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Elvis Presley called her “little” because Anita was a tiny woman. “…Girl, go make me a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, please…!Elvis used to tell him, when they were home at Graceland.

The year was 1957, Elvis was at the top of the Universe. He was a man, a myth, that every woman wanted to be with, but like in a fairy tale, Elvis fell in love with Anita Wood, a rising musical talent, who gave up her own life and career to be with Elvis. , who was his first love.

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Anita was a television actress and artist in the recording world. She was Elvis’s girlfriend, from when they met in 1957 to 1962. She was a woman who always adored Elvis and always continued to show that affection and respect that she never stopped feeling for him and she showed it to us in her book “One Upon A Time : Elvis and Anita“, written by his own daughter.

Anita was a great woman. When she was with Elvis, she signed a contract to work as an actress at Paramount, but in the end she gave it all up for Elvis, putting her relationship with him before her life and career.

In this excerpt from an interview that was conducted, Anita told us how she met Elvis:

Well, I met Elvis in 1957. I was at the Top 10 Dance Party on WHPQ in Memphis at the time. It was a popular dance show they did every Saturday afternoon. Teenagers would come and dance and Wink Martindale and I would introduce the songs. Elvis watched that show a lot and one Saturday after the show Lamar Fike called me on the phone. Elvis wanted a date to see me that night. But I already had a date with Jimmy Omar and I wasn’t going to break the date. Lamar was furious, I mean he just couldn’t believe it: “You’re not going to break a date to go to Elvis Presley? Are you crazy?” I mean, you know… he really went crazy! And I said, ”Well, I don’t think Elvis would want me to do that to him, if I had a date with him and broke it to go with someone else.” So, I’m sorry I can’t do that because I already have plans.
Elvis and Anita Wood. Goodbye Anita (May 27, 1938 - June 29, 2023). Today a new star shines in the firmament. Rest in peace .
Elvis Presley and Anita Wood

In addition to funny anecdotes like this one, in his book he also told us how Elvis was taking off as an artist and had just bought Graceland and there Anita lived with Elvis almost all the time they spent together. They were very young and in love. She shared many things with him, many key moments that united her with the Elvis family; like the news that he had been drafted into the army in ’58, or the personal devastation Elvis suffered with the sudden death of his mother. He also told us about all the efforts the Colonel took to protect their relationship and not make it public, or the pain and betrayal that made him realize that this fairy tale had to end.

A beautiful love story with a sad ending, but one that Anita always treasured deep inside her heart…
Today we say goodbye to you, but you will always live in our hearts. My sincere condolences to the family and friends. Rest in peace.

Another star shines in the firmament today. See you forever Anita! ??
Anita Wood (May 27, 1938 - June 29, 2023)
Anita Wood (May 27, 1938 – June 29, 2023)

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Roberto Martín
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