Although the saga between Priscilla and Elvis Presley is familiar to everyone, it was Ginger Alden who found the King when he died.
Before his death, Alden and Presley were engaged, and she spoke and wrote extensively about their relationship.
Alden spoke in an old interview about Presley’s workers and their thoughts about working for the rock star.
And she noted that when she made demands, the workers just “rolled their eyes”.
Employees of Elvis Presley seemed to have various views on Ginger Alden
Elvis Presley told Ginger Alden, his fiancée, precisely what kind of wedding dress she should wear.
Throughout the years, Alden was one of Presley’s many love interests, and they had plans to marry. Unfortunately, before he could tie the knot with Alden, Presley died.
Alden has also talked about her friendship with Presley and her time at Graceland, as well as with his staff.
Although some liked Alden, it seems that several others were wary of the relationship between the pair.
Alden and her sister Rosemary spoke about a certain employee who had it in for Alden after the death of Elvis, Elvis Australia records.
“A very jealous employee of Elvis started this whole sick and vicious story after he was fired by Vernon Presley because he suspected him of taking photographs, selling them to tabloids and even stealing some of Elvis’ belongings to sell,” Rosemary said during the interview. “This individual definitely lost his meal ticket when Elvis died. He was so jealous and harbored such ill feelings toward Ginger and our family because Elvis planned that he would be one of the next to go.”
Presley also “didn’t trust” the person because “he made some inappropriate gestures toward Ginger.” Rosemary then added.
Alden said some of the employees at Presley would “roll their eyes” at her demands.
She spoke about some of the concerns Presley had with his staff during an interview with Alden in 1980.
“My personal opinion is that there were a lot of people around Elvis who should never have been around him,” Alden said. “I don’t think they really enjoyed working for Elvis, because when they were asked to do things – I know I asked them to do things myself – they would roll their eyes, like, ‘Oh dear, I have to do this again.'”
In the interview, Alden then continued, stating that many of the people around Presley “kept him away from reality” because they were “afraid to say no to him.” This caused Presley to “lose touch” with what was actually happening around him.
Alden also said that Presley tried as much as possible to avoid other people.
Though Presley seemed to enjoy going on tour, at home in Graceland, he withdrew as much as possible.
Alden once said that, unless he had to, Presley didn’t want to leave his bedroom, because he never knew who he could run into downstairs.
“In fact, when I visited Graceland, we stayed upstairs quite a bit,” Alden said in an interview. “I attribute that to the fact that downstairs always seemed to be a hive of activity. He’d often ask me who was downstairs, which was usually an employee with a date or friends, and he’d say he didn’t want to go downstairs then.”
Priscilla also talked about the private circumstances of her ex-husband.
According to her, she knows that if he were alive today, Presley would never have social media, as it would put his life on show much more than he ever liked.