Priscilla Presley’s candid photos during her school days, c. 1956-1957.
Photoshopped together, from a magazine
There was always a nice feeling of “Home” with Priscilla in the house. It was always a happy time for all of us when we lived over at 1174 North Hillcrest Road. The house overlooked Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. On a clear day, you could see planes taking off or come in to land at International Airport.
When you said “the family” you meant Elvis and Priscilla with Lisa Marie, Elvis’ cousin Patsy Gambill and her husband, Gee Gee, who was Elvis’ valet and took care of all his clothes. And mine. Joe and Joanie had their own place. They came by the house a lot. So did the Colonel and his aide, Tom Diskin.
Priscilla didn’t mind if Elvis told the guys to come by to eat with us. However, she made one restriction after a while. You could see it coming.
“You fellows are welcome to come and eat with us,” she told them one night after things in the kitchen started to get real disorganized, crowded up and milling around and yelling. It was a scene.
“But don’t anyone come back in the kitchen and place some order with our maid or cook,” Priscilla said. “This is a home. It’s not a short order restaurant.”
The guys got the message. Priscilla was tough. Cool. She could face you down if ever push came to shove.
Charlie Hodge, Me ‘N Elvis