When Elvis Presley died in 1977, he left his legendary home of Graceland to his daughter Lisa Marie Presley. Since 1982, the Memphis mansion has been open to the public as a museum. And just a few years ago, The King’s only child shut down a long-standing Graceland rumour.
Speaking with USA Today, Lisa Marie said: “Sometimes there are rumours about [Graceland] being sold.
“And that is NEVER going to happen.
“There’s always a rumour.
“It is NOT getting sold.”
Elvis Presley: Lisa Marie on long-standing Graceland rumour ‘That’s NEVER going to happen’
Elvis lived at Graceland for two decades
Elvis’ daughter added: “Graceland was given to me and will always be mine.
“And then passed to my children. It will never be sold.”
Lisa Marie has four kids in Riley Keough and twins Finley and Harper Lockwood.
While her only son Benjamin Keough tragically died by suicide aged 27-years-old just last month.
Elvis with Lisa Marie at Graceland
Aside from Graceland, Lisa Marie owns the contents of the Memphis mansion, Elvis’ awards, his clothes and all artefacts on display to the public.
Despite being open for tours, Elvis’ daughter still very much sees Graceland as her home and stay over sometimes.
The upstairs of Graceland is off-limits to the public as it was The King’s private area and where he died.
Nevertheless, Lisa Marie requires that those rooms be maintained just as Elvis left them in 1977.
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Graceland archivist Angie Marchese revealed in an Instagram Q&A earlier this year how it looks like The King just got up and left.
She said: “It is part of my job to maintain it.
“So we do go up there to maintain the space.
“The record on the record player is the last record he listened to. There’s a styrofoam cup that sits on a bookshelf.”
As for his bedroom, the archivist added: “The bed is made, so we really maintain it the way that Lisa wants us to preserve it.
“So, unfortunately, [fans] can’t see it, but it is taken care of.”
The Graceland archivist even revealed the last record Elvis listened to, since it’s still on the record player. She said it was a fresh recording of JD Sumner and the Stamps.
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