George Smith wrote:Excellent post, John, thank you: great background info and research.
When she started appearing in documentaries a while back. she always came across sincerely and intelligently.
Put her alongside Dixie, Ann-Margret and Linda: classy ladies.
Many fans rightly believe Elvis would have had a much different life if she'd not been ...
the one who got away.
In the end of the day, I think we have to realize that Elvis would not settle for a woman who demanded a life with a certain (normal) degree of independence and - not least - some kind of professional career!
He wanted/demanded his women to dedicate themselves to support him and stand by him, not having a non-domestic role in their own right. Right? I think THIS is a part of his private/human tragedy - his old-fashioned demands did not correspond (too well) with the new ideas of women.