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(History Channel)   60 years ago today, seller agrees to let Elvis purchase the home called Graceland for $102,500. Thank you. Thank you very much   ( history.com) divider line
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2017-03-19 01:01:41 PM  
If you haven't been there, go it is a fun afternoon, the Jet is very interesting.
 
2017-03-19 01:23:16 PM  

Tom_Slick: If you haven't been there, go it is a fun afternoon, the Jet is very interesting.


I really enjoyed our visit a couple of years ago and I was not an Elvis fan beforehand. We were coincidentally in the area and it was also Elvis Week. I definitely recommend adding the side tours of the Lisa Marie/planes and the cars.

The Jungle Room was of course awesome but my favorite was the TV Lounge.
 
2017-03-19 01:31:33 PM  

ytterbium: Tom_Slick: If you haven't been there, go it is a fun afternoon, the Jet is very interesting.

I really enjoyed our visit a couple of years ago and I was not an Elvis fan beforehand. We were coincidentally in the area and it was also Elvis Week. I definitely recommend adding the side tours of the Lisa Marie/planes and the cars.

The Jungle Room was of course awesome but my favorite was the TV Lounge.


The TV lounge is very cool the original man cave.
 
2017-03-19 02:46:09 PM  
when he was shown the bathroom, he was heard to remark "that's a toilet to die for"

he was close
 
2017-03-19 02:53:22 PM  
$100,000 in 1955 was a farking fortune. My parents house -- built in 1953 -- wasn't much smaller than this and sold in 1958 for $22,000.
 
2017-03-19 03:36:46 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2017-03-19 04:32:42 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: when he was shown the bathroom, he was heard to remark "that's a toilet to die for"

he was close


You can find an example of what his colon probably looked like at the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia.
He died of Megacolon
This is Plushie MegaColon you can buy in the Gift Shop:
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2017-03-19 04:36:29 PM  

Johnson: Dead for Tax Reasons: when he was shown the bathroom, he was heard to remark "that's a toilet to die for"

he was close

You can find an example of what his colon probably looked like at the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia.
He died of Megacolon
This is Plushie MegaColon you can buy in the Gift Shop:
[img.fark.net image 576x448]


img.fark.net

atlanta's going to have a megacolon every 5 days this year
 
2017-03-19 04:41:27 PM  
I used to travel to Memphis 2X a year to have Motion Picture film processed at a Lab there.
Would stay at a Motel 6 and visited Graceland a couple times but could not get in as it was not open to the public in the early 80's.
Front gate was locked, graffiti on the stone wall and across the street was the Strip Mall where EVERY STORE sold Elvis souvenirs and EVERY STORE had a speaker outside and EVERY STORE was blasting a DIFFERENT Elvis song.
It was wonderful.

That Strip Mall is now gone and has been replaced with the Trams that you wait for that take you ACROSS THE STREET and up to the entrance of Graceland.  Even if you don't like Elvis, it is worth the trip just to experience the absolute insanity of it.  It's just bonkers.
 
2017-03-19 05:35:01 PM  
Who?
 
2017-03-19 05:42:26 PM  

Johnson: I used to travel to Memphis 2X a year to have Motion Picture film processed at a Lab there.
Would stay at a Motel 6 and visited Graceland a couple times but could not get in as it was not open to the public in the early 80's.
Front gate was locked, graffiti on the stone wall and across the street was the Strip Mall where EVERY STORE sold Elvis souvenirs and EVERY STORE had a speaker outside and EVERY STORE was blasting a DIFFERENT Elvis song.
It was wonderful.

That Strip Mall is now gone and has been replaced with the Trams that you wait for that take you ACROSS THE STREET and up to the entrance of Graceland.  Even if you don't like Elvis, it is worth the trip just to experience the absolute insanity of it.  It's just bonkers.


Ian Hunter included this early '70s story in his book Diary of a Rock 'n' Roll Star  (which is really one of the great Rock reads...
 
2017-03-19 06:48:34 PM  
Too much farking perspective.
 
2017-03-19 08:58:17 PM  
the rugs in the Jungle Room really tie the place together, man, lemmetellya.
 
2017-03-19 09:07:58 PM  
Been there.  The green shag carpet on the walls is mind blowing.
 
2017-03-19 10:32:29 PM  

Sergeant Angle: Been there.  The green shag carpet on the walls is mind blowing.



That shiat was money in the 70's. I remember seeing a lot of brown carpet, too.

When I went, they'd group everyone up and give us all cassette Walkmans that had a house tour narration on it, it was sort of a bummer. But man, there was crazy shag everywhere and IIRC one bathroom done in Mohair.

We went to the museum and someone had left the box open that held is American Standard gasoline card. I could have grabbed it but was too paranoid as I was on tour with a punk/hardcore band. It was dated to '55.

/we skipped the jet
//I did pretend to fall down next to the grave and collect a bit of dirt. I still have it 20 years later
///Don't Be Cruel
 
2017-03-20 10:52:37 AM  
I was digging through old slides at an antique store a few months ago and I bought a Kodachrome of two kids in the driveway of Graceland.  The slide mount is stamped with the date December 1978, but that just means when it was processed--it could have been taken any time before then.  Always wondered if it was Lisa Marie in the photo.  Maybe it was just the groundskeeper's kids.  It would be really cool if Elvis himself made the photo in 1977.

img.fark.net
 
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