Elvis At The Movies
A Special Elvis Month Event
Presented by The GRAMMY Museum
Wednesday, January 4, 2012; 7:30pm
As part of our first-ever Elvis Month, The GRAMMY Museum is proud to present a special panel focusing on the King of Rock-n-Roll's time spent in Hollywood. Join as we take a special look into the lesser-explored side of Elvis Presley's career with Elvis At The Movies. Through a panel of his costars Mary Ann Mobley (Girl Happy and Harum Scarum) , Celeste Yarnall (Live A Little, Love A Little) and Jan Shepard (King Creole), guests will get a unique view into the inner-workings of Elvis courtesy of the people who acted along side of him. After the discussion, moderated by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli, panelists will take audience questions.
Doors open at 7:00pm. Admission is free for Museum Members; reservations required. Members receive priority seating. To reserve your seats, please call 213.765.6800 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elvis Month, January 2012
Special Elvis events & programming include:
The Elvis Presley Story class series
led by Executive Director Robert Santelli
Tuesday, January 3, 8:00pm
Tuesday, January 10, 8:00pm
Tuesday, January 17, 8:00pm
The GRAMMY Museum's first evening class of 2012 takes a look at the life and legacy of Elvis Presley. Taught by Executive Director Robert Santelli, The Elvis Presley Story is part of the museum's January celebration of the King of Rock & Roll. Santelli will trace Presley's career from his early days in Memphis and the rise of rock & roll, through his time spent in Hollywood making movies, his late '60s comeback, and his tragic death in 1977 at age 42.
Class dates for The Elvis Presley Story are Tuesday, January 3; Tuesday, January 10; and Tuesday, January 17. Classes begin at 8 p.m. and occur in the museum's Clive Davis Theater. The Elvis Presley Story is free to all museum members as well as the general public and is part of the institution's on-going Continuing Education series.
In addition to leading the GRAMMY Museum, Santelli has written over a dozen books on American music. His latest work, This Land Is Your Land: Woody Guthrie and the Journey of an American Folk Song, will be published in March. Santelli has already taught courses on the origins of rock & roll, '60s rock, and hip hop. Future courses in 2012 will deal with the blues, Bob Marley, and Woody Guthrie.