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Nighttime Elvis on display

March 22, 2006|From the Associated Press

Elvis Presley had a reputation as a night owl and a new exhibit that opened this week at Graceland gives a peek into his nocturnal activities.

There's the jukebox, wrapped in yellow and green neon, that provided him with a steady supply of popular music. There are film clips that show family and friends discussing late-night excursions to an amusement park or his favorite movie theater, which he would rent for the night.

And then there's the television with a bullet hole in the screen.

"This is the only surviving television or appliance that Elvis shot out that was kept," said Kevin Kern, a spokesman for Graceland, Presley's longtime Memphis, Tenn. residence.

Presley, it seems, had a habit of occasionally breaking out a firearm from his gun collection and opening fire at TVs and other items.

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