Elvis Presley & technology
Elvis Presley was wholly unique. He was always on the cutting edge of fashion, music, art, décor, and technology.
Here are just a few examples of the technology Elvis enjoyed:
Car phone(s) installed in his cars including limos. This was extremely rare even for the richest of Americans at the time.
First remote control TV then called a “clicker”.
Elvis owned the largest TV screens along with the state of the art audio systems for his cars and homes.
First VCR that Sony ever offered in the United States. There are stories that Elvis was offered the first unit and he soon mastered it and it became one of his favorite entertainment devices.
Wide screen projector located in the Jungle Room at Graceland.
3 TVs on wall aligned on a wall where he would watch all 3 football games at the same time. This room was located at Graceland and the genesis was the same type of setup as did the (then current) President of the United States.
Elvis loved music and had, among other things, record players – juke boxes – stereo systems – and had several portable transistor radios with earbuds.
He owned one of the first digital watches though he preferred the classic watches of quality and owned many.
Instant photographs. Elvis bought, and took, hundreds if not thousands of Polaroid pictures and owned numerous cameras.
Home movies. Elvis owned many top of the line video cameras and used them to capture everything from birthdays to his engagement to Priscilla to horseback riding to special moments with Lisa Marie.
Elvis owned one of the first residential closed circuit camera security system at Graceland where he could access it from his bedroom and in the kitchen area.
Jeff Schrembs – 2015 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Elvis Collector Worldwide Fan Club officially recognized by Graceland