Elvis Presley lived in the public eye as one of the most iconic musicians in history. However, private home videos show the King, his now ex-wife Priscilla, and their daughter Lisa Marie Presley sharing intimate, rare memories recorded at the family’s famous home of Graceland.
Elvis Presley lived in the eyes of the public as many fans grew up listening to his music. Even though his sensational performances and regular appearances were constantly covered by the media and viewed by his fans, Presley kept his personal life as quiet as possible, making these home videos even more special and rare.
A Rare Look Into the Personal Life of Elvis Presley
Released decades later, these films depict personal and special moments, showing Elvis, Priscilla, and the young Lisa Marie Presley as a loving, happy, and fairly traditional family away from the spotlight.
“We didn’t really have that many home movies. In fact, he had given me a camera, but he didn’t really like having pictures taken because so many people would take pictures of him,” explains his ex-wife Priscilla Presley during an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “We didn’t have social media, we didn’t have selfies. I can’t even imagine Elvis doing a selfie. It’s just not like him.”
These touching movies show a different side of the King as he affectionately focuses on his beloved family.
The King, His Queen, And His Darling Princess
Elvis Presley and Priscilla, who he lovingly referred to as “Cilla”, married in 1967. She is the only woman Presley ever married. Although the two would eventually separate and then divorce in 1973, they remained very close until his death on August 16, 1977, at the age of 42.
At one point, the videos show Elvis and Priscilla enjoying private time together at the beach and beside the pool. The love they share is apparent as Elvis wraps her in his arms, gives her a tight hug, and gently kisses his wife on the cheek.
The couple shared a daughter together. Lisa Marie Presley was born in 1968, and she is the King’s only child. Lisa Marie was the light of Elvis’ life. In photos and the home videos, he is seen affectionately doting on his daughter with adoration.
Home Videos Show The Love Between His Family
The home videos give fans a glimpse into the secretive personal life of the iconic musician and his family. The love and happiness they share together is apparent. This is especially true when watching how The King kisses, holds, and plays with his young Princess. He has a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face whenever Lisa Marie is around.
The famous musician struggled with substance abuse throughout his career. This led to his untimely and tragic death from a heart attack. However, it’s comforting to know that during his life he was surrounded by the love of family. It’s heartwarming to see the radiant smile he constantly beams when around the ones he cares for most. The home videos bring fans and viewers joy in seeing his happiness and contentment while being with his wife and daughter.