Elvis’ desk. Biography of Churchill, Gods From Outer Space (a book Elvis loved) and the Warren Report smack-dab in the center. Piles of karate books along the sides of the desk, as well as the Guinness Book of World Records. If you have read/seen my play, you will know why I texted my cousin Mike FROM RIGHT THERE to tell him Elvis had a copy of the Warren Report.
Downstairs hallway, next to the pool room. Nautical picture on the wall. Wooden paneling. Totally 70s. That hallway looks like every basement hallway in every house I grew up in, and my childhood friends’ houses. Of course you walk through the door into the pool room and you know you are not in Kansas anymore, but that prosaic hallway could have been anywhere.
The trip was incredible with many different phases, not just Elvis-related. I love Memphis. I met so many nice people. I am exhausted. Life is good. We had a great time.