Jailhouse Rock Jackets

Last week, the Gotta Have It! Music Memorabilia Auction went live on gottahaverockandroll.com and on that was a red jacket said to be the one worn by Elvis during publicity shots for the 'Jailhouse Rock' movie. The estimate was $10,000 but after 9 bidders it sold for a massive $41,434.80, but is the jacket even real?

When this one sold in New York, there was another red jacket claiming to be the very same as the same thing on display at the Hard Rock Cafe in Gothenburg, Sweden. So which one, if any, are real?

The New York auction one had two labels sewn inside. First is "Macgregor" who manufactured it & below that is a "Lansky's" label. One fan over on a forum tells he showed the picture to Bernard Lansky and asked if it looked like the real thing and he said it didn't. If it had a Lansky tag, it was made for Lansky's, otherwise it would just have the tag of the original manufacturer.

Another fan points to a THIRD jacket which is on display at the 'Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame Museum' in Orlando and the tag apparently clearly stated Elvis Presley and MGM. So we have THREE Jailhouse Rock jackets and no real way of knowing what one is the definitive one so to speak.

The Rock n Roll hall of fame does sound more likely but with Bernard Lansky saying the label thing would never happen then it does look like it's a 41 thousand dollar fake?

Source: Various / Updated: Mar 16, 2010 
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aaronman1_98 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 17, 2010report abuse
Hi! I was wandering about those jackets myself.The one in Orlando they were referring to was actually at a place called "The Vault" owned by Hard rock.It wasn't The Rock Hall Of Fame.I got to see that jacket and it did have an MGM tag with Elvis' name and from what i was told when i looked at it it was probably in Elvis' own handwriting. "The Vault" has been now closed for years.The stuff they displayed there was memorabilia that they actually kept at their Hard Rock warehouse that wasn't displayed that much.that's why they opened that place.It was a cool place,unfortunately it's not there anymore.So whether the jacket that got sold was real or not is a mystery.I'd say no.Unless there was more than one made which it's always a possibility.
Mystery Rider (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2010report abuse
I'm sure the others who lost on the 41,000 bid are now rolling on the floors in pure laughter, imagine, its the same thing on E-Bay, I see people bidding on all kinds of Elvis SUN material which are out and out fakes. Thats what happens as time marches on those in the know die off and so goes the knowledge and the new ones think they are getting something,(but dont read) well the laugh is on the newbees the new 41,000 dollar Dope
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2010report abuse
Bunch of lying thieves. I never would bid on anything like this.

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