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- Posted:Wednesday, December 30, 2009
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Apparently, it's a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Travelling Exhibition Service, the Govinda Gallery and the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery and is being sponsored by the History Channel, so it sounds like quite a big deal to me.
It's been dubbed the Elvis at 21 exhibition and it will be doing the rounds of the US until 2013, after its premiere at the Grammy, which will be on until March 28th 2010. It features pictures of a 21-year-old Elvis (hence the title of the display), taken in 1956 by Alfred Wertheimer and offers an intimate glimpse into the life of the star before he truly hit it big.
If you do decide to head to the event, you'll also be able to purchase an illustrated catalogue called Elvis 1956, which can be bought through Welcome Books, a very nice keepsake for those who can barely restrain themselves from trying to steal a picture or two.
While at the museum, make sure you also pop along to the fourth floor and have a quick peek at the Michael Jackson tribute. There, you can see his trademark gloves and hat, sparkly jackets and some original lyrics, as well as a stage costume from his Jackson 5 days.
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