elvisly yours

the best place for elvis nick nacks was 'elvisly yours' next to the beatles memorabilia shop on baker street. sid who ran the store won a landmark case against the graceland estate to make and sell elvis memorabilia outside of the usa. sid's shop offered elvis dishes, posters, photos, t-shirts and postcards. some of the more unusual items were a set of ‘magic mugs’ that revealed elvis when you had a hot drink. for a proper night out you could buy elvis shades, fat jewellery and red tour jackets as worn by elvis’ bodyguards. the highlight of a london elvis night was the graceland restaurant in old kent road. the place was plastered with elvis images, a real shrine to the king. included in the set menu was the legendary live show of restaurant owner paul 'elvis' chan. around 23.00 the oriental elvis would burst on stage and give a full blooded performance in changing elvis outfits. he kept going as long as he was encouraged. the elvisly yours shop was unfortunately closed in 2010 but an online shop remains. graceland restaurant closed in 2006.



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