Take A Look Inside Elvis Pesley’s Graceland Estate

The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, has been gone for over forty years now, but he is certainly not forgotten. We are reminded of the entertainer every time we listen to his music and watch his films.

Those of us who have been lucky enough to live in or venture out to Memphis, Tennessee, may have also had the chance to visit Graceland, where he lived with his family following his success.

Second to only the White House, Graceland is one of the most-visited houses in the United States with over 650,000 annual visitors. In 2006, the famous site was finally declared a National Historic Landmark.

Now owned by Elvis’s daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, the estate has long been converted into a museum dedicated to Elvis and his memorabilia.

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Some of the world’s most famous individuals, including royal brothers Prince William and Prince Harry, have visited Graceland. In May 2016, it welcomed its 20 millionth visitor.

So if you’re like me and have never set foot on Graceland, you’re probably wondering what the big deal is, and what is on the inside that has people returning.

Well, in addition to getting a glimpse into what Elvis’s life was like behind the scenes, fans visiting the late singer’s 17, 552-square-foot property also get a chance to learn more about the things Elvis was passionate about, like cars and planes.

The property features 23 rooms, including eight bedrooms and bathrooms, a living room, a music room, dining room, a “jungle” room, a kitchen, a TV and billiard room, a swimming pool, Trophy Building, the Meditation Garden, a stable for horses, and a shooting range.

Let’s take a look inside!

Take A Look Inside Elvis Presley’s Graceland Estate

The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, has been gone for over forty years now, but he is certainly not forgotten. We are reminded of the entertainer every time we listen to his music and watch his films.

Those of us who have been lucky enough to live in or venture out to Memphis, Tennessee, may have also had the chance to visit Graceland, where he lived with his family following his success.

Second to only the White House, Graceland is one of the most-visited houses in the United States with over 650,000 annual visitors. In 2006, the famous site was finally declared a National Historic Landmark.

Now owned by Elvis’s daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, the estate has long been converted into a museum dedicated to Elvis and his memorabilia.

Billboard.com

Some of the world’s most famous individuals, including royal brothers Prince William and Prince Harry, have visited Graceland. In May 2016, it welcomed its 20 millionth visitor.

So if you’re like me and have never set foot on Graceland, you’re probably wondering what the big deal is, and what is on the inside that has people returning.

Well, in addition to getting a glimpse into what Elvis’s life was like behind the scenes, fans visiting the late singer’s 17, 552-square-foot property also get a chance to learn more about the things Elvis was passionate about, like cars and planes.

The property features 23 rooms, including eight bedrooms and bathrooms, a living room, a music room, dining room, a “jungle” room, a kitchen, a TV and billiard room, a swimming pool, Trophy Building, the Meditation Garden, a stable for horses, and a shooting range.

Let’s take a look inside!

The Dark Truth About Elvis Presley’s Controversial Manager

Elvis Presley is known as the King of Rock and Roll, but in order to get that title he had to work hard. For his entire career, there was one man by his side, pushing him to do more and helping him achieve a level of fame that was unheard of at the time. However, that man is probably one of the most controversial characters in history.

Colonel Tom Parker signed on as Presley’s manager in 1956. Ever since, the mystery surrounding him has everyone wondering what the truth is. With so much controversy spanning so many years, it’s a lot to break down, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Let’s get started with the truth about where he came from.

Colonel Tom Andrew Parker claimed to have been born in Huntington, West Virginia. He said he worked with carnivals, helping out with elephants and even managed a palm-reading booth, before he realized his talents as a music promoter.

The problem was, if anyone had ever bothered to look into his past, they would find that there was no Tom Parker from West Virginia.

Parker hadn’t even been a Colonel in any military! While he had served in the U.S. Army, he never made it past the rank of private, and was actually released from the army after being diagnosed as a psychopath following a “psychotic breakdown” in the 1930s. When the draft of World War II came around, he allegedly ate so much that he ballooned up to 300 pounds so he would be considered unfit for service.

However the truth about his identity didn’t come out until after Presley’s death. The Colonel made it well into retirement before anyone realized that Parker wasn’t who he claimed to be.

It turned out that “Colonel Tom Parker” was actually not born in West Virgina, but actually was Andreas van Kuijk, born in the Netherlands.

It’s suspected that the Colonel was an illegal immigrant, and worked for a travelling carnival when he first arrived in the country.

However the rumors of his criminal past are even more terrifying than his secret identity…

Elvis Presley’s Only Grandson Looks Exactly Like Him

When Elvis Presley died in August 1977, he left behind a wife, Priscilla and their only child, daughter Lisa Marie, to carry his legacy.

Lisa Marie was only nine years old at the time of her father’s demise, so the King of Rock and Roll never had the chance to meet his grandchildren. However, if he did, he would do a double take because his grandson looks just like him!

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For most of her younger years, Lisa Marie spent a lot of time in the limelight. She was a fixture on the Hollywood social circuit throughout the 80s, and that’s when she met the men she ended up marrying, including Michael Jackson, Nicholas Cage, and musician Danny Keough.

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Keough, was Lisa Marie’s first husband and the father of the two oldest children. The pair got married in 1988, and welcomed their first child, actress and model Danielle Riley, the following year. The couple’s son, Benjamin, was born in 1992, just two years prior to their divorce.

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Knowing the pressure and lack of privacy that comes with living under the watchful eye of the public, Lisa Marie opted to give her children a different upbringing by raising them out of the spotlight.

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The children would occasionally be spotted in paparazzi photos alongside their mom, grandmother or Lisa Marie’s husband at the time, Michael Jackson. So we didn’t always get a chance to properly gauge what Elvis’s grandchildren actually looked like.

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It wouldn’t be for another few years until Danielle, who goes by Riley, and Benjamin started to make public appearances.

More recently, 28-year-old Riley has been in many blockbuster films, including Mad Max:Fury Road, The Girlfriend Experience, and Magic Mike. She even earned a Golden Globe nomination for one of her roles.

Benjamin, on the other hand, has been working on making music, and even scored a $5 million record deal at one point, however, there is something else about him that has people turning their heads: his uncanny resemblance to the late Elvis.

Priscilla Presley Finally Opens Up About Loving And Losing Elvis

They were music’s most famous couple, but after they famously divorced in 1973, Priscilla Presley has been very guarded about her relationship with “The King.”

But now, at age 72, Priscilla says that she wants to “just tell it like it is,” and is talking candidly about loving and losing Elvis Presley. “Over 800 books have been written about Elvis,” she pointed out at an event called Elvis and Me: An Evening With Priscilla Presley, but only she knew “how much misinformation is out there.”

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“Either it’s been altered, they’re lies [or] they’re somebody else’s perception,” she says about most Elvis biographies. Now she wants to tell her side of the story.

It starts in 1959, when Elvis was a sergeant in the Army, stationed at the same base as Priscilla’s father, an Air Force officer. Priscilla was just a teenager when she met the singer (Elvis was 10 years older than her) but they quickly started a courtship that lasted for years.

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Priscilla reveals that her parents were wary of Elvis at first. “Absolutely not!” her mother replied, after Priscilla asked to go to a party with the singer. “I won’t let you walk across the street to see Elvis Presley!”  Her father was just as stubborn, until Elvis walked into their home “in full uniform” and won him over in minutes.

But Priscilla also revealed the trials she faced as Elvis’ bride, including death threats.

Grammy Winner Sued Over His Childhood Photo

A photographer has sued Bruno Mars over a photograph he posted on social media.

Born Peter Hernandez, Mars was just 4-years-old when the picture was snapped by Catherine McGann in 1989, she captured the time when the singer worked as the world’s youngest Elvis Presley impersonator.

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McGann claims she still owns the copyright of the photo, and was shocked when she saw it make its rounds on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for a “Way Back Wednesday” trend back in June.

The A-lister has spoken about his early beginnings in the music industry, and what inspired him to become a “The King of Rock and Roll” impersonator.

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“As a kid, I didn’t know what he was singing about, it was just the fact that he got the girls screaming,” Mars told Parade.

“That’s what I was freaking out about, like, ‘Man, all I gotta do is shake my leg? I want to do that one day,'” he added.

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While an endearing story, McGann is asking for more than just recognition from Mars.

Elvis And Lisa Marie Presley’s “Don’t Cry Daddy” Duet Will Move You To Tears

Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, was just 9-years-old when her father died. She, however, followed in his footsteps and grew up to become a singer in her own right.

In April 2003, she released her debut album, “To Whom It May Concern,” and it peaked at number five on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Several weeks later, the album was certified gold.

Presley’s music showcased both her singing and songwriting talent and opened up opportunities for future albums. She released her second album, “Now What,” in 2005 and a third, “Storm and Grace,” was released seven years later. The record was critically acclaimed and some critics even described it as a “masterpiece.”

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Throughout her music career, Presley collaborated with many famous artists, including Pat Benatar, Bonnie Raitt, and Michael Bublé. But there was one person she never had the chance to sing with – her father.

So in 2007, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Elvis’s death, Presley released a duet with her deceased father. Presley recorded an emotional version of her father’s 1969 hit, “In The Ghetto,” and shot a video that made it look like the pair were in the same room.

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Turns out, “In The Ghetto” wasn’t the only duet Presley recorded with her father posthumously.

Lisa Marie Presley’s Daughters Are Her Doppelgangers In Rare Public Appearance

Lisa Marie Presley was born a celebrity. Having Elvis and Priscilla as her parents, then later marrying some of the world’s most famous men, including Michael Jackson and Nicholas Cage, meant that she spent her entire life in the limelight.

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From the 1980s all the way through the early 2000s, she was a fixture on the Hollywood social circuit, making appearances at major red carpet events and on TV shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show.

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After living under the watchful eye of the public for most of her life, Presley wanted to give her children a different upbringing by raising them out of the spotlight.

The singer has four children, Danielle Riley and Benjamin Keogh from her marriage to Danny Keogh, and fraternal twins Harper Vivienne Ann and Finley Aaron Love, whom she shares with her fourth husband Michael Lockwood.

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The family have rarely been photographed together, until recently. Presley and her daughters attended the Elle Women in Hollywood event last week, and people couldn’t help but notice how much the girls look like their mother.

Priscilla Presley Finally Speaks Out On Her Uncomfortable Marriage To Elvis

Elvis Presley was known for more than just his unique voice. The King of Rock and Roll lived an exuberant and lavish lifestyle, and he didn’t attempt to hide that at all.

He had also had a penchant for gorgeous and glamorous women, and he made sure that he was always surrounded by them. Throughout his life, he was linked to plenty of women, but he only ever married one: Priscilla Beaulieu.

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Priscilla was only 14-years-old when she met Elvis at a dinner in Germany, where he was serving in the U.S. Army. It wasn’t long before the teen and Elvis fell for each other, and she eventually moved to Graceland in March 1963, under strict conditions laid out by her parents.

The couple made their fairy tale romance official when they tied the knot in 1967. They welcomed a child, Lisa Marie, a year into their marriage, and for a while everything seemed to go well. However, Elvis, who was 10 years Priscilla’s senior, couldn’t remain faithful to his wife, and at one point she realized that she never lived “as a normal girl.”

Now, 40 years after the death of the love of her life, Priscilla is opening up about their interesting relationship. She shared some details during a recent appearance on the British panel show Loose Women.