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News createt: 09-01-2013 07:00:00

Anita Wood, Elvis Presley's girlfriend before Priscilla, writes a new book



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Everyone knows about Priscilla, Elvis Presley's first wife, but the name of Elvis' girlfriend before Priscilla, Anita Wood, is not as well known. Anita was Elvis Presley's girlfriend from 1957 to 1962 before Priscilla Presley moved to Graceland. Wood is finally telling her side of her love story with the King in a new book called Once Upon A Time: Elvis and Anita. Wood appeared at the annual Elvis Presley birthday weekend celebration at Graceland on January 6.

Back in the 1950s, Anita Wood, who had a strong resemblance to Marilyn Monroe, was a beauty queen, singer and TV performer. She appeared on the Top 10 Dance Party show in Memphis and caught Elvis' attention. They were introduced in 1957 shortly after Elvis had purchased Graceland and dated for the next five years.