Elvis and Me
Courtesy of Priscilla Presley
As a best-selling author, philanthropist, actress on the legendary ’80s TV show Dallas
and a correspondent on Entertainment Tonight
, Priscilla Presley has more than carved her own space in the cultural landscape. But when someone was so close to an unquestionable icon, one whose legend only seemed to grow as they passed into the realm of modern mythology, people will always want to know the juicy details. Since this evening with Presley is billed as an intimate interview with the audience, you’d be crazy not to think many of the questions asked will concern Presley’s time spent alongside the
Leslie Nielsen during the making of all three Naked Gun
movies. She might also even mention her ex-husband, who began dating her when she was 14 years old and he was serving in the Army. Eventually she moved to America to finish high school, living in his Memphis mansion while he acted in Hollywood, which sounds like a fairytale written by William Faulkner. It’s our understanding this guy was a singer of some kind. $65-$259, 7:30pm Thu, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle, (210) 223-8624, tobincenter.org.
— Jeremy Martin