Presley memorabilia goes on display at new exhibit
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 - 01:27
May 07 - Elvis Presley's rhinestone cape and diamond and sapphire studded belt are part of two new exhibits at the King of Rock and Roll's Memphis home, Graceland. John Russell reports.
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Elvis Presley is celebrating another anniversary this year. 40 years ago, Elvis performed the first televised satellite concert from Honolulu, Hawaii. Graceland, Presley's family home and now museum, has put together an exhibit that highlights singer's relationship with Hawaii and displays some iconic memorabilia from his historic performance.
SOUNDBITE: Kevin Kern, the Director of Public Relations at Graceland saying (English):
"Elvis achieved quite a few milestones in his career so there's always some sort of anniversary to celebrate. Be it the 40th anniversary of this world's first televised satellite concert to his first recording in 1954, which we'll be celebrating the 60th anniversary of rock and roll next year. So there's always something to celebrate when it comes to Elvis Presley. But this year most importantly we're celebrating Hawaii."
At the "Aloha from Hawaii" concert Elvis wore a now historic white jumpsuit, studded with red and blue rhinestones. He famously threw his cape in to the audience at the end of the performance, but it returned to the Presley estate in recent years after a collector gifted it back to Graceland in his will. The cape, as well as countless other Presley artifacts will be part of the new exhibit at Graceland, which will be on display through 2015.
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