Echoes of Elvis (Hardcover)

The Cultural Legacy of Elvis Presley

By E. Warren Perry (Editor), Martin Sullivan (Foreword by), Stephen K. Wright (Contribution by)

Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 9781935623045, 136pp.

Publication Date: December 27, 2011

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Description

Known the world over as the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley still holds an enduring influence on our society that reaches across borders and puts everyone in the world on a first name basis with him. Echoes of Elvis, originally a Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery exhibit of the same name, examines how Elvis' story and widespread fame fit into the greater framework of American culture. Each chapter explores a different aspect of his life to determine and explain his cultural legacy.


About the Author

E. Warren Perry, Jr. is writer, researcher, and independent curator at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.