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Goodbye, Graceland? Elvis' Old Planes May Be Moved

 / Updated  / Source: Associated Press
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The Lisa Marie, one of two jets once owned by late singer Elvis Presley, is seen July 1, 2014, at the Graceland tourist attraction in Memphis, Tenn. Adrian Sainz / AP

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For 30 years, tourists from around the world have paid money to get a look at two airplanes once owned by Elvis Presley at Graceland in Memphis. By April of next year, however, the planes named Lisa Marie and Hound Dog II could be gone. Elvis Presley Enterprises, which operates the Graceland tourist attraction, has written to the planes' owners saying they should prepare to remove the jets from Graceland by next spring.

But their removal could cause an uproar among fans, especially those who visit Graceland every year as part of an annual pilgrimage to events such as Elvis Week and the candlelight vigil commemorating Presley's death. "The people who come to Memphis for Elvis Week like seeing those planes there because it's just part of the whole aura of what Elvis was about," fan Paul Fivelson said. "It would be kind of blasphemous to take them away, and I think there are probably a lot of fans who will feel the same way."

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