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 Post subject: Elvis Presley memorabilia tour of South America
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:20 pm 
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Graceland announces major Elvis Presley memorabilia tour of South America: The King has left the continent. Well, sorta. In an agreement unveiled today, officials with Elvis Presley Enterprises announced a partnership with 2Share Entertainment to present a "major exhibit" of Elvis memorabilia in South America.
Set to open in September, "The Elvis Experience" will begin in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and may travel to other cities and countries. The length of the exhibit tour is still being determined.

More than 500 items will be included in the exhibit, which curators at Graceland have been working on for six months.

In addition to the exhibit, there will be a performance of "Elvis Presley in Concert," which reunites Presley's former bandmates live on stage performing with videos of Elvis singing.

The exhibit is the first of its kind outside the country and will feature Elvis's red MG automobile used in the film "Blue Hawaii" and a gold-plated rotary dial telephone from his upstairs bedroom at Graceland.

"The exhibit will include artifacts and mementos from every facet of Elvis's life and career, from his early days to his relationship with fans today," said Scott Williams, vice president of marketing and media for Elvis Presley Enterprises. "There will also be many rarely seen items from the archives that have never been on display."Also included in the exhibit will be one of the "American Eagle" white jumpsuits that Elvis wore in his 1973 "Aloha from Hawaii" television special, which was presented live via satellite around the world.
In a statement released by EPE officials, former wife Priscilla Presley said, "Elvis has always maintained a broad international appeal, and it is no surprise that there are thousands of fans across South America and Brazil who continue to embrace his rich legacy. Lisa and I are happy to be able to share some of these special items that mean so much to us, as they did to Elvis, and loan them for public display in a country where Elvis is so well-loved."

Added Rafael Reisman, president of 2Share Entertainment, "For the next nine months, our team at 2Share Entertainment will be working passionately to build out all the aspects of this first-of-its-kind exhibition. We anticipate this special loan of rare artifacts from Graceland and the performance of "Elvis Presley in Concert" will draw thousands of people from many countries around the world, so we are making sure everyone has a unique experience in Brazil."

The South American exhibit and tour is being held in conjunction with a number of new programs and special events that will be held at Graceland and around the world in 2012 to honor Presley, who died on Aug. 16, 1977, in Memphis.

"This unique and rare loan of artifacts from our collection at Graceland, in addition to the staging of this concert experience, is going to be a fantastic addition to the 35th anniversary celebration throughout 2012," said Jack Soden, CEO and president of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. "We know there are a significant number of Elvis fans in South America, and this allows us to share Elvis' rich life and legacy with them during this very special year."

For details on the exhibit and events commemorating the 35th anniversary of Elvis' death, visit
(News, Source: James Dowd, The Commercial-Appeal)
(Source Elvis Info Net)

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 Post subject: Re: Elvis Presley memorabilia tour of South America
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:06 pm 
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:hello: Thanks for Sharing this also Liliane! :love:

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