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News createt: 03-02-2011

American Eagle Jumpsuit and more on display in Washington, DC

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Produced in collaboration with Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc., the exhibit includes a number of rare objects from the vaults of Graceland that have never been publicly displayed. These items include private telegrams, letters and documents that chronicle Presley's rise as a music and media sensation.

Exhibit Highlights:

  • A Newseum-produced video featuring vintage footage of Presley, shown on the 90-foot-long wall in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Big Screen Theater
  • Rare photographs, original newspapers and magazines covering Presley's career
  • Presley's iconic 1957 Harley-Davidson motorcycle
  • The "American Eagle" jumpsuit and cape Presley wore during rehearsals for his 1973 "Aloha From Hawaii" concert
  • The gold and diamond belt presented to Presley in 1969 for breaking Las Vegas attendance records

During the month of February, grab someone special and take advantage of a two-for-one discount on museum admission. Buy one general admission ticket and get a second ticket, of equal or lesser value, free.

The Newseum

555 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington, DC 20001