Want to party and roll like the King? The opportunity could soon be yours — but you’d better start saving now, because it’s going to cost you.
Numerous items belonging to rock ‘n’ roll legend Elvis Presley will go up for auction in May, including the tour bus that used to transport his backup singers and TCB Band, a diamond necklace that he gave to his nurse, and prescription bottles.
Yes, that’s right; you can own the containers that held Elvis Presley’s medication.
The Julien’s Auctions event, billed as Property From the Life & Career of Elvis Presley, will take place May 16 at the Hard Rock Cafe New York. Other items going up for bid include a pair of wooden praying hands, a remote control for the gate at his Graceland estate (estimated in the $4,000 to $6,000 range) and the “Jailhouse Rock” singer’s Stutz Blackhawk, which was the first ever sold, in 1971.
Should you want to make some additions to your wardrobe, the “black and white Penguin suit” that Presley wore in Las Vegas, a white knit cardigan from the early days of his career and a stage shirt that the singer wore during his first live performance in 1954 are also going up on the block.
On the document end of things, Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s marriage certificate, which is expected to fetch $25,000 to $35,000, is available. Presley’s 1955 contract to perform on a “Louisiana Hayride” and his personnel form for the 1957 film Jailhouse Rock are also among the auction items.
Deep-pocketed Presley fanatics can register for the auction at JuliensAuctions.com.