For Immediate Release
Worlds Largest Private Dolly Parton collection on display for first time ever!
Nashville, Tennessee— June 6-9 2013 — CMA Music Fest will host the first ever public exhibition of World’s Largest Private Collection of Dolly Parton memorabilia.
Patric Parkey and Harrell Gabehart have been collecting Dolly Parton memorabilia for decades. What started out as a small collection has turned into a massive collection and according to the television network, TLC they claim it to be an obsession as this pair and their collection made the premier episode of “My Collection Obsession” in 2010 with a special visit from Ms. Dolly Parton herself to check out this collection. The couple has also been subject of a documentary, “For the Love of Dolly” that follows the lives and love for Dolly Parton of four separate fans and how their lives converge every year at Dollywood.
On display during CMA Music Fest will be more than 45 stage outfits spanning Dolly’s entire career from her early pre-rhinestone days on the Porter Wagoner show to her flashier jumpsuit days in the 1970’s on her own DOLLY show. On display will also include gowns that cost Dolly over $20,000 each designed by Tony Chase which she wore on her 1987-88 ABC Television series also called Dolly. Their collection doesn’t stop in the 80’s it continues straight on thru the decades including outfits worn during opening weekends at Dollywood, a Halloween costume of Dolly’s, and a recently worn pair of Dolly’s famous High Heels wore during her Backwoods Barbie photo shoot.
In addition to stage outfits, you will find some of Dolly’s famous locks; after all, a Dolly collection wouldn’t be complete without some of Dolly’s very own wigs. Here 1978 Ballys Pinball machine and also on display will be Dolly’s Apple Jack touring Banjo that has traveled the globe and pleased millions of fans. And to top it off on display will be Dolly’s cast iron bedroom suite that she spent many of nights in from her very own apartment at Dollywood.
Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see this collection and these outfits. The last time any of these have been seen in public have been on Ms. Dolly herself.
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