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Elvis: in the twilight of memory

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"Biloxi, Mississippi, 1955. When a friend of seventeen-year-old June Juanico invited her along to a concert by a popular young singer, she hesitated, but finally went. The singer, of course, was Elvis Presley, and when his eye caught June's, they both got all shook up. So began the most significant of his early relationships - a summer idyll of romance and playful fun that was to be a last stop of innocence on the path to self-destruction." "In this clear-eyed, loving, and tender memoir, June gives us Elvis on the verge of mega-stardom, still a country kid with polite manners, a voice that melted hearts, and more sex appeal than anyone could handle. June describes her closeness to Elvis's mother, Gladys, who had hoped June and Elvis would marry, and her rivalry with Colonel Parker, Elvis's handler, who believed marriage would end his protege's career. And then there were the thousands of screaming fans, doing anything they could to get a piece of the King. In the end the self-possessed June knew that however much Elvis loved her, he was on a track no one could stop and would never be in control of his life; she made up her mind to move on and not look back. Not until now. Featuring twenty-three previously unpublished photographs of Elvis and an introduction by Elvis biographer Peter Guralnick, this fresh and completely disarming memoir gives us an American icon as few would know him, in a time and place bathed in the light of remembered love."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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9781611454161
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Full title elvis in the twilight of memory
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She was a good girl from Biloxi, Mississippi; he was a rockabilly singer on the verge of stardom. They fell in love in the summer of 1956, and found a timeless moment of innocence and simple pleasure. In this acclaimed, intimate portrait of the American legend, Juanico gives us the Elvis she knew and loved—the Memphis boy with aw-shucks charm, impeccable manners, and an easy and irresistible sensuality. Their lives merged quickly and completely: Elvis's mother, Gladys, felt June was her son's last hope against the excesses of life on the road and the corruption of fame. But Elvis was on a train that no one could stop. Self-possessed, June chose her own path; she left Elvis, determined never to look back. But in this completely disarming, fascinating memoir, she does look back, and proves she has remembered everything, every conversation, every story, and every caress. Elvis: In the Twilight of Memory gives us an intimate and unforgettable portrait of the man who would be King.

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subject_facet Juanico, June, Presley, Elvis, -- 1935-1977, Rock musicians -- United States -- Biography
title_display Elvis : in the twilight of memory
title_full Elvis : in the twilight of memory / June Juanico ; introduction by Peter Guralnick, Elvis In the Twilight of Memory
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