A few weeks ago I visited the King! Yep, Elvis, the King! As an old Elvis fan I have for years wanted to visit Graceland, the Elvis Museum in the City of Randers. It is the greastest Elvis collection housed in a copy of the real Graceland, Elvis' house. I got a hotel gift card from my company and then we simply had to go.
Here I am at the entrance, the gates are true copies of Elvis' own entrance to Graceland:
And here I stand with the King:
Elvis was 184 cm tall, so he is almost 20 cm taller than me. I didn't know he was that tall.
And here I am in front of the copy of Graceland, it is very well made:
The owner has collected the most incredible things. I am so impressed that a Danish man has so many items. Here is the master tape from a jam-session with Elvis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis:the session here.
The crown juvel in his collection is this white leather suit, that has cost him about 200,000 dollars:
One of his new acquisitions is Elvis' secret phone from The Jungle Room, camouflaged as a cigar box:
And he has both dolls from the movie G.I. Blues, where Elvis sings Muss i Denn:
Elvis' jools and a very modern digital watch:
The most valuable record in the world, and no singing, it is a two minutes long interview:
I had to buy a souvenir with me and choose this little vinyl collection: Six singles Elvis published from Sun Records, which was his first record agency, and they are blue:
If you are in Denmark and are just a bit fascinated by Elvis, you have to visit Graceland - you also eat very well in the American restaurant.