Graceland - Museum or not Museum?
Do you think that the interior of Graceland should have retained it's 70's look (Red, Gold and White) when Priscilla decided to open the house to the public?
By maintaining this look, which was the way Linda Thompson had designed in 1974, do you think it stays more authentic as a home to Elvis - the way it appeared at the time of his death?
Do you think that Priscilla's time-capsule presentation of Graceland should have just been kept to the annex room with accompanying photographs of what Graceland looked like as her marital home?
Do you think the way Graceland's interior is currently displayed it takes on the look and feel of a museum as opposed to a home that somebody had once lived in?
It would be good to read your opinions guys.
Show them the real thing!
I think it would be a great marketing gem to re-decorate Graceland like it was in 1977, to re-build Elvis' bedroom somewhere else (I've read that the stair construction is to weak to hold that much visitors) and let the people see how the real Elvis lived. And by the way, if they would re-edit the 1977 cbs special (with "Trying To Get To You", "It's Now Or Never", etc.) they could clearly proof that the real Elvis wasn't as bad as some books/magazines want you to believe. I think it would be a real publicity boost, if they would say: Look, that's the real king, he had problems, but that's how the man was and that's what he's done. Most people would be surpirsed!