In the process of weighing the evidence, she answers the biggest riddle in the history of the music industry, as it becomes clear that every move Parker made in the handling of Elvis Presley -- from why he never allowed Elvis to perform in Europe, to why he didn't halt Elvis's drug use, to why he put him in so many mediocre movies, and even the Colonel's direction of Presley's army career -- was designed to protect Parker's own secrets. And for anyone truly interested in the performer many consider the greatest and most influential of the twentieth century, it is impossible to understand how Elvis came to be such a phenomenon without examining the life and mind of Parker, the man who virtually controlled Elvis's every move. P715F56 1997 Dewey Decimal 973. That priscilla was an innocent baby girl like a Virgin Mary. This is very difficult question to answer as do any of us ever fully know anyone else? The E-mail message field is required.
. Not even a little bit. Its well researched but really heavy going and a slow read. I am glad she survived and had the strength to leave him. H Let me state firstly that , and I was never fond of Priscilla; never believed any myths about either of them whether told by them or by other people. Any meanness in her, I felt, was due largely to the difficulties she endured.
I re-read this book after buying it in the 90s. If you have any questions, please let us know. The result is a masterpiece: a vivid, gripping biography, set against the rich backdrop of Southern society--indeed, American society--in the second half of the twentieth century. 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. New York: Harmony Books, 1997. So I have read what th lady herself had to say about ther relationship with Elvis and now what others say about it. In the morning, Elvis informed his friends that he brought the girl to the emergency room and left her there to get a douche.
Williamson writes that while on tour, Elvis preyed on a group of three 14-year-old girls who would pillow fight, tickle, wrestle, and kiss Elvis, who was 22 at the time. Presley's life to be thorough, but oddly mean-spirited. Despite his sexual pursuit of children, physical abuse, and dangerous, emotionally driven decisions, fans still insist he was a God-fearing Southern gentleman led astray by drugs. It's very hard for anybody outside of a relationship to comment exactly on what goes on behind closed doors. I have to side with the people that say she is just there for money and nothing else. There is no doubt that at times this symbolism outweighs other noteworthy preoccupations such as the flourishing skin care and perfume lines Priscilla promoted in the 1990s.
So, does Child Bride answer the question: who is Priscilla Beaulieu Presley? And every body has completely different ideas on it. It's hard to imagine having my life and my family's life picked apart like that. Glad I read the book though, at least I know now not to fill my Kindle with any more of her works. I hate biographies where the author has a personal grudge with their subject. You could locate the variety of books from here.
This book is probably closest to the truth than the others written. Priscilla's a liar, you did your research, ok, now tell us what happened next. Board of Education ruling, which turned high schools into battlegrounds of race. This book was written for haters. Currie Grant was the main source for this book and it gives you food for thought, claims she wasn't a virgin and that she seeked Currie out to ask him to meet Elvis. I dont think I will buy this one all books involving her and Elvis all ways lean one way.
The thing that makes me madder than anything else is when she one keeps the presley name and calls herself his widow. If you like, tell your buddies regarding this book. It also comes from a smoke free and pet free home. I believe the truth must be somewhere in between the two. The man was everywhere, and always with a swarm of screaming fans around to greet him. The author was scathing at times but did an excellent job of showing probable reasons why Priscilla did what she did and why she maintained so many lies.
I don't really know what to make of reading this book. I found it hard to get through, and question how 'skewed' the information presented really is. Elvis was an addict, and he drugged himself to death. I gave up at 41%. You can locate a compilation of various other books after the register.
Priscilla had a little one to raise, and she has a life to live. Their victims tried to help him and failed. Williamson shows how Elvis himself changed--and didn't. This author hates Priscilla Presley. They both fell asleep, and Alden woke up to the sound of Elvis firing a 57 Magnum pistol off in their bedroom. Yet the makeup of his fan base did not substantially change, nor did Elvis himself ever move up the Southern class ladder despite his wealth. Did not care for her writing style at all.
Finstad takes many quotes that Priscilla has made and calls them a web of lies that she has spun in publications such as Elvis and Me. Read more: In his book , Joel Williamson writes about Elvis's life on the road, including his time spent with teenagers. Personally, I had expected a lot more on this subject. Parts of this book were not believable at all. Agree with the others that Finstad seems to have personal grunge agai Sooo boring.