Had he lived past 1977 and till at least 2013, Elvis Presley would have turned 78 on Jan. 8. That's a good excuse for a party, and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is throwing a birthday shindig at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.
Cake will be provided to the first 100 guests, and one of Elvis favorite treats, banana pudding, will be available for purchase in the Stars Café. Guests with the names Elvis, Presley, Priscilla or Lisa Marie will receive free admission to the museum (excluding Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition), along with discounts on Shop Too merchandise. Tickets will also be given away for the Elvis at 21 exhibit opening later this year.
The full name of the "Elvis at 21" exhibit is Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer. Wertheimer, a free-lance journalist, was hired by RCA Victor in 1956 to shoot promotional images of the then recently signed Elvis. Elvis at 21" presents 56 of these images; it will open May 25 at the museum.
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