or


[04/25/05 - 12:00 AM]
Priscilla Presley Discusses Her Relationship with the Late Elvis Presley and Her Involvement with the New CBS Special "Elvis by the Presleys," May 13

[via press release from CBS]

"ELVIS BY THE PRESLEYS"
(Broadcast Date: May 13)

PRISCILLA PRESLEY DISCUSSES HER RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LATE ELVIS PRESLEY AND HER INVOLVEMENT WITH THE NEW CBS SPECIAL "ELVIS BY THE PRESLEYS," MAY 13

ELVIS BY THE PRESLEYS, is a new entertainment special that will feature a collection of new, intimate interviews with Elvis' former wife, Priscilla Beaulieu Presley, and their daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, and other family members, will be broadcast Friday, May 13 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Exclusive never-before-seen television performances, photographs from the Presley Estate archives and Presley family home movies will be broadcast for the first time. In addition to the special CBS will air a four-hour mini-series entitled ELVIS on May 8 and 11.

CBS, SONY BMG, Crown Publishers and the Elvis Presley Estate unite in a multi-tiered effort to celebrate the life and legacy of Elvis Presley with the television special, a movie event, a commemorative two-CD set and a lavish book all coming in the month of May.

The following interview with Priscilla took place in Los Angeles in March 2005.

Q: How did this special come about?

PRESLEY: We had an influx of interest from a new generation of fans who are coming into Graceland and asking a lot of questions about Elvis. Lisa Marie and I decided to share what little we have about this incredible human so that the younger generation can learn more about him. It's been difficult, but the outcome has been very rewarding.

Q: Was the experience of taping the special emotional for you?

PRESLEY: It was emotional for both Lisa Marie and me. We spent many hours compiling all the data and all the stories that are told by not just Lisa Marie and me, but by various other members of the family. It was empowering and emotional to relive that period of time, which we all really cherished.

Q: What will be seen in the special?

PRESLEY: We are sharing a lot of what went on at Graceland which many people would have loved to have known about but very few got to see. So we are really opening not only our hearts, but the doors to Graceland to share the life that we lived together. Every year at Christmastime Lisa Marie and I go back to Graceland and relive our memories of our lives there.

Q: Your parents talk about their feelings about your relationship with Elvis which started when you were 14-years-old. How did your parents feel about you dating Elvis at such a young age?

PRESLEY: Well, 1959 was a different time. My parents were very conservative and my father was very strict. When I met Elvis, my parents were very reluctant to allow me to date him. They share their concerns about it in the special. My mother shares some incredible stories of what her fears were about my relationship with Elvis.

Q: Is this the first time your parents have spoken publicly about how they felt?

PRESLEY: They've been asked many times to be on talk shows and there were a few books that they were asked to participate in and they have turned everything down. People are interested in what they have to say because there are so many misconceptions and incorrect stories out there about how they felt at the time. Now, you get to hear it from them. You get to hear how frightened they were, not just for me but for their whole family.

Q: Will we get to see what it was like to live with Elvis?

PRESLEY: In this special you will really get a glimpse of how close we were and how much fun we had behind those gates and everywhere we went. We had an entourage of people who stayed with us for many years and we truly were a family. We lived and traveled together and we shared our problems with one another.

Q: What home video will be seen in the special?

PRESLEY: You will see us playing on the golf cart. Elvis used to take us all out on the golf cart and give us rides. The funniest clip is when my mother is on the golf cart trying to hold it together and trying to keep a smile on her face. But you can see that her eyes are huge and Elvis is laughing and getting a big kick out of how scared she was. You get to see the little boy in Elvis. We've all seen Elvis in movies and concerts but in these home videos you really see the spirit of play he had.

Q: What would Elvis think about how popular he is today?

PRESLEY: I think it would be pretty overwhelming for him to see the love that is poured out every day from his fans as well the folks who visit Graceland and the amount of interest people have in him.

Q: Why did you decide to do this special?

PRESLEY: Because a whole new generation is interested in learning more about Elvis. He gave us so much and he had so much talent. Younger children have been asking and e-mailing us questions about who he was, why was he so popular and so important to the history of music.

PRISCILLA PRESLEY

Priscilla Beaulieu met Elvis Presley in the late summer of 1959, and they were married on May 1, 1967. Though they divorced in 1973, they remained close friends until the time of Presley's death in 1977.

Priscilla made her television debut as the co-host of "Those Amazing Animals" in 1980. She was a regular on the long-running CBS series "Dallas" from 1983 - 1988. Her additional series credits include "Touched By An Angel," also on the Network, "Spin City" and "Melrose Place." Her television movie credits include "Hayley Wagner, Star" and "Breakfast with Einstein." Her feature film credits include "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!," "The Naked Gun 2 �: The Smell of Fear" and "Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult."

Priscilla is the author of the New York Times best-seller Elvis and Me, which was produced as a mini-series on which she served as executive producer and writer. She is the founder and a board member of Elvis Presley Enterprises.

RATING: To Be Announced





  [april 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· ELVIS (CBS)
· SPIN CITY (ABC)





[03/01/21 - 08:59 AM]
HBO Documentary Films and Spike Lee in Production on Monumental Documentary Event "NYC Epicenters 9/11 - 2021 1/2," Commemorating 20 Years Since September 11, 2001
The multi-part documentary event will offer an unprecedented, sweeping portrait of New Yorkers as they rebuild and rebound, from a devastating terrorist attack through the ongoing global pandemic.

[03/01/21 - 08:01 AM]
Video: "Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Reenactments drive this documentary investigating the mastermind behind a scam to get the kids of rich and famous families into top US universities.

[03/01/21 - 07:01 AM]
Netflix Confirms Start of Production of "Rebelde" - Welcome to Elite Way School!
Azul Guaita, Sergio Mayer Mori, Andrea Chaparro, Jeronimo Cantillo, Franco Masini, Lizeth Selene, Alejandro Puente and Giovanna Grigio star in the series.

[03/01/21 - 06:01 AM]
Video: "Jupiter's Legacy" - Official First Look - From Comic to Screen - Netflix
Frank Quitely, the original comic book artist, picks up his pen again for this official first look at Mark Millar's "Jupiter's Legacy."

[03/01/21 - 01:01 AM]
Video: "Paper Lives" - Official Trailer - Netflix
In the streets of Istanbul, ailing waste warehouse worker Mehmet takes a small boy under his wing and must soon confront his own traumatic childhood.

[03/01/21 - 12:01 AM]
Video: "Abla Fahita: Drama Queen" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Falsely incriminated, Abla Fahita is separated from her kids, but the self-indulgent diva will stop at nothing to redeem herself and reunite her family.

[02/28/21 - 08:03 PM]
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association Announces the Winners of the 78th Annual Golden Globe(R) Awards
"The Crown" led all TV series with four wins followed by "The Queen's Gambit" and "Schitt's Creek" with two each.

[02/26/21 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 26
Updates include: Austin Butler, Callum Turner to lead Apple's "Masters of the Air"; Wagner Moura tapped for "Shining Girls," also at Apple; and Mark Ivanir boards new season of Netflix's "Babylon Berlin."

[02/26/21 - 03:47 PM]
Video: "Who Killed Sara?" - Official Teaser - Netflix
After 18 years in prison, Álex takes his revenge on the Lazcano family, who framed him for the murder of his sister Sara to save their reputation.

[02/26/21 - 01:41 PM]
Discovery Channel Celebrates the Life of "Alaskan Bush People's" Billy Brown in All-New Special, "The Legacy of Billy Brown" Airing Sunday, February 28 at 8PM ET/PT
Through never-before seen footage and interviews, Billy speaks to the bush legacy he was driven to establish, fueled by faith and his deep adoration for his family.

[02/26/21 - 01:30 PM]
Nickelodeon Sets Out for Adventure in "The Barbarian and the Troll," All-New Live-Action Puppet Comedy Series Premiering Friday, April 2, at 7:30 P.M. (ET/PT)
The series - previously "Brendar the Barbarian" - follows Evan, a bridge troll in search of adventure, and Brendar, a fierce female warrior on a quest to defeat the evil demon who has imprisoned her brother.

[02/26/21 - 01:01 PM]
Terminator Universe Is Expanding at Netflix in an All-New Anime Series
The series is produced in partnership with Production I.G who Netflix has a Production Line Deal with since 2018.

[02/26/21 - 12:48 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "When Calls the Heart" Becomes #1 Most-Watched Scripted Series of 2021
Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, February 21.

[02/26/21 - 12:45 PM]
Video: First Look at "Home Economics" - Premieres Wednesday, April 7 on ABC
Starring and executive produced by Topher Grace, "Home Economics" takes a look at the heartwarming yet super uncomfortable and sometimes frustrating relationship between three adult siblings.

[02/26/21 - 12:28 PM]
Production on Season 4 of "Cobra Kai" Is Officially Underway
Vanessa Rubio and Peyton List will be returning as series regulars alongside some new faces, Dallas Dupree Young and Oona O'Brien.