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Gladys died on August He didn't have any friends as a teen. Beginning in his early teens, Presley embarked upon the "indefatigable pursuit of girls," but was totally rebuffed. At school, anyone wishing to provoke a little girl to tears of rage had only to chalk "Elvis loves -" and then the girl's name on the blackboard when the teacher was out of the room. While still a rising star, Presley also had a relationship with June Juanicowho is said to have been the only girl his mother ever approved of, but according to Juanico's own words, she "never had sex with Presley.
However, since the singer's death, many claims to relationships have been made by women who were no more than acquaintances or had short affairs which were exaggerated for personal gain. His mother believed that Wood was a schemer who hoped to "snare" the singer only "for publicity purposes.
Spreckels, singer Betty Amos, hairstylist Patti Parry, and others close to Presley all filled sisterly roles for Elvis. Goldman went on to suggest that during his military service, Elvis had "discovered prostitutes and picked up the intense fear of sexually transmitted diseases which led to claims that he had a morbid fear of sexual penetration. Elvis Presley and the Women Who Loved Himreveals a need in Presley to play Pygmalion and father to very young girls, whom he delighted in making over.
A late-blooming "Mama's boy," she argues, young Elvis was a flop with girls and super-religious. Because of a fear of sexually transmitted diseases, he wouldn't actually go "inside" women, never undressed, and was more into watching elaborate tableaux, often involving feet.
June Juanico "recalls a time when she stood up to Elvis in front of his band of hangers-on, who even then were beginning to accompany him everywhere. He grabbed her arm, took her into the bathroom and declared: Outside the crew was waiting and wondering, but Elvis was oblivious to the innuendo. He placed his hand over my side and tried to do some healing on me.
He invited me to dinner at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Then Elvis gave me a tour of his suite, sat me on the bed in his bedroom and sang to me for two hours. He was very sweet, and he was friendly. He had more than sex on his mind. He got me to the airport on time, and our paths never crossed again. The cigar went 'phhhtttt' and he jumped up. He grabbed her by the hair. Turmoil ensued as the 'boys' scrambled to assist trying to prevent too big of a scene.
She attributed his impotence to his boyishness and heavy drug abuse. His slow tender kisses ended at her bellybutton. Elvis explained to her, "Me and the guys talk and, well, we don't eat pussy.
She says, "The fact is, Elvis got hooked on speed in the army.
Then it got out of control. Did I want to be with someone who would have dragged me down? The only way to have stayed with Elvis was by doing drugs. It was very sweet and Elvis was the perfect gentleman.
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The vast majority of books including both of Guralnick's books on Presley contain details of his many romances and alleged affairs including many while he was married to Priscilla. It has also been reported that Presley "adored to fondle and suck women's toes, and those in his entourage who were given the job of choosing companions for him would often be asked to check the girls' feet.
He craved the attention of someone who adored him without the threat of sexual pressure, much as a mother would. Some of the girls were as young as fourteen. Fortas said they were frequent houseguests who attended his concerts as part of 'Elvis's personal traveling show. They also slipped into his bedroom Sometimes they would all sit cross-legged with him on the bed, flipping through his fan magazines or admiring his stuffed-animal collection.
Often they would all lie down together and cuddle. She felt she came to know his heart intimately: Ann-Margret admitted she had one, and no one would deny Elvis did as well. A case in point is the favoritism director George Sidney allegedly gave Ann-Margret during filming. Guralnick even reported that Parker used his power to pull from the film two of the three duets recorded by the two stars.
A viewing of the final edit of Viva Las Vegas reveals that Elvis clearly received the most exposure musically. He had six solo numbers to only two for Ann-Margret.
Her strength as a dancer was featured, naturally, but overall Viva Las Vegas comes across as an Elvis Presley film with Ann-Margret as a strong leading lady. By all accounts, that developed quickly into full-blown love affair. It got hot and heavy. She explained in her autobiography: Elvis had always been honest with me, but still it was a confusing situation.
We continued to see each other periodically, until we had dated for almost a year. We knew the relationship had to end, that Elvis had to fulfill his commitment. Ann-Margret made a similar commitment a week later, when she married actor Roger Smith in the same city.
When she made her first appearance on the Las Vegas stage in JuneElvis sent her a guitar-shaped floral arrangement. He continued the practice for all of her Las Vegas openings for the rest of his life. She could dance, she could sing, she could be sexy but also shy and family loving. You could joke with her and she joked back. A hot and gorgeous thing with pizazz.
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She was both smart and humble. And she rode a bike! No wonder Elvis fell. The two met in the beginning of July in Elvis was 28, Ann-Margret Both were on top of the world. For the first time Elvis and the Colonel had agreed to have a "leading lady" starring with Elvis in a film. Ann-Margret wasn't just any body, but a superstar in her own right, after the success with the musical "Bye Bye Birdie", her third film loosely based on Elvis' joining the army.
She was so big, she had some months earlier had had the honor to sing at what was to be the last John F. The year before Marilyn Monroe had done this. A pretty good measure of her status.
The first meeting between Elvis and Ann-Margret was well planned by the publicity department for the upcoming film "Viva Las Vegas". Both were formally dressed, Elvis in a suit and tie, Ann-Margret in double-buttoned white turtleneck, her hair up. They said a few polite phrases. A photographer took some shots, then it was over. That we both possessed the devil, noone knew, Ann-Margret writes in her book. They met again on July This time to work together. Elvis had the days before recorded six of the songs for the film, now it was time for a couple of duets with Ann-Margret: They found each other instantly.
They were on the same wavelength. Noone could have said it better. Elvis and Ann-Margret had similar personalities and qualities.
They were soul mates. They both came from simple backgrounds. They were both hesitant to strangers. But like wild animals on stage. The music transformed them. To perform was their motivation. Then they gave it all.
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Both of them were also night people. Shooting started on July 15 in Las Vegas. Elvis and his entourage "occupied" the 28th floor of the Sahara Hotel.
Elvis of course stayed in the presidential suite. A few floors down, Ann-Margret stayed. It didn't take long though, before she spent nights with the "king" in his suite. They stayed inside for whole weekends.
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Other times, they went out together, just the two of them, without the usual of Elvis' hangers on. Elvis' buddies went crazy, this just wasn't the Elvis they were used to. On the other hand, they liked really Ann-Margret. She was straightforward and nice, sure of herself - and incredibly attractive.