Two New Exhibits to Open at Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis in 2013
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - 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 40th 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 lame 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.
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