Linda Thompson may not be probably the most acquainted identify to all people, however she is an American songwriter/lyricist, former actress and wonder pageant winner. Coincidentally, she’s well-known for a few of her important romantic relationships, in addition to a few of her leisure trade accomplishments and her magnificence pageant wins, like her title of Miss Tennessee USA.
Becoming for a one Miss Tennessee, the wonder queen had a relationship with Elvis Presley. The pair met when she was 22, when she attended a personal film screening hosted by the singer. The pair hit it off then and there, and dated for 4 years earlier than breaking apart in 1976. She wished a extra regular life, very similar to Priscilla Presley, and the couple break up. Nonetheless, they remained on good phrases till Elvis handed away.
One factor loads of individuals can say about magnificence queens and actresses alike is that they’ve loads of allure and wit to spare—in the perfect circumstances, anyway—and it appears that may be mentioned of Thompson, contemplating she used to prank Elvis followers with just a little inside joke each time the 2 had been in public collectively and acquired noticed.
Because the story goes, when the couple went to see a film in 1975, he was noticed by followers who began “going loopy.” To be able to deal with this, Linda Thompson determined to tug a trick out of her sleeve. She mentioned loudly to Elvis, “Charlie, you’re not utilizing that Elvis bit once more, are you? Come on, you’re not telling these individuals that you just’re Elvis once more, are you?”
Apparently, her trick fooled the followers properly sufficient, contemplating that they left proper after she made the scene. There are many methods to deal with obsessive followers following you round, and whereas it will have doubtless been simply as efficient to inform them to go away or deal with it in a extra easy method, there’s one thing to be mentioned for having just a little little bit of enjoyable with it each every now and then.
This might need additionally foreshadowed just a little little bit of Thompson’s perspective in ending the connection with Presley, contemplating that she merely wished to have a extra regular life. Nonetheless, the little prank undoubtedly communicates the fun-loving nature of her persona.
What’s extra, she’s not the one star to tug stunts like this one. Hayley Williams of Paramore has described doing the same factor when followers see her in public. Who is aware of? Possibly she began a little bit of a pattern.