Graceland (Tennessee)

Graceland, located in Memphis, Tennessee, was the home of the “King of Rock and Roll” himself, Elvis Presley. Join host Jim Welch, as he takes viewers around the house and the property.

This episode also features the musings of violin maker Thomas Hale, who spends many hours in the basement of his home building and fixing violins. Wheeler Matthews, a steel drum maker located in Beaufort, South Carolina, brings the sounds of the Caribbean to professional musicians, as well as school children. 

Thomas Hale, Violin Maker | 27:Fifty (1991)
Thomas Hale, Violin Maker | 27:Fifty (1991)

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Thomas Hale repairs and makes violins. Mr. Hale fine tunes the art of fine craftsmanship; working long hours in the basement of his home. He discusses his inspirations for working on violins, drawing...
Graceland Tour, Continued | 27:Fifty (1991)
Graceland Tour, Continued | 27:Fifty (1991)

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Jim Welch shows the office building where Vernon Presley took care of administrative affairs, and the “smoke house” which Elvis occasionally used for target practice. The “Trophy Room” was the place...
Graceland Tour, Part 1 | 27:Fifty (1991)
Graceland Tour, Part 1 | 27:Fifty (1991)

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Graceland was the home of Elvis Presley, the "King of Rock and Roll." Jim Welch takes viewers around the home, showcasing the home's furnishings, as well as artifacts from Elvis' life, including his...
Graceland Meditation Garden | 27:Fifty (1991)
Graceland Meditation Garden | 27:Fifty (1991)

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Here in the Meditation Garden at Graceland, Elvis is buried right beside his parents, and paternal grandmother. Flowers from Elvis fans around the world continue to arrive to this very day.