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October 09, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
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The house where Elvis and Priscilla Presley enjoyed their honeymoon in Palm Springs, California in 1967 went on the real estate market Thursday with a $6.93 million price tag. The
4,695-square-foot “honeymoon hideaway” is listed as a “midcentury, single-family, peach-accented home” with four bedrooms and five bathrooms.

Elvis leased the estate at 1350 Ladera Circle on Sept. 16, 1966 for a term of one year for a sum of $21,000. His manager, Colonel Tom Parker, lived in the neighborhood and
suggested the area as a good place for Elvis to get away from Hollywood while he was filming.

Rona Barrett, the famous gossip columnist who lived around the corner, noticed Priscilla Beaulieu had arrived at the home on April 29, 1967. She had the maid followed to find out if
a wedding was about to take place. Barrett detected that Elvis’ parents, Dee and Vernon Presley, were joined by his good friends Joan and Joe Esposito, Marty Lacker, George
Klein, and Sandy and Jerry Schilling. During her nightly television broadcast Barrett reported that “the King and Priscilla are to be married in Palm Springs!”

Originally, the plan was to have the wedding and reception take place around the pool at the estate but because of the onslaught of the press and media, Colonel Parker arranged
for Elvis and Priscilla to be married in Las Vegas at the Aladdin Hotel.

Joe Esposito helped Elvis and Priscilla sneak out of the house at 3:00 am on Monday, May 1, 1967. They slipped by the media and paparazzi by quietly going past the pool, across
the fruit orchard, and out the back to Rose Avenue with limos waiting to drive them to the airport. Frank Sinatra’s Lear jet, the “Christina,” whisked them away to Las Vegas where by
5 am their marriage license was secured.

At 11:00 am, the wedding ceremony took place in Aladdin Hotel’s owner Milton Prell’s suite. The ceremony was followed by a breakfast reception for about 100 guests. By 2:50 pm,
Elvis and Priscilla flew back to Palm Springs.

Elvis carried Priscilla over the threshold and up the stairs of the house singing the “Hawaiian Wedding Song” from his movie Blue Hawaii. Lisa Marie Presley was born February 1,
1968, exactly 9 months from the date of the honeymoon. The next day, Elvis went to United Artists in Los Angeles to complete “Clambake” and then hurried back to Palm Springs
the same evening. Many say Elvis, tired of the film making, went through many changes while living at the estate and began planning the “1968 Come Back Special” there.

“It was designed by modernist architect William Krisel and built by custom-home builder of the era Robert Alexander in 1962,” Erick Meeks, a listing agent with Sotheby’s with Tracey
Wrubleski revealed.

“To enjoy the contentment of brisk desert winter evenings, homeowners and their guests will certainly appreciate the warm fireplace of the great, round living room designed with
custom stonework,” Wrubleski said. “Large glass windows offer exceptional views of the San Jacinto Mountains and Coachella Valley.”

The home features the same aquamarine swimming pool, surrounded by foliage and beautiful vegetation, the Presley’s enjoyed. A tennis court and estate garden complete the
private .35-acre premises.