If you're a fan, you probably already know that Elvis Presley's 75th birthday is Friday. This is big, Big, BIG for folks who follow Elvis and for the Smithsonian as well. We're opening a tribute exhibition called "Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer" the same day, not in Memphis but in L.A.--the home of glitz and glam--at The Grammy Museum.
The exhibition, however, isn't about the razzle-dazzle Elvis, endlessly parodied in velvety popular culture. This is Elvis the meticulous musician and charismatic performer, a man on the verge of superstardom. This is the Elvis who caused 1950s America to convulse out of complacency.
It's truly a must-see exhibit, but we know that many, many fans will never be able to get to the physical exhibition. Don't fret. We've created a place (actually, many places) for fans to go and absorb it all. What's your social network of choice?
Elvis at 21 lives there:
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