Tupelo, Mississippi: Touch the Hand of Elvis
Elvis fans can touch the hand of a bronze Elvis statue reaching down from its pedestal, just the way the real Elvis did when he was up on stage. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
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A seven-foot-tall bronze Elvis-in-concert statue recreates a famous 1956 photograph of The King reaching down to touch the hands of fans. Sculpted by Bill Beckwith, unveiled in 2012 (the 35th anniversary of Elvis's death), the statue stands near the spot where Elvis was standing when the photo was snapped. The statue is positioned so that either city hall or Tupelo Hardware -- where Elvis got his first guitar -- are in the background. The statue faces toward Elvis's birthplace, and fans are encouraged to reach up and touch its dreamy fingertips, as they might have done with the real Elvis.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 08/14/2012]