Upon entering the new Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment complex, fans will be overwhelmed by how much there is to see and do. The new $45 million, 200,000 square foot complex which opened in early March 2017 literally transformed a strip mall with a few Elvis attractions and turned it into an Elvis Presley theme park.
There is no denying that Elvis Presley was loved by women and very few could resist his charms. However, there is one famous woman who did not succumb to The King’s magnetism.
Elvis’ co-star on what turned out to be his last feature film was none other than Mary Tyler Moore, former star of The Dick Van Dyke Show. They were paired up for the 1969 film, Change of Habit, where Elvis played a hip doctor and Mary played a nun.
The King of Rock and Roll still holds the title of best-selling Christmas album of all time with over 10 million copies sold. In 2012, the RIAA awarded its Diamond award to the Elvis Presley Estate for “Elvis’ Christmas Album,” which has sold the most copies of any Christmas album in the United States. Second to Presley is Kenny G’s Miracles: The Holiday Album which has sold 7.37 million copies.
Just five months after the new luxury hotel, The Guesthouse at Graceland, opened next to Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion, there will be a new mega-entertainment complex opening across the street. “Elvis Presley’s Memphis” is a new $45 million, 200,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art entertainment attraction set to replace the existing Graceland visitor center.
Although the Elvis Presley section in Linda Thompson’s new book only takes up about one-third of the pages (170 to be exact), this personal memoir is still a must-have for die-hard Elvis Presley fans. Linda Thompson, who was not only Elvis Presley’s girlfriend for 4-1/2 years but also the ex-wife of Bruce Jenner (now Caitlyn), recounts some of the most notorious stories about Elvis in her new book called A Little Thing Called Life: From Elvis’s Graceland to Bruce Jenner’s Caitlyn & Songs in Between.
On October 21, a follow-up to the 2015 Elvis Presley hit record, If I Can Dream, with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, will be released. The concept of extracting powerful vocal performances from previous Elvis recordings with new orchestral accompaniment led to a phenomenal 1.5 million copies of If I Can Dream sold worldwide. Continue reading