Graceland may remove Elvis Presley's old airplanes

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Graceland may remove Elvis Presley's old airplanes
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Photo of Elvis PRESLEY and GRACELAND; Elvis Presley's plane 'Lisa Marie' (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns)
393337 13: The 'Lisa Marie', Elvis Presley''s private plane named after his daughter, is on display August 8, 1998 in Memphis, TN. Elvis Presley died August 16, 1977 and every year people come to Memphis to celebrate his memory. Impersonator contests are held in several places and the contestants come from all over the world. (Photo by Per-Anders Pettersson/ Getty Images)
This photo taken on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, shows the bathroom inside the Lisa Marie, one of two jets once owned by late singer Elvis Presley, that are used as tourist exhibits at the Graceland attraction in Memphis, Tenn. The company that operates the Graceland tourist attraction has told the current owners of the Lisa Marie, and another plane called the Hound Dog II, that it wants the planes removed from Graceland by late April 2015, or shortly afterward. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
This photo taken on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, shows a large conference table inside the Lisa Marie, one of two jets once owned by late singer Elvis Presley, that are used as tourist exhibits at the Graceland attraction in Memphis, Tenn. The company that operates the Graceland tourist attraction has told the current owners of the Lisa Marie, and another plane called the Hound Dog II, that it wants the planes removed from Graceland by late April 2015, or shortly afterward. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
This photo taken on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, shows a large sofa inside the Lisa Marie, one of two jets once owned by late singer Elvis Presley, that are used as tourist exhibits at the Graceland attraction in Memphis, Tenn. The company that operates the Graceland tourist attraction has told the current owners of the Lisa Marie, and another plane called the Hound Dog II, that it wants the planes removed from Graceland by late April 2015, or shortly afterward. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
In this photo taken on Monday, June 30, 2014, K.G. Coker, whose OKC Partnership owns two airplanes once owned and used by Elvis Presley, stands behind a model of one of the planes in his home in Memphis, Tenn. The company that operates the Graceland tourist attraction has told Coker that it wants the planes, named the Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II, removed from Graceland by late April 2015, or shortly afterward. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz).
The interior of Elvis Presley's Lockheed JetStar plane "Hound Dog II", now at Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
A view of the bed on the Elvis Presley's private plane, the Lisa-Marie
Graceland, Elvis Presley's home, is shown on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, in Memphis, Tenn.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
A view of the Pool Room in Elvis Presley's mansion Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee
Graceland, 3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee. Home of Elvis Presley. TV lounge
Sept. 30, 2010 - Memphis, TN, U.S. - Elvis at his piano inside Graceland in this photograph published March 7, 1965 in the first issue of Mid-South, the now-defunct Sunday magazine of The Commercial Appeal. Elvis had misgivings about allowing pictures to be made inside his home. ''It's not that I d
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A view of a bedroom in Elvis Presley's mansion Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - For 30 years, tourists from around the world have paid money to get a look at two airplanes once owned by Elvis Presley at the Graceland tourist attraction in Memphis. By April of next year, the planes could be gone.

Elvis Presley Enterprises, which operates the Graceland tourist attraction, has written to the planes' owners saying it wants the jets, named Lisa Marie and Hound Dog II, removed from Graceland in late April 2015. The planes were sold after Presley's death, and were eventually purchased by OKC Partnership in Memphis.

OKC Partnership and Graceland agreed to bring the two jets to Graceland, where they have been a popular tourist attraction since the mid-1980s.

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