The display of artifacts in this year's Elvis Expo features some fun and dramatic items from Elvis' life and career. Make you plans now and don't miss out on a rare look at these treasures from the Graceland Archives.
Fancy Wheels Fit For A King
1969 Elvis Presley Mercedes Benz 600 Limousine (bold) This midnight blue Mercedes Benz 600 Gross Pullman is a 6-door limousine that was traditionally built for dignitaries and royalty. Elvis purchased the car on April 6th, 1970 at Mercedes Benz of Hollywood. Loaded with a sunroof, divider window, telephone, television and other amenities, this was the ultimate automobile for the King of Rock 'n' Roll. Elvis was chauffeured both around Beverly Hills, as well as to many of his concert venues. He is even seen in the 1972 MGM documentary, "Elvis on Tour," exiting this car.
Elvis & the Army
Elvis Presley's Army Fatigues and Trunk(bold) We're commemorating the 40th anniversary of Elvis' army induction with this set of green army fatigues worn by Elvis in the late 50's while doing his stint for Uncle Sam. Also in this exhibit is his 1959 Army Trunk.
Hooray for Hollywood
This exhibit also features a brown pair of speckled wool pants worn by Elvis while singing the hit, "You're so Square" in Jailhouse Rock and, from the same movie, a short-sleeved, grey shirt with silver and black miniature diamonds embroidered into the fabric of the cloth. From Girl Happy you'll see the bolero shirt with "E. Presley" handwritten on the name line of the label. Also included is a blue, long-sleeved shirt that was worn by Elvis during the film, Harum Scarum. The shirt was given to a stunt man by Elvis during the film.
Elvis In Concert
See the Blue Tiffany Jumpsuit and Cape which was worn by Elvis in his concerts on November 14, 1972 at the Long Beach Arena and on November 18, 1972 in Honolulu, HA.
Fan Art from the Graceland Archives
Graceland is also bringging a fun, international collection of fan art from around the world to the Elvis Expo. Some of the pieces dating back to the 50s, see what Elvis fans have been sending to Graceland, from pencil drawing and paitings to cross stitch works of art, you'll find it all in this unique Elvis Expo exhibit.
The Elvis Expo is being held on Wednesday, August 13 and Thursday, August 14 from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the South Hall, Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 North Main Street, downtown Memphis.
It's the ultimate Elvis tradeshow with more than 75 booths and 35,000 square feet of Elvis that includes all the latest Elvis music, movies, merchandise, celebrity autograph sessions, authors, artists and photographers, and lots of Elvis freebies and samples. Admission is $15.00 per day. Elvis Insiders Conference attendees are admitted free by showing their conference badge.
Tickets are now on sale through Graceland Reservations.