Elvis went on Sinatra’s present, slept along with his girlfriend, was ‘intimate’ along with his daughter | Music | Entertainment | EUROtoday

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On today in 1960, the most important stars of their respective eras smiled, palled round and ‘danced’ collectively on tv. But behind the scenes was a historical past of veiled insults, plus a stunning present love triangle and a tangled future.

Just two years earlier than, Frank Sinatra had publicly blasted rock and roll: “It is the most brutal, ugly, degenerate, vicious form of expression it has been my displeasure to hear… It smells phony and false. It is sung, played and written for the most part by cretinous goons and by means of its almost imbecilic reiterations and sly, lewd—in plain fact, dirty—lyrics.”

But the tide was turning because the Rat Pack gave solution to the brand new era, particularly their greatest star who had simply returned from two years of navy service in Germany. Sinatra truly despatched his daughter Nancy to greet Elvis Presley on the airport on March 2, after which invited him on his present two months later. Watch them collectively under.

Behind the scenes of the May 12 broadcast, Elvis was having a passionate sexual affair with Juliet Prowse, though he had simply left future spouse Priscilla Beaulieu behind in Germany and was nonetheless formally relationship starlet Anita Wood within the US.

Actress and dancer Prowse had been with Frank Sinatra since they met the earlier yr on the set of the musical Can-Can. The crooner was so immediately smitten that he had her visitor on his nationwide TV present as a backing singer. He would even sing some numbers on to her.

However, in April 1960, Prowse began filming GI Blues with Elvis, taking part in nightclub dancer Lili. As so usually occurred, The King quickly began an affair along with his stunning co-star.

Prowse stated: “Elvis and I had an affair… We had a sexual attraction like two healthy young people, but he was already a victim of his fans. We always met in his room and never went out.”

Extraordinarily, she additionally overtly declared on the time that Frank Sinatra knew about it. Prowse, who was 24 on the time, added: “Frank and I are mature people. We don’t go for this teenage bit about going steady and all that jazz.”

In truth, their relationship solely intensified after her fling with Elvis. She would additionally be part of Sinatra when he had engagements in Las Vegas. He proposed to her in 1962 however the relationship fizzled out.

Awkwardly, six years later Sinatra’s daughter additionally had an “electric”encounter with The King…

Nancy Sinatra starred with Elvis within the 1968 film Speedway and later confessed: “When I first met Elvis, I was so young and nervous that I didn’t handle it well… and then later on, when we did the movie, I fell absolutely in love.”

Nancy additionally stated: “Oh, my God! It was electric, and I think he probably had that effect on every woman. Maybe even some men, I don’t know! Elvis Presley was everything you could imagine that he was — just the warmth of the man was enough to melt your heart… Speedway was Elvis at his peak, in his prime. He was beautiful.”

The actress admitted there was “flirting” and implied each wished extra however, We couldn’t do something about it as a result of he was married.”

In 2022, Nancy revealed how deeply they had connected: “He shared some intimate ideas with me however I’d by no means betray his belief.”