One of his emblematic bodysuits Elvis Presley sold to auction for $ 1,012,500.
The auction house Kruse GWS Auction auctioned off the white singer and cape the legendary singer wore to a series of shows at Madison Square Garden in New York in 1972. In 1972, Elvis Presley appeared on the MSG for four consecutive nights with sold-out tickets and became the first artist to do so at this concert and sports venue in Manhattan.
Bids for the Bill Belew-designed creation started at $ 350,000 and for the cape at $ 50,000. Both have been in a private collection for over 30 years and are among the most photographed sets worn by Elvis Presley.
A large number of items on the subject of Elvis Presley They also sold at auction – a copy of the Bible once given to him by a fan, a collection of his hair held by his barber for $ 72,500, a helmet worn in the movie “Viva Las Vegas” for $ 23,750 and boots who wore on stage versus 28,750.
In addition, those who participated in the auction could also bid to enjoy a private meal with the ex-wife of the “King of Rock and Roll”, Priscilla Presley. “I thought: ‘Why not take part in the auction? “In the past, I had a different opinion about the sale of items and heirlooms, but then as I grew up I realized that you have to pass them on to someone who will really appreciate them,” she said in an interview with People.
Part of the proceeds from the Priscilla Presley lunch offer will go to the Dream Foundation, which supports terminally ill adults and their families – in memory of Anne’s mother, who died Aug. 2 at age 95. years.