First of all, his "affair" with Ann Margret has never been proven. She has never said that they had any kind of sex at all. And, I bet that if and when she decides to talk about this, she will say NO, as did most of his co-stars. I do think he had a huge crush on her.Lee - I'm a firm beleiver that any girl Elvis was with wanted to be there and evidently no matter what age, their parents wanted the same.
Elvis supposedly felt that heavy kissing and petting and touching and moving around together with clothes on (gettting off) was not considered full intercourse - and it wasn't.
I'm on his side - believe me, he seems to have been a very complicated person with mood disorders occassinaly - he had a lot of burdens to deal with, he was only human.
I would have been proud to just have been his friend and would not have wanted a dime from him either. I think he was a genius and had compassion for people in life who were having hard financial times and he wanted to help as he had "been there". Somehow it got to where the
people around him just took his gifts for granted. He thought he was paying them for being with him too and thats what it was. He hated being alone especially when he wanted to sleep.
Also Pricilla herself said that Elvis lied to her about his affair with his co-star Ann Margaret saying it was just for publicity. Also Anita Wood was told by him that Priscilla was just a fan. He had been with her five years - maybe not having full intercourse but she sure thought they were lovers I'm sure - she just left and let Priscilla have him.
So yes he cheated but in his mind, it was ok. Being a movistar he could be seen in public with many women on his arm - and also could have slept with them if he wanted and some said he did (while he was married also) I do agree a lot of them was just an ornament on his arm though....
In any case, the thing with Ann Margret DID start out as a publicity thing to promote the movie. But it became real. So when he said "just for publicity" to Priscilla, he was probably telling the truth.
As far as him cheating on Priscilla, when he was single, he was very open to the world that he was not exclusive to anyone, so I do not see how he could have been telling Priscilla that he wasn't. What she means is that she WANTED him to be exclusive, and he was not. That is not cheating. As far as it being for publicity, Elvis loved Priscilla. The others probably WERE for publicity, but that does not mean he did not enjoy them.
Elvis made it very clear to the public when he brought Priscilla over here that it was SHE that he loved. "The most beautiful little creature I have ever laid my eyes on, and so delicate, she looks as if you touched her, she would break".
However he made it clear that he was dating others. After all, she was only 17,(not 14) when he brought her over here. It would look unseemly for him to be dating only her. By the way, she was almost 18.
As for his so called "affairs" while they were married, no one has ever proven that they even happened. Women will say anything to get publicity. Attaching themselves to Elvis is a great way to do it. If he was really so busy having affairs, why don't any of them say they slept with him when he was single??? The don't, because they don't get the sensationalism that the get if they say he was married.
Both Priscilla and Linda have said that they could hardly drag the guy into bed. Why, then, would he be sleeping with all these other women while he was married to Priscilla???
Elvis LOVED Priscilla. I will never believe it.
She, on the other hand, has told us that she started having affairs, even before Elvis went on tour. She was the bad one, not Elvis.
And don't tell me that the MM says they KNOW he slept with this or that one, unless they can prove they were UNDER THE BED.