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News createt: 27-12-2012 15:00:00

Two new exhibits at Graceland, Memphis



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Throughout 2013, Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis will be honoring the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll with two new exhibits exploring various sides of Presley’s career in addition to films, music, touring & more.

The 1st exhibit, “Elvis’ Hawaii: Concerts, Movies & More!” will open for the public in January in conjunction with the - Elvis 2013 Birthday Celebration on January 8. The exhibit celebrates Elvis’ love for Hawaii & the - 40th anniversary of “Aloha from Hawaii.” This is the 1st exhibit to explore Elvis’ connection with the islands. The exhibit will allow guests to experience Elvis’ Hawaii & see why it was one of his favorite places to vacation. The exhibit features never-before-seen footage of Elvis on the boat heading to Hawaii in 1957 & color footage of Elvis’ 1st Hawaiian concert.

The exhibit moreover brings together, for the 1st time, all of the jumpsuits Elvis wore during his Hawaiian concerts in addition to both of the American Eagle jumpsuits he wore in January of 1973. Artifacts from the exhibit contain items such as the gold lamé jacket he wore in his 1st Hawaiian concert in 1957, one of the tiki mugs in that Col. Parker had made for Las Vegas style promotion of “Blue Hawaii,” the crown & pendant given to Elvis during the “Aloha from Hawaii” concert, movie memorabilia from films “Blue Hawaii” & “Paradise, Hawaiian-Style, footage from his “Aloha from Hawaii” television special, rarely-seen photos, & never before seen footage of Elvis’ 1st Hawaiian concert from the - Graceland archives & more.

The 2nd exhibit “Elvis: Live from Vegas” will open on March 1, 2013. The exhibit allows audiences to experience Las Vegas NV through the - eyes of Elvis Presley. The exhibit will feature part of the 30-foot marquee Col. Parker had made to stand outside the New Frontier Hotel in 1957 & the 1st jumpsuit worn on-stage by Elvis in 1970. Other suits in the exhibit include: Elvis’ Leather & Chains suit, worn in August of 1970 during his Las Vegas NV engagement & prominently featured in his 1st concert documentary “Elvis: That’s The Way It Is,” Elvis’ three-piece Spanish Flower suit worn in 1972 in that was an alternative to one of the jumpsuits he wore in Las Vegas, Elvis’ I Got Lucky jumpsuit in that was worn in 1970 in various cities in addition to Las Vegas, Oakland, Tampa & LA CA & can be seen on the cover of the 1971 “I Got Lucky” album, as well as many others. Along with his astonishing jumpsuit collection, guests will have the possibility to view rare artifacts including, hotel receipts, & show memorabilia as well as many other items. From the 1st time the King of Rock ‘n’ roll stepped foot on-stage in Vegas through his triumphant return in 1969 & beyond, this exhibit captures all of the - excitement & energy in that is Elvis in Las Vegas.

By very popular demand, “Elvis…Through His Daughter’s Eyes” will remain open for another year at Graceland. Presley has-been personally involved in the exhibit’s development & planning. New artifacts have been added to this exhibit in addition to the outfit in that Lisa Marie Presley wore while performing at the Grand Ole Opry in 2012. The exhibit highlights the relationship between Elvis & his only child, Lisa Marie. Visitors will see numerous items in addition to family photos & home movies in that explore her experience of growing up at Graceland & the relationship with her famous father. Artifacts contain Presley’s baby foot prints, clothing, childhood tricycle, record player, crib, Gold ID Bracelet given to her by Elvis & much more. This exhibit is featured as part of the Graceland VIP Tour.

Source: Las Vegas blog