Tag Archives: Memphis

Isaac Hayes’ Cadillac

It circles in its own room at the STAX Museum in Memphis (something you should definitely check out if you go to Memphis). The interior has white fur details. It is one of the most outrageous things I’ve ever seen … Continue reading

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For Father’s Day

Photo by Alfred Wertheimer, summer 1956. Elvis and his father, Vernon, in the half-filled pool in the first house Elvis bought, on Audobon Drive (I drove by the house on my last visit to Memphis). Elvis had a swimming pool … Continue reading

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Graceland Details

The front room Gladys’ dresses, hanging in her closet Dining room table You really can’t say that the descriptions of The Jungle Room over-state the case. Light switch by the basement stairway. It’s the details that get me. In the … Continue reading

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Another Memphis Collage

S. Main at night The Little Tea Shop Christmas tree on Mud Island in the Mississippi, at sunset The most disturbing dog park I have ever seen. Picnic tables in Overton Park Beale Street in the rain Walkway overlooking the … Continue reading

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Memphis Flash: Elvis’ Duds

Private Presley This belt might be my favorite Vegas clothing item. Worn at his Madison Square Garden press conference, 1972 The white suit, white shoes, Elvis wore to sing “If I Can Dream” at the end of the NBC special … Continue reading

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Memphis Collage

Dawn, Confederate Park Beale Street on a rainy night A door to nowhere, somewhere in Memphis Barge on the Mississippi The old Ambassador Hotel ghost sign, Main Street Reserved. For a legend. I kept being drawn to this building off … Continue reading

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Past/Present/Future: The Hotel Chisca

“That building you were just takin’ pictures of … that was the Hotel Chisca. Ol’ Dewey Phillips used to broadcast from there.” The man, who walked with a cane, came up beside me on Main Street and offered this information. … Continue reading

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Some Memphis Thoughts

The thing about Memphis that takes some getting used to, for someone like me, who spends the majority of her time in New York City, is that no one is ever breathing down your neck. You can wander, you can … Continue reading

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Gearhead Heaven: Elvis’ Car Museum

1956 Cadillac Eldorado 1962 Lincoln Continental 1969 Mercedes Benz 600 Limousine 1955 Pink Cadillac Fleetwood sedan 1973 Stutz Blackhawk 1956 Lincoln Continental 1960 Willys Jeep 1976 Harley Davidson Electra Glide 1971 Stutz Blackhawk 1960 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud 1966 Rolls … Continue reading

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Memphis Walk

Union Avenue Sun Studio Ghosts Strip joint Memphis, New Year’s Day Eerie emptiness Wasteland Wonder Bread Memphis Redbirds The Pyramid River boat History, at the end of the block

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