Debra Paget Elvis Presley First Love – Love Me Tender – Elvis 1stt Movie Starring Elvis as Clint Reno and Debra Paget. Elvis got a flat $100,00 fee for the movie. Debra Paget began her career at age 15 in Cry of the City (her brother Ruell Shayne had a bit role in Love Me Tender) Contrary to popular opinion Debra Paget did not give Elvis his first screen kiss. That honor went to Jana Lund in Loving You 1957. During filming Elvis fell madly in love with co-star Paget. He thought she was the most beautiful girl he had ever seen.
|In the movie Elvis and Debra characters never kissed but Elvis so obsessed with Debra he took the lead and kissed her for these promo photos||If body language always indicates true feelings. Just one closer look at Elvis’ body and the look in his eyes… say it all|
Elvis and Debra Paget’s relationship was platonic. Debra remembers her relationship with Elvis as being more family-oriented than romantic. “From the time he first came to the house,” she recalled, “my folks have considered Elvis a member of the Paget clan.. which I believe, he reciprocated. I had the feeling that our closely-knit family life resembled his own.
|I could tell how much he missed his parents.” One night Elvis told Debra that he felt so alone in Hollywood.. that he called his parents. The phone rang several times before his mother answered. Elvis said, “Hi, mom. What’re ya doin’?” She responded, “What do you think I’m doing, I’m sleeping!” Elvis hadn’t stopped to realize that it was 11 pm in LA but 1 am in Memphis.|