Patti Page Quotes
My husband (Charles O'Curran) at that time was working with him at Paramount Studios and although I had seen him on the show that he did with Jimmy Dorsey and Tommy Dorsey, the television show that caused such a splash in those days where they only shot him from here up. I did see that show, so that was my first time seeing him as a performer. But then the next time was when Charlie went to work at Paramount with Hal Wallis, and Hal had signed Elvis up for 'X' number of pictures with his studio. And he assigned Charlie to be the choreographer, dance director. And so I really knew him more than met him at that time. He came to Las Vegas where I was appearing at the Sands Hotel, and he brought his mother in to see the show, and he sent a note back saying that I was his mother's favorite singer. He wanted to bring her in to see me. That was the first time that I believe I met him.
Well, I think the one that I mentioned was the reason I related to Elvis, was his innocence and shyness underneath all of the movement and everything, it came through, to me it did. And you wouldn't really think that when you see someone supposedly gyrating on stage. It was all a put-on to me, I thought he was putting everybody on. But, that little boy quality came through.
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