If you want to go where the REAL action was vis a vis Elvis Presley, it was in his loins, and nowhere did he exercise and employ his loins more than in Palm Springs, where his Honeymoon Hideaway house served as The King's love nest.
It was here in 1967 that Elvis and Priscilla were to get married, but when the gossip columnists found out, the pair made a hasty getaway about Frank Sinatra's jet to Vegas, where they got married.
The house is still around, and is a local attraction marketed as Elvis' Honeymoon Hideaway. Never one to miss an opportunity to draw a few more visitors, the HH is celebrating The King's 75th birthday (which is today) with “Elvis: 75 Years Young” and will feature cake, drinks and music.
Eat cake in the same place where Elvis and Priscilla consummated their marriage. Sip in the room where the pair made sweet, sweet love.
Barracuda Magazine describes the the house:
Located at the end of Ladera Circle in Palm Springs, California, the “Elvis Honeymoon House” is a classic example of modern architecture. The house was designed by Robert Alexander in the early 1960s. Its primary design consists of four circular structures on three different levels. (The circular motif is why the house is sometimes referred to as the “platter house.”) The front entrance of the house has free-standing steps made out of circular stones that casually rise up over a man-made stream and lead to the front door.
The house has large windows, with wide-open, beautiful mountain views. This combines with the “peanut brittle” masonry to keep the house from ever feeling too sterile or far-removed from the nearby natural desert terrain. In true modernist style, the house fits in with the severe climate of the desert, yet it is never subservient to it
The party started this morning, actually, but it's a bender like Elvis circa 1973, apparently, because it's continuing tomorrow, too, where at 9 a.m. the festivities commence for the day. Feel like heading to to Palm Springs? Call Sinatra. Maybe he'll offer you a lift.
James King will take the stage at 2 p.m. Saturday. Check him out:
Cost: $25 for tour, $50 for concert, $65 for one-day combo. Pricey, yes, but how many times does a dead man turn 75?