Dear everybody. In the threat 'Upstairs at Graceland revealed' we came to discuss, if the movie Elvis and Me was filmed upstairs in Graceland, or if it was a setup. Look at this capture from the bedroom-scene. Is it from upstairs or not? Hope to hear from someone who has a corfirmed answer to this. Best regards, Martin
Wasn't "This Is Elvis" filmed upstairs? Besides occasional staff of Graceland, Priscilla and Lisa Marie, it has been said (note, it's a rumour as far as I know) that Nicolas Cage has been upstairs.
Well Vissie, no need to wonder why the marriage between Lisa and Nick didn't work out if he had that little respect.
You're right JDD, two A personalities are going to lock horns for sure.
It was said that Nick married Lisa only because she was Elvis' daughter anyway - she was just another memorabilia to him - a live one. Poor Lisa, I sure hope she and Michael have a long happy life together and that they have that baby that they want.
Be prepared to be surprised. In the book, "Elvis: His Life From A To Z" I found the following information:
So, according to this book there was indeed filming done at Graceland for "Elvis & Me".The early scenes in West Germany were actually filmed in Quebec City, Quebec. Shooting in Quebec was cut short when the Canadian Forces Army base refused to allow filming in it's residential section. Other locations used were: Graceland, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
Last edited by Tony Trout; 09-10-2007 at 07:50 PM.
I always heard that too, that the upstairs was the authentic one indeed
Dear everybody. The upstairs sequence in This Is Elvis was filmed in his actual bedroom and bathroom. That is confirmed by Johnny Harra who played Elvis and other of the film-crew. Elvis and Me is another story. I must admitt, that I doubt, that the scene was shot in the bedroom, because of two reasons: The film is from 1988, where Priscilla already had Graceland opened to public (1982) and the upstairs level sealed off. and 2: If the scene was shot in 1988, why are the drapings and curtains in the room not the same as in This Is Elvis (that was filmed in 1981). 2. There are no information on IMDB, that Graceland was a location to the movie. Anyone who has other information? Best regards, Martin
What I know is that they filmed a lot in Graceland, the living room and dining room. And at the outside. And that they rebuild a bedroom in the studio to film the scenes there..
From what I understand This Is Elvis did have some filming done at Graceland (but I have no evidence that it was done upstairs). Elvis & Me is another story. While the A to Z book says one thing, other sources say something else (including IMDb).
Titles with locations including Graceland - 3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Here are the 8 matching titles:
1. "Good Morning America" (1975): (Episode dated 16 August 2007) TV Episode
2. "Madventures" (2002): U.S.A: Las Vegas - Memphis TV Episode
3. "Madventures" (2002) TV Series 9.6/10 (269 votes)
4. Elvis: The Tribute (1994) (TV) 6.1/10 (24 votes)
5. Million Miles to Sunshine, A (2004)
6. Tears of a King (2007)
7. This Is Elvis (1981) 7.1/10 (309 votes)
8. U2: Rattle and Hum (1988) 7.0/10 (2528 votes)
...aka Rattle and Hum (1988)
Btw, "3734" is an executive office (office building) for Graceland.
Last edited by Vissie; 09-11-2007 at 09:09 AM.
This Is Elvis was the only Elvis movie to be filmed at Graceland. There is several photos of Johnny Harra along with the others that was cast for This Is Elvis.
Here is some of the photos:
Elvis and Me was shot in Los Angeles, Quebec, Las Vegas, Memphis and several other places including some in Georgia. No shots was ever filmed at Graceland itself. The only thing that was shot in Memphis was Elvis Presley Blvd itself.
That is going by Elvis From A To Z - The Complete Outline. That is what my book is call.
Their is no photos of the actors at Graceland during the time of filming. Their is only one that has been floating around but that photo was taken a year after it was release.
I'm afraid I'm gonna have to disagree with Elvislennon, here.
First of all, there is no book called: "Elvis: From A To Z-The Complete Outline"...at least not that I'm aware of..you may be thinking of the book I posted the title to: 'Elvis-His Life From A To Z" because the information you've posted matches almost exactly what I've already posted.
The bedroom in "Elvis & Me" looks to be Elvis's exact bedroom...there's no way you could recreate something like that. It sounds like you and I have the same book and it does mention that filming was done at Graceland so I will accept the fact that there was filming actually done there until I'm proven wrong.
Last edited by Tony Trout; 09-11-2007 at 09:28 AM.
If there wasn't any filming done at Graceland then why is it mentioned in "Elvis: His Life From A To Z" that filming was done at Graceland?? If filming was done at Graceland, where did they film at? The reason I say that is because the upstairs area sure as **** looks like Elvis's bedroom...there's no way (at least in my mind) that you can re-create something like that so easy.
Last edited by Tony Trout; 09-11-2007 at 09:38 AM.
l don't think we will ever know the turth on this matter.
All the other readings I've found say Graceland was not used in Elvis & Me. Including IMDb (which lists all filming locations used).