Elvis Presley shocked followers together with his unbelievable efficiency within the 1964 flick Viva Las Vegas, through which he shared the display screen with Ann-Margret, a Swedish-American actor who was finest recognized for taking part in Kim McAfee in Bye Bye Birdie. The pair spent quite a lot of time collectively whereas filming and shortly a relationship between Elvis and Ann-Margret flourished.
Years later, in Ann-Margret’s autobiography My Story, the star divulged a lot of particulars about their connection.
On their first assembly, Ann-Margret wrote: “Elvis Presley, I’d such as you to satisfy an exquisite younger girl, Ann-Margret,’ mentioned George Sidney.
“‘Ann-Margret, this is Elvis Presley.’ The significance was misplaced on Elvis and me.
“I reached out my hand and he shook it gently. ‘I’ve heard quite a bit about you,’ we mentioned on the identical time, which made us snicker and broke the ice.”
It appeared as in the event that they had been drawn to at least one one other as quickly as they met, starting a relationship that lasted simply over a yr.
According to the Elvis Biography web site, the pair spent all their free time collectively and even discovered themselves in some bother throughout one fateful outing.
The web site defined the pair would usually leap on the King’s Harley Davidson and “go driving round Los Angeles”.
Unfortunately, certainly one of these occasions did not go as easily as he would have appreciated, after Elvis supposedly picked up Ann-Margret from MGM and drove just a few blocks via LA.
Instead of paying for his or her fuel, the duo traded the complete tank of gas for a few signed images.
The story added that Joe Esposito, Elvis’ street supervisor, paid the excellent stability on the fuel station the next day.
The Elvis and the Memphis Mafia e book, which was written by the star’s finest buddy Marty Lacker, continued telling tales of Elvis and Ann-Margret’s closeness.
One story within the e book defined how in the future Elvis turned adamant he needed his manager at the time, Colonel Tom Parker, to sign Ann-Margret.
The concept happened when the King realized of Ann-Margret’s dissatisfaction together with her personal supervisor.
While Elvis demanded that his buddy and lover be part of his ranks, the Colonel merely could not enable it.
He defined to the King that, if he had been to deliver Ann-Margret on board, he must cut up his personal schedule down the center, subsequently spending much less time engaged on Elvis’ flourishing profession.
After the Colonel defined this to the King, he considered it for a minute, and let the subject go.