Elvis Presley’s 45th anniversary of of his death was yesterday, and Priscilla Presley revealed brand-new information about The King. The legendary Elvis beach movies were something Presley’s ex-wife revealed he did not enjoy filming during his career. She revealed on NBC’s Today his plans to make “serious films.”
Speaking from the Graceland estate, Priscilla discussed both Elvis’ lasting legacy and the recently released Baz Luhrmann movie, Elvis.
When questioned about the film’s most challenging scene, Priscilla confided her frustrations to Colonel Tom Parker, played by Tom Hanks in the movie as Elvis’ manager.
Priscilla complimented Baz Luhrmann’s dramatic portrayal of The King’s life even though she was overcome with recollections while seeing the movie.
Despite her complaints with Parker over Elvis’ involvement in the beach pictures, Priscilla claimed that they had patched things up and made reference to the fact that Parker had succeeded in what Elvis had aimed to do from the start of his career.
From 1967 through 1973, Priscilla was Elvis Presley’s wife. Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE), which was founded by Priscilla after Elvis’ death at Graceland in 1977, helped turn Graceland into a popular tourist destination across the world.