Inside Elvis’s secret love nest: The Palm Springs hideout where star entertained women

September 9, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

This is the secret love nest of Elvis Presley – revealed for the first time.

These never-before-seen photographs were taken nearly 50 years ago by a Hollywood insider who got to know The King.

The superstar used the Palm Springs hideout to wine and dine female friends and kept it hidden from fans and journalists.

The pool at the hideout in Palm Springs where Elvis felt safe enough to sunbathe naked

The pool at the hideout in Palm Springs where Elvis felt safe enough to sunbathe naked

The glittering pool stood in the shadow of Mount Jacinto

The glittering pool in the shadow of Mount Jacinto



In true Elvis style, one of the bedrooms features a huge double bed with black silk sheets while the second was decorated in garish pink.

The pictures also reveal his sense of humour, with a cardboard cut-out of himself standing proudly behind a well-stocked bar.

It was so secluded that Elvis reportedly felt safe enough to sunbathe NAKED by the pool.

The walls were adorned with personal photos of the heartthrob with Priscilla and Lisa Marie, along with his gold discs and film posters.

Elvis posters and a cardboard cutout

Elvis posters and a cardboard cutout

Another of the rooms in the Palm Springs home

Another of the rooms in the Palm Springs home

A sprawling double bed inside the home where The King entertained ladies

A sprawling double bed inside the home where The King entertained ladies


Outside, the glittering pool stood in the shadow of Mount Jacinto – and had chairs with the names of Elvis and his manager Tom ‘the Colonel’ Parker on the back.

The photographs were taken around the late 1960s/early 1970s by gossip reporter Roger Asquith who was the UK media’s ‘man in Hollywood’ for 40 years.

Speaking for the first time about the pictures, Roger, 82, said: “It wasn’t a film star’s mansion, but it wasn’t supposed to be.

“It was just a little love nest for him to go there and stay for weekends and stay out of everyone’s way.

“Nobody knew it was there and these pictures have never been printed.”

Roger ran Hollywood News Agency from Palm Springs, brushing shoulders with the stars on behalf of UK publications.

The bar area of Elvis's bolthole

The bar area of Elvis’s bolthole

Roger Asquith (who took the photos)  meets Elvis

Roger Asquith (who took the photos) meets Elvis



He also worked in real estate and a colleague responsible for the secret home was trusted with a set of keys.

She was sent over to check the house on one occasion before Elvis visited and Roger joined her to look around.

Speaking from his home in Gloucester, Roger said: “It was just a little two bedroom place with a kidney-shaped pool.

“It was just a very nice house, very comfortable and ideal for him to take girls with him.

“It was in an immaculate condition so I just took a few photographs and left.

“The secret hideaway was probably leased by Col Parker who wanted to know everything  that Elvis was up to.”

Roger said the palm tree-fronted house was chosen by Elvis because the secluded pool meant he could sunbathe with his guests away from prying eyes.

The guest room was apparently used by former child star Natalie Wood, who reportedly had an on-off relationship with the singer in the 1950s before he married Priscilla.

The sparse but neat room had a TV, ensuite bathroom and had a picture of Elvis playing guitar.

Elsewhere in the house 15 gold discs hang on the wall alongside framed newspaper cuttings and posters for his 1957 film Loving You and his movie of the following year, King Creole.

Roger, who wrote for UK teen magazine Jackie, met Elvis on countless occasions before his death in 1977 at the age of 42.

He put the photos into storage years ago and forget about them until he rediscovered them during a recent clear-out of his old possessions.

He said: “I interviewed most of the big stars – Elvis and all of the other pop idols.

“While I was in Hollywood I think I must have interviewed most of the top stars – Elizabeth Taylor was a very good friend of mine.  She was absolutely wonderful.

“I met them all. Liberace he would get me to put him on the cover with several trips to Vegas.  I had a very wonderful time.

“Elvis was doing a series of musicals at MGM and I was invited to go to lunch with him quite often because I was expected to write nice things about him.

“He was just Elvis. I wasn’t particularly enamoured by him, but he was a very, very well mannered guy.  Always, ‘can I get you a glass of water? Do you want more of this? How was your steak?’

“We used to go on the film set to watch him do his numbers. Afterwards he usually gave us LPs and would always sign them.  I gave all mine away at the time.”

It is understood the home is now a private residence.

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