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Photos of Graceland by Scott Jenkins

Graceland ... purchased when Elvis was 21, it remained his home for the rest of his life. People come from all over the world to see how the King of Rock lived / Scott Jenkins

Graceland ... purchased when Elvis was 21, it remained his home for the rest of his life. People come from all over the world to see how the King of Rock lived.

1988 ... a relatively fresh-faced and skinny Scott Jenkins on his 21st birthday.

1988 ... a relatively fresh-faced and skinny Scott Jenkins on his 21st birthday.

2007 ... Elvis Presley's house hasn't changed, and Scott reckons he hasn't either.

2007 ... Elvis Presley's house hasn't changed, and Scott reckons he hasn't either.

Dining room ... located immediately on the left as you enter Graceland mansion / Scott Jenkins

Dining room ... located immediately on the left as you enter Graceland mansion.

Music room ... Elvis' favourite room, his body lay in state here in August 1977 / Scott Jenkins

Music room ... Elvis' favourite room, his body lay in state here in August 1977.

Graceland's kitchen was manned 24/7 when the King was in residence / Scott Jenkins

Graceland's kitchen was manned 24/7 when the King was in residence.

Jungle room ... Elvis bought the furniture in one hit to annoy his dad, who hated it / Scott Jenkins

Jungle room ... Elvis bought the furniture in one hit to annoy his dad, who hated it.

TV room ... Elvis would watch football and news on three televisions at once / Scott Jenkins

TV room ... Elvis would watch football and news on three televisions at once.

Pool room ... this room evokes the style of a 1920's American billiard hall / Scott Jenkins

Pool room ... this room evokes the style of a 1920's American billiard hall.

Trophy Room ... just a small sample of the hundreds of Elvis awards displayed at Graceland / Scott Jenkins

Trophy Room ... just a small sample of the hundreds of Elvis awards displayed at Graceland.

Costumed King ... some of Elvis' elaborate stage costumes on display in the Trophy Room / Scott Jenkins

Costumed King ... some of Elvis' elaborate stage costumes on display in the Trophy Room.

Elvis won three Grammy Awards for, surprisingly, his gospel music / Scott Jenkins

Elvis won three Grammy Awards for, surprisingly, his gospel music.

Rear view ... Graceland, much smaller than most people expect, as seen from the rear / Scott Jenkins

Rear view ... Graceland, much smaller than most people expect, as seen from the rear.

Traveller ... the Lisa Marie, named for his daughter, was used during his last two years / Scott Jenkins

Traveller ... the Lisa Marie, named for his daughter, was used during his last two years.

Solemn ... the final stop on the Graceland tour, the graves of Elvis and his family. Elvis is buried between his father and grandmother in Graceland's back yard / Scott Jenkins

Solemn ... the final stop on the Graceland tour, the graves of Elvis and his family. Elvis is buried between his father and grandmother in Graceland's back yard.

Reflective ... Meditation Gardens, Elvis' final burial place in Graceland's back yard / Scott Jenkins

Reflective ... Meditation Gardens, Elvis' final burial place in Graceland's back yard.

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Graceland, Memphis. Memphis, United States - November 21, 1995: Front view of Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley with tourists enjoying the sights, during the Autumn, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America. graceland stock pictures, royalty-free photos & images
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Grave of Elvis Presley, with tributes, Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee, USA - 12th October 2010:The grave of Elvis Aaron Presley at his former home, Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. There are tributes from fans from all over the world. In this photo are tributes from Belgium/Netherlands and Japan. Behind Elvis\' grave is that of his grandmother, Minnie Mae, and just out of the photo, bottom left, is the grave of Elvis\' father, Vernon Kay Presley. graceland stock pictures, royalty-free photos & images
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Elvis House - Graceland Memphis, TN - EUA - December, 14 2013 : Elvis Presley bought Graceland on March 19, 1957 and until his death on August 16, 1977 he lived in that house. The Graceland mansion was included in the United States National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 1991, and designated as that country's National Historic Landmark on March 27, 2006. Graceland was the first rock and roll-related site to be included on the National Register of Historic Places in the United States. Graceland was opened for visitation on June 7, 1982. The house is always decorated on festive dates, especially at Christmas, a date that Elvis liked most. graceland stock pictures, royalty-free photos & images
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Memorial Garden at Graceland Memphis with Elvis Presley's Grave "Memphis, TN, United States - June 18, 2011: Memorial Garden at Graceland Memphis with Elvis Presley's grave, father, Vernon Elvis Presley's grave, mother, Gladys Love Smith Presley's grave and grandmother, Winnie May Presley's grave, while tourists travel through to pay respects and drop momento's on the graves." graceland stock pictures, royalty-free photos & images
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Graceland

For other uses, see Graceland (disambiguation).

Historic estate and former home of Elvis Presley in Memphis, Tennessee

United States historic place

Graceland is a mansion on a 13.8-acre (5.6-hectare) estate in Memphis, Tennessee, United States, once owned by singer and actor Elvis Presley. His daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, inherited Graceland after his death in 1977. Graceland is located at 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard in the vast Whitehaven community, about nine miles (14 kilometers) from Downtown and less than four miles (6.4 km) north of the Mississippi border.[5]

It was opened to the public as a museum on June 7, 1982. The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 1991, becoming the first site related to rock and roll to be entered therein. Graceland was declared a National Historic Landmark on March 27, 2006, also a first for such a site. Graceland is the most-visited privately owned home in America with over 650,000 visitors a year, rivaling publicly owned houses such as Biltmore Estate, Hearst Castle and the White House.[5][6][7]

History[edit]

Graceland Farms was originally owned by Stephen C. Toof, founder of S.C. Toof & Co., the oldest commercial printing firm in Memphis, who was previously the pressroom foreman of the Memphis newspaper, the Memphis Daily Appeal. The "grounds" (before the mansion home was built in 1939) was named after Toof's daughter, Grace. She inherited the farm/grounds from her father in 1894. After her death, the property was passed down to her niece Ruth Moore, a Memphis socialite, who together with her husband, Thomas Moore, built a 10,266-square-foot (953.7 m2) Colonial Revival style mansion in 1939.[8] The house was designed by architects Furbringer and Ehrman.[9]

Graceland main entrance sign

After Elvis Presley began his musical career, he purchased a $40,000 home for himself and his family at 1034 Audubon Drive in Memphis.[10] As his fame grew, especially after his appearances on television, the number of fans that would congregate outside the house multiplied.[10] Presley's neighbors, most of whom were happy to have a celebrity living nearby, soon came to find the constant gathering of fans and journalists a nuisance.[10]

In early 1957, Presley gave his parents, Vernon and Gladys Presley, a budget of $100,000 and asked them to find a "farmhouse"-like property to purchase.[11] At the time, Graceland was located several miles beyond Memphis' main urban area.[11] In later years, Memphis would expand with housing, resulting in Graceland being surrounded by other properties.[11] Presley purchased Graceland on March 19, 1957 for the amount of $102,500.[12]

Later that year, Presley invited Richard Williams and singer Buzz Cason to the house. Cason said: "We proceeded to clown around on the front porch, striking our best rock 'n' roll poses and snapping pictures with the little camera. We peeked in the not-yet-curtained windows and got a kick out of the pastel colored walls in the front rooms with shades of bright reds and purples that Elvis most certainly had picked out."[13] Elvis was fond of claiming that the US government had mooted a visit to Graceland by Nikita Khrushchev, "to see how in America a fellow can start out with nothing and, you know, make good."[14]

After Gladys died in 1958 aged 46, Vernon remarried to Dee Stanley in 1960, and the couple lived at Graceland for a time. There was some discord between Elvis and his stepmother Dee at Graceland, however, and Elaine Dundy said that "Vernon had settled down with Dee where Gladys had once reigned, while Dee herself – when Elvis was away – had taken over the role of mistress of Graceland so thoroughly as to rearrange the furniture and replace the very curtains that Gladys had approved of." This was too much for the singer who still loved his late mother deeply. One afternoon, "a van arrived ... and all Dee's household's goods, clothes, 'improvements,' and her own menagerie of pets, were loaded on ... while Vernon, Dee and her three children went by car to a nearby house on Hermitage until they finally settled into a house on Dolan Drive which ran alongside Elvis' estate."[15]

According to Mark Crispin Miller, Graceland became for Presley "the home of the organization that was himself, was tended by a large vague clan of Presleys and deputy Presleys, each squandering the vast gratuities which Elvis used to keep his whole world smiling." The author adds that Presley's father Vernon "had a swimming pool in his bedroom", that there "was a jukebox next to the swimming pool, containing Elvis' favorite records" and that the singer himself "would spend hours in his bedroom, watching his property on a closed-circuit television."[16] According to the singer's cousin, Billy Smith, Presley spent the night at Graceland with Smith and his wife Jo many times: "we were all three there talking for hours about everything in the world! Sometimes he would have a bad dream and come looking for me to talk to, and he would actually fall asleep in our bed with us."[17]Priscilla Beaulieu also lived at Graceland for five years before she and Elvis wed in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 1, 1967.[18] Their daughter Lisa Marie Presley was born on February 1, 1968, and spent the first years of her life on the estate until her parents divorced in 1972, and she moved to California with her mother. Every year around Christmas, Lisa Marie Presley and all her family would go to Graceland to celebrate Christmas together. Lisa Marie often goes back to Graceland for visits. When Elvis would tour, staying in hotels, "the rooms would be remodeled in advance of his arrival, so as to make the same configurations of space as he had at home – the Graceland mansion. His furniture would arrive, and he could unwind after his performances in surroundings which were completely familiar and comforting," the room in question, 'The Jungle Room' being "an example of particularly lurid kitsch."[19]

Designation of Graceland mansion as a National Historic Landmark in 2006

On August 16, 1977, Presley died aged 42 at Graceland. The official cause of death was cardiac arrhythmia, although toxicology reports strongly suggested that polypharmacy was the primary cause of death; "fourteen drugs were found in Elvis' system, with several drugs such as codeine in significant overprescribed quantities.[20] Elvis Presley lay in repose in a 900-pound copper-lined coffin just inside the foyer while over 3,500 of Elvis' mourning fans passed by to pay their respects. A private funeral with 200 mourners was held on August 18, 1977 in the house, with the casket placed in front of the stained glass doorway of the music room. Graceland continued to be occupied by members of the family until the death of Elvis' aunt Delta in 1993, who had moved in at Elvis' invitation after her husband's death.[21] Elvis' daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, inherited the estate in 1993 when she turned 25.[22] Presley's tombstone, along with that of his parents Gladys & Vernon Presley and of his grandmother Minnie Mae Presley can be visited in the Meditation Garden next to the mansion, during the mansion tours or for free before the mansion tours begin. A memorial gravestone for Presley's stillborn twin brother, Jesse Garon, is also at the site.

In 2019, the owners of Graceland threatened to leave Memphis unless the city would provide tax incentives. The Memphis City Council subsequently voted on a deal to help fund a $100 million expansion of Graceland.[23][24]

Architecture[edit]

Exterior[edit]

Constructed at the top of a hill, in a grove of oaks, with rolling pastures surrounding, the house designed by Memphis architectural firm, Furbringer and Erhmanis, is a two-story, five bay residence in the Colonial Revival style with a side-facing gabled roof covered in asphalt shingles, a central two-story projecting pedimented portico, and one-story wings on its north and south sides. Attached to the wing is an additional one-story stuccoed wing that originally housed a four-car garage. There are two chimneys; one on the north exterior side wall, and a second chimney that rises through the roof ridge on the south side of house. The front and side facades of the central block are veneered with tan Tishomingo limestone from Mississippi, and its rear wall is stuccoed, as are the one-story wings. Front facade fenestration at the first floor includes 9-over-9 double-hung windows set in arched openings with wooden panels above the windows, and six-over-six double-hung windows at the second floor. Four stone steps, flanked by two large lions, ascend from the driveway to the two-story central projecting portico containing four Corinthian columns with capitals modeled after James Stuart's conjectural porticos for the "Tower of the Winds" in Athens.[25] Its pediment has dentils and a central, small, leaded oval window. The columns at the corners of the portico are matched by pilasters on the front facade. The doorway has a broken arched pediment, full entablature, and engaged columns. Its transom and sidelights contain elaborate, colorful stained glass. Above the main entrance is a window with a shallow iron balcony.[26]

Interior[edit]

First floor[edit]

Graceland is 17,552 square feet (1,630.6 m2) and has a total of 23 rooms, including eight bedrooms and bathrooms. To the right of the Entrance Hall, through an elliptical-arched opening with classical details, is the Living Room, with the adjoining Music Room behind a doorway framed by vivid large peacocks set in stained glass. The Music Room has a black baby grand piano and a 1950s style TV. The Living Room contains a 15-foot-long (4.6 m) white sofa against the wall overlooking the front yard. To the left is a white fireplace. The painting that was Elvis' last Christmas present from his father, Vernon, hangs in this room. Also displayed are photographs of Elvis' parents Vernon and Gladys, Elvis and Lisa Marie. Adjacent to the Living Room is a bedroom that was occupied by Elvis' parents. The walls, carpet, dresser, and queen size bed are bright white with the bed draped in a velvet-looking dark purple bedspread. The bedroom also has an en-suite full bathroom done in pink.

To the left of the Entrance Hall, mirroring the Living Room, is the Dining Room. The room features rounded curio cabinets in the north end corners of the room, and black marble flooring in the center of the room, with carpet around the perimeter. Connected to the Dining Room is the Kitchen that was not open to the public until 1995, as Elvis' aunt Delta used it until her death in 1993.[27]

The Jungle Room, Graceland

The original one-storey wing on the north end of the residence includes a mechanical room, bedroom, and bath. In the mid-1960s, Presley enlarged the house to create a den known as the Jungle Room which features an indoor waterfall of cut field stone on the north wall. In 1976, the Jungle Room was converted into a recording studio, where Presley recorded the bulk of his final two albums, From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee (1976) and Moody Blue (1977); these were his final known recordings in a studio setting.[28] During the mid-1960s expansion of the house, Presley constructed a large wing on the south side of the main house that was a sidewalk, between the music room in the original one-story wing and the swimming pool area, that connected to the house by a small enclosed gallery. The new wing initially housed a slot car track and to store his many items of appreciation, but was later remodeled to what is now known as the Trophy Building. The Trophy Building now features an exhibit about the Presley family, and it includes Priscilla's wedding dress, Elvis' wedding tuxedo, Lisa Marie's toy chest and baby clothes and more.[29]

Second floor[edit]

The Entrance Hall contains a white staircase leading to the second floor of the house with a wall of mirrors. The floor features Elvis' bedroom at the southwest corner that connects to his dressing room and bathroom in the northwest corner. His daughter Lisa Marie's bedroom is in the northeast corner, and a bedroom in the southeast corner served as Elvis' private personal office. The second floor is not open to visitors, out of respect for the Presley family, and partially to avoid any improper focus on the bathroom which was the site of his death.[30] The floor has been untouched since the day Elvis died and is rarely seen by non-family members.[31]

Basement: TV and billiard rooms[edit]

The TV room in the basement is where Elvis often watched three television sets at once, and was within close reach of a wet bar.[32] The TV room's west wall is painted with Elvis' 1970s logo of a lightning bolt and cloud with the initials TCB, for 'taking care of business in a flash'. The south wall has three built-in television sets, a stereo, and cabinets for Elvis' record collection. Opposite of the TV room is the billiard room; Elvis, an avid billiards player, bought the pool table in 1960 and had the walls and ceiling covered with 350–400 yards of pleated cotton fabric after the two basement rooms were remodeled in 1974. One corner of the pool table has a tear in the felt caused by one of Elvis' friends who attempted a trick shot that failed.

Estate[edit]

After purchasing the property Presley spent in excess of $500,000 carrying out extensive modifications to suit his needs including a pink Alabama fieldstone wall surrounding the grounds that has several years' worth of graffiti from visitors, who simply refer to it as "the wall",[33] a wrought-iron front gate, designed and built by Abe Sauer, that was shaped like a book of sheet music, with green colored musical notes and a silhouette of Elvis. Presley also installed a kidney shaped swimming pool and a racquetball court.

The racquetball court is reminiscent of an old country club, furnished in dark leather and a functional bar. There is a sunken sitting area with the ever-present stereo system found throughout Graceland, as well as the dark brown upright piano upon which Elvis played for what were to be his last songs, Willie Nelson's "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" and The Righteous Brothers' (it was sung by several different artists before the Righteous Brothers, some having hits of their own with it, and was originally sung by Todd Duncan in the 1955 film Unchained) "Unchained Melody". Reports conflict about which one was the last song. The sitting area has a floor-to-ceiling shatterproof window designed to watch the many racquetball games that took place there when Elvis was alive. In the early hours of the morning Elvis died, he, his girlfriend Ginger Alden, his first cousin Billy Smith and Billy's wife Jo played a game of racquetball ending the game with the song on the piano before Elvis walked into the main house to wash his hair and go to bed. Today the two story court has been restored to the way it was when Elvis used the building.[29]

One of Presley's better known modifications was the addition of the Meditation Garden, designed and built by architect Bernard Grenadier, that was used by Elvis to reflect on any problems or situations that arose during his life. It is also where he, his parents, and grandmother, Minnie Mae Hood Presley, are buried. A small stone memorializes Elvis' twin brother Jesse Garon who died at birth.

Elsewhere on the estate is a small white building that served as his father's office; an old smokehouse that housed Elvis' shooting range; and a fully functional stable of horses.

Tourist destination[edit]

The graves of Elvis and his grandmother Minnie Mae on the grounds at Graceland

After Elvis Presley's death in 1977, Vernon Presley served as executor of his estate. Upon his death in 1979, he chose Priscilla to serve as the estate executor for Elvis' only child, Lisa Marie, who was only 11. Graceland itself cost $500,000 a year in upkeep, and expenses had dwindled Elvis' and Priscilla's daughter Lisa Marie's inheritance to only $1 million. Taxes were due on the property; those and other expenses due came to over $500,000. Faced with having to sell Graceland, Priscilla examined other famous houses/museums, and hired a CEO, Jack Soden, to turn Graceland into a moneymaker. Graceland was opened to the public on June 7, 1982. Priscilla's gamble paid off; after only a month of opening Graceland's doors the estate made back all the money it had invested. Priscilla Presley became the chairwoman and president of Elvis Presley Enterprises, or EPE, stating at that time she would do so until Lisa Marie reached 21 years of age. The enterprise's fortunes soared and eventually the trust grew to be worth over $100 million.

An annual procession through the estate and past Elvis' grave is held on the anniversary of his death. Known as Elvis Week, it includes a full schedule of speakers and events, including the only Elvis Mass at St. Paul's Church, the highlight for many Elvis fans of all faiths. The 20th Anniversary in 1997 had several hundred media groups from around the world that were present resulting in the event gaining its greatest media publicity.

One of the largest gatherings assembled on the 25th anniversary in 2002 with one estimate of 40,000 people in attendance, despite the heavy rain. On the 38th anniversary of Elvis' passing, an estimated 30,000 people attended the Candlelight Vigil during the night of August 15–16, 2015.[34] On the 40th anniversary of Elvis' passing, on August 15–16, 2017, at least 50,000 fans were expected to attend the Candlelight Vigil. No official figure seems to have been released, maybe because, for the first time, attendees had to pay at least the lowest tour fare, $28.75, to cover the extra security costs due to a larger than usual crowd.[35][36]

For many of the hundreds of thousands of people who visit Graceland each year, the visit takes on a quasi-religious perspective.[37] They may plan for years to journey to the home of the 'King' of rock and roll. On site, headphones narrate the salient events of Elvis's life and introduce the relics that adorn the rooms and corridors. The rhetorical mode is hagiographic, celebrating the life of an extraordinary man, emphasizing his generosity, his kindness and good fellowship, how he was at once a poor boy who made good, an extraordinary musical talent, a sinner and substance abuser, and a religious man devoted to the Gospel and its music. At the meditation garden, containing Elvis's grave, some visitors pray, kneel, or quietly sing one of Elvis's favorite hymns. The brick wall that encloses the mansion's grounds is covered with graffiti that express an admiration for the singer as well as petitions for help and thanks for favors granted.[38]

Presley's Convair 880, Lisa Marie, named after his daughter

The Graceland grounds include a new exhibit complex, Elvis Presley's Memphis, which includes a new car museum, Presley Motors, which houses Elvis' Pink Cadillac. The complex features new exhibits and museums, as well as a studio for Sirius Satellite Radio's all-Elvis Presley channel.[39] The service's subscribers all over North America can hear Presley's music from Graceland around the clock. Not far away his two planes Lisa Marie (a Convair 880) and Hound Dog II (a Lockheed JetStar) are on display. The jets are owned by Graceland and are on permanent display at Graceland.[40]

In early August 2005, Lisa Marie Presley sold 85% of the business side of her father's estate. She kept the Graceland property itself, as well as the bulk of the possessions found therein, and she turned over the management of Graceland to CKX, Inc., an entertainment company (on whose board of directors Priscilla Presley sits) that also owns 19 Entertainment, creator of the American Idol TV show.

Graceland Holdings LLC, led by managing partner Joel Weinshanker, is the majority owner of EPE. Lisa Marie Presley retains a 15% ownership in the company.

Lisa Marie Presley retains 100% sole personal ownership of Graceland Mansion itself and its over 13-acre original grounds and her father's personal effects – meaning costumes, wardrobe, awards, furniture, cars, etc. She has made the mansion property and her father's personal effects permanently available for tours of Graceland and for use in all of EPE's operations.[41]

In May 2016, Graceland welcomed its 20 millionth visitor.[42]

Notable visitors[edit]

According to Elvis Presley's Enterprises, and as noted in Graceland's official page, the tour guide staff did informally keep a list of celebrities, from every walk of life, who had visited in the first years following Elvis death, although this practice only became formal a decade later. One of the first who visited was Muhammad Ali who did so in 1978, and Paul Simon, who toured Graceland in the early 80s and afterwards wrote a song which became the title track of his Grammy winning album Graceland. On June 30, 2006, when US President George W. Bush hosted Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi for a tour of the mansion, it became one of a few residences on American soil other than an Embassy, the White House, or any of the other Presidential retreats to have hosted an official joint-visit by a sitting US president and a then current head of a foreign government. On August 6, 2010, Prince Albert II, the Principality of Monaco's Head of State, and his then fiancée and now Princess of Monaco Charlene Wittstock, also toured Graceland as part of a vacation to the United States.[43] Prince Albert explained: "If you're on a summer holiday, you've got to come at this time of year. I've always wanted to come to Graceland. Charlene and my friends wanted to be here today for this visit, Elvis touched our lives as well and the lives of so many people. We wanted to pay our respects and see what this place was all about."[43] On May 26, 2013, Paul McCartney of The Beatles visited Graceland, and left a guitar pick on Elvis's grave, and said, "so Elvis can play in heaven."[44]Prince William and Prince Harry, while in Memphis for a friend's wedding, visited Graceland on May 2, 2014.[45] They were joined by their cousins Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie for a private tour of the estate.[45] After the tour, a staff member was quoted as saying, "It is pretty special to have a future king take time to come visit The King".[45]

The home has also been visited by former US President Jimmy Carter; the late Duchess of Devonshire, the sitting ambassadors of India, France, China, Korea and Israel to the United States; as well as several US governors, members of the US Congress, and at least two Nobel Prize winners, namely singer Bob Dylan, a Literature Prize laureate, and the former President of Costa Rica, Oscar Arias, a Peace Prize honoree, who visited it on 10 October 2001.

The name or reference of "Graceland" use in pop culture[edit]

  • The title of Paul Simon's album Graceland as well as its title track were inspired by Elvis' home, the latter describing Graceland as a holy place through its lyrics. The song won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1987.
  • The song "Walking in Memphis" by Marc Cohn features Graceland prominently; in the second verse, he references Graceland and the Jungle Room. This song was later covered by Cher and Lonestar among others.
  • The film 3000 Miles to Graceland is about a group of criminals who plan to rob a casino during an international Elvis week, and to make it easier, they are all disguised as Elvis impersonators.
  • The film Finding Graceland starring Harvey Keitel with Johnathon Schaech, as Keitel being an impersonator who claims to be the actual real Elvis after Schaech picks him up as a hitch-hiker trying to get a ride to Memphis.
  • While touring across the United States, the band members in the rock music "mockumentary" This Is Spinal Tap gather around Elvis Presley's grave at Graceland and attempt to sing a verse of "Heartbreak Hotel" a cappella in three-part harmony.
  • The song "Jesus Mentioned" by Warren Zevon features Graceland and the King.
  • Before his death, two of Presley's albums made direct reference to Graceland: the 1974 release Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis has a photograph of the Graceland mansion on its front sleeve, and a 1976 album was titled From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee, a reference to the fact that the recording sessions for the album were conducted at Graceland. (Presley's final known studio recordings, released on 1977's Moody Blue, were also made there.)
  • Popular country artist Kacey Musgraves references the historic home in the song "Velvet Elvis", saying she needs a "Graceland kind of man that's always on my mind".[46]
  • The song “Out of My Mind” from the 2017 The Killers album Wonderful Wonderful contains the lyrics “storm the gates of Graceland,” amongst similar feats of singer Brandon Flowers meeting heroes including Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney.
  • The Phoebe Bridgers album Punisher features a song titled "Graceland Too", which also includes references to Elvis in its lyrics.

Gallery[edit]

  • Elvis Presley burial site

  • Presley performance outfit

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

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Works cited[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Davidson, Linda Kay and David Gitlitz. Pilgrimage, from the Ganges to Graceland: An Encyclopedia (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2002).
  • Engel, Matthew. "Still Stuck on Elvis, Fans Exalt the King". The Guardian (London), August 17, 2002, p. 1.
  • Marling, Karal Ann. Graceland: Going Home with Elvis. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997.
  • Miksanek, Chris. From de Soto to Elvis: A Brief History of Graceland Farm. Bamber Books, 2012.

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QuasarphotosMemphis Visitors Centre Tennessee USA by the Mississippi and the Dolly Parton Bridge.Memphis is the Birthplace of Rock n Roll, the Home of the Blues Music legends Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, B.B. King, W.C. Handy and Otis Redding made their mark here
QuasarphotosMemphis Visitors Centre Tennessee USA by the Mississippi and the Dolly Parton Bridge.Memphis is the Birthplace of Rock n Roll, the Home of the Blues Music legends Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, B.B. King, W.C. Handy and Otis Redding made their mark here
QuasarphotosMemphis Visitors Centre Tennessee USA by the Mississippi and the Dolly Parton Bridge named after the curves..Memphis is the Birthplace of Rock n Roll, the Home of the Blues Music legends Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and B.B. King, made their mark here
QuasarphotosMemphis Visitors Centre Tennessee USA by the Mississippi and the Dolly Parton Bridge named after the curves..Memphis is the Birthplace of Rock n Roll, the Home of the Blues Music legends Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and B.B. King, made their mark here
QuasarphotosMemphis Visitors Centre Tennessee USA by the Mississippi and the Dolly Parton Bridge.Memphis is the Birthplace of Rock n Roll, the Home of the Blues Music legends Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, B.B. King, W.C. Handy and Otis Redding made their mark here
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[email protected] water tower and buildings, used in several old movies, are still in the old mining town of El Dorado in the Eldorado Canyon in the Nevada Desert
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QuasarphotosGraceland is a mansion in Memphis,Tennessee and was home to Elvis Presley.It is located just north of the Mississippi border. It opened to the public in 1982 and is one of the most-visited private homes in America with over 650,000 visitors a year.
QuasarphotosGraceland is a mansion in Memphis, Tennessee and was home to Elvis Presley. It is located less than four miles north of the Mississippi border. It opened to the public in 1982. His amazing stage clothes are on display in his home
QuasarphotosGraceland is a mansion in Memphis, Tennessee and was home to Elvis Presley. It is located less than four miles north of the Mississippi border. It opened to the public in 1982. This is a sign in the amusement area of the property
wasppicsChicago, Illinois / United States - December 9th, 2020: Founder of baseball's National League and president of the Chicago White Stockings, William Hulbert's gravesite at Graceland Cemetery.
wasppicsChicago, Illinois / United States - December 9th, 2020: Founder of baseball's National League and president of the Chicago White Stockings, William Hulbert's gravesite at Graceland Cemetery.
wasppicsChicago, Illinois / United States - December 9th, 2020: Founder of baseball's National League and president of the Chicago White Stockings, William Hulbert's gravesite at Graceland Cemetery.
wasppicsChicago, Illinois / United States - December 9th, 2020: The Carrie Eliza Getty Tomb by architect Louis Sullivan in Graceland Cemetery.
wasppicsChicago, Illinois / United States - December 9th, 2020: The Carrie Eliza Getty Tomb by architect Louis Sullivan in Graceland Cemetery.
wasppicsChicago, Illinois / United States - December 9th, 2020: The Carrie Eliza Getty Tomb by architect Louis Sullivan in Graceland Cemetery.
wasppicsChicago, Illinois / United States - December 9th, 2020: The Carrie Eliza Getty Tomb by architect Louis Sullivan in Graceland Cemetery.
wasppicsChicago, Illinois / United States - December 9th, 2020: The Carrie Eliza Getty Tomb by architect Louis Sullivan in Graceland Cemetery.
wasppicsChicago, Illinois / United States - December 9th, 2020: The Carrie Eliza Getty Tomb by architect Louis Sullivan in Graceland Cemetery.
QuasarphotosGraceland is a mansion in Memphis, Tennessee and was home to Elvis Presley. It is located less than four miles north of the Mississippi border. It opened to the public in 1982. His many gold discs and awards are on display in the house
QuasarphotosGraceland is a mansion in Memphis, Tennessee and was home to Elvis Presley. It is located less than four miles north of the Mississippi border. It opened to the public in 1982.These were the rooms he lived in
QuasarphotosGraceland is a mansion in Memphis, Tennessee and was home to Elvis Presley. It is located less than four miles north of the Mississippi border. It opened to the public in 1982. This was his bedroom
QuasarphotosGraceland is a mansion in Memphis, Tennessee and was home to Elvis Presley. It is located less than four miles north of the Mississippi border. It opened to the public in 1982. His many gold discs and awards are on display in the house
QuasarphotosGraceland is a mansion in Memphis, Tennessee and was home to Elvis Presley. It is located less than four miles north of the Mississippi border. It opened to the public in 1982.These were the rooms he lived in
QuasarphotosGraceland is a mansion in Memphis, Tennessee and was home to Elvis Presley. It is located less than four miles north of the Mississippi border. It opened to the public in 1982. His many gold discs and awards are on display in the house
QuasarphotosGraceland is a mansion in Memphis, Tennessee and was home to Elvis Presley. It is located less than four miles north of the Mississippi border. It opened to the public in 1982. His many gold discs and awards are on display in the house
QuasarphotosGraceland is a mansion in Memphis,Tennessee and was home to Elvis Presley.It is located just north of the Mississippi border. It opened to the public in 1982 and is one of the most-visited private homes in America with over 650,000 visitors a year.
QuasarphotosGraceland is a mansion in Memphis, Tennessee and was home to Elvis Presley. It is located less than four miles north of the Mississippi border. It opened to the public in 1982. His many gold discs and awards are on display in the house
QuasarphotosGraceland is a mansion in Memphis, Tennessee and was home to Elvis Presley. It is located less than four miles north of the Mississippi border. It opened to the public in 1982.These were the rooms he lived in
QuasarphotosGraceland is a mansion in Memphis, Tennessee and was home to Elvis Presley. It is located less than four miles north of the Mississippi border. It opened to the public in 1982.These were the rooms he lived in
QuasarphotosGraceland is a mansion in Memphis, Tennessee and was home to Elvis Presley. It is located less than four miles north of the Mississippi border. It opened to the public in 1982. His many gold discs and awards are on display in the house
QuasarphotosGraceland is a mansion in Memphis, Tennessee and was home to Elvis Presley. It is located less than four miles north of the Mississippi border. It opened to the public in 1982.These were the rooms he lived in
QuasarphotosGraceland is a mansion in Memphis, Tennessee and was home to Elvis Presley. It is located less than four miles north of the Mississippi border. It opened to the public in 1982. This was the famous pink car and one of the many cars in his collection
QuasarphotosGraceland is a mansion in Memphis, Tennessee and was home to Elvis Presley. It is located less than four miles north of the Mississippi border. It opened to the public in 1982. His many gold discs and awards are on display in the house
QuasarphotosGraceland is a mansion in Memphis, Tennessee and was home to Elvis Presley. It is located less than four miles north of the Mississippi border. It opened to the public in 1982. His amazing stage clothes are on display in his home
QuasarphotosGraceland is a mansion in Memphis, Tennessee and was home to Elvis Presley. It is located less than four miles north of the Mississippi border. It opened to the public in 1982. This is his private jet plane and also open to the public
QuasarphotosGraceland is a mansion in Memphis,Tennessee and was home to Elvis Presley.It is located just north of the Mississippi border. It opened to the public in 1982 and is one of the most-visited private homes in America with over 650,000 visitors a year.
QuasarphotosGraceland is a mansion in Memphis, Tennessee and was home to Elvis Presley. It is located less than four miles north of the Mississippi border. It opened to the public in 1982. His amazing stage clothes are on display in his home
QuasarphotosGraceland is a mansion in Memphis, Tennessee and was home to Elvis Presley. It is located less than four miles north of the Mississippi border. It opened to the public in 1982.These were the rooms he lived in
QuasarphotosGraceland is a mansion in Memphis, Tennessee and was home to Elvis Presley. It is located less than four miles north of the Mississippi border. It opened to the public in 1982. His many gold discs and awards are on display in the house
QuasarphotosGraceland is a mansion in Memphis, Tennessee and was home to Elvis Presley. It is located less than four miles north of the Mississippi border. It opened to the public in 1982. This was his bedroom
QuasarphotosGraceland is a mansion in Memphis, Tennessee and was home to Elvis Presley. It is located less than four miles north of the Mississippi border. It opened to the public in 1982.These were the rooms he lived in
QuasarphotosGraceland is a mansion in Memphis, Tennessee and was home to Elvis Presley. It is located less than four miles north of the Mississippi border. It opened to the public in 1982.These were the rooms he lived in
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paulmckinnonMemphis, TN, USA - September 24, 2019: Plaque commemorating the life of Elvis Presley outside the Graceland complex, a famous tourist attraction.
paulmckinnonMemphis, TN, USA - September 24, 2019: Entrance to the Graceland complex featuring sign of Elvis.
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Graceland - Elvis's Home, Museum and Private Plane

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