Elvis Featured In "Worn to be Wild: The Black Leather
June 22, 2012
Who better to represent rebellion and rock 'n' roll
than the King of Rock 'n' Roll himself! Elvis Presley
is being featured in a new exhibit called "Worn to be
Wild: The Black Leather Jacket" and his leather threads
are currently featured on MSNBC.com.
MSNBC article talks about Elvis' role in a new
exhibit at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin. The exhibit explores the history of the leather
jacket and where it picked up its "bad-boy image."
MSNBC chose a photo of Elvis' leather jacket to be
featured in their article.
MSNBC writes, "'Worn to Be Wild' reunites the
Harley Davidson motorcycle bought by a 21-year-old Elvis
Presley in 1956 with the motorcycle jacket he bought a few
years later from J.C. Penney."
According to the article, the exhibit traces the history of
the biker jacket along with the "evolution of the
garment from clothing to cultural shorthand." More than
50 jackets are on display, ranging from rare historical
examples pulled from both the Harley-Davidson Archives and
private collections to those worn by superstars of the stage
"The black leather jacket has maintained its role as the
uniform of youthful rebellion and has been seen on everyone
from James Dean and Elvis Presley to the Ramones and Bruce
Springsteen," said Jim Fricke, Curatorial Director at
the Harley-Davidson Museum.
Elvis' jacket and motorcycle will be on display at the
Harley Davidson Museum until September 3, 2012. Visit
www.Harley-Davidson.com for more information.
MSNBC wants to know who wore the black leather jacket best.
Visit the MSNBC Travel Facebook
page and show your support for Elvis! Read the entire
MSNBC.com and learn more about Elvis' life and legacy
by visiting our About the King
section on Elvis.com