her friend Marco out of the picture because they don't feel very comfortable beinkg linked to the Presley name, which is to be understand.
[/quote]In response to that she keeps them out of the picture because it suits her to do so.
She has been in a relationship with Garibaldi for longer than the whole time she knew Elvis but it doesn`t suit her image as Elvis`s widow to have a new family on board so she keeps them in the background.
Garibaldi knows the score though and he feels very comfortable with it all.
Elvis is a business to them and he is probably at home counting the money.
[QUOTE=riley]IT IS NOT TRUE
I abolutely agree - I like Cilla too....
Oh my God...I'm getting mad reading all these posts...anyway, a very stimulating thread and a lot of different views!!
Riley seems to be in a minority position...I'm sorry but I'm conforted to have the same impressions as many others about Priscilla.
Sometimes it can seem a sort of envy of her but this is not the right point...the fact that so many people see in her what I see makes me feel better.
Of course it's a very interesting topic for the discussion.
Riley, I don't agree with you when you said that Cilla doesn't care about money...she left Elvis because she wanted her own life and she didn't want to be considered only for her connection with him...but this is what she keeps doing now.
If she wanted to be considered only "Priscilla Beaulieu" she had to start her life away from Elvis and going on with her life after his death. She could take care of business in another way but her first mistake (or better her first contradiction) was to take back the name Presley and then to use that name for her career.
Maybe in Usa she's popular for many things but, believe in me, I live in Italy and we don't know Priscilla as an actress or something else she could have done in her life, but only for everything concerning Elvis (books, DVDs, interviews and so on)...she 's still considered so much only because her connection with him.
This doesn't seem a problem for her NOW...because it's suitable for her.
But we are talking a lot about Cilla...maybe we can go to the thread "What's your opinion of Priscilla?"..
About Linda...I'm glad to know that the story of the phone call is not a false and, I didn't know about the fact of the plane...she started to be the widow from the beginning...
Last edited by ForeverTheKing; 03-12-2006 at 10:41 AM.
It will be nice to hear the story from Linda`s point of view.
This was on EIN about the marriage Elvis was "forced to"
British journalist Derek Johnson is the former news editor of the New Musical Express. Johnson became a good friend of Elvis?, not only staying with him while he was based in Germany but also getting personal invitations to stay at Graceland. Even towards the end of his life, Elvis confided in Johnson and made some very disturbing remarks about how sad his life had become
In late 1966 Elvis told me, "I confess that after a lengthy infatuation with Priscilla, I have now found true love with her. Parker has been on at me for some months to get married because it would be good for my image, and that?s been one of the few things I've ever agreed with him."
I don`t think Linda has started on the book yet but I think she`ll be coming over to England to promote it.
Okay, this was on EIN in May of 2005Originally Posted by riley
Was Elvis forced to marry Priscilla?: Marty Lacker has taken issue with comments made by Priscilla Presley in Elvis by the Presleys dispelling the rumor that The Colonel and Vernon Presley pressured Elvis into marrying her. Marty Lacker stated on the alt.elvis.king messageboard: "I'm surprised she even addresses that. Let me put it this way and I normally don't do this but if she wants to face me, I will swear on the lives of my children and grandchildren that is exactly what Elvis told me in '66 on the day he apologized for his yelling during the only arguement we ever had and then asked me to be the Best Man at the wedding. Something had made him agitated the day after we came home from LA and the night before he was overjoyed and in a great mood when he saw his newly redecorated bedroom by my brother in law. He said the reason for the argument was that her father pressured and threatened him if he didn't marry her. Therefore either Elvis or Priscilla and her parents are lying. Guess who I believe. It's easy to cover your *** 39 years later. I'm glad she is aware of what I have written and said." (News, Source: Marty Lacker, alt.elvis.king)
No offence, but in 66' Elvis was under huge pressure to marry her. A British Journalist is the last person he would confide his true feelings to and the first he would tell a white lie to. He had an image to keep up, and at that stage Priscilla and Elvis marrying whether he liked or not, as he expressed he didn't to his friends, he had to portray.
Maybe Elvis did say those words - but those around him and closest to him at the time say his real opinion was completely different.
Originally Posted by riley
The Sun Never Sets On A Legend...
Cherokee, You are soooooooo right. It is almost like you can read my mind and many other Elvis Fans thoughts. The true shame of it all is that Elvis is not here to tell his side of the story so people can think whatever they want to~~~~ but if they truly listen and read much about Elvis and the MM they would know that the men who were with Elvis constantly call "silly cilla" a "demon" (That was on TV here in the USA on the History Channel) I think if the program was all lies greedy cilla would sue them for sure. ($$$$$$$$$$$)Originally Posted by Cherokee
I think this thread is about Linda and as far as I am concerned she is a "Peach" and her and Elvis were "Great" together!!!!!!!! I often wonder what life would of been like for him if he had meet such a lovely nurturing woman first !! Know what I mean~~~ one that was a grown woman and ready to truly commit to the man she loved? Perhaps he would of been a different person also. Dovey
We all know that Elvis voiced a lot of his opinions to the guys around him, for instance he did the movies that he didn`t particularly enjoy but never publicly ran them down or went to the Colonel about it but in private he kept telling the guys how unhappy he was.
The same goes for his wedding to Priscilla. This is an excerpt from an interview with Sonny West-
Let`s talk about the women in his life. Priscilla, in the sixties. I`ve never believed for one second that Elvis wanted to marry her. I think it was done to please the colonel, his father and others.
Sonny: You`re right on, Scott. Right on the mark there. He didn`t want to at all.
Was he in love with her do you think?
Sonny: He was in love with her, at first. But then... You have to remember they were together six or seven years, and a lot of love can go away between some people in that amount of time. There`s still love there, but the intensity is gone. Elvis was still working with co-stars... Ann-Margret, he flipped over her as you know... To me, I just felt that he didn`t want to get married, but he`d given his word to Priscilla`s father a while back. So when it came to her being 21, her father asked Elvis to fulfil his obligations. Elvis resisted for a while, then Mr. Beaulieu spoke to the Colonel. It was something that Colonel Parker organised real quick.
After the marriage Elvis asked his wife for a trial separation but he still couldn`t get rid of her.
Personally I always liked Anita Wood and that was who Gladys wanted her son to marry.
I`m pretty sure Gladys wouldn`t of liked Priscilla.
Last edited by joanne; 03-12-2006 at 05:09 PM.
Linda is going to write a book. Ok. But I wonder if she is going go give them away for free
Hope she will, otherwise she might be associated with that greedy ex wife of his
We will NEVER know the WHOLE truth about Elvis, Priscilla nor any of the others associated with Elvis.
Everyone associated with him sees things differently; they all have different memories of the same events. We interpret what we read and see as WE want to. So rather than defending someone or extolling his/her virtues, perhaps we should stick with just relating what we have heard/read/seen and keep opinions to ourselves. We can still have them, but we don't need to justify them to others.
I know Elvis was a cad in many ways, but I still love his music, his looks, his generositym, his flambuoyance, his sweet "little boy" aura. I know that Priscilla was/is not an angel, but I still admire the attributes she has--she has at least had the intelligence to select good advisors who have helped her promote Elvis for whomever. And we have to admit this is not a bad thing--the fact that so many people become new fans daily is partially due to Priscilla, directly or indirectly.
Our interest in his girlfriends is only natural; I like some, don't like others. Don't know enough about any to make any 100% accurate statements.
So let's just enjoy Elvis and his entourage. Why should we care whether or not anyone is taking advantage of his/her association with Elvis; we'd do the same. We DO the same with people we know personally. It's what we call "relationships", and they involve "using" others just for the happiness they bring us.
I know there will be lots of comments about my post; fire away. I'll form my own opinions about what you say, just as you have formed yours about what I posted.
Welcome MagicMargie.Originally Posted by magicmargie
Of course everything anybody does is subject to interpretation and viewpoint. That's a given.
However, lying and presenting "facts" through ommission and selectiveness that is premeditated, is quite a different story. And that is what Priscilla has been doing for the most part. Had she simply done things as stating "As I remember" or "I think that" it would have been clear it was simply her viewpoint and interpretation of facts. She is re-writing her interpretation into Elvis history as fact, making her interpretation the "Bible" of Elvis history, and THAT'S why so many Elvis afficienados, be it fans OR friends, have problems with her.
Very well stated Cherokee!!!! Dovey
Nice to see yet another new member has joined.Originally Posted by magicmargie
I hope Linda makes millions from her book as its about time that another lady from Elvis`s life made some money and got some recognition.Originally Posted by riley
Last edited by joanne; 03-13-2006 at 08:16 AM.
Ist post and you made it on this thread..hmmmmm
We are all welcome to our own thoughts about Elvis, ex-wife, MM and girlfriends for sure,( for sure) but Elvis will never be called a Cad by me. He was a gift from God in my eyes!!!!!!!!!
Hope you enjoy the site... the people here are great and there is much talent.....be sure to check out some of the great artwork ... different ideas here ... yes... but that is what makes the world go around. Dovey
Nice video editing. Always On My Mind was written by Mark James and has absoloutely no connection with Priscilla except that it was among a number of songs recorded by Elvis in 1972.
Of course since Elvis loved Priscilla so much it was an oversight by him not to inlcude her in his will!
The Sun Never Sets On A Legend...
Oh Lord, Lord Riley that was sure a good video.. Hope you do not take it seriously !!!!!! Good Editing job. By the way I was wondering: Do you like Elvis???
Do you honestly believe that??????
Have a good day!!! Dovey
Last edited by Dovey; 03-13-2006 at 10:06 AM.