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Chance to get closer to Elvis Presley

Two new exhibits, featuring over 125 rare artifacts, have opened on 19 March at Elvis Presley’s famous Memphis mansion. The exhibits, curated by the Graceland Archives team, celebrate Elvis’ status as a music pioneer and icon who revolutionized rock ‘n’ roll music.

The two new exhibits opening at Graceland are:

· “I Shot Elvis” From the earliest days of Elvis Presley's career, professional photographers and fans captured him in photographs. These images and artifacts give us a personal look at both the man and the icon, and a unique insight into the cultural impact he had, and continues to have, on the world. From a snapshot of a young Elvis just breaking through as a performer, to exhilarating photos of him live on stage, to more intimate moments with family and friends, these powerful images tell the story of Elvis Presley's life and legacy as only great photographs can. In addition to celebrating the photographers and fans who were behind the camera, the exhibit features artifacts seen in the iconic photographs.

· “Elvis: That’s the Way It Is” at 45 This groundbreaking feature documentary depicts Elvis as a master showman, following him as he prepares for his big opening night performance in Las Vegas. The film covers Elvis’ Summer Festival in Las Vegas during August 1970. This was his first documentary film since the beginning of his film career in 1956. The exhibit features numerous artifacts seen in the film, and from that period in Elvis’ career, including stage costumes, guitars, jumpsuits, contracts, memorabilia and more.

The “Elvis: That’s the Way It Is” at 45 exhibit will be in place until February 2016 and the “I Shot Elvis” exhibit will be in place through February 2017.

In honor of the new exhibits, Graceland has created the Get Closer to Rock 'n' Roll Package for visitors to Graceland, providing guests a chance to “get closer to the man who changed the world with his music” when they visit the home he loved and lived in for 20 years.


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