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Elvis and Priscilla Presley were married on May 1, 1967 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Aladdin Hotel, and daughter Lisa Marie was born nine months (to the day) later on February 1, 1968. Priscilla Beaulieu Presley (born Priscilla Ann Wagner on May 24, 1945, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American model, author and actress and the only wife of Elvis Presley. Her biological father, James Wagner, was a pilot who was killed in a plane crash when Priscilla was just an infant. Her mother, Norwegian-American Anna Lillian Iversen, then married Paul Beaulieu, a United States Air Force officer. Beaulieu took over the raising of Priscilla and is known as her father. The Beaulieus were stationed in West Germany at the same time as Elvis during his stint in the United States Army.
When HBO premieres Elvis Presley: The Searcher this spring, fans of the King will get an unprecedentedly deep look at his life and music, from his first forays into Memphis blues clubs to his early stardom, up through his late '60s comeback and exhausting '70s touring. The nearly three-and-a-half-hour-long, two-part documentary (which will also get a soundtrack released through Sony/Legacy) features new interviews with scholars, stars like Bruce Springsteen
and the late Tom Petty
, and -- most notably -- Priscilla Presley
, who famously met the superstar when she was 14 and was married to him from 1967 to 1973.
So many of us have spent Christmas with Elvis' music, but Priscilla Presley
actually spent Christmas with Elvis. Priscilla shares heartwarming memories of holidays with the King, from the first time they ever exchanged gifts to their tree-trimming traditions as a married couple living at Graceland, to how that changed when Priscilla gave birth to their daughter, Lisa Marie
, and how Priscilla feels when she hears Elvis' music now.
I thoroughly enjoyed Priscilla Presley
in Melbourne last night. I really did not know what to expect so I observed with interest just as much as listened and watched. To hear Priscilla talk about Elvis, how they met and their life together was truly special and as promised it was a rare insight into Priscilla's life with Elvis. While some people have the privilege of knowing Priscilla personally, the rest of us can be very pleased that we have the opportunity to spend 2 hours in this way. Priscilla as well as being a very big part of Elvis' life, and the mother of his only child, is the most authentic and closest to Elvis we have.
Priscilla Presley: 'I start my show off saying, 'You're probably wondering why I'm doing this'. I think it's time. I feel much more comfortable with crowds, with people and with talking', says Priscilla Presley. 'I just want to clear up so many things that have been altered or perceived differently. I want to put the record straight from my side'. Priscilla is the only one to have the story of being his wife, confidant, friend, accomplice and the mother of his child. To prepare, I read her memoir, Elvis and Me. Among other things, Priscilla shares intimate details about their 18 years together, the complications of it all and the life of the king.
Just 1 week to go, Priscilla Presley will be in Australia. Gold Coast Nov. 4, Perth Nov. 6, Melbourne Nov. 9, Sydney Nov 12. Following the tremendous success of the 'The Wonder Of You' Tour, RCM touring are bringing Priscilla Presley to Australia in November for an intimate 'An Evening With' conversation event. The nights will be titled Elvis and Me and will provide fans with rare insight into Priscilla's life with Elvis.
, the original first lady of Rock n Roll, has stories to share. Be captivated by Priscilla as she tells us about her teenage years, being romanced by Elvis, their marriage and life inside the gates of Graceland
. Hear how she raised a daughter, Lisa Marie
, during the rise of the tabloids and how she coped with Elvis' passing. From being named as co-executor of the Elvis estate to her stint on the number one hit television series Dallas, to the Naked Gun franchise, be riveted by Priscilla as she takes us on a journey through her fascinating life. Audiences will feel invited into her living room as she shares intimate stories and hand-picked pieces from her private collection of home movies and photos. The winners in our competition
Just 2 weeks to go, Priscilla Presley will be in Australia. Gold Coast Nov. 4, Perth Nov. 6, Melbourne Nov. 9, Sydney Nov 12. Following the tremendous success of the 'The Wonder Of You' Tour, RCM touring are bringing Priscilla Presley to Australia in November for an intimate 'An Evening With' conversation event. The nights will be titled Elvis and Me and will provide fans with rare insight into Priscilla's life with Elvis.
Priscilla Presley has continued to work on Elvis-related projects in recent years. If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
was released in 2015, and 2016 delivered The Wonder of You
, while HBO currently has an Elvis documentary in the works. Priscilla is currently touring the world with her Elvis & Me: An Evening with Priscilla Presley - An Open Conversation
show. The tour - which includes an October 29 stop at New York's NYCB Theatre at Westbury, beyond upcoming stops in Canada and Australia
- promises to be full of stories never before heard publicly. To learn more about An Evening with Priscilla Presley, I had the opportunity to have some questions answered by Ms. Presley via e-mail.
Interview with Priscilla Presley by Alan Jones (Australia Radio Sept 4, 2017).
She was married to the late Elvis Presley for six years, prior to his death in 1977. And in an interview with the Today show's Richard Wilkins, aired Wednesday, Priscilla Presley candidly spoke on life with the iconic singer.
Admitting that she never viewed her husband as a worldwide phenomenon, the 72-year-old revealed a vulnerable and softer side to his persona: 'He poured his heart out to me'. 'I still remember, vividly, picking up the phone, the reaction of not believing it, there was no way I could comprehend…' she said. 'Going back to Graceland and hearing his father wailing, crying, crying out his name, it was probably the most heartbreaking sound I'd ever heard. Priscilla appeared on the Channel Nine breakfast program to promote her upcoming Australian tour in November, that will see her share stories from her fascinating life.
Following the tremendous success of the 'The Wonder Of You' Tour, RCM touring are very excited to announce they will be bringing Priscilla Presley to Australia in November of this year for an intimate 'An Evening With' conversation event.
The nights will be titled Elvis and Me
and will provide fans with rare insight into Priscilla's life with Elvis
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will tour Australia in November 2017
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Lisa Marie Presley
was photographed on May 29 arriving at the home of her mother Priscilla with her oldest daughter Riley Keough
as the mother-of-four enjoyed a day out with her three girls after a difficult few months. It marked one of the very few occasions that the 49-year-old has ever been seen with all of her girls, and was the first time that Lisa has been photographed with her 8-year-old twins Finley and Harper since they were sent to live with Priscilla Presley
SHE was the wife of rock 'n' roll's reigning king - a union that put Priscilla Presley on an irreversible path to stardom. And though 2017 marks 40 years since the passing of Elvis, the association between her and the legendary performer is still as strong as ever.
'I miss his laughter', she says, eyes brightening at the memory. 'His laughter was so contagious. He'd start and everyone would start - they didn't know what they were laughing about, they just got so much enjoyment from being with him.
Elvis Getting Married - May 1, 1967 - (01:09) View a colour video of Elvis marrying Priscilla Beaulieu on May 1, 1967 (Silent Footage) in a private ceremony amongst a small group of family and friends at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, just after 9:30 AM. A press conference and breakfast reception follow. The couple honeymoon for a few days in Palm Springs.
Wife of the king of rock'n'roll, Michael Jackson's mother-in-law and ... it's been an extraordinary life for a woman who has been in the spotlight since she moved in with Elvis at the age of 14. Today, she says, she would rather talk about the music. She talks about the first time she saw him play live, when he made his legendary '68 Comeback Special
on TV, shortly after she had given birth to their only child, Lisa Marie
. 'I was in the audience and I looked at him and thought: 'Oh my God, I had no idea!' she says, laughing. 'I thought: 'He's really good! He's really sexy! Oh my God!''
On August 27, 1965, Elvis Presley met The Beatles at his California home. One memorable evening, the Colonel
arranged for Elvis to meet four famous people. But I believe it was the Beatles who were eager to meet Elvis, not the other way around. In fact, when John, Paul, Ringo and George walked in, Elvis was relaxing on the couch, looking at TV without the sound. He barely bothered to get up. Naturally he was curious about the Beatles. He respected them. Mostly he respected the way they had achieved their artistic freedom. He saw how they did whatever they liked to do. There are no photos from that historic meeting between the King of Rock 'n' Roll and The Fab Four, but Priscilla Presley recalls that evening ...
Priscilla Presley interviewed by Larry King August 16, 2007.
Well it seems it is on for real, a Beverly Hills auction house began accepting bids Friday for Elvis Presley's former personal planes, the Lisa Marie
and Hound Dog II
. The auction appeared to dump cold water on a social media-fuelled campaign pleading with Graceland
operators to keep the planes on display, as they've been for 30 years. Graceland's new owners stirred controversy last April by moving to end a joint venture with the planes' owners, a Tennessee-based group called OKC Partnership. Graceland notified OKC that the planes had to be removed from Graceland on or shortly after April 26, 2015. AND words are flying between fans and EPE, and Priscilla has again responded to the criticism.
Priscilla Presley interview with Barbara Walters 1985.
Country singer Miranda Lambert got a shout out from the queen herself, Priscilla Presley, regarding her new song 'Priscilla'. The song pays homage to the pressure of having a famous husband, something Lambert understands with her 'The Voice' star husband, Blake Shelton, who's also a famous country singer himself. Priscilla Presley Instagrammed a photo that Lambert reposted of herself and daughter Lisa Marie Presley listening to the song about life at Graceland. View the video to listen to the song
She will forever be known as the wife of Elvis. So Priscilla Presley no doubt felt like she was standing next to her Good Luck Charm as she posed in front of a giant photo of the music icon & her former husband in Las Vegas on Tuesday. The 69-year-old gave a small smile as she stood next to the massive portrait photo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
Taking on the role of the Wicked Queen in Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs, Priscilla Presley proved to be a natural under the spotlight. Starring alongside Jarred Christmas and Warwick Davis she appeared to be in her element while taking in the boos and hisses from the crowd, looking positively evil in her costume, which she described as 'sensational' on the opening night of the show. Wearing a bejeweled horned headpiece with a floor length gown which braved a thigh high split, the actress commanded the audience's attention.
and Priscilla Presley
sat down for the first time inside of Graceland with TODAY Show's Natalie Morales to talk about Elvis and how his legacy continues to live on in the hearts of his fans. Both women shared memories about Elvis on and off the stage and added that they never dreamed that fans would continue to come three decades later. 'That's the force of Elvis', Priscilla insisted. Updated with Part 2.
1980 video Interview with Priscilla Presley.
1978 video Interview with Priscilla Presley.
Priscilla Beaulieu Presley
(born Priscilla Ann Wagner
on May 24, 1945, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American model, author and actress and the only wife of rock 'n' roll singer Elvis Presley
has paid tribute to her late NAKED GUN co-star Leslie Nielsen
in a heartfelt magazine essay. The funnyman died of complications from pneumonia, aged 84, last month (Nov10) and Presley decided to put her thoughts about him into words for a new Entertainment Weekly magazine article.
ET's Mark Steines interviews Priscilla Presley on set of the Cirque du Soleil show. They discuss her new Grandchildren, the Cirque du Soleil show and Elvis performing in Vegas. December 15, 2009.
Priscilla Presley on Good Morning America
- 1979 (07:56).