The couple were married for six years between 1967 and 1973 and Priscilla Presley still likes to share fun facts and secrets about The King of Rock and Roll. Now in a new interview with the Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family, the 74-year-old has revealed the trick that Tony Curtis taught Elvis Presley. Priscilla was promoting Graceland’s upcoming Elegant Southern Style Weekend Spring Edition when she spoke out.
Speaking with the hosts, Priscilla said how Elvis learned to keep looking youthful from Hollywood star Tony Curtis thanks to a little bit of makeup.
The King’s former wife said: “[Elvis] said that the eyes…are so expressive.
“When he was very young he was an usher at one of the theatres in Memphis.
“And he would study all the actors who all kinda had their longevity.”
Curtis said: “I looked up, and there was Elvis and he grabs me and pulls me in.
“And he said, ‘Mr Curtis, I want you to know what a fan I am. I used to watch your movies in Tennessee.’
“And I said, ‘Please, don’t call me Mr Curtis.’ And this handsome kid looks at me and said, ‘So what do you want me to call you?’
“And I said, ‘Just call me Tony.’”
Curtis added: “And I said, ‘So what do I call you?’
“And he said, ‘Mr Presley.’ Bam, was he funny.
“We had a great time together.
“We passed a few girls between us, that’s what guys do.”