Saturday, January 17, 2015
Elvis for Sale
In October 2009, I visited Memphis, Tennessee for a conference. Naturally, I took a few detours to give my camera a workout, and one of them was Graceland, the estate of Elvis Presley. Recently I read online that Elvis' jets, The Lisa Marie (named after his daughter, the former Mrs. Michael Jackson) and The Hound Dog, were heading towards the auction block.
At the time I visited Graceland, the jets were on display across the street.
Takin' Care of Business, the King's trademark phrase.
Purchased for $250,000 in 1975, the Lisa Marie is a Convair 880 jet from Delta Air Lines. Along with The Hound Dog, the two jets are expected to go for $10-15 million when Julien's Auctions hit the gavel.
What every tasteful home has: a gold-plated sink.
Elvis dropped another $300k on the plane's remodel, decorating it himself.
Nothing says class like plastic slipcovers.
I love the seatbelt on the bed. Would it really keep the King from rolling off?
Frankly, I'd rather have a pink cadillac.
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