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A sneak peak at the Rock Hall's new Elvis Exhibit 

November 23, 2013
The new Elvis exhibit at the Rock Hall doesn't open until 10 a.m. on Nov. 29, but we went to the Rock Hall for a preview of what will be on display. The exhibit will center on Elvis’ Army career, the 1968 television comeback special and his appearances in Lake Tahoe. Presley’s Graceland has loaned the Rock Hall more than 40 items for the exhibit. Key items in the collection include the following: a 1975 custom made SuperTrike motorcycle, a selection of his personal jewelry and a new film created expressly for the exhibit. Curatorial director Howard Kramer spoke about some of the key artifacts as he showed them to us. "There's so much to talk about with Presley," says Kramer. "We wanted to do something we hadn't done in a while. I work with Graceland and sometimes we'll get things they haven't exhibited at Graceland, which is kind of cool."
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Fire Opal Ring

It’s surrounded by diamonds. There are 12 diamonds there. I think it’s a 40-karat opal. It’s really iridescent. That was a custom piece.


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