Nellie"s Needles

Thursday, January 07, 2010

SEVENTY-FIVE!!!!!

Elvis is, or would be, 75 years old today. This bunch of fans is waiting for the party to begin
...as are these characters.
One of the many birthday celebrations for the King is taking place at the Farragut Folklife Museum here in east Tennessee ... the admiral will be attendance, too.
There will be peanut butter and banana sandwiches, a live band, an Elvis impersonator, plus hundreds of items on exhibit featuring whimsical items that were either collected, commissioned, or created by my husband, Lee.
In addition to showcasing Lee's "stuff", the museum will have one room devoted to videos of EP's 1968 comeback tour and another with one of his movies, "Blue Hawaii," running nonstop. Sam Venable, a humorist with a column in the Knoxville News Sentinel newspaper, featured this event and Lee in today's issue that can be read here. Our local paper, the Farragut Press, had a write up about Lee and his collection last week that can be seen here.

4 comments:

Heather said...

It sounds as if it will be a great event. Elvis will never be old and he'll keep his fans young.

Kay said...

How delightful! I had no idea the Elvis collection was that impressive. Does it live at your house,Nellie?

Nellie's Needles said...

Kay, you would not believe the extent of the Elvis collection ... nor of Lee's obsession. There's a hint of it in past posts found by clicking the "Elvis" label. As much as there is in this exhibition, there's hardly a dent in the "Shrine Room".

Debra said...

Oh My!