Even when Presley was an adult, mother and son shared a secret language in which ice cream was called 'iddytream' and milk was known as 'butch'.When she died of hepatitis in 1958, a 23-year-old Presley was so distraught that he tried to throw himself into the grave after her.Even as his fame grew, and he embarked on relationships with an endless parade of beauty queens - which Colonel Parker ensured were exploited for maximum press coverage - Presley was on the look-out for young 'cherries' as he called them.Among the first was Jackie Rowland, 14, whose mother Marguerite took her to see a Presley concert in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1956.But they were as won over as their daughters by Presley's huge celebrity and charming southern manners.As his friend Joe Esposito recalled: 'Elvis could talk anyone, particularly women, into anything.' This plausibility would prove vital in his wooing of Priscilla, the U. serviceman's daughter he met in Germany during his national service.There was no shortage of choice, with hundreds desperate to meet him wherever he went.Though Presley boasted that he liked sex 'hot and heavy', Raphael confirmed that he was far more interested in heavy petting than anything else, particularly when it came to his 'cherries'.
His mother Gladys, having lost one child, was smotheringly protective of the other.
The scene was set for a night of heavy passion, as Elvis Presley welcomed one of Hollywood's most beautiful young actresses into his suite at the exclusive Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
Then 21, Presley was the biggest heart-throb in the U. and his date on that September night in 1956 was 18-year-old Natalie Wood, the Oscar-nominated star of Rebel Without A Cause and a wild-child with many previous lovers. I thought he was supposed to be king of the sack, but he doesn't want to do it with me.' She should not have taken Presley's lack of ardour so personally.
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