Honky Tonk Hall of Fame Announces Elvis Presley's 1956 Audubon Drive Home Open For Bids On EBayAuction Site

MEMPHIS, Tenn.--()--April 11, 2006--Bidding for Elvis' first home, made possible by the huge success of "Heartbreak Hotel," begins on eBay on Friday, April 14, 2006, 50 years after Elvis and his family moved in. The property, like Presley's Graceland, was recently added to the National Historic Register of Homes.

1034 Audubon Drive is where Elvis lived when he took America by storm, exploding on the pop scene with a string of gold records including "Hound Dog," "Don't Be Cruel," and "Love Me Tender," where he returned after appearing on the Ed Sullivan, Steve Allen, and Milton Berle Shows, where he came home after filming Love Me Tender and Loving You, and where he entertained Hollywood stars Natalie Wood and Nick Adams.

It was a period of extraordinary access, but within the year the fans and photographers overwhelmed him. With his transformation into the "King of Rock 'n Roll," Elvis and his family moved to secluded Graceland, thirteen months after purchasing his dream home, the first home the Presleys owned since he was a child.

To enable all Elvis Presley fans the opportunity to own this unique property at 1034 Audubon Drive, Memphis, TN, this house is being auctioned exclusively on eBay(R) www.ebay.com. Bidding begins April 14 and ends May 14.

The traditional one-story Ranch style house (ca. 1954) has a broad rambling facade and a low-pitched hip roof of vertical redwood board-and-batten siding with a brick wainscoting. There is a two-car attached garage and Elvis' pool and motorcycle garage are in the backyard. The house interior retains the improvements made by Elvis that allow the pool area to be visible from all the family areas. The front of the property is enclosed with a brick and metal fence installed by the Presley family. The home today looks much as it did during Elvis's tenure and will be sold as is.

The sale is being facilitated by Nashville-based Honky Tonk Hall of Fame, LLC, a touring exhibit and memorabilia company. For more information, visit their website at www.honkytonkhalloffame.com or www.elvistyle.com.

EDITORS' NOTE: For photographs of Presley at the property or more information, contact Lance Cowan at LCMedia, (615) 331-1710 or lcmedia@bellsouth.net.

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lcmedia@bellsouth.net