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They contacted Graceland and pitched the idea.
“Elvis has a really big fan base here in Australia… so I don’t think it was a question for them as to whether this would be a popular exhibition here,” says Bridgfoot. “The Yellow Wiggle had a museum in the Gold Coast for a while but that was really dedicated to objects he had collected at auction. Graceland has never staged an exhibition of authentic Elvis artefacts and objects [here] so I think they could see the potential.”
Presley is one of the most significant figures of 20th century pop culture, says Bridgfoot, appearing at the start of the 20th century’s cultural Renaissance and rewriting the rulebook even as he pumped out unforgettable…