Graceland is now a National Historic Landmark

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Graceland is now a National Historic Landmark

Postby nichols » Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:53 am

The Memphis mansion Elvis Presley called home was named a National Historic Landmark today, joining Monticello and less than 2,500 other American buildings...


http://www.nationaltrust.org/magazine/a ... 032706.htm

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Postby nichols » Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:41 pm

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Graceland about to get all shook up
Plans are underway for a three-year, $250- million overhaul of the shrine to Elvis Presley.
By Woody Baird, Associated Press
August 11, 2007

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The thousands of Elvis Presley fans descending on Memphis for the 30th anniversary of his death Thursday won't see much sign of it, but plans are moving along for big-time changes at Graceland...


http://www.latimes.com/business/la-et-g ... 9980.story

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Postby MD² » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:35 pm

Elvis passed away 30 years ago on this very day at age 42.
See it live here! -> GracelandCam : http://www.elvis.com/graceland/vtour/gracecam.asp

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graceland

bird's eye view : http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v=2& ... &encType=1
"satellite" view : http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=35.04700 ... 2&t=k&z=17

Graceland map : http://www.elvis.com/epheartbreakhotel/ ... nd_map.pdf


Forbes' on Elvis (08.15.2007):
http://www.forbes.com/business/2007/08/ ... elvis.html
Forbes' Top-Earning Dead Celebrities:
http://www.forbes.com/technology/2006/1 ... _land.html
http://www.forbes.com/2006/10/20/tech-m ... ities.html

Elvis By The Numbers
556,000 - Visitors to Graceland in 2006, a slight drop from the two previous years. It's still the second most popular private home for tourists, after the White House.
$25 - Price of basic adult admission to Graceland.
$68 - Price for the VIP tour, which includes Presley's two custom airplanes and his automobile museum.
$100 million - Price paid by the New York-based entertainment firm CKX to Elvis' daughter Lisa Marie in 2005 for 85% of Elvis Presley Enterprises.
253 - Number of companies that are official Elvis licensees.
118 million - Number of Elvis Presley albums sold, second only to the Beatles.
2 million - Number of copies sold by Presley's best-performing album Blue Hawaii, which was No. 1 on the charts for 20 weeks during the winter of 1961-62.
107 - Number of Elvis Top 40 hit songs, the most of any artist in history.
10 - Number of consecutive Elvis songs that went to No. 1.
$4 - Elvis' cost to record his first two songs, "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartache Begins," at Sun Records in Memphis in July 1953.
$35,000 - The price Sun Records obtained when it sold Elvis' contract to RCA in 1955, after sales of his first five songs disappointed.
8 - The number of consecutive weeks Presley's first single for RCA, "Heartbreak Hotel," held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts.
3.02 million - Number of Google hits for "Elvis Presley." By way of comparison, Paul McCartney checks in with 2.5 million hits, John Lennon 2.9 million, Chuck Berry 2.5 million, Garth Brooks 1.9 million.
54 million - Number of viewers who watched Presley perform "Love Me Tender" on the Ed Sullivan Show on Sept. 9, 1956. That's nearly one-third of the entire U.S. population at the time.
17 - Number of months Presley served in Germany during his stint in the U.S. Army, from Oct. 1, 1958 to March 1, 1960. He reportedly went on all regular maneuvers and won medals for marksmanship.
$125 - Price of a standard room at Graceland's Heartbreak Hotel during summer weekends.
$575 - Price of a deluxe suite at Heartbreak Hotel during summer weekends.
$595 - Price to rent the facility's Chapel in the Woods for a wedding.
550 million - Number of Elvis commemorative stamps sold in 1993.
124 million - Number of those stamps never used on postage.
2- Number of "all-Elvis" radio stations worldwide.
450-plus - Number of Elvis fan clubs worldwide.
45 - Number of countries with at least one fan club.
0 - Number of times Elvis played outside North America.
$130 million - Total gross of Presley's movies in the 1960s. Were the movies cheesy? Maybe. But they were popular.
2005 - Year that saw a Broadway musical based on Elvis songs, a CBS TV special, sportswear line and mobile content like ring tones, pictures and songs. The musical, "All Shook Up," ended its run on Broadway after five months but continues touring.


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