Thirty-three years after his death, Elvis’ extraordinary physical appeal, timeless music, and sexual flamboyance continue to fascinate, titillate, and excite. Though hundreds of books have been written about the King, no book has solely explored his relationships with women and how they influenced his music and life—until now.
Based largely on exclusive interviews with the many women who knew him in various roles—lover, sweetheart, friend, co-star, and family member—Baby, Let’s Play House explores Presley’s many love affairs with, among others, Ann-Margret, Linda Thompson, Sheila Ryan Caan, and Cybill Shepherd, as well as his friendships with actresses Raquel Welch, Barbara Eden, and Mary Ann Mobley. The book also spotlights important early girlfriends and the women who dared turn him down, including Cher, Petula Clark, and Karen Carpenter. Nash presents Elvis in a new light—as a charming but wounded Lothario who bedded scores of women but seemed unable to maintain a lasting romantic relationship. His problems, rooted first in his unhealthily close bond with his mother and the death, at birth, of his twin brother, drove him to channel much of his sexual energy into his performances, which defined the erotic dreams of his generation. While fully exploring the most famous romantic idol of the 20th century, Baby, Let’s Play House pulls back the covers on what Elvis really wanted in a woman—and was tragically never able to find.