When Did Priscilla Presley Move to Graceland?
Priscilla spent Christmas of 1962 at Graceland, and when she went back to Germany, she told her mother that Elvis wanted her to move to Memphis to finish high school.
Priscilla could live with his father and stepmother, Elvis told Paul.
“Declaring his intentions honorable, he swore that he loved and needed and respected me,” Priscilla told People. ”In fact, he couldn’t live without me, he said, intimating that one day we’d marry. In that light, there was little my parents could do but say yes, and eventually they did.”
Priscilla did move in with Vernon and Dee Presley, technically, while she attended the all-girl Immaculate Conception Cathedral High School in Memphis, but spent so much time at Graceland with Elvis, she was eventually just living there.
“People have said, ‘Oh my gosh, I can’t believe your parents let you go with this stranger,'” Priscilla said on Good Morning America in 2017. ”But it was a very innocent time. I liked him very much. I certainly felt safe…We cannot compare it to today. We still had morals, high standard. There was a lot of care.”
But Elvis was also making multiple movies a year, all with beautiful leading ladies, and even if he wasn’t having as many flings with his co-stars as rumor would have it, he also wasn’t living the life of a man who was spoken for.