New Exhibits at Elvis Presley’s GracelandPosted by Elvis Presley's Graceland on Mar 20, 2015 | 21 comments
To get to know the real Elvis Presley – the man and the legendary entertainer – you have to explore Elvis Presley’s Graceland.
In addition to touring the home, fans can discover so much more about Elvis through the many exhibits on site – including two brand new ones that just opened this month.
“I Shot Elvis” is a photography exhibit that focuses on the iconic photos of Elvis and the photographers and fans who took them. The exhibit includes artifacts, such as clothing and jewelry, that Elvis wore in the photos.
Another new exhibit is “Elvis: That’s The Way It Is” at 45. It features artifacts and information on this fan-favorite documentary.
Let’s explore these exhibits a little more.
“I Shot Elvis” celebrates photographers such as Al Wertheimer, Bob Williams and William Speer, who all captured stunning shots of Elvis. Of course, fans snapped pictures of Elvis any chance they could, and some of those photos are included in the exhibit, too.
The exhibit starts with pictures of a young performer and takes guests through his entire career. Elvis’ powerful performances in Las Vegas are highlighted, as are some jumpsuits. A few photos of Elvis at home in Graceland are also included, as are pieces of his personal wardrobe.
Elvis was always perfectly dressed. Other pieces in the “I Shot Elvis” exhibit include shoes, belts, hats and scarves.
There’s even a “Take a Selfie” with Elvis section of the exhibit at the beginning. Tag your photo #ElvisSelfie, and it could be featured on Graceland.com!
Our other new exhibit, “Elvis: That’s The Way It Is” at 45, celebrates the documentary’s anniversary.
The summer of 1970 was such an exciting one for Elvis as he prepared for his Las Vegas performances at the International Hotel (now the Westgate Las Vegas Resorts & Casino). “Elvis: That’s The Way It Is” captures Elvis as he prepares for and entertains thousands of fans. It’s a fascinating and unique view into how Elvis worked.
“Elvis: That’s The Way It Is” was Elvis’ first documentary since the start of his career in 1956.
The exhibit features numerous artifacts seen in the film, and from that period of Elvis’ career, including stage costumes, guitars, jumpsuits, contracts, memorabilia and more.
Both exhibits will be on display through early 2016.
Want to see these two exhibits, as well as Elvis Presley’s Graceland? That’s easy: book your tickets today. We also have hotel packages that include tickets to other music museums, and they save you money on your Memphis vacation.
Also, if you want to learn more about Elvis’ Las Vegas shows, book your tickets today for Graceland Presents ELVIS: The Exhibition – The Show – The Experience, a new exhibition and show at the Westgate Las Vegas.