The Collector's Edition Features Full-Color, Never-Before-Seen Photos from Graceland
Millions of Elvis fans all over the world fantasized what it would have been like to know "The King."
Jeanne LeMay Dumas lived that dream. As Miss Rhode Island, Jeanne met Miss Tennessee - Linda Thompson - at the 1972 Miss USA Pageant. Striking up an instant friendship, Jeanne moved to Memphis and lived with Linda. As fate would have it, the two young beauties soon met Elvis Presley, and within a few months, Linda moved into Graceland as Elvis’s girlfriend. An unforgettable four-and-half-year odyssey had begun...
In Elvis, Linda & Me, Dumas offers an intimate portrait of her relationship with Elvis and Linda, recounting the night Linda met Elvis to their breakup just months before Elvis’s death. Jeanne saw it all - she toured the country with Elvis, worked as one of his secretaries in the office behind Graceland, and even threw sleepovers at Graceland with Thompson.
Elvis, Linda & Me recalls Elvis’s legendary generosity extended to Jeanne in the form of a three-and-a-half-carat yellow-gold cluster diamond ring for, in Elvis’s words, being "a good friend to Linda."
Elvis, Linda & Me is a celebration of friendship and a touching tribute to man who not only changed two lives, but changed the world. Though we will never know exactly what happened the morning of August 16, 1977, one thing is clear; through death, Elvis Presley crossed the threshold of life and forever transformed his legacy into an instant immortality the likes of which the world has never seen.
Elvis, Linda and & Me also offers several never-before-seen photos, including rare photos of upstairs at Graceland taken Jeanne herself.
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Table of Contents
"Jeanne, This Is Linda Thompson." 1
"Would You Two Like to Meet Elvis?" 11
"Come on, Linda. Let's Go up to My Bedroom." 17
"Jeanne, He Wants Me to Meet Him in Los Angeles." 25
Linda Moves into Graceland 31
"Mind if I Take a Picture?" 37
Upstairs at Graceland 41
Christmas with Elvis 47
A Small Disagreement 55
"Elvis Wants You to Come to Work for Him." 99
"I'm Going to Buy You a New Car!" 103
Fun in New York 111
"He Says It's All Prescription Medicine." 119
"Mr. Presley, I Quit!" 123
"Come to Los Angeles with Me." 129
"Oh Jeanne. It Was Terrible!" 139