Graceland To Unveil New Exhibition About The Making of Baz Luhrmann’s ELVIS Film
By Staff Reports
Graceland will unveil a new exhibition titled “The Making of ELVIS” to celebrate the movie’s worldwide success. It will be unveiled on Elvis’ birthday, January 8th, 2023, at Elvis Presley’s Memphis and remain in place until September 4th. The exhibition, done in partnership with Warner Bros., National Film and Sound Archives of Australia, and Baz Luhrmann, will look at the beginning of the creative process for the celebrated film and follow it through its journey to the big screen, taking the story from paper to film. Alton Mason (Little Richard) from the film will be joining in the opening.
Highlights of the exhibition will include behind-the-scenes videos of the making of the film, including videos shot while researching Memphis and Tupelo, the sets build in Australia, and rehearsals, plus handwritten notes, drafts of scripts, storyboards, and more. Props from the film, set pieces, and costumes and accessories worn by Austin Butler (Elvis), Tom Hanks (Colonel Tom Parker), Olivia DeJonge (Priscilla) and other actors will also be on display, plus a look at the worldwide media frenzy surrounding the film.
In honor of the exhibition, Graceland will begin offering new, limited-time ELVIS Movie Ultimate VIP (UVIP) Tours starting January 9 through the end of February, with additional dates to be announced in the future. ELVIS Movie UVIP Tour guests will enjoy a special tour experience of Elvis Presley’s Memphis and Graceland Mansion with a private tour guide that will feature insight into the extensive research done by Baz Luhrmann while at Graceland, along with the stories of the real-life artifacts replicated in the movie. For more information on ELVIS Movie UVIP Tours visit https://www.graceland.com/elvis-movie.
Fans attending Elvis’ Birthday Celebration will have the opportunity to be among the first to see the new exhibition as part of a First-Access Elvis Movie Exhibition Package offering on January 7th. The package includes first-access to see the exhibit, an ELVIS Movie UVIP Tour, private ELVIS movie screening at the Guest House Theater, photos ops, dinner and more. For more information on the first-access package, visit https://www.graceland.com/movie-exhibition-package.
Alton Mason from the cast will also participate in the January 8th birthday proclamation on the front lawn of the mansion at 8:30 a.m.