By Julie Pendray
for Palm Springs Life online
Priscilla Beaulieu of New York, the step-daughter of a U.S. Air Force officer was 14, with big, beautiful eyes, when she met her beau in Weisbaden, Germany. He had grown up poor in a Mississippi ghetto, but now millions of fans were enraptured by his combination of rockabilly and the jittering dance style he learned at African American church revivals. They dubbed him the King of rock ‘n’ roll.
Seven years later, on May 1, 1967, Elvis Presley and his bride wed secretly in Las Vegas and spent that night in a stunning Palm Springs home they had leased for a year, later known as Honeymoon Hideaway.
On May 6, fans will celebrate the Presleys with a Golden Anniversary Concert in the living room of this quintessential midcentury house on Ladera Circle, where tourists from around the globe still make pilgrimages.
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Excerpt re-published by permission.