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More Guests Announced for 2013 Birthday Celebration

November 28, 2012

Rex Mansfield, who was inducted, trained and served with Elvis in the Army, and Elisabeth Mansfield, Elvis' secretary while he was stationed in Germany, will be special guests at the Official Elvis Insiders Reception during the 2013 Birthday Celebration.

Rex Mansfield was inducted into the Army on the same day as Elvis in March 1958 and went through basic training with him in Texas, traveled with him to Germany and became close friends for the next 18 months. Elisabeth Stefaniak was a young German girl in 1958, and was hired to answer Elvis' fan mail. Elisabeth became romantically involved with Elvis, but was torn between her love for Elvis and her love for Rex. She eventually chose Rex and they married in 1960.

During the Elvis Insiders Reception and Tour on Sunday, January 6, Rex and Elisabeth will hold a special Q&A for attendees, plus greet fans and sign autographs. Insiders will also enjoy an evening tour of the mansion, plus a VIP tour of the brand new "Elvis' Hawaii: Movies, Concerts and More! Exhibit." Other featured guests include Anita Wood Brewer, who dated Elvis from 1957 – 1962, and her daughter Jonnita Brewer Barrett, who will be signing copies of the new "Once Upon A Time: Elvis and Anita" book.

Tickets for the 2013 Birthday Celebration are now on sale to public. Elvis Insiders can purchase tickets to this exclusive event by calling Graceland Reservations at 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322. Learn more about this year's birthday events by clicking here.