Elvis Presley's 1956 Home : 1034 Audubon Drive, Memphis, TN
In 1956, a 21-year-old Elvis Presley would rise to international stardom.
During this time Elvis lived at 1034 Audubon Drive, Memphis, TN.
Before flying to Shreveport on March 3 1956 with cousin, Gene Smith, Elvis writes a check for $500 toward the purchase of a house for himself and his parents at 1034 Audubon Drive, a well-to-do suburban neighborhood east of downtown Memphis. While Elvis is on tour, on March 20, his parents move into the new house.
Elvis purchased 1034 Audubon Drive with royalties earned from 'Heartbreak Hotel'.
This was a time of innocence, gracious southern living and the dawn of pop culture, as we know it today.
During his 13 month stay at Audubon, Elvis became a multiple hit recording artist with RCA, movie star, teen idol, breadwinner for his immediate family, heartbreaker, award winner and ultimately homeowner with numerous additions and customizations to the property as designated by Elvis, which remain to this day.
Elvis in the front yard of his home at 1034 Audubon Drive in May 29, 1956. When this photo was taken, Elvis had just returned from touring; the band’s instruments were still packed on the roof of his car.
His famous pink Cadillac can be seen over his right shoulder.
Elvis buys $100,000 mansion.
2007 picture : The backyard iwith the original swimming pool and pool-house Elvis had constructed for family, friends and occasional fan enjoyment.
They would have been comfortable there had their son not become the biggest show business sensation in the western world. It soon became apparent that 1034 Audubon Drive failed to provide privacy from an increasing army of fans who even started camping on the home’s front lawn. Consequently, Elvis and his parents spent much of early 1957 in Hollywood where Elvis was filming 'Loving You', which featured his parents as extras.
On Saturday, March 17, 1957, a day after they returned to Memphis, Elvis' mother and father called real estate agent Virginia Grant to see what she had to offer. Grant wasted no time. That day she showed them two properties, leaving Graceland to last. By 6 p.m. she had accepted a $1,000 deposit from the Presleys and drawn up a provisional sales contract detailing the terms of sale, including an asking price of $90,000.
At 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 19, 22-year-old Elvis, accompanied by his parents, met Grant at Graceland.
Elvis surveyed the property for a few minutes, then baptized the house by playing some Rock & Roll at a piano. Elvis, Vernon and Gladys Presley signed the sales contract on the spot as purchasers.
A closing date was set for Tuesday, March 26, at 4:30 p.m.
Taking a break from fans, Elvis relaxed with family on the patio of his home at 1034 Audubon Drive in Memphis. Elvis paid $40,000 for the four-bedroom, ranch-style house in 1956, a year before he purchased Graceland. On the same day this photograph was taken, July 4, Elvis also played a benefit concert at Russwood Park.
There is more information, '10 facts 'that you probably don't know' in the booklet, In The Eye Of The Storm.
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Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore and Bill Black : February 9, 1956
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Elvis Presley : The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show : February 11, 1956
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Elvis Presley : The Lousinana Hayride : March 10, 1956
Elvis Presley : The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show : March 17, 1956
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Elvis Presley : The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show : March 24, 1956
Elvis Presley : The Milton Berle Show : April 3, 1956
Elvis Presley : Arena : San Diego : April 4, 1956
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Elvis Presley : Wichita Falls, Texas : April 9, 1956
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Elvis Presley : Oklahoma City : April 19, 1956
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Elvis Presley at The New Frontier Hotel : From April 23, 1956
Review : Elvis Presley at The New Frontier : Las Vegas Sun : April 26, 1956
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Review : Elvis Presley at The New Frontier : Las Vegas SUN : May 1, 1956
Letter to the editor : Las Vegas SUN : May 12, 1956
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Elvis Presley : May 14, 1956 : LaCrosse Wisconsin
Elvis Presley : May 15, 1956 : Ellis Auditorium
Elvis Presley Detroit, MI. Fox Theater May 25, 1956
Elvis Presley : Columbus, Ohio : May 26, 1956
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Elvis Presley : June 7, 1956 : Long Beach Municipal Auditorium
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The Wink Martindale Show : June 16, 1956
Vernon, Gladys and Elvis Presley sing at the piano : 1034 Audubon Drive House : June 17, 1956
Elvis Presley and Barbara Hearn : June 19, 1956 : Fairgrounds Amusement Park, Memphis
Elvis Presley and Barbara Hearn at Elvis' 1034 Audubon Drive House : June 19, 1956
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Elvis Presley : RCA Studio One, Memphis, Tennessee : July 2, 1956
Elvis Presley : On The Train to, Memphis, Tennessee : July 3, 1956
Elvis Presley : Russwood Park, Memphis, Tennessee : July 4, 1956
Elvis Presley : St. Joseph's Hospital Memphis Tennessee : July 5, 1956
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Elvis Presley : October 5, 1956
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Elvis Presley : October 18, 1956
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Elvis Presley : The Ed Sullivan Show : Dress Rehearsals : October 28, 1956
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Elvis Presley gets his Polio Shot : October 28, 1956
Elvis Presley : The Ed Sullivan Show : October 28, 1956
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Elvis Presley : December 11, 1956 : Mobbed by fans in Memphis after running out of gas
Elvis Presley's Last Louisiana Hayride Performance : December 15, 1956
Elvis Presley Touch Football : Dave Wells Community Center : December 27, 1956
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The Elvis Files Volume 1 : 1953-1956
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Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet. Never before have we seen an Elvis concert from the 50's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered Unreleased Film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don’t Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever. This is an excellent release no fan should be without it. The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people.
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