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Hi everybody - I run the Friends of Elvis - Save the Circle G Campaign.
Anybody out there got pictures of the ranch in the time Elvis owned it - or have any details they can provide for us.
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I never looked for trouble but I never ran.
Hound Dog - thank you for those links.
OK Jumpsuit Junkie - you asked for this...
It is not too hard to understand why the global campaign supported by thousands of fans, Presley family members, friends and members of his ‘inner circle’ are desperate to save Elvis’ Circle G ranch in Horn Lake Mississippi.
“To be able to conserve and protect this very significant piece of Elvis’ history is vitally important”, a spokesperson of the Friends of Elvis – Save the Circle G Campaign said. “Elvis loved the ranch and spent a significant period of time there at a particularly important time of his life – as a new husband, expectant father as well as an artist anxious to pursue new avenues in his career”.
The campaign and its supporters are hoping that 2011 will see the ranch returned into the hands of someone who fully appreciates its significance in the Elvis world and its relevance to the community in which it lies. Bids are in on the property and steps are being taken to move the sale on a pace.
“Our dream is that by this time next year (and 2012 is a very important year to Elvis fans – 35 years since his death), we will be able to stand at Circle G and raise a celebratory toast to Elvis, safe in the knowledge that we have secured the future of the Circle G in his memory.
To find out more about the campaign, show your support and learn how you can become involved – visit the campaign’s facebook page – Friends of Elvis – Save the Circle G Campaign or e-mail Lesley Pilling at email@example.com
The Birthplace, Lauderdale Courts...... let's add Circle G to the list. Just think how great it would be for fans to be able to share Elvis' love for the place.
Audubon Drive: Surely has more significance?
Elvis bought this house at 1034 Audubon for his family in 1956 for $29,000. They lived there for just one year when Elvis bought Graceland due to an increasing need for privacy. The house still stands today and has had eight owners since the Presley's lived there.
1174 Hillcrest Dr: Surely has more significance?
Here is a site that shows more Elvis Presley properties HERE
Just because Elvis bought a house or resided there doesn't mean it has to be saved, if you search the Internet there are many properties that the Presley's lived in that are now gone, Check HERE
If family and close friends wanted the Circle G Ranch to be saved, it would be saved! Priscilla and LMP are multi millionaires who could save the ranch in a heart beat, they obviously are prepared to let it go. It seems the sentimental value comes from mostly those who didn't even live there? If investment initiatives cannot make a viable business of the sight, it would seem that there is an issue with the property that a tourist attraction will not save.
For me the two places that have the most significance in Elvis' life are already preserved, Graceland and Elvis' birthplace. I just don't see the relevance of the Circle G Ranch other than a passing Elvis whim which faded.
The current owner of the Chino Cantyon house in Palm Springs (Elvis left it to Lisa in his will) was trying to make it the "Graceland of the West" but nothing seems to have been done with it. the links are always "under construction" and I spoke with him in 2006! Doesnt look like anything will be done about it!
The site wont let me edit my last post !?? Just wanted to add - EPE/Priscilla sold chino canyon house for the funds to open graceland .
It's not at least for me a question of what is the most important property which must be saved .... I don't set those differences except Graceland, of course. It must be saved, because it belonged to Elvis. If it were up to me all the things that originally belonged to Elvis,"come back home"...
Last edited by Annie; 01-18-2011 at 02:38 PM.
Lord have mercy...I'm a devil in desguise!
After this argument, it is clear that I am totally against the auction of any Elvis' item.
Lord have mercy...I'm a devil in desguise!
I agree that anything now in the possession of EPE/Sillerman should at all costs be preserved and kept in the family so to speak.
Here's the difficulty, at what point do you draw the line? The Circle G Ranch has fallen in to disrepair for some considerable time, It has been owned and re-owned and everything that belonged to Elvis on a personal level removed many years ago. So what we have is a building that is in need of repair and a lot of land that needs taken care of at some considerable cost to the owner. If something was to be done it should have happened a long time ago.
The Circle G has been out of Presley ownership for close to 40 years, Wars have been won and lost in that time. Anything left there now is inconsequential to the legacy but is remembered photographically.
I dont see need to save it neither. He let it go. He kept the Palm Springs house over this and Pris sodld so have money. It is now in bankruptcy the Palm Springs house.
I dont think Priscilla and LMP want anything that cant make them money.
Many imitators but only one Elvis.
"You've got it all together like a lovin' machine
You're lookin' like glory and walkin' like a dream...
Mother nature's sure been good to Y-O-U"
I am not alone in wanting to save the Circle G ranch. I am now in contact with thousands and thousands of fans from all over the world who support our cause to save the ranch. Just because something hasn't been done before now is no reason to abandon a place that was important to Elvis, briefly yes, but important at a very significant time in his life.
The campaign and its supporters are not naiive and totally understand that anyone taking on this project will have to make a serious and substantial committment. The restoration, upkeep and maintenance will involve major outlay and investment. However, the possibilities for recompense are great. Fans already visit the site in numbers, just imagine how many would visit if it could be sympathetically restored to how Elvis knew and loved it. The local economy would benefit also.
I also see endless possibilities to work alongside charitable organisations giving children from impoverished inner city areas the chance to benefit from time in the countryside.
This would be a great way to continue Elvis' humanitarian legacy - something that is living, now and making a difference - just like Elvis - this would be something real and tangible and far more than than just a photographic record!
Has anyone considered the fact that Priscilla and LMP might be contractually bound to EPE - and EPE have lost touch with what the fans really want or need. I am really surprised that EPE have failed to see the monetary possibilities of the ranch. Thousands of visitors, possibilities of concert venue, etc - they really have missed the boat here!
Have you really done your research? You say you are in contact with thousands of fans all over the world, I don't doubt that you are well intentioned and that your vision is one of hope and community spirit. Will those thousands of fans be willing to put their hand in their pockets to make this venture a viable opportunity? There have been several business' interested in the site but they have been unable to get their Ideas off the ground! How would you be able to succeed where others have failed?
I don't want to sound like a wet blanket, however there would need to be a substantial outlay and then continued investment/turnover to bring this project to life, if EPE/Sillerman are not willing to get on-board there is little chance you will be able to use Elvis' Image or likeness and more than likely will have to pay fee's to do so (another added cost).
Any bank willing to consider a loan to fund such a venture would want to see your business plan with answers to the following:-
* Who are our customers?
* Who are our competitors?
* What is the size and growth rate of the market?
* How is the market segmented?
* What is special about our product or service?
* What about Graceland Impact, if I'm coming from abroad and have limited funds why would I come here?
* What are our competitive advantages?
* What is our marketing strategy?
If you have all this covered then, accept my apologies.