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
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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, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Natasha

Author: Suzanne Finstad
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 0307428664
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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.

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

American Child Bride

Author: Nicholas L. Syrett
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469629542
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Most in the United States likely associate the concept of the child bride with the mores and practices of the distant past. But Nicholas L. Syrett challenges this assumption in his sweeping and sometimes shocking history of youthful marriage in America. Focusing on young women and girls--the most common underage spouses--Syrett tracks the marital history of American minors from the colonial period to the present, chronicling the debates and moral panics related to these unions. Although the frequency of child marriages has declined since the early twentieth century, Syrett reveals that the practice was historically far more widespread in the United States than is commonly thought. It also continues to this day: current estimates indicate that 9 percent of living American women were married before turning eighteen. By examining the legal and social forces that have worked to curtail early marriage in America--including the efforts of women's rights activists, advocates for children's rights, and social workers--Syrett sheds new light on the American public's perceptions of young people marrying and the ways that individuals and communities challenged the complex legalities and cultural norms brought to the fore when underage citizens, by choice or coercion, became husband and wife.

Elvis and Me

Author: Priscilla Beaulieu Presley
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780425091036
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The woman whom Elvis decided to marry when she was an innocent fourteen-year-old girl writes candidly about their twelve years together, about Elvis the husband and father, and about his drug-wracked decline and death. Reissue.

My Life with Elvis

Author: Becky Yancey
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780312558345
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Elvis Presley's private secretary provides revelations about goings-on at Graceland, the headquarters of the Presley empire, and about the legendary superstar's generosity and relationships with his father, women, and friends.