Two New Exhibits to Open at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis in 2013
First exhibit to open on Elvis’ birthday January 8
“Elvis’ Hawaii: Concerts, Movies and More!” and “Elvis: Live from Vegas” will
open in Memphis in 2013
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- December 27, 2012
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 including films, music, touring and more.
The first exhibit, “Elvis’ Hawaii: Concerts, Movies and 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 and the 40^th
anniversary of “Aloha from Hawaii.” This is the first exhibit to explore
Elvis’ connection with the islands. The exhibit will allow guests to
experience Elvis’ Hawaii and 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 and color footage of Elvis' first Hawaiian concert.
The exhibit also brings together, for the first time, all of the jumpsuits
Elvis wore during his Hawaiian concerts including both of the American Eagle
jumpsuits he wore in January of 1973. Artifacts from the exhibit include items
such as the gold lamé jacket he wore in his first Hawaiian concert in 1957,
one of the tiki mugs that Col. Parker had made for promotion of “Blue Hawaii,”
the crown and pendant given to Elvis during the “Aloha from Hawaii” concert,
movie memorabilia from films “Blue Hawaii” and “Paradise, Hawaiian-Style,
footage from his “Aloha from Hawaii” television special, rarely-seen photos,
and never before seen footage of Elvis’ first Hawaiian concert from the
Graceland archives and more.
The second exhibit “Elvis: Live from Vegas” will open on March 1, 2013. The
exhibit allows audiences to experience Las Vegas 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 and the first jumpsuit
worn on-stage by Elvis in 1970. Other suits in the exhibit include: Elvis’
Leather and Chains suit, worn in August of 1970 during his Las Vegas
engagement and prominently featured in his first concert documentary “Elvis:
That’s The Way It Is,” Elvis’ three-piece Spanish Flower suit worn in 1972
that was an alternative to one of the jumpsuits he wore in Las Vegas, Elvis’ I
Got Lucky jumpsuit that was worn in 1970 in various cities including Las
Vegas, Oakland, Tampa and Los Angeles and can be seen on the cover of the 1971
“I Got Lucky” album, as well as many others. Along with his amazing jumpsuit
collection, guests will have the opportunity to view rare artifacts including,
hotel receipts, and show memorabilia as well as many other items. From the
first time the King of Rock ‘n’ roll stepped foot on-stage in Vegas through
his triumphant return in 1969 and beyond, this exhibit captures all of the
excitement and energy that is Elvis in Las Vegas.
By 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 and planning. New artifacts have been added to this
exhibit including the outfit that Lisa Marie Presley wore while performing at
the Grand Ole Opry in 2012. The exhibit highlights the relationship between
Elvis and his only child, Lisa Marie. Visitors will see numerous items
including family photos and home movies that explore her experience of growing
up at Graceland and the relationship with her famous father. Artifacts include
Presley’s baby foot prints, clothing, childhood tricycle, record player, crib,
Gold ID Bracelet given to her by Elvis and much more. This exhibit is featured
as part of the Graceland VIP Tour.
Each exhibit will be open for one year. Graceland is open year round with
various tour options. For more information on tours, please visit:
About Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE), a division of CORE Media Group, Inc.,
is based in Memphis, with additional offices in Los Angeles. In addition to
Graceland and its related attractions in Memphis, including the Heartbreak
Hotel, EPE is aggressively involved in a worldwide licensing program,
merchandising, music publishing, and television, film, video and Internet
projects. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visitwww.elvis.com.
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