Footage showing the moment Elvis and Priscilla Presley brought their baby daughter home for the first time is being auctioned in Wiltshire. The reel of 16mm film showing intimate family moments lasts for 17 minutes and is expected to fetch about £5,000. It has come from Jimmy Velvet, president of the Elvis Presley Museum, in Nashville, Tennessee.
Among the other memorabilia is a guitar pick, with EP imprinted on it, which Elvis used for his final tour in 1977.The auction is being held by Henry Aldridge and Son in Devizes on 16 January. The footage starts with Priscilla walking over to an old stage wagon in the desert near Las Vegas. She explains that these are her most precious memories of the days she had with Elvis.
Other scenes include Elvis and Priscilla at a party on the eve of their wedding in May 1967, as well as footage from the wedding at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas. It also shows the Presleys arriving home from the hospital with Lisa Marie, and Elvis and Priscilla driving around Memphis waving at fans and holding their daughter to the window.
Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge said: "The film appears to have come from Priscilla's own personal home movies of Elvis and gives the viewer a snapshot of life behind the scenes. "The footage itself gives a fascinating insight into Elvis' private life." Mr Aldridge said the Wiltshire auctioneers were known world-wide for their collectible items and sold a strand of Elvis' hair for more than £1,000 last year.
The footage is being sold without copyright.
Source: BBC / Updated: Jan 11, 2010