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Ian Jane
10-26-2013, 10:10 AM
Ok, in the Elvis thread over in the music section, Richard asked me to post some of the pictures from our trip to Graceland back in 2008. I took hundreds of shots but a lot of them are repetitive and what not so I whittled it down to 78 images presented more or less in the order in which you do the tour. It's a self guided tour so you can kind of do it on your own but it starts at the main house, as you can see here.

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As it was only a few days after Christmas, the place was all decorated using Elvis' actual Christmas decorations. These are all authentic, and belonged to his family.

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As you wander around the house, which isn't all that big, you get a feel for his lifestyle. The top level is closed off to visitors as per the request of his family.

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Here's his kitchen! You can almost smell the deep fried peanut butter and banana sammiches!

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The jungle room! Some day when I am rich I'm going to have a house with a jungle room in it too. It wasn't as jungley as I'd thought it would be but it was still pretty swanky.

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Ian Jane
10-26-2013, 10:13 AM
Elvis also had a rad bar. It was heavy on the yellow. Great use of mirrors. The guy had style.

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Near the bar was his pool room.

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Elvis also liked guns. It was no secret. Here are a few of his firearms.

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And in his office you can see where he went to TCB.

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Back over to what I think was just a living room of some sort. Can't remember. Pretty plush though.

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Throughout the tour you see a whole lot of his rad clothes on display.

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Ian Jane
10-26-2013, 10:16 AM
Elvis' dad made this sign.

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Elvis was into target practice.

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Lots of open space here!

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Moving on into one of the outlying buildings, we get to a whole bunch of artifacts, some of which are undeniably awesome like this collection of Sun Records promo stuff.

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More awesome clothes.

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Assorted bits of memorabilia!

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Trophies!

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One of the coolest parts was this hall covered in gold records and such.

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Ian Jane
10-26-2013, 10:18 AM
One day I hope to get a portrait made of myself just like this.

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Just loads and loads of Elvis' stuff all over the place.

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68 Comeback Special, my personal favorite and the performance that made me a fan.

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Some of this outfits are more than just a little flamboyant!

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Ian Jane
10-26-2013, 10:20 AM
Elvis also had a gym! In that gym were lots of couches and a pinball machine.

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More stuff!

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And then outback is the Presley family plot. It's actually quite sombre. People from all over the world lay wreathes and flowers and leave notes and mementos.

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Ian Jane
10-26-2013, 10:22 AM
I have to go run an errand now. I'll post the rest shortly.

Ian Jane
10-26-2013, 11:17 AM
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Also on display are lots of Elvis' cars! Here's a few.

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And more rad suits!

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Ian Jane
10-26-2013, 11:20 AM
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Elvis also had a few planes. Some of these planes were pretty cool.

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Ian Jane
10-26-2013, 11:21 AM
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Closing things out... more stuff! Is that the TV he shot?

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Yes it is.

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He was also deputized. Sort of.

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A letter from Nixon!

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The end.

Paul Casey
10-26-2013, 01:51 PM
Awesome pics! Love the pool room.

Richard--W
10-26-2013, 03:46 PM
Oh my goodness.

Breadth-taking photos, Ian.

Thanks for posting them.

The suits, the suits -- they remind of the bullfighter's costume. The matadors and the torreodors. Except they aren't white. I wonder if they did not serve as the idea.

Ian Jane
10-27-2013, 12:15 PM
Thanks guys! And yeah, the suits are pretty nuts. Seeing so many of them together like that is something else.