Elvis Presley

On This Day in 1957, Elvis Bought Graceland

Located in Memphis, Tennessee, Graceland became Elvis’s home base. He lived there with his parents and his grandmother Minnie Mae Presley, and he conducted plenty of business there. He outfitted it with his favorite furniture and his favorite appliance: TV. There are TVs all over the place.

When Elvis died in 1977, Lisa Marie Presley inherited the estate. She preserved it exactly as it was, and opened it in 1982 as a tourist…