Child Bride

Author: Suzanne Finstad
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0307790517
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The myth-shattering account of the most famous and most taboo love story in rock-and-roll history Child Bride reveals the hidden story of rock icon Elvis Presley’s love affair with fourteen-year-old Priscilla Beaulieu, the ninth-grader he wooed as a G.I. in Germany and cloistered at Graceland before marrying her to fulfill a promise to her starstruck parents. Award-winning biographer Suzanne Finstad perceptively pieces together the clues from candid interviews with all the Presley intimates—including Priscilla herself, along with hundreds of sources who have never before spoken publicly—to uncover the surprising truths behind the legend of Elvis and Priscilla, a tumultuous tale of sexual attraction and obsession, heartbreak and loss. Child Bride, the only major biography of Priscilla Beaulieu Presley, unveils the controversial child-woman who evolved from a lonely and sexually precocious teenager kept by the King of Rock and Roll into a shrewd businesswoman in control of the multimillion-dollar Elvis Presley empire, a rags-to-riches saga of secrets and betrayals that began when Priscilla was only three years old. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Child Bride

Author: Suzanne Finstad
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 0307336956
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Recounts Priscilla Presley's life as Elvis's "child bride," revealing the often dark side of their sensational marriage, including Elvis's kinky sexual proclivities and his constant demands on her appearance. By the author of Natasha: The Biography of Natalie Wood. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Child Bride

Author: Suzanne Finstad
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0307790517
Format: PDF, Docs
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The myth-shattering account of the most famous and most taboo love story in rock-and-roll history Child Bride reveals the hidden story of rock icon Elvis Presley’s love affair with fourteen-year-old Priscilla Beaulieu, the ninth-grader he wooed as a G.I. in Germany and cloistered at Graceland before marrying her to fulfill a promise to her starstruck parents. Award-winning biographer Suzanne Finstad perceptively pieces together the clues from candid interviews with all the Presley intimates—including Priscilla herself, along with hundreds of sources who have never before spoken publicly—to uncover the surprising truths behind the legend of Elvis and Priscilla, a tumultuous tale of sexual attraction and obsession, heartbreak and loss. Child Bride, the only major biography of Priscilla Beaulieu Presley, unveils the controversial child-woman who evolved from a lonely and sexually precocious teenager kept by the King of Rock and Roll into a shrewd businesswoman in control of the multimillion-dollar Elvis Presley empire, a rags-to-riches saga of secrets and betrayals that began when Priscilla was only three years old. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Sergeant Presley

Author: Rex Mansfield
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: 1550225456
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Rex Mansfield and Elisabeth Mansfield live in Tennessee. Marshall Terrill is the author of Steve McQueen: Portrait of an American Rebel and Flight of the Hawk: The Aaron Pryor Story. Zoe Terrill is a pop culture historian. They live in Mesa, Arizona.

Warren Beatty

Author: Suzanne Finstad
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0307345297
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Drawing on interviews with friends, family, and colleagues, as well as private letters and diaries, the author looks beyond the public persona of the intensely private actor, chronicling Beatty's career and personal relationships.

Priscilla Elvis and Me

Author: Michael Edwards
Publisher: St Martins Press
ISBN: 9780312916435
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An actor who lived with Priscilla Presley after her separation from Elvis describes their stormy relationship, their drug problems and detoxification, Presley's daughter Lisa Marie, the shadowy presence of Elvis Presley, and their breakup

Being Elvis A Lonely Life

Author: Ray Connolly
Publisher: Liveright Publishing
ISBN: 1631492810
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A “sympathetic and exceptionally well-written account” (USA Today), Ray Connolly’s biography of the King soars with “spontaneity and electricity” (Preston Lauterbach). Elvis Presley is a giant figure in American popular culture, a man whose talent and fame were matched only by his later excesses and tragic end. A godlike entity in the history of rock and roll, this twentieth-century icon with a dazzling voice blended gospel and traditionally black rhythm and blues with country to create a completely new kind of music and new way of expressing male sexuality, which simply blew the doors off a staid and repressed 1950s America. In Being Elvis veteran rock journalist Ray Connolly takes a fresh look at the career of the world’s most loved singer, placing him, forty years after his death, not exhaustively in the garish neon lights of Las Vegas but back in his mid-twentieth-century, distinctly southern world. For new and seasoned fans alike, Connolly, who interviewed Elvis in 1969, re-creates a man who sprang from poverty in Tupelo, Mississippi, to unprecedented overnight fame, eclipsing Frank Sinatra and then inspiring the Beatles along the way. Juxtaposing the music, the songs, and the incendiary live concerts with a personal life that would later careen wildly out of control, Connolly demonstrates that Elvis’s amphetamine use began as early as his touring days of hysteria in the late 1950s, and that the financial needs that drove him in the beginning would return to plague him at the very end. With a narrative informed by interviews over many years with John Lennon, Bob Dylan, B. B. King, Sam Phillips, and Roy Orbison, among many others, Connolly creates one of the most nuanced and mature portraits of this cultural phenomenon to date. What distinguishes Being Elvis beyond the narrative itself is Connolly’s more subtle examinations of white poverty, class aspirations, and the prison that is extreme fame. As we reach the end of this poignant account, Elvis’s death at forty-two takes on the hue of a profoundly American tragedy. The creator of an American sound that resonates today, Elvis remains frozen in time, an enduring American icon who could “seamlessly soar into a falsetto of pleading and yearning” and capture an inner emotion, perhaps of eternal yearning, to which all of us can still relate. Intimate and unsparing, Being Elvis explores the extravagance and irrationality inherent in the Elvis mythology, ultimately offering a thoughtful celebration of an immortal life.

Natasha

Author: Suzanne Finstad
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 0307428664
Format: PDF, ePub
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The New York Times bestselling definitive biography of Natalie Wood, Natasha is the haunting story of a vulnerable and talented actress whom many of us felt we knew. We watched her mature on the movie screen before our eyes—in Miracle on 34th Street, Rebel Without a Cause, West Side Story, Splendor in the Grass, and on and on. She has been hailed—along with Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor—as one of the top three female movie stars in the history of film, making her a legend in her own lifetime and beyond. But the story of what Natalie endured, of what her life was like when the doors of the soundstages closed, has long been obscured. Natasha is based on years of exhaustive research into Natalie's turbulent life and mysterious drowning. Author Suzanne Finstad conducted nearly four hundred interviews with Natalie's family, close friends, legendary costars, lovers, film crews, and virtually everyone connected with the investigation of her strange death. Through these firsthand accounts from many who have never spoken publicly before, Finstad has reconstructed a life of emotional abuse and exploitation, of almost unprecedented fame, great loneliness, poignancy, and loss. She sheds an unwavering light on Natalie's complex relationships with James Dean, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Raymond Burr, Warren Beatty, and Robert Wagner and reveals the two lost loves of Natalie's life, whom her controlling mother prevented her from marrying. Finstad tells this beauty's heartbreaking story with sensitivity and grace, revealing a complex and conflicting mix of fragility and strength in a woman who was swept along by forces few could have resisted.

Elvis Linda and Me

Author: Jeanne LeMay Dumas
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1600080235
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Millions of Elvis fans all over the world fantasized what it would have been like to know “The King.” Jeanne LeMay Dumas lived that dream. As Miss Rhode Island, Dumas met Miss Tennessee—Linda Thompson—at the 1972 Miss USA Pageant. Striking up an instant friendship, Dumas moved to Memphis and lived with Thompson. As fate would have it, the two young beauties soon met Elvis Presley, and within a few months, Thompson moved into Graceland as Elvis's girlfriend. An unforgettable three-and-half-year odyssey had begun… In Elvis, Linda and Me, Dumas offers an intimate portrait of her relationship with Elvis and Thompson, recounting the night Thompson met Elvis to their breakup just months before Elvis's death. Dumas saw it all—she toured the country with Elvis, worked as one of his secretaries in the offices behind Graceland, and even threw sleepovers at Graceland with Thompson.Elvis, Linda and Me recalls Elvis's legendary generosity extended to Dumas in the form of a three-and-a-half-carat yellow-gold cluster diamond ring for, in Elvis's words, being “a good friend to Linda.” Elvis, Linda and Me also recalls his legendary temper and affinity for firearms, recounting one incident when Elvis's car wouldn't start and The King responding by pulling out a gun and shooting the car “as if it was a villain in one of his western movies!” Elvis, Linda and Me is a celebration of friendship and a touching tribute to man who not only changed two lives, but changed the world.Elvis, Linda and and Me also offers several never-before-seen photos, including rare photos of upstairs at Graceland taken by Dumas herself.