Video Tribute, 'To Elvis With Love : Writings on the Wall', Features Fans' Messages
Have you ever visited Graceland and written a message on the fieldstone wall that surrounds the property?
This phenomenon started while Elvis was still alive, and the grounds keepers worked diligently to keep the wall clean. After Elvis died, the volume of fan graffiti proved overwhelming, and the estate decided to leave the wall alone. Only crude messages were pressure-washed off. The rest would last a year or so until exposure to sun and rain faded them, giving newer visitors a chance to add their thoughts.
'To Elvis With Love: Writings on the Wall' is a video to honor our fans who continue to visit each year. Elvis fans can now check out the new video montage (below) featuring several of the messages fans have left for Elvis on the wall outside of Graceland in Memphis, TN. In April of 1957 after Elvis purchased the Graceland property and was filming 'Jailhouse Rock', the famous Graceland wall was installed with Alabama field stone and was one of the first additions to the grounds along with the famous iron gates. The wall outside of Graceland has given fans a sense of warmth, welcome and camaraderie. Over the years, fans have turned the wall into a special place where they write personal messages to Elvis. The Graceland wall has been signed by millions of people, including celebrities, politicians and fans from around the world. Below, enjoy an entertaining look at some of the messages that fans have left for Elvis on the wall outside of Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.
Aselection of messages from fans between 1989 and 1996
If this was Disneyworld, I'd buy a pair of Elvis ears!
Elvis. I wish I was your belt buckle for a day. Gina
Please quit writin' on my wall. Thank you, thank you very much. 'E'
George Burns is bringing cigars and news about Ann-Margret!
Elvis, yesterday I realized how much I love you, so I broke off my engagement to Adam. Please come home to Mama! - Monique
Elvis, you had great taste in women. Priscilla is a babe! - Dave
Elvis kicks butt!
You had a weird decorator. Thank God he didn't write music! - Connie
Elvis, Elvis, let me be.
Keep your pelvis far from me!
Elvis, thanks for helping me celebrate my fortieth birthday. Too bad you missed the party! Sheila
Elvis, I'm bearing your ghost child, and I'm confused because I'm a man!
We love you, and so does the rest of Oz! - Melissa
You wouldn't have liked the way Caddies look today, anyway. - Mary Lou
'If you can't find a partner, use a wooden chair'?!? Ouch!
AGB - Atomic Graceland Babes
I can't believe I'm doing this! Please don't sandblast me! - Riedy
Elvis makes me hot! - Jerrie
Dear Gladys & Vernon - YOU DONE GOOD!
Elvis I came for a short visit, but a part of me will always remain… Jen
Elvis, it's me again in '93. Remember?
Hey Elvis: Lisa Marie made a big mistake. Come back and straighten her out. Mary, 1994
Dear God: Bolton and Cyrus for Presley?!? Let's TRADE!!!
Can Elvis come out and play?? Jewels
Elvis, please call Kevin. He heard you were dead and he's BUMMED.
Elvis, your burning love left a hole in my heart.
THANK YOU dear Elvis for all the happiness and the miracle. Wish I could stay forever. I will come back… Hatice
I love you now and forever. I will be with you someday. I will dream of you until then. - Jen
We travelled a long way, but, for you, we'd do it again in a minute! T.L.C!
You are fantastic! I never got to see you, but I have come to Graceland each August for 15 years. It still hurts, but the love from your fans all over this world helps mend these broken hearts. Thank you, Love, for your music and all the wonderful things you did and will forever do. You bring the world together in friendship and love. The world is full of beautiful people. Elvis, you are the most beautiful in every way. The world has learned, and always will learn, much from you and be grateful always. Till next year. You sing forever in our hearts.
Tips for Visiting Elvis Presley's Graceland
The Wall : To Elvis With Love
Elvis Presley with the music gates of Graceland : delivered and installed on April 22, 1957
April 30, 1957 : Bill for Stone Wall Built at the front of Graceland
Satellite Image of Graceland
Photos of Graceland : April, 1962
Elvis Presley -- Rising Sun and other Horses at Graceland
Graceland Newspaper article : March 1957
The Night Springsteen Jumped the Fence at Graceland
Graceland Gates Damaged [And Repaired] 
Graceland, Before Elvis
The Moores & The Presleys at Graceland
Elvis Presley's 1955 Pink Cadillac at Graceland
Elvis Presley at Graceland : March 1965
President Bush and Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi Visit Graceland
Graceland Mansion Designated National Historic Landmark
Ebony's Double: Last Horse Elvis Brought To Graceland
Jerry Lee Lewis, Arrested at the Gates of Graceland : Interview with Jerry Lee Lewis
Presley's Death Writes New Chapter in History
Rock Idol Elvis Presley Dies at 42
Elvis' Funeral Procession August 17, 1977
A Broken Heart... Hastened Death
World's At Standstill For Elvis' Fiancee
Firemen's Call To Graceland Was Anything But Routine
Elvis Presley and the Events Of 1977
Australian Press 1977
Photos : August 16-19, 1977
For a more (very) detailed history of Elvis Presley see our pages; starting at Elvis Presley 1935-1953