American Eagle In Washington, DC

Produced in collaboration with Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc., the exhibit includes a number of rare objects from the vaults of Graceland that have never been publicly displayed. These items include private telegrams, letters and documents that chronicle Presley's rise as a music and media sensation.

Exhibit Highlights:

  • A Newseum-produced video featuring vintage footage of Presley, shown on the 90-foot-long wall in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Big Screen Theater
  • Rare photographs, original newspapers and magazines covering Presley's career
  • Presley's iconic 1957 Harley-Davidson motorcycle
  • The "American Eagle" jumpsuit and cape Presley wore during rehearsals for his 1973 "Aloha From Hawaii" concert
  • The gold and diamond belt presented to Presley in 1969 for breaking Las Vegas attendance records

During the month of February, grab someone special and take advantage of a two-for-one discount on museum admission. Buy one general admission ticket and get a second ticket, of equal or lesser value, free.

The Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001 

Source: Elvis Unlimited / Updated: Feb 4, 2011 
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Reactions

paulreno (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 8, 2011report abuse
Graceland showed the wrong "Aloha" suit for years - the one shown above. The tour guides hadn't a clue about the original Aloha jumpsuit, or what was on display. Vernon gave the Hilton the original Aloha jumpsuit for them to display and not the rehearsal suit, but the rehearsal jumpsuit was on display at Graceland for years, passing off as the suit he wore on the special. Graceland have now got both suits.
Mike Landsdown (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 4, 2011report abuse
I visited this exhibition last year on a trip to the USA. It is well worth seeing, especially, if like me at the time, you are unable to make it to Memphis. Other items on display, but not listed above, include:
- Elvis' Grammy for How Great Thou Art
- The leather jacket from Roustabout
- A bottle of champagne from the Aladdin Hotel from Elvis and Priscilla's wedding (signed by both of them)
- Some of Lisa Marie's childhood items, including baby clothes
- The outfit worn by Elvis when he met President Nixon
- The outfit and guitar from the opening sequence of the '68 Special
- Various outfits from the movies (Blue Hawaii, Girls!, Girls!, Girls!, Kid Galahad, etc.)
- Elvis' dress jacket from his time in the US Army
- A couple of Sun records and a disc of Elvis' first appearance on The Louisiana Hayride (Dec 18, 1954)
There are also lots of newspaper articles and a theatre playing Elvis clips and interviews. Well worth visiting!!
AlStrada (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 4, 2011report abuse
Heu...is not a new !! This exhibit there since 6 months. Thnx anyway

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