Anita Wood & Elvis (Photoplay, November 1961)

Moderators: FECC-Moderator, Moderator5, Moderator3, Site Mechanic


User avatar

Topic author
The fool
Posts: 3247
Registered for: 20 years 7 months
Location: Finland
Has thanked: 577 times
Been thanked: 2865 times

Anita Wood & Elvis (Photoplay, November 1961)

Post by The fool »

A very nice article from the November 1961 issue of Photoplay.

Is This Mrs. Elvis Presley?
by Memphis Press-Scimitar´s reporter Edwin Howard
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.



User avatar

ed40
Posts: 1436
Registered for: 16 years
Location: The Netherlands
Has thanked: 3184 times
Been thanked: 629 times
Age: 55

Re: Anita Wood & Elvis (Photoplay, November 1961)

Post by ed40 »

Thank you 'the Fool'

that's a great article and some very nice pics!

Ed



User avatar

Topic author
The fool
Posts: 3247
Registered for: 20 years 7 months
Location: Finland
Has thanked: 577 times
Been thanked: 2865 times

Re: Anita Wood & Elvis (Photoplay, November 1961)

Post by The fool »

ed40 wrote:Thank you 'the Fool'

that's a great article and some very nice pics!

Ed
I´m glad you liked it, Ed.

More and more, I am surprised at how much of Elvis´ private life was exposed in these magazines. How did Elvis feel about this? How did Elvis feel about this article? I´m inclined to think he was not happy about this. Why did Anita agree to do this? Was she desparate because of Priscilla? When did she find out about Priscilla? Why do I have so many questions?



User avatar

hilton22000
Posts: 2844
Registered for: 16 years 2 months
Location: Romania
Has thanked: 555 times
Been thanked: 202 times
Age: 53

Re: Anita Wood & Elvis (Photoplay, November 1961)

Post by hilton22000 »

Thank you very much, another great magazine for my collection. Please keep 'em coming, it's fascinating to read these old magazines.
I'm sure Elvis hate these, but what he expect? He was a star, and people love to read (and buy) everything about stars.



User avatar

drjohncarpenter
Posts: 106264
Registered for: 20 years 7 months
Location: United States of America
Has thanked: 11547 times
Been thanked: 32649 times
Age: 88

Re: Anita Wood & Elvis (Photoplay, November 1961)

Post by drjohncarpenter »

There are always little details that these articles provide that make them worthwhile. In this case, we begin to see how difficult it was for Anita, especially after Elvis finished his army stint in 1960. She indeed ended up being "just the girl who waits ... and waits ..."

Memphis-Press Scimitar reporter Edwin Howard certainly had an intimate view of the relationship, having followed them in print since the beginning, in July 1957. He does get one fact wrong, the first film Wood would have made after winning that Hollywood talent contest, "Girl in the Woods," was indeed made, and released in June 1958.




580600_Girl In The Woods.jpg
"Girl In The Woods" (AB-PT Pictures Corp., June 1958)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051660/
http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/76353/Girl-in-the-Woods/full-credits.html





Anita's part went to actress Diana Francis.

580000_Diana Francis_Girl In The Woods.JPG
Diana Francis, "Girl In The Woods" publicity shot - March 1958
This would be Diana's only movie role.





As many know, Anita finally had enough and left Graceland (and Elvis) forever the following August after that article.

His loss! She was then, as now, a very cool lady.

Read more about Anita here:

Anita Wood --> The One Who Got Away !
http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=61930


Thanks, as always, The fool!
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Last edited by drjohncarpenter on Mon Sep 26, 2022 3:02 am, edited 1 time in total.


.
Dr. John Carpenter, M.D.
Stop, look and listen, baby <<--->> that's my philosophy!


richnlorna
Posts: 142
Registered for: 11 years 8 months
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: Anita Wood & Elvis (Photoplay, November 1961)

Post by richnlorna »

drjohncarpenter wrote:There are always little details that these articles provide that make them worthwhile. In this case, we begin to see how difficult it was for Anita, especially after Elvis finished his army stint in 1960. She indeed ended up being "just the girl who waits ... and waits ..."

Memphis-Press Scimitar reporter Edwin Howard certainly had an intimate view of the relationship, having followed them in print since the beginning, in July 1957. He does get one fact wrong, the first film Anita would have made after winning that Hollywood talent contest, "Girl in the Woods," was indeed made, and released in June 1958.

"Girl In The Woods" (AB-PT Pictures Corp., June 1958)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051660/
http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/76353/Girl-in-the-Woods/full-credits.html

Anita's part went to actress Diana Francis.

580000_Diana Francis_Girl In The Woods.JPG
Diana Francis, "Girl In The Woods" publicity shot
This would be her only movie role.


As many know, Anita finally had enough and left Graceland (and Elvis) forever the following August. His loss! She was then, as now, a very cool lady.

Read more about Anita here:
Anita Wood --> The One Who Got Away !
http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=61930


Thanks, as always, The fool!

She could have your eyes out with those!!!!!



User avatar

debtd1
Posts: 2944
Registered for: 15 years 1 month
Has thanked: 93 times
Been thanked: 74 times

Re: Anita Wood & Elvis (Photoplay, November 1961)

Post by debtd1 »

my thoughts exactly :smt003 :smt003


"No-one, but no-one, is his equal, or ever will be. He was, and is supreme". Mick Jagger

User avatar

E-Cat
Posts: 3324
Registered for: 20 years 7 months
Location: Where No One Stands Alone
Has thanked: 6 times
Been thanked: 18 times

Re: Anita Wood & Elvis (Photoplay, November 1961)

Post by E-Cat »

Thanks the Fool!


Please do not thank me--- Thank Elvis for making THIS happen.

User avatar

Wibi08
Posts: 235
Registered for: 12 years
Location: London, UK
Has thanked: 7 times
Been thanked: 5 times
Age: 43

Re: Anita Wood & Elvis (Photoplay, November 1961)

Post by Wibi08 »

Do you know if Elvis and Anita stayed in touch through the following years?
They always say "remained good friends" but was this really the case?


Tender Loving Care


brian
Posts: 17302
Registered for: 15 years 5 months
Has thanked: 189 times
Been thanked: 3697 times

Re: Anita Wood & Elvis (Photoplay, November 1961)

Post by brian »

Wibi08 wrote:Do you know if Elvis and Anita stayed in touch through the following years?
They always say "remained good friends" but was this really the case?
I think they saw each other in Vegas once during the 70s.

Anita says she called Elvis after her dad died which i think was in the 70s.

Other than that i don't think they saw each other.



User avatar

drjohncarpenter
Posts: 106264
Registered for: 20 years 7 months
Location: United States of America
Has thanked: 11547 times
Been thanked: 32649 times
Age: 88

Re: Anita Wood & Elvis (Photoplay, November 1961)

Post by drjohncarpenter »

Wibi08 wrote:Do you know if Elvis and Anita stayed in touch through the following years?
They always say "remained good friends" but was this really the case?



In touch? No. Bumped into each other? Sure. Saw him in concert? Yes. Spoke on the phone? At least once.

The answers are linked in my previous reply . . .


.
Dr. John Carpenter, M.D.
Stop, look and listen, baby <<--->> that's my philosophy!

User avatar

drjohncarpenter
Posts: 106264
Registered for: 20 years 7 months
Location: United States of America
Has thanked: 11547 times
Been thanked: 32649 times
Age: 88

Re: Anita Wood & Elvis (Photoplay, November 1961)

Post by drjohncarpenter »

Found a decent copy of the cover and table of contents, thought I'd add them here.

Thanks again, The fool.


'
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


.
Dr. John Carpenter, M.D.
Stop, look and listen, baby <<--->> that's my philosophy!