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Anita Wood to Hold Book Signing at Casey Jones Village

October 08, 2012

Get a first-hand account of Elvis Presley's rise to superstardom during a special book-signing with one of Elvis' first girlfriends, Anita Wood. Music Highway Crossroads at the Casey Jones Village welcomes Anita on Friday, October 12, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday, October 13, from noon to 2:00 pm.

"Once Upon a Time: Elvis and Anita," was written by Jonnita Brewer Barrett, Anita Wood's daughter. It reveals poignant details of Wood's life with the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, while also taking readers back to the early days of the entertainer’s storied career.

“Elvis never wanted me to talk to the media when we were together, and I have honored his wishes most all my life,” she writes in the preface of the new book. “Nor have I ever wanted to diminish my memories of him in any way. But with the encouragement of family, and the persistence of my daughter, I finally decided the time was right."

A heartfelt memoir of Wood’s life with Elvis Presley, "Elvis and Anita" also provides readers with a rarely seen, very personal look at the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. More than 100 images complete the volume, including many of Wood and Presley together.

Read more about Anita Wood's upcoming appearance at and purchase you own copy of the new book at Want to take the ultimate rock 'n' roll pilgrimage? Make sure to check out our new Music by Region Guide and plan your visit to Graceland with our free online trip planner.