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According to interviews with teachers and former fellow students at Milam Junior High school in Tupelo, Mississippi, noted Presley biographer Elaine Dundy in her book Elvis and Gladys wrote (p.124) that beginning in his early teens, Elvis embarked upon the "indefatigable pursuit of girls", but was totally rebuffed.

This may have contributed, at first, to his lifelong need for a beautiful woman to offset his feelings of inadequacy.

However, from looking at the numerous pictures of Elvis Presley starting at the age of 14, what is also quite evident is that the teenager who was usually dismissed, and rebuffed by girls his age, was not the extraordinarily handsome young man he indeed became, by age 20.

Therefore, it is not surprising that, between 1954 and 1956, the impoverished son of welfare recipients went from being shunned, and even mocked by some of the popular girls from his junior and high school days, to be the subject of adulation and adoration of some of the most beautiful girls in Memphis, then of young Hollywood starlets such as Natalie Wood and Connie Stevens.

Elvis Presley biography Author Elaine Dundy wrote that actress Shelley Winters (usually considered a reliable source for Hollywood goings-on and who portrayed Gladys Presley in the 1979 made-for-TV movie Elvis) claimed the relationship between Presley and Natalie Wood developed into something more serious than what was generally reported in the media.

Anita Wood & Elvis.There were several significant relationships in Presley's life other than his one marriage to Priscilla Beaulieu.

They included Dixie Locke, a high school sweetheart who he met at his Assemblies of God Pentecostal church and was part of his life before and during his Sun Records time.

Locke was portrayed by actress Jennifer Rae Westley in the 2005 CBS TV miniseries Elvis. Anita Wood, another wholesome Christian girl whom Gladys Presley hoped he would eventually marry, was with Elvis as he rose to superstardom, served in the US military and returned home in 1960.

Wood lived at Graceland for a time but moved out after confronting him over Priscilla Beaulieu, the "girl in Germany." Although rarely giving public statements, in 2005 Anita Wood was interviewed by renowned television talk show host Larry King.

She told him that following media reports of a girlfriend in Germany, Elvis "had me believing that she (Priscilla Beaulieu) was just a friend and her daddy was in the Army with him, and there was nothing to it whatsoever."

Presley used his charm to persuade Anita to move back into Graceland, but she remained only a few months before leaving permanently. Elvis immediately began a short-lived affair with Anne Helm, his co-star from the film Follow That Dream.

Anne Helm (born September 12, 1938 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is an actress, author, and illustrator.

Living in New York City, she began pursuing a career as an actress which eventually led to Hollywood. Beginning in the 1950s she made guest appearances on different television series and made her motion picture debut in 1960. Three films later, she received national recognition as the love interest of Elvis Presley in his 1962 film, Follow That Dream.

During filming, she began a relationship with Presley and visited his home at Graceland after shooting finished. Miss Helm came to Graceland for a short time but her quick exit allowed for the entrance of Priscilla Beaulieu, who moved to Memphis in 1962.

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