cityCURRENT’s Director of Digital Media, Andrew Bartolotta, sits down with Graceland’s Director of Archives, Angie Marchese, to discuss the second most visited home in America, the over 1.5 million Elvis Presley related artifacts she oversees and how Mickey Mouse and his pals are coming to Graceland for six months when the Inside the Walt Disney Archives Exhibition opens at Graceland.
The Inside the Walt Disney Archives exhibition celebrates the legacy of The Walt Disney Company archives, with behind-the-scenes access never before granted to the public. The 10,000-square-foot traveling exhibit will open at the Graceland Exhibition Center in Memphis this summer and will be open for tours July 23, 2021 – January 2, 2022.
The exhibition, which premiered at D23 Expo Japan in 2018, will showcase extraordinary items on loan to Graceland and invites guests of all ages to step into the Walt Disney Archives as they walk through a dazzling display of more than 450 objects, including original artwork, costumes, and props that tell the story of the Archives, The Walt Disney Company, and Walt Disney himself. From nostalgic classics like rarely displayed sketches for Fantasia and ghosts from the Haunted Mansion attraction, to modern-day favorites like a maquette from Frozen and a Wolverine costume, this enchanting exhibition is an immersive treasure-trove the entire family will love. Some of the highlights of the exhibit include Jack Sparrow’s compass from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl; costumes from Beauty and the Beast, 101 Dalmatians, Pretty Woman, and more; Mary Poppins’ original carpet bag; Wilson from Cast Away; and a prop storybook from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Learn more: https://www.graceland.com/exhibition-center