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I never felt it was leading -- anyway.
I never felt I was leaving.
Anything that I was given.
The -- -- was like the grace of god -- just entered my life in the wind that was totally unexpected.
And -- was the -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Well -- -- the -- from HBO special documentary about mother Dolores -- and you know she had all she was young up and coming actress living in Hollywood -- made.
Ten very successful movies in -- with.
Elvis Presley but she gave it all up to serve god as a Catholic -- mother Dolores Hart is now the priorities.
Of the -- -- allowed us in Bethlehem Connecticut and she writes about her life and her decision to serve a higher power in her book.
The -- of the hearts and actress journey from Hollywood to holy -- and mother.
Heart by the Delores joins me now the thing is that we -- we've talked on the phone we never actually met in person as a I just want to say I don't want anyone to can't in the ideas because the primaries.
That the -- -- to -- the -- at the end of this though.
Those who buys rice to serve as the next guy is answering it she -- the -- everywhere I picked up and -- This -- very interesting story and we do have a couple of clips from pictures from king creole.
Of you and Elvis and I think we're gonna have to run and -- -- You actually you know you -- the king -- -- you word with a mean that would have been enough.
What drew you to Hollywood first ball.
Woman mother and father to -- to Hollywood because my dad and look very much like -- people and so and he was truck driver in Chicago.
The talent scouts saw him.
And said that I can get to -- until all the then -- him.
And today took heed my mother says nothing going with the Romans -- them X threat -- -- she went with him that my grandmother said.
The baby stings here.
So that began long period for me of Summers and Hollywood and winters at school that -- -- I -- so that you he -- actually got sort of sort of characterized into the Hollywood kind of culture and in the end as everybody wanted to be -- young actress and to make it in Hollywood and that was part of your -- well.
-- my grandfather was a projection this movie theater I went with him and it wouldn't ever at any time they could.
And I had decided with him to be an actress and he gave me is that you can do what I've seen them on the idea he.
And when I was seven years old he gave me the patriarchs key.
The patriarchs -- broke the patriarch with a woman has patriotic that's a man who says you can do it.
So everybody wants to know about how -- what was it like being in a movie with Elvis and that.
Relationship that you had with him you didn't have a relationship -- -- -- it was a personal relationship but you -- what was almost like.
He was just -- He was young he was in 21 and I was.
-- And he was to.
Who -- the first time I met him I didn't know anything about it because I was in Catholic school in them.
Motive the focus.
So when I met him I didn't know this is the Elvis all I just meant a very sweet young man.
Who jumped to his feet and said hello hello mister Lawrence.
He never told me anything but that.
While did you ever have a long conversations about.
And life or god or anything like that I never -- it was -- -- And when we were doing that came -- The kids.
Just would like -- in the streets.
So we had to wait in -- hotel room.
We we were taken to a set by the boards across the top of the buildings might -- and sometimes when we were waiting in the hotel room.
Elvis would go over and -- the Gideon Bible.
And who would just say.
Open it anywhere so I would open -- -- -- what did you find.
And I would -- the passage.
And then you'd be and to what you think that.
Anyway so we would talk about what have we found out I was not -- none at that time right exactly that's so amazing about it was very very.
I was following his meeting because.
I didn't know distances and the guy did them that love that but then then I realized.
Have -- capacity.
I was -- that's really beautiful.
But the big question out.
You left it all why did you leave Hollywood and then become -- -- at what age did you do this.
And -- you.
And it was a -- by a spirit of the Miller then.
I was engaged to be married actually.
And and my boyfriend Don Robinson was his name.
The told me after the party one night I don't think he would really then something's wrong what's happening you.
He said you know what I think you should feel that this monster in.
Think about things in line that he wasn't just thinking that I was going to say no to the marriage.
Because when they did conduct routine -- -- where I had gone for a number of -- of retreats and now and then but the minute.
My foot was on the -- I knew I was home.
I just knew my heart just if you only knew when -- meet someone that just.
Right I know this is this isn't this is amazing I mean this is this.
It's amazing because you actually knew Elvis of something that a lot of young women beyond your -- the time would have thought you know that would be their life's goal would be to you to do -- -- to know Elvis.
After you left Hollywood and became a nun did you ever speak without us.
-- he's done.
He had contacted me when I was in need.
Monastery and really to send convention nations and and his love and his prayers and he was.
Very very strongly.
With his cousin -- became.
The person who who who communicated with me.
And -- them reviews team would like to me.
And say oh you're doing -- he would send.
The green from Elvis but then as it this is the life began to.
-- really caught my uncle my my uncle was Mario -- so.
Oh my goodness it's best.
When my -- -- and uncle -- I knew.
I knew what his life started to go yes and I spoke to land you in years -- she died.
-- in this instance.
As beautiful as the fifteen foot Christmas tree predicted.
No regrets on.
I had no regrets battle no no no it doesn't sound like okay it's mother Dolores Hart thank you so much.
The book is called and -- -- look at the -- title of the book picture of the -- -- the -- and actress journey from Hollywood to -- rebounds in Salvador's right thank you very much for being here foods my pleasure thank you very much for having me.
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