The Time When Elvis & Ann-Margret Were Stranded Without Gas Or Money
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Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret first met on the set of their 1964 movie, Viva Las Vegas. There they began to develop a bond between the two of them which led to a yearlong love affair, and lifelong friendship.
They would spend many late nights driving around Los Angeles talking about anything and everything. Ann-Margret documented these adventures in her 1994 memoir, Ann-Margret: My Story. It was here where she shared the story of a night she never forgot – when she and Elvis were stranded on a street corner with no gas or money.
While cruising around Los Angeles on Elvis’ motorcycle, they ran out of gas and had to hike to a remote gas station on the outskirts of town to fill up the tank.
She recalled the interesting turn of events,
“Elvis went to pay, then came back looking a bit chagrined. ‘I don’t have any money,’ he said. ‘Do you have a couple of dollars?’”
“A second later, both of us were laughing,” Ann-Margret wrote. “It was truly funny. Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret, stuck on a corner, out of gas, with no money.”
Unsure of what to do in the situation, the two of them pondered on how they would get back home.
Fortunately, the gas attendant recognized Elvis, and asked for only an autograph in exchange for gassing up his motorcycle. In fact, the three of them laughed about it together before Ann-Margret and Elvis sped away.
Ann-Margret assured her readers that Elvis’s tour manager, went back to the gas station the following day and paid for the gas. The whole ordeal made for a memorable night and a great story for years to come.
Watch the clip below of Elvis and Ann-Margrets’ iconic dance scene together from their film, Viva Las Vegas.