ELVIS PRESLEY MUSEUM

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ELVIS PRESLEY'S PERSONALLY WORN MINT GREEN PAJAMAS BAPTIST HOSPITAL APRIL 1977

 
 
 
ELVIS-A-RAMA MUSEUM
 
 
 
 
 
This following information came from the owner of the ELVIS-A-RAMA MUSEUM before he sold it to Graceland. It reads as follows.............................................
 
This fabulous pair of large Lord Shannon mint-green pajamas were worn by Elvis while staying at Baptist Memorial Hospital in early April, 1977. After spending a week in the hospital, Elvis spent several days at Graceland trying to recover from exhaustion. These pajamas were left at Vernon Presley's home, adjacent to Graceland on Dolan Street, after a visit from Elvis. He would often walk across the rear of the property and visit with his father and fiance, Sandy Miller, to reminisce. This pair of pajamas were obtained from the Burnettes who purchased Vernon's home after Elvis's death.
 
 
 
NEWS REPORTS APRIL 1977
 
April 1 - 5 Elvis is hospitalised in Memphis and tour shows scheduled for March 31-April 3 are cancelled.

April 1 - "ELVIS ADMITTED TO BAPTIST HOSPITAL" "Entertainer Elvis Presley was admitted to Baptist Hospital early today after cancelling a show at the last minute in Baton Rouge, La., and flying to Memphis with complaints of intestinal flu ..." - The Memphis Press Scimitar.

April 6 - "ELVIS AT HOME; HOSPITAL ON CALL" "Elvis Presley was released from Baptist Hospital at 4am yesterday [April 5] ... He decided to keep the [Hospital] rooms reserved ... He is feeling fine and looking forward to returning to his personal appearance tours that begin April 21 at Greensboro, NC." - The Commercial Appeal.

Elvis died just nineteen weeks later.........................

These pajamas were on display at the world famous ELVIS-A-RAMA MUSEUM for many years.

The ELVIS-A-RAMA MUSEUM has been bought by Graceland and retired.
 
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During the early 1960's Vernon purchased a home 1266 Dolan Dr,which is adjacent to Graceland along the southeastern wall. Elvis had a gate installed so that he could walk from his backyard directly into his father's house. After Elvis' divorce in 1973, Elvis spent more time over there to occasionally escape Graceland and its inhabitants. Elvis would sometimes stay over late into the night talking with his father about the old days, his philosophies about life and his family.

 
After Elvis' death, Vernon moved into Graceland and sold the Dolan home and all its contents to Holbart and Bonnie Burnette who owned the Hickory Log Restaurant across the street from Graceland. The Burnette's delivered food up to the house for the Memphis Mafia and on occasion Elvis or Vernon.