cybill shepherd gives elvis a little heads up

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MOTLEY NEWS IS A WEB­SITE that fea­tures cur­rent news, sto­ries of in­terest, humor, and photography—“a motley of what’s in the news today!” On May 24, 2012, they ran a fea­ture ti­tled “Wikipedia’s Lamest Edit Wars.” While the ar­ticle was un­cred­ited, all the an­swers given to the var­ious com­ments were cred­ited to Michelle at Motley News. So I am giving Michelle the by­line credit here as I dis­cuss the lovely, tal­ented, funny, and out­spoken Cy­bill Shepherd.

The ar­ticle opens with a state­ment: “I found this Wikipedia page to be very hu­morous, and many items de­bated re­ally had some valid points. Ba­si­cally, these are is­sues which been de­bated over and over again on what would be cor­rect for that Wiki page.”

Michelle then lists sev­eral other ques­tions that oc­cupy at least some wiki-editors’ thoughts:

 Is it ap­pro­priate to in­clude pic­tures of a taran­tula on a page about arachnophobia?

 Is J. K. Rowling’s last name pro­nounced “rolling” or does it rhyme with “howling”?

 Is it rel­e­vant that Bono plays the harmonica?

 Is it okay to men­tion the lack of Asian di­ver­sity on the House, M.D. tele­vi­sion show?

Other burning topics in­clude cow-tipping, some silly Star Wars stuff—and isn’t all of it silly anymore?—and at what age do pre-teens be­come pre-teens.


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Elvis an­swering ques­tions at the press con­fer­ence he gave at the New York Hilton prior to his ap­pearing at Madison Square Garden in June 1972.

Cybill gives Elvis a little heads up

I have had more than a few jaw-dropping ex­pe­ri­ences when con­sulting Wikipedia. So I con­tributed a com­ment to Michele’s article:

“A few years ago I looked up the Wiki bio page for Elvis Presley and found an un­be­liev­able entry: Ac­tress Cy­bill Shep­herd claimed that she in­tro­duced Elvis to the joys of oral sex in 1972. What? Read that again: Elvis Presley got his first blowjob six­teen years after his first million-seller!

I thought, ‘All of those women all of those years and not a taste?’

Are you kid­ding me? 


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Did this gor­geous young woman di­vulge the wisdom of the ages to Elvis?

Does that mean that Ann-Margret was not, a gasp, a . . . you know? What’s a good eu­phemism? A flautist? And what about Priscilla? Or Grom­mett only knows how many others along the way?

Then I stopped ru­mi­nating on all of the beau­tiful women who lit­er­ally threw them­selves at the ol’ Pelvis, each ready willing able to do anything—anything!!!!—for the king and each and everyone with­holding her head-giving skills from him.

I stopped thinking that each and everyone blew it by not blowing it and thought, Why is this piece of drivel on this page?

Why is someone making me read this?


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Was this gor­geous young woman clue­less the whole time she was with Elvis?

Why is a too forth­right Ms. Shep­herd (for whom I would crawl over a beach full of broken clam shells to be in­tro­duced to the joys of oral sex with) being made to look like a fool?

Who at Wikipedia made the de­ci­sion to in­clude this? Was this al­lowed in to make a point? Did someone there have a dry or sopho­moric or mor­dant sense of humor? Or was the point being that the Wiki team is in­ca­pable of ex­er­cising ed­i­to­rial control?


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And where was this gor­geous young woman during all of this brouhaha?

Ho hum. All that aside, Wikipedia is an in­ter­esting site, valu­able, and a good source to launch any re­search on the net by pro­viding a general—and gen­er­ally accurate—background on thou­sands of subjects.

But, every now and then, when I least ex­pect, a wee thought pops into me wee head: ‘Did anyone ever get around to in­tro­ducing Ann-Margret to the joys of oral sex?’”

Yes, I know that Ms. Shep­herd was prob­ably re­fer­ring to Elvis being on the giving side in­stead of the re­ceiving, but that wouldn’t have been as much fun to write about. And I would have had to call into ques­tion the women in ques­tion for not wanting—Helle’s Belles, for not demanding!—some good lovin’ from E and that was not some­thing that I was about to do.

Be­sides, it was so easy to mis­take her words for a good ol’ bee-jay in the orig­inal Wikipedia article.

In 1972, Elvis and Cy­bill Shep­herd dated, and she in­sists she taught him to give head. Click To Tweet

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FEA­TURED IMAGE: The photo at the top of this page of Cy­bill Shep­herd was taken in the early 1970s. Human be­ings don’t get much more beau­tiful than this. In an in­ter­view with Larry King in 2000, Cy­bill of­fered this un­so­licited ob­ser­va­tion: “I had some­body ask me a ques­tion just the other day, ‘Was Elvis some­what child­like?’ I said, ‘Well, in the best sense—he was bril­liant, he was funny, he was warm-hearted.’ I re­ally think that the drugs were the problem with Elvis Presley. Once I went back to Grace­land and could allow my­self to mourn the death of Elvis Presley, I also went back and found out that he was a very spir­i­tual man in ways I couldn’t ap­pre­ciate twenty-five years before.”


Elvis 1957 goldsuit standup 1000POST­SCRIP­TU­ALLY: This ar­ticle was orig­i­nally pub­lished in De­cember 2014 with a long, SEO-unfriendly URL and key­word. So I am re­posting it with more ap­pro­priate SEO data. Fi­nally, I ti­died up my choice of words from the com­ment I left on the Motley News site, re­placing a few crude terms with more palat­able words.


10 thoughts on “cybill shepherd gives elvis a little heads up”

  1. Of all the things I have been jealous of con­cerning Elvis ie fame.talent,good looks and lots of money being taught about oral sex from Cy­bill Shep­herd has just gone to the top of the list.

  2. Some­where (I’m thinking one of Stanley Booth’s es­says but I could be wrong) there’s a con­ver­sa­tion be­tween Sam Phillips and Elvis about how much Elvis was going to like going down on a woman (it was put more crudely). Elvis came back a few weeks later and told Mr. Phillips it had been every­thing he said it would be. Mr. Phillips asked who the lucky girl had been. “Na­talie Wood.”

    Best guess is that Elvis prob­ably en­joyed telling sweet young things they were the first he’d done this or that to...All very spir­i­tual of course. 

    Nice pix btw!

    • J

      Yeah, I kinda got the sense that Mr Presley might have been toying with Ms Shep­herd. If you look up “cy­bill shep­herd elvis pre­sely” on your browser, there’s quite a few sites with state­ments from her, or in­ter­views with her. When­ever Elvis comes up, she is very com­pli­men­tary and very kind.

      I was, ahem, coming of age and earning my spurs in the early ’70s, and I asked lots of ques­tions of older, more ex­pe­ri­enced guys. One of the ma­neu­vers that men used was to tell women that they were afraid they might be gay. Sup­pos­edly, this worked. It seems to fit in with telling each woman you’d never gone down “there” be­fore. We younger guys tended to be a bit more for­ward in our flirting . . .

      PS: Glad you liked the pictures—it ac­tu­ally took a while to find goo color photos from the needed time pe­riod of each of those gor­geous women!

  3. I am going to use that line that “I have never been down there be­fore” and see how it goes.I would hazard a guess that it will not work for me like it sup­pos­edly did for Elvis.Still worth a try.


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