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 Post subject: An interviewer might bring this up
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:27 pm 
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Wanda,

I was telling a friend, more like an acquaintance actually, about your book and her comment to me was that she had a problem with a supposed friend taping conversations and that it seemed preplanned to her. I think she didn't trust your motives is the bottom line.

I can tell you were a true friend to Elvis but just thought you should be aware of what you may be up against when being interviewed.



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 Post subject: taping Elvis
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:06 pm 
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Hi, yeah, I've had that one come up several times before but it was pretty obvious that if that were my "plan" I sure wouldn't have turned down the $ way back when. I've had television people mad because I turned them down, and even some of Elvis' friends were pie eyed that I wouldn't "share" with them too. So...let who ever think what they will. Thanks Laurie for reminding me of that one....I'll be ready-it's nothing new.

Elvis knew he was being taped... About the 3rd year of knowing him, I asked him about taping a few conversations so I could share them with Jimmie and Starla and our relatives-some of whom he talked to (Jim's sister). He said okay, and that was the beginning. It was quite awful tapes-quality wise but we enjoyed them. I didn't tape many early ones-and I told him most of the time-a few were not but he didn't talk any different on any of them. Then when I worked at the law office all incoming calls were taped and some outgoing ones-the phone system was set up that way...
Elvis would call there-talk to me sometimes and also to the lawyer his friend, if he wasn't busy. He kept him cackling in his office behind the closed door sometimes.
They tried to top each other's dirty jokes... So that I didn't get in on. Elvis knew then he was taped when he first called-but his private conversations were not ever taped by the lawyer or me-I didn't control that anyway at the office-his secretary had that responsibility. I asked for and got copies of the conversations I had with Elvis during those office calls and Elvis knew it, I told him and he was fine with that. And he also knew he never heard a word about them anywhere and I didn't pass them a round or sell them. So when the interview thing came up- acutally started in late 75 but didn't get into it really until early 76 when he agreed to help his friend out at college-then we taped alot of conversations and that was where most of the things came from. I have maybe 23 or so parts of conversations over 15 years-that was NOT part of the interview stuff...and most of that has been posted on ELC...there is nothing to be "motive" about-any one who wanted to know can read them-I never sold anything, never used it for any purpose and turned down a hunka-hunka money several times for small portions of them.
So that pretty much says what my "motives" were I'd think-If I were going to be that type person-sure would not have waited for nearly 30 years and then practically give them away in a book! As for the actual recorded tapes-I don't have much of that at all-it all went to him, minus as much of me as I could delete without cutting him out anywhere. It's like his writings-poems etc; I would not sell them but there they are, in the book for a small price-they get the whole thing- his handwritten poetic efforts. Wayne Newton paid a fortune for a few scribbled sentences thrown in the trash. And we give copies of ours away. Some motive-huh? I can sleep peacefully - and that's good enough for me. wjh



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Dear Wanda,

I do believe that your "peace of mind" passes through whenever you are talking and writing. It makes you as "clear" as a mountain fountain. (Only those with dirt in their mind, may see dirt in what you are telling, but nothing can change that.)



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I found your statement, Wanda, of such import that I will include a link to this thread on your ELC page.

Of course I knew this already, but yes, it DOES need to be addressed up front, I believe.



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 Post subject: Importance
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:01 pm 
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Maia, what ever you feel is important for the website and it's visitors is okay with me. You have my trust, love and respect, always. wjh



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 Post subject: Re: taping Elvis
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:54 am 
Wanda June Hill wrote:
Hi, yeah, I've had that one come up several times before but it was pretty obvious that if that were my "plan" I sure wouldn't have turned down the $ way back when. I've had television people mad because I turned them down, and even some of Elvis' friends were pie eyed that I wouldn't "share" with them too. So...let who ever think what they will. Thanks Laurie for reminding me of that one....I'll be ready-it's nothing new.

Elvis knew he was being taped... About the 3rd year of knowing him, I asked him about taping a few conversations so I could share them with Jimmie and Starla and our relatives-some of whom he talked to (Jim's sister). He said okay, and that was the beginning. It was quite awful tapes-quality wise but we enjoyed them. I didn't tape many early ones-and I told him most of the time-a few were not but he didn't talk any different on any of them. Then when I worked at the law office all incoming calls were taped and some outgoing ones-the phone system was set up that way...
Elvis would call there-talk to me sometimes and also to the lawyer his friend, if he wasn't busy. He kept him cackling in his office behind the closed door sometimes.
They tried to top each other's dirty jokes... So that I didn't get in on. Elvis knew then he was taped when he first called-but his private conversations were not ever taped by the lawyer or me-I didn't control that anyway at the office-his secretary had that responsibility. I asked for and got copies of the conversations I had with Elvis during those office calls and Elvis knew it, I told him and he was fine with that. And he also knew he never heard a word about them anywhere and I didn't pass them a round or sell them. So when the interview thing came up- acutally started in late 75 but didn't get into it really until early 76 when he agreed to help his friend out at college-then we taped alot of conversations and that was where most of the things came from. I have maybe 23 or so parts of conversations over 15 years-that was NOT part of the interview stuff...and most of that has been posted on ELC...there is nothing to be "motive" about-any one who wanted to know can read them-I never sold anything, never used it for any purpose and turned down a hunka-hunka money several times for small portions of them.
So that pretty much says what my "motives" were I'd think-If I were going to be that type person-sure would not have waited for nearly 30 years and then practically give them away in a book! As for the actual recorded tapes-I don't have much of that at all-it all went to him, minus as much of me as I could delete without cutting him out anywhere. It's like his writings-poems etc; I would not sell them but there they are, in the book for a small price-they get the whole thing- his handwritten poetic efforts. Wayne Newton paid a fortune for a few scribbled sentences thrown in the trash. And we give copies of ours away. Some motive-huh? I can sleep peacefully - and that's good enough for me. wjh


Wanda .......
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I believe what you say here . :D
My question is ; did you know Billy Miller ?? Or do you think ;like you ....because the MM says he didn't exist he's being given such a hard time?? Have you seen his site??
thanks ......


  
 
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I don't know Billy Miller-I wonder about that too. I hope that he might be "genuine" as it would be likely he might have tapes of me and Elvis in conversation-I would be delighted if so! However, many things have been told and who knows if they are so or not-only he would apparently when it comes to the mm boys. However, I give him the benefit of the doubt until whatever he has comes forth... "One can tell truth if one listens with a pure heart, for the heart is true. It's when we mess with it, putting doubt, greed and our wants ahead of the purity of the heart, we have trouble understanding. So hear with a pure heart, an open mind and listen to those you meet, they all have their story-and you might learn something you need to know." To quote Elvis. I'll wait before a final "judgement" on his "truths". I sure hope he's not tied in with "the last living Presley family member who was there".... His dad's former wife, you know. wjh



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 11:40 pm 
Thanks, Wanda. I was just trying to see if anyone knows him.
Let's hope he's doing all this for the right reasons......

God bless..... :D


  
 
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Thanks, Sue....

Besides my wondering if Miller is "for real" , that too is my question.
WHY are the MM so upset if they don't know him as they say?
ummm, just seems too much fuss about nothing . Others have written books and some not so nice. Why in the world didn't they try to stop those books?
As Wanda says; it's a wait and see thing. I can't discount any as I wasn't there . :wink:
IF he has some tapes, perhaps he does have some with Elvis' phone friends as the MM also disclaims. I'm not convinced the MM knows all things about Elvis Presley.
Wouldn't that be a nice revelation?


  
 
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Wouldn't that be a nice revelation?


Indeed, it would be nice, Audrey!



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