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Barbie celebrates Elvis Presley with collectible doll

The female doll made by Mattel Inc is dressed in Presley's "American Eagle" jumpsuit, which features colorful rhinestones, a cape and a red scarf

By: Reuters | New York |
August 12, 2021 10:30:51 am
Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley barbie, Elvis Presley songsA special edition Elvis Barbie doll. (Mattel/Handout via REUTERS)

Barbie is celebrating the “King of Rock and Roll,” Elvis Presley, with a collectible doll.

The female doll made by Mattel Inc is dressed in Presley’s “American Eagle” jumpsuit, which features colorful rhinestones, a cape and a red scarf. Presley wore the jumpsuit during numerous concert appearances.

Elvis’ first RCA single, Heartbreak Hotel, was released in 1956 and became the first Elvis single to sell over 1 million copies, followed by his first album, Elvis Presley, which went to No. 1 on Billboard’s pop album chart.

Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley barbie, Elvis Presley songs Presley wore the jumpsuit during numerous concert appearances.(Mattel/Handout via REUTERS)

In 1973 Elvis made television and entertainment history with his “Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite.” It was the first, worldwide live satellite broadcast of a concert and seen in about 40 countries by 1 billion to 1.5 billion people.

Presley died Aug. 16, 1977 at his Graceland home in Memphis, Tennessee.

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