|Elvis Memphis Auction Results: The Peabody auction held in Memphis by Heritage Auctions at the weekend selling Elvis Presley’s personal memorabilia has raised $630,000. The jar of thousands of strands of hair collected by Elvis’ barber sold to an unknown buyer for $16,680.
Presley’s preferred personal hair colourist and stylist Homer M Gilleland collected the locks over years, and handed them over to a friend. Presley’s quiff gathered international attention when he remarked, “Hair today, gone tomorrow” to the press after getting his famous first GI haircut.
The priciest items included a red ultrasuede shirt worn by Elvis, which was sold for $34,000, and a monogrammed cream-colored shirt that sold for $62,000.
Two concert-worn scarves sold for a combined $2,318. A set of concert-used handkerchiefs went for 732 dollars.
Presley’s personal collection of single 45 rpms sold for $3,904 dollars.
Wedding and bridal shower photos of Elvis and wife Priscilla sold for nearly $6,000 dollars.
|Personal letters from Elvis’s relatives were also among the items auctioned, including a collection of letters from his estranged grandfather J.D. Presley ($US1,159) and from his aunt ($458).
The three-page real estate sales contract of Graceland signed “Elvis Aron Presley” fetched $39,000.
The singer’s gold and diamond 18-carat Cameo ring, (right) with “Elvis” engraved against the backside of the cameo, sold for $32,500.
Presley’s custom made gold trimmed sunglasses featuring lightning bolt logos sold for a $21,800, while his gun, a .22 Harrington and Richardson seven-shot revolver was snapped up for $10,700.
However, Elvis’ beloved white grand piano expected to fetch $1 million, did not sell at all. The grand piano was bought second hand by Presley in 1957 and refinished in white with gold trim according to his personal specifications and under his direct supervision.
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* Elvis’ Black Star 14k gold Sapphire Ring.
When asked about why Memphis and Graceland were selected as part of the itinerary for an American vacation tour, Prince Albert of Monaco commented, “If you’re on a summer holiday, you’ve got to come at this time of year. I’ve always wanted to come to Graceland. Charlene and my friends wanted to be here today for this visit, Elvis touched our lives as well and the lives of so many people. We wanted to pay our respects and see what this place was all about.”
This new sound echoes Elvis’ own versatility and ability to master all music genres, from Delta blues to rockabilly, from raw soul to gospel, from Southern folk to Vegas pop, while incorporating elements of garage rock, punk, urban and hip-hop.
Newly Discovered Color Home Movies Of Elvis Presley Garnering Rave Reviews World-Wide
Global press acclaims distribution of long-lost films of “The King” at The Seattle World’s Fair as: “…one of the more important
Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2006
Only a few months into its initial release, the acclaimed DVD of long-lost color home movies of Elvis Presley at The Seattle World’s fair in 1962 has begun to make quite a stir in national and international press, web sites and fan response. Articles about the rare one-of-a-kind color movies of Elvis Presley have appeared in newspapers across the country including The Los Angeles Times, The Louisville Courier-Journal as well as on the USIA’s Voice Of America both on-line and on radio world-wide and on Elvis Presley web sites in The United States, Great Britain, Italy, Australia, Japan, Russia and Poland.
On March 16th, in an internationally released review by one of the world’s largest Elvis fan sites, the prestigious Elvis Information Network (EIN) , they refer to the DVD footage of Elvis behind the scenes as being of “… important historical significance” and calls it “… an absorbing documentary account of not only Elvis, but the Seattle World’s Fair itself.”
Elvis fans and web sites around the world have called this new DVD edition: “…brilliant … a terrific piece of nostalgia … impressive and awesome … a really great DVD.” Other comments have included: “ … I’m gonna’ watch it again and again …… a lot of time and effort was put into this and it really shows …”.
“Elvis Presley At The Seattle World’s Fair” is the brainchild of Emmy winning Hollywood television producer Albert Fisher who, back in 1962, was TV and Movie coordinator for the World’s Fair in Seattle, Washington. At the time, part of his job was to handle all of the logistical needs for Elvis and the MGM motion picture crew while they shot on location at The World’s Fair. As a result, Fisher had full behind-the-scenes access to every aspect of Elvis Presley’s entourage, friends, co-stars and activities. While doing his job, Fisher also had the foresight to shoot color 8 millimeter home movies of the production as well as still photographs. He also served as Technical Advisor on the film (a screen credit which Elvis’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker eventually took for himself).
Once Fisher’s work was done on the feature film, he put the original footage and photographs in a safety deposit box and basically forgot about it until just a few months ago when he ran across the long-lost (and now historically significant) rare films of Elvis in action. Albert Fisher then had the films professionally transferred to the finest quality digital tape and edited them along with other footage from the production, still photographs and his personal on-camera reminisces about his time in the company of “The King” to create this DVD.
Fisher’s rare footage captures not only Elvis Presley at his prime in 1962 but also Elvis’s notorious “Memphis Mafia” entourage as well as other cast members including co-stars Joan O’Brien, Vicky Tiu and a first-film appearance by a 10 year old kid actor named Kurt Russell.