Published On: Wed, Apr 26th, 2023

Treasured first piece of Elvis music career remains in Gladys’ room | Music | Entertainment


On the wall, framed in the left-hand corner, is Elvis’ very first publicity photo shot. The photograph of the rock and roll star was taken in 1955 at Memphis’ William Speer Studios before he hit the big time. Express.co.uk found out this fun fact during a previous live virtual tour of Graceland.

Elvis expert and archivist Angie Marchese was showing us around and shared that the photograph had previously been on display at The Presley’s previous home in Memphis at 1034 Audubon Drive. Angie said: “This photo hung proudly in the Audubon house in the living room and then moved here to Gladys’ room when they moved here to Graceland in 1957.”

Elvis’ mother slept in the bedroom until her death a year later and The King’s grandmother Minnie Mae later moved in. Also in the room are some touching family photos and clothes of Gladys’ hanging up.

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