Graceland by Linda Thompson

 Elvis Week 2021 comes with a warning

Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present; therefore, we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit. By visiting Graceland you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

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    Throughout your visit, please be considerate of other guests by social distancing from other groups and individuals when possible.

    Thorough, commercial-grade cleaning of the campus and all surfaces will continue to be conducted throughout the day.

    Hand sanitization stations are widely available throughout the property.

    Shuttles and iPads are rotated to allow for thorough sanitization between uses.

Linda Thompson at Graceland

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Graceland Kitchen Graceland Livingroom 1977

Graceland Interior as designed by Linda Thompson
Graceland as Elvis had it before he died in 1977

Graceland contract of Sale was finalised 26 March 1957 The interior of the Graceland Mansion was changed before it was open to the public. However, Priscilla Presley changed it back to what it looked like when she lived there? It seems Ms Presley did not like Linda Thompson’s “red theme” interior which was re-modeled 2 years before Elvis died.  To give Linda Thompson her designer dues, Priscilla Presley did keep the jungle-room  and pool-room the same

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Linda Thompson, fell for Elvis in 1972 when he and Priscilla were separated and she attended a private movie screening he was hosting at a cinema in Memphis.

She ended up moving into Graceland in a relationship that lasted four-and-a-half years until she walked out on him just before Christmas 1976 for the same reason Priscilla had ended their marriage; his endless infidelities.

During her time with Elvis Linda Thompson went on a spending spree and pimped-up Graceland decore in bordello red and animal skins and fluffy cushions.

Graceland’s decore stayed like that until the mid 1980s when Priscilla Presley changed it back to the soft pastel blue colors you see today… However, Elvis’ bedroom has not be changed since his death in 1977

Linda Thompson Confessions

Linda Thompson and Elvis Presley met in Memphis, Tennessee on July 6, 1972 and quickly became inseparable. She wrote about losing her virginity in early September after they were living together in Las Vegas….  “Let’s just say if you’re not ready then, you’re never going to be ready in your whole entire lifetime. … I knew I was ready to make love with this man I absolutely adored with all of my heart and soul…” recalls Linda Thompson

Ben Keough at Graceland

Ben Keough Buried at Graceland