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August 23, 2005

Random Visual Attack 2

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

From a visit to Graceland, here's The King's Hall of Gold Records. It looks a bit like "The Matrix" to me.

graceland -- hall of gold.jpg



posted by Michael at August 23, 2005


Bizaare-o. It looks like those could all be tanks with various Elvis paraphenilia and body parts in them or something.
I haven't slept well.My brain is not as it should be...

Posted by: Jill on August 23, 2005 9:19 AM

That's great: Elvis in formaldehyde. Or the relics, kept as if by the Catholic church ,,,

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on August 23, 2005 12:03 PM

Did he have this hall when he was alive? Or is this something they put together for "the tour"? This is really wierd if he had it when he was around. PS---I saw a guy on TV a few nights ago---he says there is a letter from the CIA (or maybe the DEA) to Elvis thanking him for letting them put an undercover agent in his band for the last two years he toured. He says that Elvis then went into the witness protection program and now walks among us. Heck, he could be me!

Posted by: annette on August 23, 2005 12:20 PM

How would you know...I mean, know, like, for sure?

Posted by: Friedrich von Blowhard on August 23, 2005 12:37 PM

Were you and the wife struck by how small the Graceland house is? And by the pains the Graceland Inc. people take to avoid mentioning that Elvis had a larger primary residence in Palm Springs and several houses...

Posted by: j.c. on August 23, 2005 8:27 PM

Annette -- What a good question: Did Elvis himself maintain this wall of gold, or was it put together after his death. I have no idea. Seems to suit the general decor-scheme, though.

J.C. -- Yeah, Graceland struck both of us as surprisingly modest. It wasn't anything like the gonzo-tackiness blowout I anticipated either. Most of it was just in modest bad taste. And I hadn't even been aware of the other personal residences, so I guess the Graceland people did an excellent job of keeping that info from me. Thanks for passing it along. Still, a worthwhile visit, although I think I was more moved by our visit to Sun Studios ...

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on August 24, 2005 12:41 PM

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