Online Auction of Elvis Presley Memorabilia Planned for Elvis Week 2015
Elvis Presley fans have yet another chance to own a piece of memorabilia from the life of the King of Rock and Roll.
As part of Elvis Week 2015, Graceland Auctions and Invaluable will be auctioning off a number of artifacts at Graceland in Memphis, Tenn., in an event dubbed the Auction at Graceland. The auction will feature 174 pieces of Presley history, including items owned, written, gifted and used by Presley, as well as materials created to promote the King and his career. Among the items being auctioned off are a jacket from a dance scene in Viva Las Vegas, a jumpsuit worn on stage, a concert poster from Presley's 1970 tour, historical documents and a signed souvenir concert photo.
This Elvis Week auction is one of many that have taken place in the last year. Presley's custom Cadillac was auctioned off in February, and his very first recording was auctioned off (to none other than Jack White) in January, for a whopping $300,000. The King's private planes were also auctioned off earlier this year.
Presley would have turned 80 in January of this year; he died on Aug. 16, 1977, at the age of 42. Elvis Week is celebrated yearly in Memphis, always surrounding the day of his death. A candlelight vigil in memory of Presley takes place on the evening of Aug. 15 and lasts into the morning of Aug. 16.