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The field guide to Elvis shrines
Yenne, Bill, 1949-
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Los Angeles : Renaissance Books ; [New York] : Distributed by St. Martin's Press, [1999]

Physical Description:
xix, 251 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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ML420.P73 Y4 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Any place that has a connection to Elvis can be found in this fascinating compendium, including Joni Mabe's Traveling Panoramic Encyclopedia of Everything Elvis, the El Vez Museum, and the world's largest painting of Elvis on black velvet. 35 photos. 30 maps. Index.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. xi
Dedicationp. xii
List of Mapsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Notes on Organizationp. xviii
Chapter 1 Tupelo (and East Tupelo), Mississippip. 1
Elvis Presley Birthplacep. 3
Elvis Presley Memorial Chapelp. 5
Elvis Presley Museump. 5
Elvis's Last House in Tupelop. 6
Elvis's Maple Street Housep. 6
Other Elvis Home Sites in Tupelop. 7
Priceville Cemeteryp. 8
Lawhon Elementary Schoolp. 8
First Assembly of God Churchp. 9
Tupelo Hardware Companyp. 9
Lee County Jailp. 11
Tupelo Fairgroundsp. 11
Milam Intermediate Schoolp. 12
McDonald's Restaurantp. 13
Chapter 2 The Deep South beyond Tupelop. 15
Municipal Auditorium (Shreveport, Louisiana)p. 16
KWKH Radio (Shreveport)p. 16
Louisiana Fairgrounds/Louisiana State Fair (Shreveport)p. 17
Fairmont Hotel (New Orleans, Louisiana)p. 18
Citrus County Courthouse (Inverness, Florida)p. 18
C Fontainebleau Hilton Resort :d Towers (Miami, Florida)p. 19
The Karl E. Lindroos Collection (Lantana, Florida)p. 19
Graceland Too (Holly Springs, Mississippi)p. 20
Circle G Ranch (Walls, Mississippi)p. 21
Mississippi State Penitentiary (Parchman)p. 22
Joni Mabe's Traveling Panoramic Encyclopedia (Cornelia, Georgia)p. 23
Joni Mabe's Southern Icons of the 20th Century (Atlanta, Georgia)p. 24
Charlotte Motor Speedway (Concord, North Carolina)p. 25
Elvis Concert Venues in Alabamap. 26
Elvis Concert Venues in Arkansasp. 27
Elvis Concert Venues in Floridap. 29
Elvis Concert Venues in Georgiap. 31
Elvis Concert Venues in Louisianap. 32
Elvis Concert Venues in Mississippip. 33
Elvis Concert Venues in North Carolinap. 35
Elvis Concert Venues in South Carolinap. 37
Chapter 3 Memphis, Tennesseep. 39
Gracelandp. 40
Graceland Mansion and Adjacent Groundsp. 42
The Meditation Gardenp. 43
Bijou Theaterp. 44
Sincerely Elvis (Museum)p. 44
Graceland Plaza Shops and Restaurantsp. 44
Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotelp. 45
Elvis Presley Automobile Museump. 45
The Lisa Mariep. 46
The Hound Dog IIp. 48
Elvis Airplane Tourp. 48
The Area around Graceland (driving south on Elvis Presley Boulevard)p. 49
Home of Vernon Presley and His Second Wifep. 49
Piccadilly Cafeteriap. 50
Gridiron Restaurantp. 52
Pizza Hutp. 53
The Area around Graceland (driving north on Elvis Presley Boulevard)p. 53
National Bank of Commerce 53 Mac's Kitchenp. 53
Forest Hill Cemeteryp. 55
Coletta's Italian Restaurantp. 55
Bel-Air Motelp. 55
(Former site of the) First Assembly of God Churchp. 56
(Former site of) Stax Recordsp. 56
Super Cyclep. 57
Union Avenue (A Driving Tour)p. 57
(Former site of) Schilling Motorsp. 58
Baptist Memorial Hospital/Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Centerp. 59
University Behavioral Health Centerp. 60
(Former site of) Southern Motors, later Madison Cadillacp. 61
Sun Studiop. 61
Sun Studio Cafep. 64
(Former site of the) Thunderbird Loungep. 65
Downtown Memphis (A Walking Tour) 65 Elvis Presley Plazap. 67
Elvis Presley's Memphis Restaurant and Nightclubp. 68
(Former site of) Loew's State Theaterp. 69
Orpheum Theaterp. 70
(Former site of) Hotel Chisca/WMPS Radiop. 70
(Former site of) Patricia Stevens Finishing Schoolp. 70
Ellis Auditoriump. 71
(Former site of) Suzore No.2 Theaterp. 72
Poplar Tunesp. 72
(Former site of) Crown Electric Companyp. 73
(Former sites of the) First Two Houses in Memphis Occupied by the Presley Familyp. 73
Peabody Hotelp. 73
Elvis Sites in Outlying Areas of Memphis (driving north of downtown)p. 74
Elvis's Home during High Schoolp. 74
St. Jude Children's Research Hospitalp. 76
St. Joseph Hospitalp. 77
Humes Junior High Schoolp. 77
The Third Presley Family Home in Memphisp. 79
(Former site of) American Sound Studiosp. 80
(Former site of the) Fourth Presley Family Home in Memphisp. 80
Elvis Sites in Outlying Areas of Memphis (driving south of downtown)p. 81
(Former site of) Marl Metal Manufacturing Companyp. 81
K's Restaurantp. 82
(Former site of) Precision Toolp. 82
Elvis Sites in Outlying Areas of Memphis (driving east of downtown)p. 82
Methodist Hospitalp. 83
Memphis Funeral Homep. 84
(Former site of the) Office of Dr. Nichopolousp. 85
(Former site of the) Prescription Housep. 86
Western Steakhouse and Loungep. 86
Overton Park Municipal Band Shellp. 87
(Former site of the) Kang Rhee Institute of Self-Defensep. 87
Broadway Pizzap. 88
(Former site of the) Bon Air Clubp. 88
Lowell G. Hays and Sonsp. 88
Elvis Sites in Outlying Areas of Memphis (near Lamar Avenue)p. 89
Immaculate Conception High Schoolp. 89
Mid-South Coliseump. 90
Java Cabana/Viva Memphis Wedding Chapelp. 92
The First Single-Family House Occupied by the Presley Family in Memphisp. 93
Lamar-Airways Shopping Centerp. 94
Rainbow Rollerdomep. 94
Americana Clubp. 95
The 1977 Home of Ginger Aldenp. 96
(Former site of the) Last House Rented by Elvis in Memphisp. 96
The First House Owned by Elvis Presleyp. 97
Chapter 4 Virginia and the Mid-South beyond Memphisp. 99
Elvis Presley Museum (Pigeon Forge, Tennessee)p. 99
Country Music Hall of Fame Museum (Nashville, Tennessee)p. 100
Ryman Auditorium (Nashville)p. 102
Don and Kim Epperly's Miniature Graceland (Roanoke, Virginia)p. 102
Elvis Concert Venues in Kentuckyp. 102
Elvis Concert Venues in Tennessee (except Memphis)p. 103
Elvis Concert Venues in Virginiap. 104
Elvis Concert Venue in West Virginiap. 105
Chapter 5 The Northp. 107
The Ed Sullivan Theater (New York City)p. 108
The Maxine Elliot Theater (New York City)p. 110
The Hudson Theater (New York City)p. 110
(Former site of) RCA Studios (New York City)p. 111
The Warwick Hotel (New York City)p. 111
Madison Square Garden (New York City)p. 112
The First Presleyterian Church (Dumont, New Jersey)p. 112
The White House (Washington, D.C.)p. 114
The Washington Hotel (Washington, D.C.)p. 115
Brooklyn High School (Cleveland, Ohio)p. 116
St. Michael's Hall (Cleveland, Ohio)p. 116
Elvis Concert Venues in Connecticutp. 117
Elvis Concert Venues in Mainep. 117
Elvis Concert Venues in Marylandp. 118
Elvis Concert Venues in Massachusettsp. 118
Elvis Concert Venues in New York State (outside New York City)p. 119
Elvis Concert Venues in Ohiop. 120
Elvis Concert Venues in Pennsylvaniap. 121
Elvis Concert Venue in Rhode Islandp. 121
Chapter 6 Texasp. 123
Fort Hoodp. 124
The Elvis Texas House (Killeen)p. 125
Eddie Fadal's Waco Housep. 125
Elvis Concert Venues in Texasp. 126
Chapter 7 The Midwest and the Plainsp. 133
Trade winds Courtyard Inn and Restaurant (Clinton, Oklahoma)p. 134
The Elvis Is Alive Museum (Wight City, Missouri)p. 134
Elvis Concert Venues in Illinoisp. 134
Elvis Concert Venues in Indianap. 135
Elvis Concert Venues in Iowap. 136
Elvis Concert Venues in Kansasp. 136
Elvis Concert Venues in Michiganp. 137
Elvis Concert Venues in Minnesotap. 137
Elvis Concert Venues in Missourip. 138
Elvis Concert Venues in Nebraskap. 139
Elvis Concert Venues in Oklahomap. 140
Elvis Concert Venues in South Dakotap. 141
Elvis Concert Venues in Wisconsinp. 141
Chapter 8 The Mountain West and Southwestp. 143
The Arizona Movie Set Tourp. 143
The Superstition Inn (Mesa, Arizona)p. 147
Elvis Concert Venues in Arizonap. 148
Elvis Concert Venues in Coloradop. 148
Elvis Concert Venues in New Mexicop. 149
Elvis Concert Venue in Utahp. 149
Chapter 9 Las Vegas, Nevadap. 151
University of Nevada-Las Vegasp. 154
Tropicana Resort and Casinop. 154
Hard Rock Hotel and Casinop. 155
(Former site of the) Aladdin Hotelp. 156
Flamingo Hiltonp. 157
Imperial Palacep. 158
Frontier (formerly New Frontier) Hotelp. 159
Las Vegas Hiltonp. 160
Sahara Hotel and Casinop. 162
Fremont Street Experiencep. 163
The Flying Elvip. 164
Landmark Pharmacyp. 165
Weddings with Elvisp. 165
Chapter 10 Nevada beyond Las Vegasp. 167
Sahara Tahoe Hotel and Casino (Stateline)p. 167
Reno Sparks Convention Centerp. 168
Sierra Sid's Auto Truck Plaza (Sparks)p. 169
Chapter 11 Los Angeles County, Californiap. 171
The Elvis Home Tourp. 173
The Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotelp. 174
The Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotelp. 175
The Elvis 1960-1961 and 1963-1965 Homep. 176
The Elvis 1961-1963 Homep. 178
The Elvis 1966-1968 Elvis Homep. 178
The First California Home that was actually owned by Elvisp. 179
The Last Elvis Home in Californiap. 181
The Elvis Studio Tourp. 183
Paramount Studios/Paramount Pictures Corporationp. 184
Twentieth Century-Fox Studiosp. 186
Sony Pictures (formerly Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) Studiosp. 188
Universal Studios Hollywoodp. 191
Other Los Angeles County Elvis Sitesp. 192
The Elvis Presley Star 193 CBS Television Cityp. 194
(Former site of the) Pan Pacific Auditoriump. 195
Studio 56 (formerly Radio Recorders)p. 195
Dodger Stadiump. 196
NBC Studios (Burbank)p. 196
(Former site of) Nudie's Rodeo Tailors (North Hollywood)p. 198
Mayfield Senior School (Pasadena)p. 199
Chapter 12 California beyond Los Angeles Countyp. 201
The Palm Springs House that Elvis Builtp. 202
The Palm Springs House that Elvis Leasedp. 203
Colonel Parker's Palm Springs Homep. 203
Big Bear Lakep. 204
The Ink House (St. Helena)p. 205
Elvis Concert Venues in Californiap. 206
Chapter 13 The Northwestp. 209
Seattle Center (Seattle, Washington)p. 209
The New Washington Hotel (Seattle)p. 211
The 24-Hour Church of Elvis (Portland, Oregon)p. 211
Elvis Concert Venues in Oregonp. 213
Elvis Concert Venues in Washingtonp. 214
Chapter 14 The Islands of Hawaiip. 215
Concert Sitesp. 216
Old Stadium Park (Honolulu)p. 216 S
Schofield Barracks (Oahu)p. 218
Bloch Arena (Pearl Harbor)p. 218
The USS Arizona Memorial (Honolulu)p. 219
Neal S. Blaisdell Center (Honolulu)p. 220
Oahu Movie locationsp. 221
Ala Moana Park (Honolulu)p. 223
Ala Wai Yacht Harbor (Honolulu)p. 223
Hilton Hawaiian Village (Honolulu)p. 223
The Ilikai Hotel Nikko Waikiki (Honolulu)p. 224
Waikiki Beach (Honolulu)p. 225
Honolulu Police Departmentp. 225
National Memorial Cemetery, The Punchbowl Cemetery (Honolulu)p. 226
Makiki District Park (Honolulu)p. 226
Hanauma Bay State Underwater Park (Honolulu)p. 227
Polynesian Cultural Center (Laie)p. 228
Central Oahup. 228
Kauai and Other Outer-Island Movie locationsp. 229
Wailua River State Park/Lydgate State Park (Wailua)p. 231
Coco Palms Resort (Kapaa)p. 232
Hawaii Movie Tours (Kapaa)p. 233
The Village on Anahola 233 Hanalei Bay Areap. 233
Sheraton Maui (Lahaina) 234 The Kona Coastp. 234
Chapter 15 Beyond the United Statesp. 235
Elvis Concert Venues in Canadap. 236
Elvis in Germanyp. 236
Hiburts Park Hotel (Bad Nauheim)p. 237
Hotel Gruenewald (Bad Nauheim)p. 237
Elvis's Home in Germany (Bad Nauheim)p. 237
Elvis in Parisp. 238
Hotel Prince de Gallesp. 238
American Bar Cafep. 239
Lidop. 239
Casino de Parisp. 239
Folies-Bergerep. 239
Moulin Rougep. 240
Elvis beyond Europep. 240
The Hound Dog Hole (Almaty, Kazakhstan)p. 240
Chapter 16 Elvis on the World Wide Webp. 241
Afterword: The Next Editionp. 244
Indexp. 245