Lisa Marie Presley opens new Elvis exhibit


Elvis Presley’s daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, gave visitors to Graceland an inside look at her life with the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll at his Memphis estate on Wednesday as she celebrated her 44th birthday with the opening of a new exhibit.
The exhibit is called ‘Elvis… Through His Daughter’s Eyes’, and displays artefacts, including Lisa Marie’s baby footprints, tricycle, a record player and her crib. On an appearance on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ Wednesday, Lisa Marie Presley showed off a scarf on which Elvis had written the words “I love my Lisa, Daddy” from 1972. She told the show that she remembered her father singing ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ to her. She said the new exhibit includes some of her dad’s “most amazing clothes ever” and a small chest containing personal items he took with him on tour, including a photo of his father and his driver’s license. Twenty-five people were chosen from more than 2,000 entries for the first day of the exhibit, and each was allowed to bring a guest. Among the visitors was Tom Termeer, 39, who with his wife Kristen, 35, made the 15-hour drive from Ontario, Canada. Termeer had been scheduled for a meeting with his doctor Wednesday in preparation for brain surgery to help relieve pain from cluster headaches. But once he discovered that he had won the lottery, he postponed the appointment. It was his second trip to Graceland, which draws an average of 600,000 visitors a year, but his wife’s first. “Elvis was my guy,” he said.