March 8, 2010

Elvis! Exhibit Highlights

The jumpsuit Elvis wore for the "Aloha From Hawaii" concert in 1973. (Sarah Mercier/Courtesy Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., Graceland)
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The jumpsuit Elvis wore for the "Aloha From Hawaii" concert in 1973. (Sarah Mercier/Courtesy Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., Graceland)

The black suit Elvis wore in 1968 at the beginning of the "Comeback Special" on NBC. (Sarah Mercier/Courtesy Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., Graceland)
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The black suit Elvis wore in 1968 at the beginning of the "Comeback Special" on NBC. (Sarah Mercier/Courtesy Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., Graceland)

Elvis's black leather Harley-Davidson jacket. (Sarah Mercier/Courtesy Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., Graceland)
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Elvis's black leather Harley-Davidson jacket. (Sarah Mercier/Courtesy Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., Graceland)

The Gretsch "Country Gentleman" guitar Elvis played in 1969 during a four-week engagement in Las Vegas. (Sarah Mercier/Courtesy Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., Graceland)
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The Gretsch "Country Gentleman" guitar Elvis played in 1969 during a four-week engagement in Las Vegas. (Sarah Mercier/Courtesy Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., Graceland)

The belt Elvis wore when he met with President Richard M. Nixon in the Oval Office in 1970. (Sarah Mercier/Courtesy Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., Graceland)
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The belt Elvis wore when he met with President Richard M. Nixon in the Oval Office in 1970. (Sarah Mercier/Courtesy Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., Graceland)

Original 45s of Elvis's first and last singles for Sun Records. (Sarah Mercier/Courtesy Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., Graceland)
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Original 45s of Elvis's first and last singles for Sun Records. (Sarah Mercier/Courtesy Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., Graceland)

he telegram Elvis sent to "American Bandstand" host Dick Clark in 1959 to thank him for a televised birthday tribute. (Sarah Mercier/Courtesy Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., Graceland)
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he telegram Elvis sent to "American Bandstand" host Dick Clark in 1959 to thank him for a televised birthday tribute. (Sarah Mercier/Courtesy Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., Graceland

Produced in collaboration with Elvis Presley Enterprises, the Newseum's newest exhibit "Elvis! His Groundbreaking, Hip-Shaking, Newsmaking Story" includes a number of rare objects from the vaults of Graceland that have never been publicly displayed.

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