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April 12, 2012 Contact: Tanya Ventar

 

HILO HATTIE HELPS CELEBRATE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF ELVIS’ “ALOHA FROM HAWAII”

 

Elvis Presley’s Aloha from Hawaii, the 40th Anniversary Celebration will be held Thursday, January 10 – Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

Elvis’ concert, “Aloha from Hawaii,” in 1973 was the very first concert broadcast live via satellite around the world and is regarded as the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer in television history.

 

In addition to several concerts, including his 1961 performance which raised over $62,000 for the building of a memorial over the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor, Elvis enjoyed Hawaii as a location for scenes for three of his films and as a vacation destination to relax with family and friends.

 

Elvis’ motion pictures, “Blue Hawaii,” “Girls! Girls! Girls!” and “Paradise, Hawaiian Style,” were all filmed in Hawaii with many of those scenes highlighting the beaches of Waikiki. Songs from the soundtracks of these movies have become classics that are easily recognizable and associated with Hawaii.

 

Elvis in Hawaii has influenced a new line of fashion apparel and fine jewelry manufactured and distributed exclusively by Pomare, Ltd. (parent company of Hilo Hattie) and offered to select retailers in Hawaii, including all Hilo Hattie store locations and at HiloHattie.com.

 

“Elvis has had a great impact on Hawaii and we are proud to partner with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc to present this new line of fashions,” says Donald B.S. Kang, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pomare, Ltd. “We welcome Elvis’ new line of fashions to our assortment of name brands within our Hilo Hattie Stores. Some brands include, Mamo Howell, Kim Taylor Reece, Wyland, Koa Road, Coconut Moon, Royal Hawaiian Creations, Tori Richards, Iolani Sportswear, Bamboo Cay and Kahala.”

 

 

 

About Hilo Hattie ~ The Store of Hawaii
Founded in 1963, Hilo Hattie has grown from one store into a chain of seven stores to become Hawaii’s largest retailer, manufacturer and wholesaler of Hawaiian fashions and gifts. Voted by Hawaii’s residents as “The Best Place for Hawaiian Fashions” for the past 10 years, Hilo Hattie guarantees our shoppers the best values, largest selection of Made-in-Hawaii gifts and a 100% quality guarantee on thousands of Hawaiian products. For more information, call (808) 535-6500, (800) 233-8912 or visit www.HiloHattie.com.

 

 

About Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. is based in Memphis, with additional offices in Los Angeles. In addition to Graceland and its related attractions in Memphis, including the Heartbreak Hotel, EPE is aggressively involved in a worldwide licensing program, merchandising, music publishing, and television, film, video and Internet projects. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.elvis.com.