24 Hours of Elvis: 9:10 a.m., The Elvis Statue

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 15th 2011 1462 0

(In honor of Elvis Week 2011, I’m having an Elvis-themed Monday. All day, immersed in the world of Elvis – checking out his favorite places, eating where he ate, and doing some of the things he did in an attempt to find out why after so many years, Elvis is still so fascinating for so many people.)

Elvis Statue on Beale St.

After breakfast, I paid a visit to the Elvis statue on Beale St. The street was almost empty at 9 a.m., even during Elvis week. (It was also not barricaded, meaning I could have driven down Beale. I didn’t – it would have been too weird.)

I love all of the detail in the statue – it could have been so simple, but the sculptor took the time to trick out the guitar and get the sneer just right.


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Jackie says:

    Loving your blog and all the great info you post. Especially all the Elvis things, as a huge fan and a future resident I’m happy to see such great pieces written. Memphis is a beautify city, with so much to offer locals and visitors.

  2. Libbie Walsh says:

    Thank you so much for the time and effort you have put into this wonderful site on Memphis. its brilliant! I am from the uk and am visiting for the first time in October, and i can hardly breathe with excitement!
    i have been an Elvis fan forever, and am thrilled to find this wonderful array of things to do in magnificent Memphis!
    keep up the fantastic work heartfelt thanks and Love!
    Libbie UK

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