How in the heck did I miss this?
These uploads are just terrific, and so often contain crucial information. Thanks, as always, The fool
It is VERY interesting to learn Judy made "a tape recording of every TV show he has been on." And then she goes on to say they "play back his old TV appearances and talk about them"! What!?!
This is further proof Elvis was very aware
of how he came off on TV, and knew exactly
what he was doing!!
---BONUS JUDY SPRECKELS INFO!
The "personal nickname" Elvis gave Judy, "Sugar," is obviously taken from her brief marriage to Adolph Spreckels
II, heir to the Spreckels
sugar fortune. Presley may have remembered the wedding, it was front-page news exactly 59 years ago:Toledo Blade, Tuesday February 2, 1954
What happened next sounds like something out of a crazy movie.
Judy married the 42 year-old socialite on January 31, 1954. It lasted all of 32 days. They separated on March 4 and Adolph filed for divorce on March 8, claiming that she treated him "in a cruel and inhuman manner." For example, he told the judge that he had to cook his own meals ...
Judy had her arm in a sling and told reporters that her husband broke her arm in a fight the previous Thursday. During a property settlement a few days later, she signed an agreement that she had not received any physical injury from him.
Interestingly, the same day Elvis cut "That's All Right" in Memphis, Judy and her ex-husband were in the news again.Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Monday, July 5, 1954Spreckels
was by many accounts a troubled man, with a history of drinking and broken relationships; Judy had been his sixth wife.
Adolph died seven years later of a brain hemorrhage; he was 49. Police said he fell and hit his head after leaving a Phoenix cocktail lounge.Adolph Spreckels II, AP wire news report, Saturday, October 29, 1961
Judy remarried in Las Vegas on September 10, 1958, just days after Elvis left for Germany. And it wasn't to the fiancée she speaks of in the magazine article, Jim Couthen, but a fellow named B. E. Blackwell, 46, a Southland sportsman and heir.
Judy's still with us today, living quietly in California's San Fernando Valley.
The stories she could tell!
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