Elvis Presley’s Graceland unseen – Behind the mysterious drapes upstairs | Music | Entertainment | EUROtoday

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When Elvis Presley moved his household from 1034 Audubon Drive to Graceland in 1957, the rising star needed to guard his privateness.

The Memphis mansion and its grounds can be open for his inside circle to get pleasure from however they’d should be specifically invited upstairs to the King’s sanctuary.

Up in his primary dwelling house for escaping the world was his bed room, with home windows that didn’t open and air-con so chilly that visitors can be given jackets to remain heat.

Access on the high of the first-floor touchdown was obstructed by a newly put in privateness wall, that includes one-way mirrors in order that Elvis may see who was on the opposite aspect.

If followers go to Graceland immediately, you may nearly see these from the underside of the staircase by the doorway to the mansion. But have you ever ever puzzled what was behind the drapes on the high of the steps?

Elvis’ cousin and final surviving unique Memphis Mafia member Billy Smith was beforehand requested throughout a Q&A on his YouTube channel.

The query was: “What is directly on the other side of the block wall with the drapes that’s at the first landing of the stairs at Graceland?” At first Billy joked: “Well they got a real big statue of Elvis and it’s back behind there.”

Answering the query significantly, he stated: “No, what it was, he put it up there to kind of blend in and cover-up in with the interior downstairs. And at that time it was red.” But what’s behind them?

Billy continued: “Behind it was a door and this door led out to a little balcony that was over the top of the Jungle Room.”

This is sensible as in 1960 Elvis prolonged the home with the Jungle Room, which he known as The Den. Originally this was a screened-in porch that was then closed off as a room just a few years afterward. There was even a plan for a convention room above, nevertheless, this was by no means accomplished after The King’s sudden demise in 1977.