Three generations of Presley ladies stepped on stage at Graceland final weekend, the ghost of the King of rock ’n’ roll throughout them, for a screening of the much-anticipated film “Elvis.”

Priscilla Presley, daughter Lisa Marie Presley and granddaughter Riley Keough were at the Memphis mansion that Elvis referred to as residence, to introduce director Baz Luhrmann’s biopic starring Austin Butler as the icon.

As Riley, 33, has beforehand acknowledged, she broke down in tears whereas watching the film for the first time along with her mother and grandma. “I began crying 5 minutes in and didn’t cease. There’s lots of household trauma and generational trauma that began round then for our household.”

That multi-generational trauma has included habit, divorce and tragic death.

For Lisa Marie, 54, the screening was her first public look since the devastating loss of her son Benjamin Keough, 27, who committed suicide in July 2020.

She had not joined her mother and daughter at the movie’s official premiere at Cannes Film Festival in May. As she was launched by Luhrmann, Lisa Marie was greeted by screams of “We love you, Lisa” from the viewers. “I really like you too,” she replied.

Elvis Presley met future wife Priscilla Beaulieu when she was just 14 and he was enlisted in the Army during the Korean War. Daughter Lisa Marie was born almost nine months to the day after their 1967 wedding.
Elvis Presley met future spouse Priscilla Beaulieu when she was simply 14 and he was enlisted in the Army throughout the Korean War. Daughter Lisa Marie was born nearly 9 months to the day after their 1967 wedding ceremony.
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The new film "Elvis," directed by Baz Luhrmann, tells the rise-and-fall story of Elvis Presley — and is already beloved by his family, including granddaughter Riley Keough, daughter Lisa Marie Presley and ex-wife Priscilla Presley. But the family has been beset by tragedy for decades.
The new movie “Elvis,” directed by Baz Luhrmann, tells the rise-and-fall story of Elvis Presley — and is already beloved by his household, together with granddaughter Riley Keough, daughter Lisa Marie Presley and ex-wife Priscilla Presley. But the household has been beset by tragedy for many years.
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In a video seen by The Post, she advised the crowd: “My life is slightly bit form of down proper now. You’re pulling me up. so thanks.

“I’m so proud of this film, I actually am … To be sincere, I haven’t actually left my home for the final two years except it has to do with my kids, so to get me to go away like California and fly to Memphis and be right here, except for coming to go to my [son’s grave, at Graceland], it’s a giant deal.”

The Post is advised that Lisa Marie, who has been open over the years about her struggles with habit, continues to be supported by her first husband, Danny Keough, the father of Benjamin and Riley. The couple, who had been married from 1998 to 1994, live collectively as soon as once more — albeit platonically.

Austin Butler stars in the new film “Elvis," about the hip-shaking rise of the star.
Austin Butler stars in the new movie “Elvis,” about the hip-shaking rise of the star.
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The pair are residing with Lisa Marie’s 13-year-old twin daughters, Harper and Finley Lockwood — whose father is musician Michael Lockwood, her fourth husband — in the Calabasas space of Los Angeles. She offered the close by home the place Benjamin died for $2 million in March 2021.

“They’re mates. it’s nothing romantic,” a household supply mentioned advised The Post. “They are two mother and father grieving.”

Over the years, Priscilla, now 77, has fiercely protected Elvis’ legacy and largely been the one answerable for working his property. And she has given this film her full help, telling the Graceland crowd: “I’ve by no means been so enthusiastic a couple of movie, an Elvis movie, as I’m this.”

Lisa Marie Presley said she has barely left home since the death of son Benjamin Keough, 27, by suicide in 2020.
Lisa Marie Presley mentioned she has barely left residence since the death of son Benjamin Keough, 27, by suicide in 2020.
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Although long divorced, Lisa Marie and first husband Danny Keough — Benjamin's father — are living together, platonically, as they grieve their son.
Although lengthy divorced, Lisa Marie and first husband Danny Keough — Benjamin’s father — live collectively, platonically, as they grieve their son.
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In May, Riley advised Variety how Luhrmann sat down along with her and her kinfolk for a number of hours earlier than he began filming “Elvis.”

The household additionally gave the director inside entry to Graceland, however that they had no management over the completed product. “At the finish of the day, we’re not going to inform Baz Luhrmann learn how to make a film,” Riley mentioned.

The movie follows Elvis from his dirt-poor childhood in Tupelo, Miss., and Memphis, to his likelihood assembly with controlling supervisor Colonel Tom Parker — played by Tom Hanks — by to his remaining shambolic years wearing rhinestones on a Vegas stage.

Lisa Marie's second marriage, to Michael Jackson, ended in an ultimatum in which he chose drugs over her.
Lisa Marie’s second marriage, to Michael Jackson, led to an ultimatum wherein he selected medication over her.
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While married to Jackson, Lisa Marie co-starred in his music video for "You Are Not Alone."
While married to Jackson, Lisa Marie co-starred in his music video for “You Are Not Alone.”

Presley was already a famous person when he was despatched to Germany as half of the Korean War, after being drafted into the Army in 1958.

It was there that he met Priscilla Beaulieu, who was solely 14 years outdated to his 24. The younger teen was residing on a West German base along with her mother and stepdad, a US Air Force captain, when she was invited to a celebration at the home Elvis had rented in Bad Nauheim.

As Priscilla advised People journal in 2021, she knew instantly she “needed to maintain him … I wished to go locations with him. I might cry if I couldn’t be round him.”

Nicolas Cage was Lisa Marie's third husband, in a marriage that lasted three years.
Nicolas Cage was Lisa Marie’s third husband, in a wedding that lasted three years.
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In 1963, three years after Elvis returned to the States, Priscilla’s mother and father let her transfer from Germany to Memphis — initially on the situation that she stay with the singer’s father and stepmother of their residence a mile away from Graceland. Four years later, when Elvis was 32 and Priscilla was 21, they married.

In a 1985 interview with Barbara Walters, Priscilla insisted that Elvis refused to sleep along with her till they wed, saying: “There was an settlement he made with himself that the girl he determined to take for his spouse he was going to maintain her that means till he married her … Somewhere in his previous, he mentioned he wished a virgin.”

Elvis managed her appears to be like, her garments, her hair, even her make-up, Priscilla mentioned. “I used to be positively beneath a spell of what I believed was love.”

Almost 9 months to the day after the couple’s 1967 wedding ceremony, Lisa Marie, their solely baby, was born.

Lisa Marie and fourth husbandMichael Lockwood are involved in a nasty divorce and custody battle.
Lisa Marie and fourth husband Michael Lockwood are concerned in a nasty divorce and custody battle.
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But after the child’s start, Priscilla mentioned, Elvis now not wished to have intercourse along with her.

As he turned to capsules — having grow to be hooked on barbiturates and stimulants throughout his time in the navy — Priscilla might now not cope. They divorced in 1973.

On the night time of Aug. 16, 1977, Lisa Marie, then 9 years outdated, noticed her father for the final time, not lengthy earlier than he was discovered lifeless in a Graceland lavatory by his girlfriend Ginger Alden. (The official trigger of death was coronary heart failure, introduced on by his capsule habit.) His physique remained in the home for 3 days, which Lisa Marie later mentioned she discovered “comforting.”

Before Elvis’s death, the Church of Scientology had come calling in response to Scientology professional Tony Ortega, in a bid to recruit celebrities.

Ortega advised The Post that Elvis had mentioned “What the hell is that this factor?” of the faith. “Elvis wished nothing to do with it…however Priscilla acquired sucked in,” Ortega advised The Post.

Priscilla and Elvis, seen here with a young Lisa Marie, divorced in 1973 after he lost interest in sex with his wife and turned to pills.
Priscilla and Elvis, seen right here with a younger Lisa Marie, divorced in 1973 after he misplaced curiosity in intercourse along with his spouse and turned to capsules.
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After Elvis died, former Scientologist Sylvia “Spanky” Taylor mentioned John Travolta despatched her over to see Priscilla, who had discovered books on Scientology amongst his belongings and was curious. She recruited Priscilla, who introduced up Lisa Marie in the church, who then raised her two oldest kids, Riley and Benjamin, in Scientology as properly.

Lisa Marie, who has mentioned {that a} boyfriend of Priscilla’s tried to seduce her when she was younger, reportedly met musician Danny Keough by the church at age 17. She had dropped out of faculty.

Six years and two children later, the couple divorced. In 1994, she wed Michael Jackson, simply weeks after her divorce was finalized and he had settled a $23 million lawsuit with the household of a 13-year-old boy he was accused of abusing. This star-crossed union — which included public make-out classes to persuade a skeptical public of their love — lasted 20 months. It ended, she advised Oprah Winfrey in an interview, over an ultimatum: He had to decide on medication or her.

Presley remarried and had son Navarone Garibaldi (above).
Presley remarried and had son Navarone Garibaldi (above).
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Later, Lisa Marie additionally had a doomed marriage to actor Nicolas Cage from 2001 to 2004.

“We’re all going to screw up,” as she advised Marie Claire journal in 2007. “The vital factor is, do you be taught from it and never do it once more? Can you make it higher in the future? Can you alter? Because, Lord is aware of, I’ve f–ked up many, many instances.”

She mentioned that leaving her first marriage to marry Jackson was “most likely the largest mistake of my life.”

Lisa Marie, who tried her hand at singing over the years, filed for divorce from her fourth husband, Lockwood, in 2016 after a decade of marriage. The couple share their twin daughters, who lived with Priscilla at the peak of the divorce battle, and are nonetheless embroiled in a struggle over cash. At one level, Lisa Marie claimed she had discovered baby pornography on Lockwood’s laptop, which Lockwood mentioned was unfaithful. They will meet once more in courtroom this summer time.

Lisa Marie opened up about her own struggles with opioids in 2019.
Lisa Marie opened up about her personal struggles with opioids in 2019.
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In 2019, Lisa Marie opened up about her habit to painkillers and opioids in the foreword for Harry Nelson’s e book “The United States of Opioids: A Prescription for Liberating a Nation in Pain.”

“I used to be recovering after the [2008] start of my daughters, Vivienne and Finley, when a physician prescribed me opioids for ache,” she wrote. “It solely took a short-term prescription of opioids in the hospital for me to really feel the must maintain taking them.”

Lisa Marie additionally battled to go away Scientology, in response to Ortega.

He believes that “You Aint Seen Nothing Yet,” a track on her 2012 album, “Storm & Grace,” is about that.

“It talked about getting away from these individuals who had been holding her down,” Ortega mentioned. “It was very clear to me that Lisa appeared to be breaking away.”

Lisa Marie additionally fell out with the church, Ortega asserted, after discovering out that chief David Miscavige had thought of his personal father, Ron Miscavige, to be an enemy of the church after the older man left Scientology.

Actress Riley Keough (from left), her mom Lisa Marie Presley and grandmother Priscilla Presley attended a screening of "Elvis" in Memphis.
Actress Riley Keough (from left), her mother Lisa Marie Presley and grandmother Priscilla Presley attended a screening of “Elvis” in Memphis.
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“In October 2014, Lisa Marie went to the Flag Land Base. She wished to see David and tried to have a face-to-face showdown with him,” Ortega claimed. “But as an alternative of David, his sisters Denise and Lori got here in the room. They simply began screaming at her and telling her that Ron was a chunk of s–t.

“Lisa Marie walked out [and] mentioned, ‘That’s it, I’m now not a Scientologist.’ She pulled Priscilla and Riley out along with her.”

A consultant for Scientology didn’t reply to requests for remark.

Ortega additionally mentioned that Lisa Marie has had a “hellish [past] 5 years.”

Following Benjamin’s death by self-inflicted gunshot, Ortega reported {that a} buddy advised him how Benjamin, who bore a placing resemblance to his grandfather, had struggled with drink and medicines — and “had been speaking about how f - - ked up children get in Scientology.”

Another supply, who was near Benjamin as a boy, claimed, “His complete household was formed by Scientology, and [they’re] paying the value.”

The film follows Elvis from his dirt-poor childhood in Tupelo, Miss., and Memphis, to his chance meeting with controlling manager Colonel Tom Parker and stardom.
The movie follows Elvis from his dirt-poor childhood in Tupelo, Miss., and Memphis, to his likelihood assembly with controlling supervisor Colonel Tom Parker and stardom.
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Despite this, Ortega mentioned that Riley, who’s married to Australian stuntman and actor Ben Smith-Peterson, is now believed to be “again in” the church, as photographs present her hanging out with outdated mates from Scientology.

Lisa Marie is “maintaining Scientology at arm’s size. She’s not on the warpath like she was,” Ortega added.

For now, the Presley ladies are doing properly. Riley lately gained the Camera d’Or at Cannes Film Festival for her directorial debut, alongside co-director Gina Gammell, for “War Pony,” a movie about two Oglala Lakota boys navigating life on the South Dakota reservation.

“Elvis” additionally premiered at the competition in France, incomes a 12-minute standing ovation.

Lisa Marie, for one, has already predicted big things for the movie, writing on social media:  “If he doesn’t get an Oscar for this, I’ll eat my very own foot … “

Still, she added, “It breaks my coronary heart that my son isn’t right here to see it … He would have completely cherished it as properly.”

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