Elvis Presley Fans of Nashville President, Caroline Pratt visited Elvis Presley's Graceland Sunday, December 8th. Caroline toured the newly expanded '68 Special Exhibit. The exhibit has been expanded due to the recent 45th anniversary of Elvis' December 3rd 1968 TV special.
The '68 Special Exhibit was originally located in the back of a gift-shop, but now the exhibit has its very own room which has been constructed along the side of the gift-shop.
The exhibit is nice, and is very well put together by Graceland Archives Director Angie Marchese and her staff.
The '68 Special Exhibit includes: Elvis' black leather wrist band, red vest, black velvet jacket, black outfit with red scarf, the iconic blue NBC chairs used by Elvis and the guys during the unplugged jam session segment, Elvis' script, video footage of Elvis, and interviews with Priscilla Presley and Jerry Schilling.
The only Elvis artifacts missing from the fantastic '68 Special Exhibit are: Elvis' sexy black leather suit, and the beautiful white suit Elvis wore while performing the song, If I Can Dream. The black leather suit is inside Graceland's Trophy Room building, and the white suit is on exhibit at The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.
"In celebration of the 45th anniversary, Elvis Presley's Graceland is excited to open the newly expanded "'68 Special" Exhibit! The new exhibit features original artifacts from this legendary televised event that took place on December 3, 1968, on NBC. The expanded exhibit features an interactive video experience, never-displayed-before pages of the script with Elvis’ handwritten notes and his outfit from the club production scene, including the jacket worn during his visit with President Richard Nixon in 1970. "
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