Elvis is on the building! 36-foot-tall Elvis unveiled in Times Square!
By: Elvis Australia
April 1, 2008 - 1:31:00 AM
An exhibit of these never before seen photos will open at Graceland in May.
Right in the heart of Times Square is one of the world's most iconic rock 'n' roll stars looking over one of New York's most iconic locations. At 36-foot by 76-foot, a newly unveiled three-story billboard of Elvis Presley greets the more than 1.5 million people who visit Times Square each day. The image on the billboard was captured by award winning photographer, George Kalinsky, who also recently discovered several photos of Elvis that have never been seen publicly.
As the official photographer of Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall and the special photographer for the New York Mets, Kalinsky has created some of the most celebrated images of famous people. World renowned, he has captured some of the greatest moments in the history of sports, entertainment, and politics. In 2002, the photo industry honored him with the International Photographer of the Year award.
The collection of never before published photos will be displayed at Graceland in May as part of 'Elvis Jumpsuits: All Access', a fashion exhibit featuring more than 50 of Elvis' famous stage wear jumpsuits. A grand opening for the Kalinsky photo exhibit is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend at Graceland. The billboard is part of the 'Great Moments in New York' campaign.
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Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever.
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