Though Elvis wasn’t actually investigated by the FBI, he appears in several of their files, covering the years 1956-1980. These files contain information regarding extortion attempts that targeted Elvis (which were investigated by the FBI), correspondence from members of the public expressing concern over Elvis’ stage performances and music (which make fascinating reading towards the end of the first PDF file!), as well as letters related to Elvis’ wish to meet J. Edgar Hoover, the first Director of the FBI, and much more!
Parts 1 and 2 are by far the most interesting, part 3 has a few pieces of interest regarding various threats against Elvis but parts 4 onwards are not particularly interesting to the average Elvis fan.
In total, there are 663 pages of documents.
25 pages – Documents regarding harassing phone calls, a letter to J. Edgar Hoover disapproving of Elvis, details of an extortion attempt, details of a threatened kidnap while Elvis was performing in Las Vegas as well as details of a death threat against Elvis.
31 pages – Documents related to a 1956 death threat and a blackmail attempt on Elvis during his time in Germany.
46 pages – Several pages regarding fraudulent financial transactions, with Elvis’s name hardly mentioned. A few other documents of minor interest, finishes with several pages of documents related to the possible fraudulent 1979 sale of a 1955 Chevrolet Corvette, formerly owned by Elvis.
50 pages – continuation of the 1955 Chevrolet Corvette issue
96 pages – 56 pages concerning the Chevvy Corvette issue, the remainder are concerned with the possible interstate transfer of stolen property and various other related crimes, concerning a Lockheed Jetstar aircraft.
100 pages – all concerned with the Lockheed Jetstar issue
99 pages – all concerned with the Lockheed Jetstar issue
76 pages – all concerned with the Lockheed Jetstar issue
74 pages – all concerned with the Lockheed Jetstar issue
58 pages – all concerned with the Lockheed Jetstar issue
71 pages – all concerned with the Lockheed Jetstar issue