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Photo Spotlight: Anita Wood at Casey Jones Village

October 18, 2012

This week's photo spotlight features a rare appearance by one of Elvis' first steady girlfriends, Anita Wood. Wood attended a book signing at the Casey Jones Village for her daughter's new book "Once Upon a Time: Elvis and Anita."

The new book reveals poignant details of Wood's life with the king, while also taking readers back to the early days of the entertainer’s storied career. A heartfelt memoir of her life with Elvis, Wood's story 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.

“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."

Purchase your own copy of "Once Upon a Time: Elvis and Anita" at