elvisjock wrote:It's hard to believe this error got past Angie Marchese, assuming she was in the loop.
Years pass, and things change. After Elvis died, Vernon ran Graceland. When Vernon died (and his mother and sister still lived in the house), bankers and lawyers assumed control. Elvis' grandmother is said to have considered calling a press conference to complain about the situation (this, according to maid, Nancy Rooks).
In the early years of the modern-era EPE, employees like Patsy Andersen and Todd Morgan weren't just hired guns. They were fans like us. They are gone, now, and mistakes that would have been easily corrected in the past will slp through the cracks. The sad reality is that it really only matters to the few thousand of us that know enough to care.
That's really a shame, not because we know the history and they don't but because out of the legions of people that come to Graceland and gloss over the facts there's probably a segment of that crowd that wants to dive in and do their homework. Of course you would think going to Graceland would be ground-zero for this information and unfortunately it seems that it isn't. Since Elvis is an historical
figure, you'd think somebody on team Graceland would be assigned the title of 'fact-checker'. It's just common sense. After all, Graceland is on the National Register of Historic
Places. WTF, for real!!!