Baby, Let's Play House

Baby, Let's Play House

Elvis Presley and the Women Who Loved Him

eBook - 2010
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[Alanna] Nash belongs in the pantheon of great music writers, and [Baby, Let's Play House] is a fascinating study." --Rosanne Cash

Just in time for Elvis Presley's would-be 75th birthday comes a new book by Elvis expert, journalist, and Country Music Association Media Achievement Award winner Alanna Nash. Called "by far the best study of Presley I have ever read. . . Impressively researched written--and felt" by New York Times bestselling author Philip Norman (author of John Lennon and Shout!) and "the most entertaining Elvis book ever" by New York Times bestselling author Jimmy McDonough (Shakey: Neil Young's Biography), Baby, Let's Play House is the first-ever Elvis book to focus solely on his complex relationships with women, including celebrities such as Ann-Margret, Linda Thompson, Mary Ann Mobley, Cher, Raquel Welch, Barbara Eden, and Cybill Shepherd. Featuring dozens of exclusive interviews and scores of never-before-seen photos, Baby, Let's Play House is a must-have collector's item for fans of The King everywhere.

Publisher: [New York] : PerfectBound, 2010.
ISBN: 9780061987632
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 electronic text.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Alternative Title: Baby, let us play house

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" On April 30, 1964, during the making of ROUSTABOUT, Elvis met Larry Geller, who would change his life in profound ways." " Barbara Leigh was in the middle of shooting a film, PRETTY MAIDS ALL IN A ROW, with Rock Hudson." "Raquel Welch thought E 'almost looked like Liberace or one of those apparitions, dressed all in white, with rings on every finger.' " "Sex and love was a topic E and Larry Geller discussed many times, particularly after Larry's return to the camp in August 1972." " ' I knew that Natalie Wood was a good person, but she wasn't very sure of herself, and you never knew what she was going to do. One day, she got out on the ledge at the hotel. She must have like E better than she did in Memphis, because she said she was going to commit suicide over him. I came running in to E, and i said, " She's out there on that thing! She's going to jump!" He said, " She won't jump.". . .E was real nonchalant. He said, " I told you she wouldn't do it." " his Mario Lanza fixation..." " ' E was so sheltered that he never learned anything about cuisine, ' and always ate the same thing---a cheeseburger, fries, and a Coke." " At barely 25, Kathy Westmoreland signed on for what was supposed to be three weeks. She ended up staying seven years...her high notes would summon angels..but she was also idealistic and naive, believing in storybook love."

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Oct 12, 2018

Great read altho it does overplay the parts of most women in his life. Some were just fans who were lucky enough to have one pic taken with him and a drama is made of that where there is none. That they were 13 or 14 or 15. How would he know that ? There were others who were same age and older. He did respect women is one thing this book concedes. I think Scotty Moore said it best...Elvis went from a 19 year old living in a close,religious family to world super stardom within the space of 18 months. He never regained that same loving environment again unfortunately.

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May 18, 2010

Excellent bio of the man who inspired everyone else. Told from the perspective of the women in his life. Elvis was a flawed man. But when a person has that much talent something had got to be lost so the gift may thrive.

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