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Who is Ginger talking about in this interview from 02

Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:54 am

Please forgive me for possibly asking a newbie question. :oops: Ginger and Rosemary talk about their disdain for an employee of Elvis' in this interview. (about halfway down the page) http://www.elvisnews.com/articles.aspx/ginger-alden-interview/192 Can someone tell me who it is they are talking about?

Re: Who is Ginger talking about in this interview from 02

Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:27 am

dr borgo wrote:Please forgive me for possibly asking a newbie question. :oops: Ginger and Rosemary talk about their disdain for an employee of Elvis' in this interview. (about halfway down the page) http://www.elvisnews.com/articles.aspx/ginger-alden-interview/192 Can someone tell me who it is they are talking about?


Welcome! And it's a good question, if you accept everything they are saying as truthful. And when you read on down, and recall the mother's lawsuit regarding "Elvis promised me a HOUSE," well . . . it's up to the individual to decide.

If they actually were engaged, why didn't Elvis introduce her, ON TV, as "my fiance, Ginger"? Instead, he said, in '77, on the CBS EIC special: "my girlfriend, Ginger."

One more thing. Myrna Smith, the late great member of the Sweet Inspirations, who knew Elvis a lot longer than Ginger, and due to her relationship with Jerry Schilling (and her closeness to Elvis in general), is a worthy source of information. And she told an interviewer what she thought about Miss Alden. The interviewer mentioned that Ginger might have been young and naive. Myrna said "she was young, but she was not naive."

It's up to one's own estimation of the situation, I guess. I have no idea who she's talking about. Could be anyone - or several, and no telling if it was true.

Anyone have any ideas about this?

rjm (Disclaimer: Rosemary has "friended" me on Facebook, but I have not spoken to her nor had any contact {I can see there's not much in common} -- it just sort of happened - today I got "friended" by AJ Weberman! Don't ask, folks, don't ask. Facebook is . . . a different world that I do not entirely understand.)

Re: Who is Ginger talking about in this interview from 02

Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:43 am

Dick Grob

Re: Who is Ginger talking about in this interview from 02

Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:53 am

Thanks Mike. I looked at Dick Grob's website and noticed that he is using the TCB slogan and logo. I would have figured EPE had that trademarked years ago. :?

Re: Who is Ginger talking about in this interview from 02

Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:14 pm

Over the years I've noticed that they have an excuse for everything they did or said. Always to make them seem innocent. She only gave the National Enquirer interview because they were told the paper was going to do a story anyway. They only gave the Memphis newspaper interview because their house was being swarmed. She did the Legend movie without knowing the similarities in Elvis' life. They only sued because Elvis told them he wanted to buy them a house....then did the pool.
Dick Grob has most definitely lied about things over the years. No saint by any means either.
Elvis did have people who truly loved him though. I just don't believe Ginger was one of them.

Re: Who is Ginger talking about in this interview from 02

Fri May 30, 2014 3:05 pm

I feel sorry for Ginger, I think she may be one of the most misunderstood people in Elvis history. Go back to 76-77, what was she 19/20? Elvis was a world weary 41/42 year old in bad health, living the most bizarre life, and he as good as demanded Ginger had a relationship with him. Of course it was her sister the Alden mother originally wanted Elvis to choose but it was Ginger who got his attention (not hard to see why, she was and still is absolutely beautiful).

Did she love him? Probably not. Did she care? I would say so yes. In the good times with him it may have seemed like a romantic fairytale she was swept along in. In the bad times it may have seemed like a nightmare that she had no life experience to have a hope in hell of dealing with. At this point did any woman who Elvis had in his life stand a chance - no.

She could have cashed in a ton over the years, she was there, she was the last to see him, to speak to him, maybe she could have been the one to fill in the blanks of what his life was like the final few months. Only billy Smith was as close as Ginger was and he did love Elvis so he has always spoke only respectful of his cousin. Perhaps given the forum had she chosen to take it Ginger could have told exactly the life Elvis led. But shes held her piece, held her dignity and not cashed in, only her and Linda have done this really.

Nearly 40 years later and not a bad word word about Elvis has left her lips, I for one am very excited about her upcoming book, surely the most eagerly awaited since Priscilla back in the 80s.

Re: Who is Ginger talking about in this interview from 02

Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:45 am

I think what Myrna Smith said, as quoted above by rjm, sums the situation up perfectly, including the other comments. Very astute.

Rosemary has shown how the Alden family's culture is.

Re: Who is Ginger talking about in this interview from 02

Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:22 am

Mountain Misst wrote:I think what Myrna Smith said, as quoted above by rjm, sums the situation up perfectly, including the other comments. Very astute.

Rosemary has shown how the Alden family's culture is.


Did you just post this on FECC yesterday?

"Kindness goes a long way."

Seems you don't practice what you preach. ;-)

Re: Who is Ginger talking about in this interview from 02

Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:45 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
Mountain Misst wrote:I think what Myrna Smith said, as quoted above by rjm, sums the situation up perfectly, including the other comments. Very astute.

Rosemary has shown how the Alden family's culture is.


Did you just post this on FECC yesterday?

"Kindness goes a long way."

Seems you don't practice what you preach. ;-)



You are perfectly correct, that comment was very ungracious of me.

It will be wonderful if we are all kind from now on, including me ;)