Elvis: In the Twilight of Memory

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 324 pages
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She was a good girl from Biloxi, MississipΠ 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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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Juanico, the King's purported first love, offers a portrait of the young Presley that is intriguing, even touching, yet finally unbelievable. Juanico recalls her relationship with Elvis, from 1955 to ... Read full review

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True love, that will never end...
I truly believe that if they would have stayed together, they would still be together today.


Part One
1Early Heartbreak
2That Face
3Operator 4
4He Called It Fate
5The Ride of My life
22Another Sellout
23Unchained Melody
24The Luckiest Girl in America
25Hectic Pace
26Western Union
28The Pressures of Hollywood
29Hometown Mob

6Hard Fried Eggs and Bacon
7Are You Lonesome Tonight?
8Be My Girl
9I Want You I Need You I Love You
10Who Is This Colonel Parker?
11Summer Fun
12The Prophet
13The Tender Side
14My Buddy
15Is it So Strange?
17The Sunshine State
18Down South
19Bad Publicity
20The Reno Brothers
21Sex on Tour
30Rebel Without a Cause
31Big Boys Toys
32Skin Flicks
33Hollywood Smiles
34A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words
Part Two
35Wrong Direction
36Out of Control
37Just for You
38The Mother of Two
39A New Love
PostscriptCircle of Love

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About the author (2012)

June Juanico was born and raised in Biloxi, Mississippi, where she still lives today. She is the mother of two children and has two grandchildren. She spent three years writing Elvis: In the Twilight of Memory, her first book.

Peter Guralnick is widely regarded as the nation's preeminent writer on twentieth-century American popular music. His books include Feel Like Going Home, Lost Highway, Sweet Soul Music, Searching for Robert Johnson, the novel Nighthawk Blues, and a highly acclaimed two-volume biography of Elvis Presley. He lives in Westbury, Massachusetts.

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