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How to get access to Elvis' bedroom at Graceland

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becky

Courtice, Canada

#1 Dec 21, 2007
This is from EIN

How to get access to Elvis' bedroom at Graceland

Access to EP's bedroom is very high security. The only two people that have unlimited access is Pricilla, and Lisa. NO ONE ELSE.

Jack Soden, Angie Marchese (Archives Manager), the two that you would think have access, have to get permission, in writing, from either Lisa or Priscilla.

Here are the procedures to getting in EP's bedroom, as laid out to me by Angie:

1. Written memo to Jack Soden as to the reason for needing access with an approximate time needed in the room.

2. Memo is approved by Soden, and forwarded to either Priscilla's, or Lisa's reps.

3. Approved or disapproved by either, and sent back to Soden.

4. If approved Soden will retrieve the keys from Graceland Vault area. The door has two combos. One Soden has, and the other is the head of Graceland security (not affiliated with their uniformed guards.)

5. The persons, or persons approved to enter the bedroom are checked for cameras, and have listed on a memo pad, what they are bringing up, or from the room. If photos of an item in the room are made, then each photo is accounted for, and stored by Soden while the process is on.

6. Soden, or one of his security will escort the rep, usually Angie Marchese to the upstairs area and open the two locked doors.

7. The time Angie is in the room is timed, and documented.

As you can see getting access to the upstairs is, as Angie stated "an act of Congress." The upstairs carpet, and such is still the same, but most of the items (clothing, jewellery, perishables) have been removed inventoried, and stored.

Lisa does not stay in the room, her room is still there, but of course more update to her likings. She and Nicolas did not stay in the house, however there was a huge party there in Feb 2001. I saw the limos personally, and heard all the loud music, the scene was unreal! Lisa, and her mom can do what they please up there, and often do, and yes Lisa has had many visitors in her dad’s room.

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/elvisbedroomacces...
samantha kaye

AOL

#2 Dec 28, 2007
becky wrote:
This is from EIN
How to get access to Elvis' bedroom at Graceland
Access to EP's bedroom is very high security. The only two people that have unlimited access is Pricilla, and Lisa. NO ONE ELSE.
Jack Soden, Angie Marchese (Archives Manager), the two that you would think have access, have to get permission, in writing, from either Lisa or Priscilla.
Here are the procedures to getting in EP's bedroom, as laid out to me by Angie:
1. Written memo to Jack Soden as to the reason for needing access with an approximate time needed in the room.
2. Memo is approved by Soden, and forwarded to either Priscilla's, or Lisa's reps.
3. Approved or disapproved by either, and sent back to Soden.
4. If approved Soden will retrieve the keys from Graceland Vault area. The door has two combos. One Soden has, and the other is the head of Graceland security (not affiliated with their uniformed guards.)
5. The persons, or persons approved to enter the bedroom are checked for cameras, and have listed on a memo pad, what they are bringing up, or from the room. If photos of an item in the room are made, then each photo is accounted for, and stored by Soden while the process is on.
6. Soden, or one of his security will escort the rep, usually Angie Marchese to the upstairs area and open the two locked doors.
7. The time Angie is in the room is timed, and documented.
As you can see getting access to the upstairs is, as Angie stated "an act of Congress." The upstairs carpet, and such is still the same, but most of the items (clothing, jewellery, perishables) have been removed inventoried, and stored.
Lisa does not stay in the room, her room is still there, but of course more update to her likings. She and Nicolas did not stay in the house, however there was a huge party there in Feb 2001. I saw the limos personally, and heard all the loud music, the scene was unreal! Lisa, and her mom can do what they please up there, and often do, and yes Lisa has had many visitors in her dad’s room.
http://www.elvisinfonet.com/elvisbedroomacces...
give the estate time, i am sure that upstairs will be opened when the money slows coming in...
Lee

Redmond, WA

#3 Dec 28, 2007
becky wrote:
This is from EIN
How to get access to Elvis' bedroom at Graceland
Access to EP's bedroom is very high security. The only two people that have unlimited access is Pricilla, and Lisa. NO ONE ELSE.
Jack Soden, Angie Marchese (Archives Manager), the two that you would think have access, have to get permission, in writing, from either Lisa or Priscilla.
Here are the procedures to getting in EP's bedroom, as laid out to me by Angie:
1. Written memo to Jack Soden as to the reason for needing access with an approximate time needed in the room.
2. Memo is approved by Soden, and forwarded to either Priscilla's, or Lisa's reps.
3. Approved or disapproved by either, and sent back to Soden.
4. If approved Soden will retrieve the keys from Graceland Vault area. The door has two combos. One Soden has, and the other is the head of Graceland security (not affiliated with their uniformed guards.)
5. The persons, or persons approved to enter the bedroom are checked for cameras, and have listed on a memo pad, what they are bringing up, or from the room. If photos of an item in the room are made, then each photo is accounted for, and stored by Soden while the process is on.
6. Soden, or one of his security will escort the rep, usually Angie Marchese to the upstairs area and open the two locked doors.
7. The time Angie is in the room is timed, and documented.
As you can see getting access to the upstairs is, as Angie stated "an act of Congress." The upstairs carpet, and such is still the same, but most of the items (clothing, jewellery, perishables) have been removed inventoried, and stored.
Lisa does not stay in the room, her room is still there, but of course more update to her likings. She and Nicolas did not stay in the house, however there was a huge party there in Feb 2001. I saw the limos personally, and heard all the loud music, the scene was unreal! Lisa, and her mom can do what they please up there, and often do, and yes Lisa has had many visitors in her dad’s room.
http://www.elvisinfonet.com/elvisbedroomacces...
Very interesting post.

“....may God bless you, Adios”

Since: Jul 07

Viva Las Vegas

#4 Dec 28, 2007
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>Very interesting post.
(((Becky))) is a younger fan...but she has done some great research and sleuthing...posts some really interesting Elvis information on the boards....and teaches me a thing or two.:)
rankin john

UK

#5 Apr 13, 2009
why cant fans visit elvis upstairs rooms
candysvett2

AOL

#6 Apr 13, 2009
I don't think any of us posters will get upstairs.....Even bill clinton was turned down.!!
becky wrote:
This is from EIN
How to get access to Elvis' bedroom at Graceland
Access to EP's bedroom is very high security. The only two people that have unlimited access is Pricilla, and Lisa. NO ONE ELSE.
Jack Soden, Angie Marchese (Archives Manager), the two that you would think have access, have to get permission, in writing, from either Lisa or Priscilla.
Here are the procedures to getting in EP's bedroom, as laid out to me by Angie:
1. Written memo to Jack Soden as to the reason for needing access with an approximate time needed in the room.
2. Memo is approved by Soden, and forwarded to either Priscilla's, or Lisa's reps.
3. Approved or disapproved by either, and sent back to Soden.
4. If approved Soden will retrieve the keys from Graceland Vault area. The door has two combos. One Soden has, and the other is the head of Graceland security (not affiliated with their uniformed guards.)
5. The persons, or persons approved to enter the bedroom are checked for cameras, and have listed on a memo pad, what they are bringing up, or from the room. If photos of an item in the room are made, then each photo is accounted for, and stored by Soden while the process is on.
6. Soden, or one of his security will escort the rep, usually Angie Marchese to the upstairs area and open the two locked doors.
7. The time Angie is in the room is timed, and documented.
As you can see getting access to the upstairs is, as Angie stated "an act of Congress." The upstairs carpet, and such is still the same, but most of the items (clothing, jewellery, perishables) have been removed inventoried, and stored.
Lisa does not stay in the room, her room is still there, but of course more update to her likings. She and Nicolas did not stay in the house, however there was a huge party there in Feb 2001. I saw the limos personally, and heard all the loud music, the scene was unreal! Lisa, and her mom can do what they please up there, and often do, and yes Lisa has had many visitors in her dad’s room.
http://www.elvisinfonet.com/elvisbedroomacces...
candysvett2

AOL

#7 Apr 13, 2009
Elvis' bedroom and the upstairs were basically his refuge from the world,,,and he died there,so out of respect for this man, no one is allowed there but family.
I would imagine it is still difficult for them.
rankin john wrote:
why cant fans visit elvis upstairs rooms
nina

Canada

#8 Apr 13, 2009
candysvett2 wrote:
Elvis' bedroom and the upstairs were basically his refuge from the world,,,and he died there,so out of respect for this man, no one is allowed there but family.
I would imagine it is still difficult for them.
<quoted text>
plus there's logistics of traffic flow up and down the stairs

If I were Lisa, I wouldn't want his bedroom/bath open to fans either

I'd want to keep that deeply private part of Elvis private

“....may God bless you, Adios”

Since: Jul 07

Viva Las Vegas

#9 Apr 13, 2009
nina wrote:
<quoted text>
plus there's logistics of traffic flow up and down the stairs
If I were Lisa, I wouldn't want his bedroom/bath open to fans either
I'd want to keep that deeply private part of Elvis private
Absolutely agree with you on this.
Lynetta

Louisville, KY

#10 May 2, 2009
I also agree. This was Lisa's private sanctuary with her Dad in life. I read that she used to sit outside his bedroom door sometimes while he slept. So sad.
candysvett2

AOL

#11 May 2, 2009
I think his room will never be opened unless the attendance runs low and then priscilla will have to have another "draw".

But Lisa may NEVER let that happen. I don't blame her.
nina

Canada

#12 May 3, 2009
Lynetta wrote:
I also agree. This was Lisa's private sanctuary with her Dad in life. I read that she used to sit outside his bedroom door sometimes while he slept. So sad.
that is heartbreaking

“zero nuclear weapons”

Since: Sep 08

Perryville

#13 May 19, 2009
There is one way to see the rooms up staris is watch the film This is Elvis they did film up staris you will see Lisa'a and Elvis's Room in the film the only one that is not in the film is the bathroom
queenie

Plymouth, UK

#14 May 19, 2009
nebka wrote:
There is one way to see the rooms up staris is watch the film This is Elvis they did film up staris you will see Lisa'a and Elvis's Room in the film the only one that is not in the film is the bathroom
That has always struck me as an odd one -the idea of taking a film crew upstairs and re-enacting the alleged events of August 16th.

wouldn't you think that it would have caused a lot of upset for everybody
nina

Canada

#15 May 19, 2009
queenie wrote:
<quoted text>
That has always struck me as an odd one -the idea of taking a film crew upstairs and re-enacting the alleged events of August 16th.
wouldn't you think that it would have caused a lot of upset for everybody
they were making a documentary

so it made sense

the footage was in the theatrical release

it was taken out for tv broadcast and in the first VHS release - some of the concert performances were also changed for licensing reasons

and restored for the current 2 dvd release

Since: Nov 08

Missouri Valley, Iowa

#16 May 24, 2009
So who cleans the bedroom, Priscilla or Lisa?

Since: Dec 08

Long Island, NY

#17 May 30, 2009
TCB-girl wrote:
<quoted text>
Absolutely agree with you on this.
I agree as well. Everytime I go there I always wonder what would happen if I ran up the stairs........probably be thrown out and arrested, and no visits to Graceland.......so, I won't be doing that.:)

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#18 Jun 4, 2009
With all the rumors that have gone around over the yrs. I'd heard/read that most everything was just as he'd left it. I also heard that Lisa sometimes went up there just to feel close to him.
Andro

Pennant Hills, Australia

#19 Nov 3, 2009
Wow what an interesting read. I hope his room remains locked to the public, it isn't a holy temple, he was not God, but a talented man with God's gift.I hope his family hold firmly to their convictions in respect and memory of their father and former partner. The family have aready given the fans so much of their life ... let them keep at least that part close to themselves.
nina

Ottawa, Canada

#20 Nov 3, 2009
elvis1279 wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree as well. Everytime I go there I always wonder what would happen if I ran up the stairs........probably be thrown out and arrested, and no visits to Graceland.......so, I won't be doing that.:)
I was too awe struck in 87 when I was there, but I remember standing at the bottom of the stairs looking up really hard

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