Elvis and Me was the title of Priscilla Presley's 45-minute talk, part of the Smart Talk Women's Lecture Series.
'I'm here to share with you the life I've been so fortunate to have, including my formative years with Elvis', Presley told the predominantly female audience. 'I honestly wouldn't change it for the world'.
Presley said she first met Elvis when she was a 14-year-old 'Air Force brat' living with her parents in Wiesbaden, West Germany. 'He was more handsome than he looked in films', she recalled.
When she went to the airport to say goodbye to Elvis when his Army hitch was up, her life changed forever, Presley said. 'My life with Elvis was never public until I showed up at the airport. Suddenly being thrust into the public was confusing'. Two years later Elvis invited her to visit him in Los Angeles.
'The spark was rekindled', Presley said.
She eventually moved in with Elvis, then married him and the couple had a daughter, Lisa Marie.
The pressures of Elvis' stardom and his dependence on prescription drugs lead to their "amicable divorce" in 1973, she said. 'Elvis and I had a loving relationship', she recalled.
After her divorce, she and a partner opened a clothing store, which started her career, Presley said.
By William W. Weathers, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Jan. 14, 2004.
More about Priscilla Presley
My Life With and Without Elvis Presley : For the First Time ... Priscilla Tells All : August, 1973
Elvis looked even better in person, Priscilla says : January 20, 2004
President Bush and Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi Visit Graceland : July 1, 2006
Video Interviews with Priscilla Presley
Priscilla Presley on Good Morning America : 1979 (07:57)
Priscilla Presley on 'First Person' 1991 (09:25)
Priscilla Presley talks to Larry King on CNN : Priscilla looks back : August 16, 2007 (10:25)
Priscilla Presley gives Larry King a tour of Graceland : August 16, 200 (04:32)
Interview with Priscilla Presley : December 15, 2009 (04:31)
Elvis and Priscilla Beaulieu Getting Married
Priscilla Presley video photo album with 'My girl' By the Temptations as soundtrack.
Lisa Marie Presley
Elvis Australia's Lisa Presley Home Page
Lisa Marie Presley News, interviews, video and audio updates
Lisa Marie's singing, writing pretty good : February 8, 2003
Lisa Presley : The Rolling Stone Interview : April 20, 2003
Complete Lisa Marie Presley Playboy Interview : July 30, 2003
Interview with Lisa Presley : Enough Rope : March 15, 2004
Interview with Lisa Marie Presley : August 17, 2007
Father and Daughter Together Again : August 17, 2007
In The Ghetto : Lisa Marie & Elvis Presley Video: 2007
Lisa Marie Presley and Riley Keough on Oprah : September 12, 2007
Interview with Lisa Marie Presley (And Michael Lockwood) : January 27, 2009
The Presley Women : Priscilla & Lisa Marie Presley's First Mother/Daughter Interview : May 17, 2009
Lisa Marie Presley Photos (2004)
Elvis Presleys Grandchildren
Danielle Riley Keough : (born May 29, 1989) and is known as Riley Keough for her modeling work.
Riley is the daughter of Lisa Marie Presley and musician Danny Keough.
Celebs : The Next Generation : November 10, 2004
Elvis lives on ... in the form of his grandaughter : Riley Keough : June 23, 2008
Beautiful Photos of Riley Keough, Elvis' Granddaughter in Elle Italia : May 17, 2011
Lisa Marie Presley gave birth to twin girls on Tuesday, Oct. 7. The baby girls, have been named Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood & Finley Aaron Love Lockwood and were delivered by Caesarean section 2:46 p.m. and weighed in at 5 lbs., 15 oz. and 5 lbs., 2 oz. The girls are the first children together for Lisa Marie and husband Michael Lockwood, a musician (Married in Japan January 2006). Lisa Marie, who proudly displayed her baby bump in the September issue of Marie Claire, has a daughter Riley Keough, 19, a model, and Benjamin, 15, with ex-husband Danny Keough. The names acknowledge Elvis (Aaron), Gladys (Love) and Priscilla (Ann).
Photos of Lisa Marie's Twin Girls : Finley & Harper : January 23, 2009
Lisa Marie Presley takes her little princess for a spin around Hawaii : February 22, 2011
Benjamin Keough : Lisa's Son : Elvis Presleys Grandson
Navarone Garibaldi : Priscilla Presley's Son
Vernon & Gladys Presley
Presley Family History
Elvis Presleys Grandfather
The Lisa Marie : Convair 880 Jet
For more information on Elvis and Priscilla buy the Elvis By The Presleys DVD -- at over 4 hours this double DVD set will tell you everything you want to know and more plus includes lots of home movies of Elvis, Priscilla and Lisa Marie. A must for every fan! -- Also there is Priscilla's book -- Elvis & Me.