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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Trout View Post
    Exactly. I hate to burst everyone's bubbles but Elvis was never totally clean of drugs during the 1970s or any other time period after he started taking them.





    You nailed it, Getlo....it's all about $$$$$$$$$ with Priscilla.
    Sorry Tony but l disgree with your last statement. Has anybody thought where graceland would be if priscilla didn't get ahold of it???? She has alot of faults, but who hasn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by presley31 View Post
    Has anybody thought where graceland would be if priscilla didn't get ahold of it????
    Yes.

    As I stated on another thread, Graceland would never have been allowed to fall into disrepair.

    Had Priscilla not decided to open it to the public, the city of Memphis would have declared it an historic site anyway, and general maintenance wouldn't have been a problem.

    The idea that "millions of dollars" were needed each year to maintain the house is a total furphy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Getlo View Post
    Yes.

    As I stated on another thread, Graceland would never have been allowed to fall into disrepair.

    Had Priscilla not decided to open it to the public, the city of Memphis would have declared it an historic site anyway, and general maintenance wouldn't have been a problem.

    The idea that "millions of dollars" were needed each year to maintain the house is a total furphy.
    l don't agree getlo

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    Quote Originally Posted by presley31 View Post
    l don't agree getlo



    Then would you care to actually give your opinion on this thread ...?

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    Ok lets just say Memphis did take control of graceland, do you think they would opened it to the public like priscilla did? Do you think we get to see all of elvis stuff that he had there when he was alive? I don't think we wouldn't of seen graceland orelvis stuff if Memphis took over, but thats my two cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by presley31 View Post
    Ok lets just say Memphis did take control of graceland, do you think they would opened it to the public like priscilla did? .
    I don't know (or care, one way or the other really).

    Cilla's idea to open Graceland in 1982 was a fine one. But the main reason she gave - ie, if we don't open up the house, it will be lost forever - simply doesn't add up.

    If the city of Memphis did adopt the house (instead of making it into a proper tourist attraction) then it would be quietly maintained, in a similar way to other historic houses across the US. There was already enough money floating around from record sales etc to have maintained Graceland, at least as an historic site.

    I've also been saying for a few years now (and I'm sure this may offend some people) that I think Graceland should eventually close to the public, and let Elvis rest in proper peace. From a money standpoint, EPE, Cilla and Lisa have made enough money to last 100 lifetimes. So I say, close it to visitors in a few yars: give fans plenty of warning.

    But now with Bob "BS" Sillerman and his money-grubbing cohorts, the concept of Graceland as a proper resting place for Elvis has gone forever.

    Visiting Graceland is a privilege for Elvis' fans. But many see it as their right, which it most certainly isn't. We have no right to expect it to be around forever.

    And personally, I think Elvis would literally vomit at what his beloved house has become in the past couple of years.

    But we are off track on this Cilla leaving Elvis thread ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Getlo View Post
    I don't know (or care, one way or the other really).

    Cilla's idea to open Graceland in 1982 was a fine one. But the main reason she gave - ie, if we don't open up the house, it will be lost forever - simply doesn't add up.

    If the city of Memphis did adopt the house (instead of making it into a proper tourist attraction) then it would be quietly maintained, in a similar way to other historic houses across the US. There was already enough money floating around from record sales etc to have maintained Graceland, at least as an historic site.

    I've also been saying for a few years now (and I'm sure this may offend some people) that I think Graceland should eventually close to the public, and let Elvis rest in proper peace. From a money standpoint, EPE, Cilla and Lisa have made enough money to last 100 lifetimes. So i say, close it to visitors in a few yars: give fans plenty of warning.

    But now with Bob "BS" Sillerman and his money-grubbing cohorts, the concept of Graceland as a proper resting place for Elvis has gone forever.

    Visiting Graceland is a privilege for Elvis' fans. But many see it as their right, which it most certainly isn't. We have no right to espect it to be around forever.

    But we are off track on this Cilla leaving Elvis thread ...
    l started another thread so lets discuss that there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getlo View Post
    I don't know (or care, one way or the other really).

    Cilla's idea to open Graceland in 1982 was a fine one. But the main reason she gave - ie, if we don't open up the house, it will be lost forever - simply doesn't add up.

    If the city of Memphis did adopt the house (instead of making it into a proper tourist attraction) then it would be quietly maintained, in a similar way to other historic houses across the US. There was already enough money floating around from record sales etc to have maintained Graceland, at least as an historic site.

    I've also been saying for a few years now (and I'm sure this may offend some people) that I think Graceland should eventually close to the public, and let Elvis rest in proper peace. From a money standpoint, EPE, Cilla and Lisa have made enough money to last 100 lifetimes. So I say, close it to visitors in a few yars: give fans plenty of warning.

    But now with Bob "BS" Sillerman and his money-grubbing cohorts, the concept of Graceland as a proper resting place for Elvis has gone forever.

    Visiting Graceland is a privilege for Elvis' fans. But many see it as their right, which it most certainly isn't. We have no right to expect it to be around forever.

    And personally, I think Elvis would literally vomit at what his beloved house has become in the past couple of years.

    But we are off track on this Cilla leaving Elvis thread ...
    I couldn't have said it better Getlo! Thank you!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getlo View Post
    I don't know (or care, one way or the other really).

    Cilla's idea to open Graceland in 1982 was a fine one. But the main reason she gave - ie, if we don't open up the house, it will be lost forever - simply doesn't add up.

    If the city of Memphis did adopt the house (instead of making it into a proper tourist attraction) then it would be quietly maintained, in a similar way to other historic houses across the US. There was already enough money floating around from record sales etc to have maintained Graceland, at least as an historic site.

    I've also been saying for a few years now (and I'm sure this may offend some people) that I think Graceland should eventually close to the public, and let Elvis rest in proper peace. From a money standpoint, EPE, Cilla and Lisa have made enough money to last 100 lifetimes. So I say, close it to visitors in a few yars: give fans plenty of warning.

    But now with Bob "BS" Sillerman and his money-grubbing cohorts, the concept of Graceland as a proper resting place for Elvis has gone forever.

    Visiting Graceland is a privilege for Elvis' fans. But many see it as their right, which it most certainly isn't. We have no right to expect it to be around forever.

    And personally, I think Elvis would literally vomit at what his beloved house has become in the past couple of years.

    But we are off track on this Cilla leaving Elvis thread ...
    l still disgree with you on this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getlo View Post
    I don't know (or care, one way or the other really).

    Cilla's idea to open Graceland in 1982 was a fine one. But the main reason she gave - ie, if we don't open up the house, it will be lost forever - simply doesn't add up.

    If the city of Memphis did adopt the house (instead of making it into a proper tourist attraction) then it would be quietly maintained, in a similar way to other historic houses across the US. There was already enough money floating around from record sales etc to have maintained Graceland, at least as an historic site.

    I've also been saying for a few years now (and I'm sure this may offend some people) that I think Graceland should eventually close to the public, and let Elvis rest in proper peace. From a money standpoint, EPE, Cilla and Lisa have made enough money to last 100 lifetimes. So I say, close it to visitors in a few yars: give fans plenty of warning.

    But now with Bob "BS" Sillerman and his money-grubbing cohorts, the concept of Graceland as a proper resting place for Elvis has gone forever.

    Visiting Graceland is a privilege for Elvis' fans. But many see it as their right, which it most certainly isn't. We have no right to expect it to be around forever.

    And personally, I think Elvis would literally vomit at what his beloved house has become in the past couple of years.

    But we are off track on this Cilla leaving Elvis thread ...

    I must agree on this one.
    Graceland has gone too public lately... It's just too commercial.
    I like the idea of closing it for few years...and I thank god that they didn't open his bedroom to the public...at least something remained private.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzan View Post
    I couldn't have said it better Getlo! Thank you!!!
    Ditto.

    Quote Originally Posted by presley31 View Post
    l still disgree with you on this one
    Once again, we'll agree to disagree. When I went to Memphis and saw Graceland for the first time 'bout three or four years ago, it just didn't have a "home"-type of atmosphere...I felt like I was "rushed" through the tour and the grounds...

    I, and as someone else has said, don't think that Elvis would be proud of what Graceland has become....to me, it no longer represents the former "home" of the greatest singer of the 20th century.....

    I, for one, think that EPE more or less opened the house to the public because it was losing money fast...and they had to find a way to recoup the costs of the upkeep of the mansion.

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    My biggest concern would be lisa, she wouldn't have anything if graceland was opened to the public. Lisa doesn't want to live there so if it was closed it would just be sitting there empty. Elvis would of wanted people to see his beloved graceland. BUt l guess l?m wrong in this topic, so l will say no more.

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    Graceland was Elvis' sanctuary...how anyone could think he'd like it opened to the public he tried to keep out, is beyond me.
    I agree Tony, it is way to commercial...etc...and no he would not be happy.

    I remember going when it first opened to the public, you still had a sense of him there, still had his aura, like he was going to come down the stairs and ask what we were all doing in his foyer...I've heard from friends that went for the 30th that said it no longer has that feel.

    Elvis wanted Lisa to have it and live in it, change it to her liking...I think had it not been open to the public and she continued to view it as a "home" then maybe she would have opted to one day live there...you know what I mean?

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    Having the house open for the public is a good thing.It helps sustain interest in him.It also allows people a little insight to Elvis I think.The commercialization is another thing.That along with the passage of time has somewhat eroded the mystique of Graceland.That is inevitable i think no matter what would have been done.
    I dont think Elvis had any plans for Lisa to live there.I've never seen a reason that would indicate he had any notion she was "coming home".If anything Lisa has tried to get out from under Elvis' shadow.I dont think she would ever had considered moving back into Graceland as an adult.If Elvis had lived a normal lifespan Lisa would be a little old to move back in I think.Lisa has her own life and roots now.She will be forever linked to her father but she has chosen not to be swallowed up in it.If Im not mistaken Elvis' grandchildren dont even have the Presley name.That speaks volumes.
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    I don't know if Lisa ever thought to live in the house her father passed away in, though a lot of years have since passed..that's something she would not ever forget!

    I did hear her say she finds it comforting to be there!
    Maybe, living there would be another thing...

    I agree, Suzan! Graceland, has become too commercialized, it's big money and no longer a home...

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    I have so many mixed emotions about this subject. On one hand I understand what Jak says about it keeping Elvis in people's minds when it's open to the public, but I hate the commercialism that has gone with it......and afraid of what's to come.

    I myself would have liked to see Lisa take it over and live in it just because I've always loved the "handed down from generation to generation" idea.

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    As a fan, we can make of this whatever we want. If you feel or do not feel anything when visiting is a personal matter. I still feel Elvis there when I go.

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    Thanks Franny.

    Thanks Diane!
    I think Elvis did want her to live in it, like you said "passed down" (I too laugh that thought) He said he'd like to keep it as long as possible and by leaving it to Lisa in his will I think it was his intent that she live in it and raise her kids there.
    As for her children not having the name Presley, how could they? They have a father who has a different last name...had Lisa been a boy that would be a different matter.
    Lisa has recently established (by her own website announcement) a foundation w/her kids called the Presley Foundation, or something like that.

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    Off topic, but I really have a lot of respect for Lisa starting the Presley Place foundation. It's something that is really needed these days....unlike a new line of linens....gonna get killed for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane View Post
    Off topic, but I really have a lot of respect for Lisa starting the Presley Place foundation. It's something that is really needed these days....unlike a new line of linens....gonna get killed for this.

    Diane

    I agree with thee, Diane. Honestly, I admire Lisa's work that she's done for charity. Sure, she may come off as having a "tough" attitude but deep down I believe (like her father) she has a heart of gold.

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