Elvis Exhibit Goes To Memphis
An exhibit of Elvis Presley artifacts will start a one-year run at Memphis’s Graceland mansion after drawing crowds in Washington. The Exhibit, “Elvis! His Groundbreaking, Hip-Shaking, Newsmaking Story,” opens today at Graceland.
More than 150 artifacts are in the exhibit that drew 700,000 visitors in an 11-month run when it was featured at Washington’s Newseum. The exhibit tells the story of Elvis’ emergence as the world’s first white rock star and the media response to his music and presence. New and never-before-seen items from Graceland’s archives will be added to the exhibit, including the gold lame suit Elvis wore in 1957, his black 1957 Harley-Davidson motorcycle and leather jacket and a 1970 handwritten letter to President Richard Nixon in which Elvis opines, “Sir, I can and will be of any service that I can to help the country out.”