Elvis’s Bev­erly Hills es­tate on the mar­ket for $12.9 M

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

MEM­PHIS, Tenn. — Real es­tate web­site op­er­a­tor Tru­lia says the for­mer Bev­erly Hills home of the late Elvis Pres­ley and his wife Priscilla is up for sale.

The home hit the mar­ket Wed­nes­day for a cool sale price of $12.9 mil­lion.

Like Elvis’s home in Mem­phis, known as Grace­land, Elvis fans have for years flocked to visit the prop­erty. Ac­cord­ing to the list­ing, the four-bed­room, five­bath­room French Re­gency es­tate sits on a 1.18-acre promon­tory over­look­ing Los Angeles.

Ac­cord­ing to Elvis Pres­ley En­ter­prises, Pres­ley first rented the house be­fore the cou­ple bought it in 1967. It was sold it sev­eral years later, af­ter Elvis and Priscilla di­vorced.

The es­tate was for­mally avail­able for lease for $25,000 a month. friends they want to spend time with.”

Adds Rose: “I think it’s fun for (the con­tes­tants) to be on TV and meet the peo­ple on the panel, and even though it doesn’t sound like a lot of money com­pared to some Amer­i­can game shows, $5,000 re­ally is a lot of money to make in 22 min­utes. If you’re a truck driver or as­sis­tant ju­nior man­ager at a re­tail store, five grand is a good sum of cash. Peo­ple get gen­uinely ex­cited about win­ning money.”

As the show’s host, Rose has the un­en­vi­able task of try­ing to keep a bunch of spot­light-seek­ing co­me­di­ans and ac­tors — each of whom would be happy turn­ing a 22-minute episode into a solo com­edy show — fo­cused on the task of help­ing the con­tes­tants win a mod­est but mem­o­rable amount of cash.

“If you let them go, co­me­di­ans will never stop talk­ing, my­self in­cluded,” he laughs. “So my job is es­sen­tially to tell my friends to shut up, so I can then make fun of them and get on with play­ing the game.”

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