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40 Years Later: The Legacy of Elvis, as Told By Lisa Marie
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40 Years Later: The Legacy of Elvis, as Told By Lisa Marie

This article originally appeared in the July 2003 issue playboy magazine. Lisa Marie Presley inherited her father’s eyes, lips and fame. As the only child born to the King of Rock and Roll and his wife, Priscilla, Lisa Marie was internationally known from the moment of her birth on February 1, 1968, exactly nine months after her parents’ wedding night. Priscilla said Elvis “looked petrified” the first time he held his daughter, but soon he was spoiling her with expensive jewelry, a miniature fur coat and an impromptu jet ride to Utah so she could see snow for the first time. He gave her everything, Priscilla lamented, a child “shouldn’t have and couldn’t appreciate.” Elvis had an aversion to making love to a woman who had given birth, so Lisa Marie’s arrival caused a sexual estrangement between the singer and his young bride. Soon, both were having affairs and they divorced five years later. Though Priscilla took primary responsibility for raising their daughter, Lisa…

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