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Elvis Fan

Breckenridge, TX

#1 Dec 8, 2009
I had my doubt's about Priscilla's Love for Elvis.Every story I read is different some true some rumor's.The more I read about Elvis the more interested I have became,it's like a soap opera only Elvis life is real with a sad and Tragic ending.In Germany I believe Priscilla truly fell in love with Elvis,she was young and I believe she had no idea to what she was getting into at that time and he fell in love with her.Watching the video of Elvis when he is discharged from the army and board's the plane to leave Germany.As Elvis is walking toward the plane he look's back to where Priscilla is standing I see sadness on his face love sick.As Elvis wave's by to Priscilla she smiling and as soon as his plane take's off the smile fade's into sadness because she love's him.I've seen some of the photo's of her family while they were still in Germany Priscilla looks so sad,missing Elvis.Some say she should have left after his affair with ann margret,she was young and in Love most women in that sisuation would have done the same, she loved him and thought thing's would change.Priscilla was still young at that time.She hung in there untill they finally married still hoping Elvis would settle down and they would live happily ever after.When she finally realized nothing would change she left.As much as Elvis wanted to be a family man considering his fame and lifestyle he could never be commited to one person he was torn his family his music and fan's and alot more.During the divorce people say she treated Elvis very bad they both were at fault.Priscill became bitter and hurt she wanted to lash out and hurt Elvis not because she didn't love him but she wanted him to hurt like she had, not right but we all know how that goes.In 1960 while filming with Barbara Eden she say's in an interview Elvis talked about marrying a girl he had met but he had doubt's because she was so young.I think he wanted to Marry her before he left Germany but his manager advised against it saying it wouldnt look good for him to be involed with Priscilla and her being so young.In the end after the bitternes and anger subsided she said they learned they could be friend's and they wanted to be civil for the sake of Lisa Marie.I believe he alway's loved her until he died and she will alway's love him.No matter how many women Elvis was involved with or thought he loved he alway's returned to Priscilla.I think 2 women said Elvis mother wanted him to marry them June and Aniita reguardless of that he chose Priscilla.I'm glad she was named as one of the executor's of Elvis will and estate,she finally got rid of Parker and his control over Elvis's name and likeness and had it returned to Lisa Marie and her father estate were it belonged.I read somewhere Elvis first contract with Parker was signed by his parent's since Elvis was under age, he took advantage of them being naive and scammed them from the begenning.I think the contract was written for him to be in control for life.'s.All in All,go Priscilla.
nina

Ottawa, Canada

#2 Dec 8, 2009
you have to remember that they only knew each other in Germany for a couple of months

not the whole 2 years.

and while Elvis was there, he was still writing letters to Anita Wood, saying how much he loved her and wanted to marry her and start a family.
MissyM

Waukegan, IL

#3 Dec 8, 2009
He also was sleeping with several other women in Germany. When Anita found the letters Priscilla wrote to Elvis, begging him to let her come visit, she was mad and left, all the while Elvis pleading and crying for her to stay. Once gone then Priscilla came to visit. The rest is history. If Anita had not walked out, history may have been comletely different.
Elvis Fan

Breckenridge, TX

#4 Dec 8, 2009
nina wrote:
you have to remember that they only knew each other in Germany for a couple of months
not the whole 2 years.
and while Elvis was there, he was still writing letters to Anita Wood, saying how much he loved her and wanted to marry her and start a family.
Nina I believe they met in October he left in march, 6 month's.I don't know maybe he love them all.In his own Elvis way.You know the merry go round ride where everyone try's to grab the golden ring to win the prize,Priscilla grabbed the golden ring.
Elvis Fan

Breckenridge, TX

#5 Dec 8, 2009
MissyM wrote:
He also was sleeping with several other women in Germany. When Anita found the letters Priscilla wrote to Elvis, begging him to let her come visit, she was mad and left, all the while Elvis pleading and crying for her to stay. Once gone then Priscilla came to visit. The rest is history. If Anita had not walked out, history may have been comletely different.
Yea then he would have made viva las vegas and would have fallen for ann margret.Which in the long run wouldn't have worked out either.Because Elvis was Elvis.The jealousy would drive anyone crazy.Not enough sexy, ELVIS to gound round,LOL.After all the year's most of the women he dated still love him.
Elvis Fan

Breckenridge, TX

#6 Dec 8, 2009
Elvis Fan wrote:
<quoted text>Nina I believe they met in October he left in march, 6 month's.I don't know maybe he love them all.In his own Elvis way.You know the merry go round ride where everyone try's to grab the golden ring to win the prize,Priscilla grabbed the golden ring.
P.S I just believe Priscilla get's a bum rap.
jim

Ossipee, NH

#7 Dec 8, 2009
Priscilla has said she would defend Elvis until the day she dies-thats good enough for me.
candysvett2

AOL

#8 Dec 8, 2009
Elvis didn't have an AFFAIR with ann margret...he wasn't married. He also did not want to marry priscilla, he was basically forced into by her dad. By the time they finally married I don't think she was in love with him. She wanted the title of mrs. presley.

As far as priscilla taking over the estate..he would be furious. He left her NOTHING. It was widely known in the inner circle that he didn't want her to have any say.

IT wasn't to stop the colonel, it was to catapult herself into the lifestyles of the rich and famous.
Vernon was dying and she got herself into the position to take over.
She and Vernon kicked Billy Smith and his family out with NOTHING. Vernon wouldn't even allow him to take his trailer or even the furniture Elvis gave him to mississippi with him. THey had nothing.

She refused to marry marco garibaldi so as not to lose the presley name.
To say she was SO smart and saved Graceland is a farce. OThers came up with the idea and she jumped at it. why not? She lives in absolute luxury because of ELVIS.
She doesn't work. She lives on easy street.
I am not saying living with Elvis was a breeze. His demons were huge , but he took care of a LOT of people. He would flip if he knew what was going on at graceland.
I think Lisa's rights should have been looked after,but greed reared it's ugly head and other's benefited from Elvis' life.
True love on her part? I think NOT.
Elvis Fan

Breckenridge, TX

#9 Dec 8, 2009
jim wrote:
Priscilla has said she would defend Elvis until the day she dies-thats good enough for me.
me too!
Elvis Fan

Breckenridge, TX

#10 Dec 8, 2009
candysvett2 wrote:
Elvis didn't have an AFFAIR with ann margret...he wasn't married. He also did not want to marry priscilla, he was basically forced into by her dad. By the time they finally married I don't think she was in love with him. She wanted the title of mrs. presley.
As far as priscilla taking over the estate..he would be furious. He left her NOTHING. It was widely known in the inner circle that he didn't want her to have any say.
IT wasn't to stop the colonel, it was to catapult herself into the lifestyles of the rich and famous.
Vernon was dying and she got herself into the position to take over.
She and Vernon kicked Billy Smith and his family out with NOTHING. Vernon wouldn't even allow him to take his trailer or even the furniture Elvis gave him to mississippi with him. THey had nothing.
She refused to marry marco garibaldi so as not to lose the presley name.
To say she was SO smart and saved Graceland is a farce. OThers came up with the idea and she jumped at it. why not? She lives in absolute luxury because of ELVIS.
She doesn't work. She lives on easy street.
I am not saying living with Elvis was a breeze. His demons were huge , but he took care of a LOT of people. He would flip if he knew what was going on at graceland.
I think Lisa's rights should have been looked after,but greed reared it's ugly head and other's benefited from Elvis' life.
True love on her part? I think NOT.
I don't agree,How do you think Priscilla got to Graceland ,Elvis ask her to move there no one twisted his arm.Maybe by the time ann margret came around he felt trapped into marriage,but Elvis set the trap by his own doing.It wouldnt have worked out with Ann Margret either,like you said Elvis's had to many demons,stress and so on,not his fault though.In the end when Elvis redid his will,he knew in the long run who would be in control of his Estate,Priscilla the mother of his minor child.If it hadn't have been for Priscilla opening Graceland as a Historic Site to Honor Elvis and his legacy what do you think would have happened to Graceland.When Elvis died didn't they say there was only 5 million left.Graceland was a 1 million a year up keep the money wouldn't have lasted no time graceland would belong to someone else ,other than Lisa marie.And now Elvis Legacy goes on forever.And Lisa Marie still own's Graceland he alway's wanted to keep Graceland in honor of his mother.
Elvis Fan

Breckenridge, TX

#11 Dec 8, 2009
Elvis Fan wrote:
<quoted text>I don't agree,How do you think Priscilla got to Graceland ,Elvis ask her to move there no one twisted his arm.Maybe by the time ann margret came around he felt trapped into marriage,but Elvis set the trap by his own doing.It wouldnt have worked out with Ann Margret either,like you said Elvis's had to many demons,stress and so on,not his fault though.In the end when Elvis redid his will,he knew in the long run who would be in control of his Estate,Priscilla the mother of his minor child.If it hadn't have been for Priscilla opening Graceland as a Historic Site to Honor Elvis and his legacy what do you think would have happened to Graceland.When Elvis died didn't they say there was only 5 million left.Graceland was a 1 million a year up keep the money wouldn't have lasted no time graceland would belong to someone else ,other than Lisa marie.And now Elvis Legacy goes on forever.And Lisa Marie still own's Graceland he alway's wanted to keep Graceland in honor of his mother.
P.S,Unfortuantely for Elvis,he was a one of a kind, superstar,Greed played a big part in Elvis's life.Elvis said people treated him as if he were an object rather than a human being,so very sad no wonder he couldn't trust anyone.What kinda of person accept a bribe to photograph their Famous Cousin while he lay in his coffin,very greedy and sinister.I wish Elvis's life could have change for the better but it didn't.

“Philip Lean is a ****”

Since: Aug 09

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#12 Dec 9, 2009
jim wrote:
Priscilla has said she would defend Elvis until the day she dies.
Only so long as the $$$ keps rolling in.

Like a vulture, she swooped on Vernon as he lay dying and got him to change his will.

Otherwise, she'd have had nothing.

Cilla is a parasite, nothing more.

“Philip Lean is a ****”

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#13 Dec 9, 2009
* keeps
nina

Ottawa, Canada

#14 Dec 9, 2009
candysvett2 wrote:
...To say she was SO smart and saved Graceland is a farce. OThers came up with the idea and she jumped at it.....
Who would have been a reasonable choice other than Priscilla to have control until Lisa was old enough?

Lisa wasn't set in inherit until she was 21 - and she was 11 when Vernon died.

Priscilla was smart enough to see that Graceland could be turned into a tourist attraction that would pay for the estate - the City of Memphis was interested in buying it to create the attraction.

Graceland was expensive to maintain and there was little income - given the unfortunate sale of Elvis' catalog in 73 to pay for Priscilla's second divorce demand

Priscilla was smart enough to hire savvy business people to do the development and take EPE as far as they could until the more recent sale to Stillerman.
MissyM

Waukegan, IL

#15 Dec 10, 2009
Billy Smith was not the one to take the picture of Elvis FYI! Look, how Priscilla has defended Elvis, in books, magazines and the prostitution of his image for the almighty buck! She once told a magazine how wonderful her life, including sexx life was with Mike Stone. Oh that must have not hurt elvis--riiight.
As for Graceland, she tricked Vernon just like she tricked Elvis into marrying her. She had gone to Elvis in the hospital worrying about her and Lisa's money should he die. He still owed her part of the divorce settlement. So he put a rider on the Deed to the house should he died. Then when Vernon was sick she called in that card as well. He had not choice but to put her as one of the exectuors. But oddly, not just her.
Even Vernon knew she needed oversight.
You are wrong wrong about her needing to open it. Just on royalites and momentoes Graceland was bringing in over 10 mill a year. Vernon sold many things to keep it afloat. When she got a hold of it she refused to do anything to it or pay bills due. She let it go into default and debt. There are wearhouses full of Elvis's things she could have sold just like normal people do to keep an estate solvent. What do you think they have in it now. And there is much more in sealed wearhoused on property. But she did not want to do that because she was thinking bigger and long term money making.
She didn't sell anything to Sillerman, Lisa did. She is no different than her mother. Elvis was a commodity to Cilla and is to Lisa now.
MissyM

Waukegan, IL

#16 Dec 10, 2009
So many people ask, who would have been better to oversee Graceland. A gaurdian of Lisa appointed by the courts. She had one, only the courts did not extend the guardianship to it's fullest extent. They should have. Patty Presley would have also been an ideal person because she honestly loved Elvis and I feel would have done him proud. Elvis Bobble head-what a disgrace!
candysvett2

AOL

#18 Dec 10, 2009
I didn't say Elvis would have had a successful relationship with ann margret.I said he didn't have an "affair" with her as he wasn't married to priscilla. With the drug problems he had, he couldn't have had a successful life with ANYONE.

Also, you are misinformed about the will.. PRiscilla was left nothing, nor was she in charge of anything.

NOw to address priscilla living there, YES , she was a minor, but how many parents did you know in the 50's 60's that would ALLOW a girl to live there..don't tell me they didn't know the score..that is a joke to think they were THAT naive.

Elvis should have had an appointed guardian, besides his dad, to preside over lisa's interests. HE didn't TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS.
Priscilla got on the plane to come to his funeral, and it is widely known that she made the remark..."it is all mine now".
THIS is from a member of the family,,so you take it from there.

I am not saying she hasn't done a good job,,but she didn't do it for Elvis' memory in the sense that most people think. IT was his memory to keep herself afloat financially.

Vernon was easily manipulated by women.
IF you will notice it was VERNON"S family that was allowed to live there until their deaths...NONE of gladys'. BIlly was kicked out like a dog.

THAT is wrong.
Elvis Fan wrote:
<quoted text>I don't agree,How do you think Priscilla got to Graceland ,Elvis ask her to move there no one twisted his arm.Maybe by the time ann margret came around he felt trapped into marriage,but Elvis set the trap by his own doing.It wouldnt have worked out with Ann Margret either,like you said Elvis's had to many demons,stress and so on,not his fault though.In the end when Elvis redid his will,he knew in the long run who would be in control of his Estate,Priscilla the mother of his minor child.If it hadn't have been for Priscilla opening Graceland as a Historic Site to Honor Elvis and his legacy what do you think would have happened to Graceland.When Elvis died didn't they say there was only 5 million left.Graceland was a 1 million a year up keep the money wouldn't have lasted no time graceland would belong to someone else ,other than Lisa marie.And now Elvis Legacy goes on forever.And Lisa Marie still own's Graceland he alway's wanted to keep Graceland in honor of his mother.

“....may God bless you, Adios”

Since: Jul 07

Viva Las Vegas

#19 Dec 10, 2009
Elvis Fan wrote:
<quoted text>P.S,Unfortuantely for Elvis,he was a one of a kind, superstar,Greed played a big part in Elvis's life.Elvis said people treated him as if he were an object rather than a human being,so very sad no wonder he couldn't trust anyone.What kinda of person accept a bribe to photograph their Famous Cousin while he lay in his coffin,very greedy and sinister.I wish Elvis's life could have change for the better but it didn't.
It was NOT Billy Smith that took the picture of ELVIS in the coffin (and sold it for thousands)....after Vernon had requested no pictures.

With any research you will find that is was second cousin Billy MANN that took that picture and received thousands for the unkind deed. Unfortunately Billy Smith often gets confused with Billy Mann because of the same first name.
Elvis Fan

Breckenridge, TX

#20 Dec 10, 2009
MissyM wrote:
Billy Smith was not the one to take the picture of Elvis FYI! Look, how Priscilla has defended Elvis, in books, magazines and the prostitution of his image for the almighty buck! She once told a magazine how wonderful her life, including sexx life was with Mike Stone. Oh that must have not hurt elvis--riiight.
As for Graceland, she tricked Vernon just like she tricked Elvis into marrying her. She had gone to Elvis in the hospital worrying about her and Lisa's money should he die. He still owed her part of the divorce settlement. So he put a rider on the Deed to the house should he died. Then when Vernon was sick she called in that card as well. He had not choice but to put her as one of the exectuors. But oddly, not just her.
Even Vernon knew she needed oversight.
You are wrong wrong about her needing to open it. Just on royalites and momentoes Graceland was bringing in over 10 mill a year. Vernon sold many things to keep it afloat. When she got a hold of it she refused to do anything to it or pay bills due. She let it go into default and debt. There are wearhouses full of Elvis's things she could have sold just like normal people do to keep an estate solvent. What do you think they have in it now. And there is much more in sealed wearhoused on property. But she did not want to do that because she was thinking bigger and long term money making.
She didn't sell anything to Sillerman, Lisa did. She is no different than her mother. Elvis was a commodity to Cilla and is to Lisa now.
If your saying, I said Billy Smith took Elvis picture in his coffin your wrong ,one of his cousins did I didn't put a name to that cousin.AS for Elvis royalties and so on didn't Parker have control over Elvis name and music.As for Billy Smith , Elvis close cousin,if it were me in that sisuation The guy would have gotten something.If it hadn't been Priscilla it proably would have been Parker sucking the estate dry that rightfuly belonged to Lisa Marie,the estate that Elvis left His daughter.Let's be honest everybody was getting screwed in that sisuation Elvis too.In the long run it was one big dog pile.The only one really inncocent in the whole deal was Lisa Marie who was conceived in an dysfuntional relationship.I think your wrong to say she just like her mother she was young when Elvis died.What do you suggest Lisa Marie do?Give me an example of what you would do if you were the daughter of Elvis Presley.Considering all Lisa Marie saw Elvis go through during his last year's she a nine year old watching her Daddy slowly die of HeartBreak,addiction,sadness.G ive me a Break.
Elvis Fan

Breckenridge, TX

#21 Dec 11, 2009
candysvett2 wrote:
I didn't say Elvis would have had a successful relationship with ann margret.I said he didn't have an "affair" with her as he wasn't married to priscilla. With the drug problems he had, he couldn't have had a successful life with ANYONE.
Also, you are misinformed about the will.. PRiscilla was left nothing, nor was she in charge of anything.
NOw to address priscilla living there, YES , she was a minor, but how many parents did you know in the 50's 60's that would ALLOW a girl to live there..don't tell me they didn't know the score..that is a joke to think they were THAT naive.
Elvis should have had an appointed guardian, besides his dad, to preside over lisa's interests. HE didn't TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS.
Priscilla got on the plane to come to his funeral, and it is widely known that she made the remark..."it is all mine now".
THIS is from a member of the family,,so you take it from there.
I am not saying she hasn't done a good job,,but she didn't do it for Elvis' memory in the sense that most people think. IT was his memory to keep herself afloat financially.
Vernon was easily manipulated by women.
IF you will notice it was VERNON"S family that was allowed to live there until their deaths...NONE of gladys'. BIlly was kicked out like a dog.
THAT is wrong.
<quoted text>
In the start of this I say Priscilla thought she loved Elvis.In the end it was one big greedy dog pile,leaving out Elvis's cousin's Pasty and Billy who truly cared for Elvis I personally don't know the them,but these two seem sincere in their love for Elvis.Truly the only innocent one was Lisa Marie who was a child in all of this free for all on who would grab the bounty after Elvis died,Vernon made mistake's poor guy he suffered alot too if you ask me.and Vernon did what he thought was best.I'll say I'm a country bumpkin and I'm not ashamed to say that and wouldn't have any idea what it would take to control the estate of Elvis Presley.I think it's wrong for people to critize Lisa marie though.My father passed away when I was young,13.I truly didn't know him as a person,he's was an alcholic and and he had many problem's too,in the end alochol killed him. and I grew up seeing him drunk mostly. when he was sober he was a good man, reguardless of that I'll love him unconditionally until I die.He's my Father,AS Elvis was Lisa Marie's, Father and she truly loves him. P.S, I got a antique coffe pot and waffle maker and a few letter's he wrote, when my father passed,And I still have them today.Good enough for me.Lisa has a much more bigger burden any which way she goes she critized.

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