Walking the Hallways of Graceland: Inside Rock ‘n’ Roll King Elvis Presley’s Historic Memphis Mansion

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Rock and roll king Elvis Presley has forever transformed the music landscape with hits such as ‘Jailhouse Rock’, ‘Heartbreak Hotel’, ‘Hound Dog’ and ‘Suspicious Minds’, setting the stage for one of the most beloved musical genres of the world. today and created a soundtrack for an entire generation.

Forty-five years after Presley’s death, his story lives on, as depicted in Baz Luhrmann’s biopic “ELVIS,” which hit number one at the box office last week and dethroned “Top Gun: Maverick” after his long reign at the top. .

Presley’s memory lives on in a different way; his presence was permeated in the halls of his historic Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, which still tells the story of the rock and roll king all these years later.

Now, Fox Nation takes viewers inside through the gates of Graceland to get an inside look at some of the things Presley loved most, highlighting its collection of classic cars and the unique hand-picked furnishings that adorn its interior.

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MEMPHIS, TN - CIRCA 1957: Rock and roll singer Elvis Presley walks the grounds of his Graceland estate circa 1957.  (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

MEMPHIS, TN – CIRCA 1957: Rock and roll singer Elvis Presley walks the grounds of his Graceland estate circa 1957. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
(Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Join Fox News’ Abby Hornacek as she helps celebrate the 40th anniversary of Graceland’s opening to the public in 1982, a successful effort to keep the memory of Elvis Presley alive for generations to come.

Jerry Schilling, who met Presley at age 12, comments in the Fox Nation special, talks about his 23-year friendship with the rock ‘n’ roll legend and the way he remembers Graceland before Presley’s death in 1977.

“He never called it Graceland. It was the house,” Schilling said.

Although he died in 1977, "the king" continues to exist as an icon of music and pop culture.  It is widely believed that the musician and actor died of a drug overdose when he was 42, although some say it was simply a heart attack.  (AP)

Though he passed away in 1977, “the King” remains an icon of music and pop culture. It is widely believed that the musician and actor died of a drug overdose when he was 42, although some say it was simply a heart attack. (AP)

“Elvis wanted everything to be spotless. He was a neat freak, including his cars and everything. That part of history has been preserved as it was…” Schilling added that the mansion has been immaculately preserved, identical to how it was when Presley was alive.

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Graceland Vice President of Archives and Exhibits Angie Marchese takes subscribers through the house, noting the ornate entrance where Presley greeted family and friends, took his daughter Lisa Marie Presley home from the hospital, and entered the house when he completed his 1957 purchase. did.

“Everything you see is original,” she said, delving into a story about a missing chain from an elaborate chandelier — a result of Presley’s attempt to greet visitors with a karate demonstration.

Also inside is a custom sofa, an original coffee table and images of peacocks, monkeys and elephants, among others, which reflected Presley’s love for animals.

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The basement, fixed with a pool room on one side and a TV on the other, saw many parties and has unique mirrored walls, designed to give the impression that the room is larger than it actually is, but the enchantment doesn’t end there.

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