A Few Graceland Secrets
With Elvis Week only a few weeks away, we (at Eimpersonators.com) are making our final arrangements for the Annual Pilgrimage
to Graceland. Our journey will cover all the basics: Elvis’
birthplace, SUN Records, Beale Street and of course Graceland. But what
always makes the trip a little more exciting is finding those hidden
gems along the “road less traveled” and knowing a few
secrets of some of the more popular attractions.
Here’s a few “fun facts” you won’t hear on the Graceland tour…
so take note.
#1 – Charlie Hodge’s Bedroom
are lots of little rooms you won't see on the Graceland tour.
Particularly all the downstairs bedrooms used to house the Memphis
Mafia. Most are being used for storage now. When you enter the
“TV Room” downstairs you are greeted by the dynamic Blue
and Yellow décor and the TCB lightning bolt. But look to your
left. There’s a blue door there. This was Charlie Hodge’s
bedroom or "suite" as he referred to it. Apparently there was always a
party going on down there.
#2 – The Swimming Pool
of the top five comments made by people visiting Graceland is: “I
thought Elvis had a guitar-shaped swimming pool.” Nope, never
did. It’s kidney-shaped. And it’s no bigger than your
average backyard pool. However… if you feel ripped off not
seeing a guitar-shaped pool, head over to the Days Inn just South of
Graceland plaza. There it is. Frets and all. (Heart Break Hotel has a
#3 – Elvis’ Bathroom
is where Elvis was found on August 16, 1977 and it’s probably the
most guarded room in the house. We may never see the inside of this
room, but when you enter the foyer at Graceland, you’re standing
right under it. You can even see his bathroom window directly above the
font door before you enter. (See the photo at the top of this article.)
There is a brief video clip that exists of the upstairs. You'll find it
at the beginning of "This Is Elvis" featuring Joe Esposito.
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We’ll see you at Elvis Week!